SL Third-Party Dev Meeting 2018 w32

Not many attending last Friday… Some news mostly updates.

The Bugsplat RC Viewer should be identical to default viewer. The only difference is it uploads crash reports to the Bugsplat system. The Lindens are wrapping up their evaluation. There is no information pre-evaluation on where this is going. Oz Linden through it was going well. But, until the numbers and Linden-users’ evals are in no can know.

illusion

illusion

There is a Voice RC Viewer out and another in QA that uses a newer Vivox SDK. In the newer one voice crashes recover automatically.

Oz tells us there are 3 other viewer candidates likely to appear this week (#33).

The Animesh RC will get an update. Another Rendering changes version is coming. A new Maintenance version is in the wings waiting for a simulator change – the offline communication thing. The point here is to be more reliable in delivering messages at login, which were sent to you while you are offline.

Also, there are 3 Project viewers; the Estate Management Tools’ new features for the ban list, for which they are looking for feedback. There is the Snapshot Viewer which has no change, but they hope to get back to soon. For now, they are likely working on the Facebook problem with snapshots not uploading. The whole world seems to be on FB’s case. Continue reading

Second Life Land Auctions Change

Today the Lindens announced the Land Auction process is changing, A Face lift for Auctions.

Auctions are now a subset of Places Pages… or something along that line. See Second Life Auctions. Notice the URL of the page starts with places.secondlife.com/auctions.

Look #1269

Look #1269

You can see the land up for auction as open, scheduled, and recently closed. There are links to the land so you can see it. The link on the Auction page opens a Places Page. There is a SLURL on the Places Page.

The details of how to use the Auction are in a walkthrough, Land Auctions. And there is FAQ page, Auctions FAQ.

Soon we will be able to setup our own auctions. For now the Lindens are setting up the auctions using the new system. Once they feel it is working to their satisfaction, they’ll open it to residents.

Oz and Grumpity Linden Talk

Just now, 6/21 @ 3:15 PM SLT they are were talking live… Actually live from 2:00 to 3:30 PM SLT/PST.

00:00 – Grumpity Linden relating her coming to Second Life. Interesting.

03:25 – Oz Linden explaining how he came to SL. Also interesting.

08:40 – Oz what do you like best about your job? Good answer here…

12:00 – Oz, are you inspired by what people do with your engineering? Grumpity waxes poetic…

18:00 – Have gotten to see much of SL15B?  Continue reading

Second Life – New Thing…

Today the Lab announced New Feature to Make Life Easier for Estate Owners!

The feature is about allowing region owners and estate managers to restart their regions from the web.

Sangria Wine

Sangria Wine

This is needed because in griefing situations it is often not possible to get into the region to use the viewer controls to restart and clear problems.

Part of the feature allows the region to be restarted in ‘safe mode’. Safe mode disables scripts, collisions, and physics.

Second Life 2018 Road Map?

Designing Worlds has done an interview with Linden Lab’s™ CEO, Ebbe Altberg. You can see their video of the interview here, Designing Worlds DW370 – Ebbe Interviewed. (Run time 1hr 51min)

Ebbe Altberg 5/2018 – Designing Worlds Interview

There is talk of a road map for Second Life™. This ‘map’ apparently isn’t a published document. The interview focuses on where Ebbe is taking Second Life. So, I take it as a word picture.

However, Ebbe does talk about where they hope to take SL and what will happen with various aspects of SL.

If the video is too long for you, check Inara’s article. She has a summary of the interview. Designing Worlds In Conversation With Ebbe Altberg – Transcript + Audio.

Second Life News 2018 w22

Monday was a US holiday, Memorial Day. So, today is the Lab’s first workday this week. As of 10 AM SLT this morning there is no Deploy post. But, there is some HOT new news today. See the Other News section.

From the Server-Scripting meeting, Simon Linden: Let’s see … for server news, we had a rollback last week of the RC channels for a bug.  I think there was a post somewhere about that. We’re going to have updates out tomorrow that have that fixed … and possibly another release that has a few other items in it.  It’s all internal changes, as far as I know.

Concrete studied under orange light - 3

Concrete studied under orange light – 3

Viewers

Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version 5.1.5.515528 – This an update from the previous version 5.1.4.514788 released in week #16.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.1.5.515527 – Last updated in week #21.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.3.513006 – Last updated in week #10.

Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 5.1.4.515420 – Released week #16.

Second Life Project Bakes On Mesh Viewer version 5.1.3.513936 – Last updated in week #14.  Continue reading