Last week (41) Simon Linden told us about the new Sandboxes for the Premium members. I am just now getting around to writing that up. This week the new forced sit (llSitOnLink) for Advanced Experiences rolled to the main grid.
Premium members can now visit the “Sandbox Premium Weapons Testing” region. Plus, another group of regions is set up that runs all 4 groups of server packages. These are side-by-side, adjacent.
Simon says they are named, “Main Channel Sandbox A, Magnum Sandbox A, LeTigre Sandbox A, and BlueSteel Sandbox A. Those 4 I just listed are … they’re in a 2×2 square on the map.” Continue reading
Today, Tuesday 10/17, the main channel gets a new feature and security update. The new feature is the script function llSitOnLink( ), which requires an Experience Key as it is a ‘forced’ sit. The documentation for it is here. As of this morning I can’t find the function in the SL Wiki’s LSL Portal… Search only returns the mentions in the server release notes.
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There is no mention of the security update in the release notes for this package. Continue reading
There are no rolls to the main channel today.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, a new package will roll to the RC channels, all three get the same package.
This new package has more minor internal changes, supposedly security and crash fixes along with changes to data logging. More interesting is the addition of the new scripting function for forced sit. I find the deploys notice and the release notes in disagreement. But, recent Server Beta UG meetings have been discussing the forced sit function. So, I expect it to be in the package.
For more details, see: Second Life: New Forced Sit Coming
The former main viewer was version 220.127.116.119463 with the Visual Outfits Browser. Today we got version 18.104.22.1680331, the VLC RC version of the viewer. This is the one that switches how streaming media (video) is handled in the viewer.
I am looking forward to checking out how it works. I haven’t used this RC. I also removed QT for security reasons, I’m on Windows 10.
Now it is up to builders and content providers in Second Life™ to change their content over to more modern streaming formats.
RC Second Life Bento Viewer version 22.214.171.1240160 – This RC version also updated this week from version 126.96.36.1999893. Changes are bug fixes. The Bento feature is unchanged.
RC Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 188.8.131.520231 – This is a new version to, updating from 184.108.40.2060038. I have details of this version in last week’s news. Second Life News 2016 w40.
There is a roll to the main channel this morning. The package running on the RC channels advances to the main software for all servers this week.
I want to know how it will end…
This is the package with ‘minor fixes’ and BUG-40565 “Significant script performance degradation observed in server version 16.09.14.319788” fixed.
There is no new package rolling to the RC channels. So, all regions will be running the same package. Continue reading
We haven’t had much news coming out of these meetings. This week’s meeting was more informative. See the previous article on Forced Sit.
We also heard about BUG-37692 – llRezObject() and llRezAtRoot() peroidically stop responding unless you’re an estate manager. This bug breaks existing content. If you are having a problem with it, you have this weekend (#38 – Sept 24-25) to add your information in comments.
If you think of the shops that have a ‘rezzer’ in store for their products, you can have an idea of the scope of the problem.
This week there was no rollout to the main channel. We did get a new package for the RC channels. All 3 are getting the same package: 16#16.09.14.319788.
The release notes describe it as; Minor internal changes.
The main viewer is now version 220.127.116.119463. Formerly this version was the Visual Outfits Browser RC viewer. The previous version was: 18.104.22.1688301.
RC Second Life Bento Viewer version 22.214.171.1249688 – Last week Bento was running on a project viewer version 126.96.36.1998969. This version is now a RC, Release Candidate, version.
RC Second Life VLC Viewer version 188.8.131.529856 – This version has updated from 184.108.40.2068504. I suspect this version has just added the VOB features and some bug fixes.
There are no project viewers this morning.
We know from various user group meetings there are some changes and improvements in progress. I expect to see a new RC viewer version and possibly a VIVOX project viewer this week. Also, there is a 64-bit viewer in the works. I have no clue when it make make it to Project or RC status.
While it may seem quite, there is stuff happening.
The main channels are getting a roll today, Tuesday. This update is described as a security update. The release notes describe the update a minor changes, logging changes.
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The RC channels remain as is, no update.
The main viewer remains 220.127.116.118301, as of this morning. The same as last week. Continue reading
Monday was a US holiday, Labor Day. Many business are closed and that includes Linden Lab.
Je Vis Dans Ma Grotte
Last week in anticipation of the holiday the server news was posted. There would be no roll to the main channel and on Wednesday we get a roll to the RC channels.
The description of what it contains is brief: logging changes. Continue reading