There is an announcement in the SL Blog telling us the Lindens are going to set the SL Forum to read only. Why? To upgrade the forum, blog, and everything… as best I can tell.
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See: A Fresh New Community Look is Just Around the Corner!
Starting February 21, Tuesday, the forum will lock. They expect to have the upgrade done by 2/27 or sooner.
There are 2 Maintenance viewers showing on the Alternate Viewers page. One with render changes (Love Me Render Viewe), one everything else (Maintenance Viewer).
The non-render change viewer has about 44,000 hours of run time logged. It currently has a better crash rate then default viewer. But, it isn’t enough hours to know how stable it actually is or if problems are hiding. That usually takes about 100,000 hours.
The Hell`s Heaven 2.0-2
But, if the viewer continues to do as well for the next couple of weeks, it may roll out.
Work is progressing on 3 fronts in the Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer; process management changes that alter how updates work, Work on the Mac side to get Havok (SL physics engine) support, and a new structure for updating CEF, the video player used in the SL viewer. Continue reading
PS: Taylor.p points out that 6.4 was released last May.
Those playing with RLV will get notices that Open Collar has an update out, v6.4.0. Provided they have not turned off ‘notices’. The update is a bit different than other updates we deal with in Second Life™. The update will upgrade a range of RLV Relay attachments.
Back To Black
Oh, and it is free. There are more details on Open Collars “Update” page. Continue reading
No new stuff from the Server/Scripting UG.
There is no roll out to the main channel this week. Nor to the RC channels. However the RC channels are being restarted. Expect a new RC package next week.
Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version 18.104.22.1683361 – No change, released late last week.
Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 22.214.171.1243567 – This version has updated from 126.96.36.1993359.
Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 188.8.131.521712 – Still on hold.
Second Life Project Alex Ivy Viewer version 184.108.40.2061863 – No change.
Black Dragon and Cool have new version out too.
Not much news coming out this week.
There is the Linden Valentine Party: Hug and Dunk Lindens on Valentine’s Day at Isle of View! There will be Lindens there again after 2 PM SLT.
SL users have suffered from a problem with the NVIDIA driver, a blue colored world. I haven’t seen the problem, except in pictures. Whether you see the problem or not depends on your graphics settings. Having ALM enabled seems to eliminate the problem. So, while I can’t say this new driver version fixes the problem, it is worth a try.
Version 378.66 released 2/13. Download.
There just isn’t much news this last week. There was no Server-Scripting (Tuesday), Content Creators (Bento – Thursday), or Sever Beta (Thursday) user group meetings. Seems the Lindens are tasked with being at internal meetings this week. Or… they are out protesting Trump…
We do have a new RC Viewer in Alternate Viewers, the Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version 220.127.116.113361.
According to the release notes: Continue reading
The main channel got an update today (Tuesday). This is the package that ran on the RC channels the previous week. With the changes:
- Follow up to fix BUG-3286 “Can’t move object” fail notifications
- More cosmetic fixes pending
- Enhanced logging
- Minor internal server enhancements
And Simon Linden told us there were fixes to chat IM’s. Those may have been made in parts of the backend of the system and not in the server/simulator. Hard to know.
The update and rolling restarts were done by 8:30 AM PST/SLT.
The three RC channels will get a new package Wednesday (2/8). The packages is reported as being almost the same as this week’s update: Continue reading
The Daily Mail Online, a UK news organization, has an article on the state of bionic bodies. Forty years after the TV show the 6 Million Dollar Man, we are pretty much there.
We were Robots
Get the details here: The age of the BIONIC BODY: From robot hands controlled by your mind to electronic eyeballs, experts reveal 6 medical marvels introduced by new technology.