Second Life News 2016 Week 17

Servers

No deploy to the main channel this week. The 3 RC channels are all getting the same package, which has a server crash fix and minor internal improvements.

Not much to go on…

Fantasy Faire 2016

Fantasy Faire 2016

Viewers

RC Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 4.0.4.314012 – No update since the Third Party Dev’s coverage.

RC Second Life Quick Graphics Viewer version 4.0.4.314426 – This viewer has updated since last Friday. See Second Life: LOTS of News for the details on the likely changes to this version.

Second Life Project Bento Viewer version 5.0.0.313876 – No update since Friday’s coverage.

Second Life Project Oculus Rift Viewer version 3.7.18.295296 – No update, Charlie.  Continue reading

Second Life News Week 16

Servers

No roll out to the main channel this week. All three RC channels will get a new package. It will have a fix for Bug 11163llHTTPRequest returns 400 from some sims and not others. There are also some minor ‘improvements’, whatever those may be.

Get The Party Started

Get The Party Started

Viewers

The main release viewer is 4.0.3-312816. This is the HTTP/Co-routines viewer that rolled out not long ago. So, no change.  Continue reading

Second Life: Aditi Inventory Problem

A couple of weeks ago I wrote Second Life: Aditi Inventory. This is about a problem those of us that use the Preview Grid, ADITI, have.

'Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain... and most fools do..'

‘Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain… and most fools do..’

The original problem was passwords were not updating and there were problems with inventory in ADITI. The Lindens have been in the process of fixing those problems. In the process they ran into a new problem. The fix came from trying to synchronize your main grid’s (AGNI) inventory with your ADITI inventory. In the previous update process the ADITI inventory was just replaced with the AGNI inventory. Sync’ing is way better.  Continue reading

Second Life News Week 15

Servers

There was a server roll to the main channel. This package has a fix for BUG-11163 llHTTPRequest – returns 400 from some sims and not others and minor internal improvements.

There is no new package for the RC channels. They are running the same package as the main channel.

No word on whether we will have a new package rolling to the RC channels next week.

Viewers

In the article on news from the Third Party Viewer Dev’s meeting I mentioned the current viewer versions. Nothing has changed since yesterday. See: Second Life Third Party Viewer Meeting 4/8.

Second Life Third Party Viewer Meeting 4/8

The HTTP/Co-routines RC viewer promoted to the main viewer 4.0.3-312816

The RC HTTP viewer has a bunch of voice fixes too. The Vivox people say considering how their software interacts with SL voice processes, the new Vivox code should just be a drop in update for older viewers.

The successful warrior is the average man, but with great focus.

The successful warrior is the average man, but with great focus.

There are a number of robustness fixes in voice. But, this update won’t fix the big drop outs we are seeing. Those are from DoS attacks on the Vivox servers.

Vivox and the Lab are working on a feature to restore service when voice drops… Those will be in the next round of improvements. Other coming updates provide better voice privacy and better security.  Continue reading

Second Life News Week 14

Servers

There is no roll to main server channels this week.

The RC Channels all get the same package, a maintenance fix.

Nothing there that will affect most of us. But, we probably use something that uses the llHTTPRequest function, so indirectly we are affected.

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❉ I❤Flowers ❉

Viewers

The main viewer from the Lindens is version 4.0.3-312816, aka HTTP RC or co-routines. This is a change from version 4.0.3.312684 of last week. I didn’t notice the update as I have been using the RC HTTP version of this viewer for some time. I found it to be an improvement over the previous default viewer.  Continue reading

Second Life: Aditi Inventory

Inara has an update on the Aditi Inventory change. Aditi is the preview/beta grid. It is very problematic for now. For now the work around is to use a viewer in Aditi that does NOT share an inventory with the viewer you use for Agni (the main grid).

Using the same inventory cache for Aditi and Agni will create problems for you on both grids. See Inara’s article: SL project updates 16 13/1: Aditi inventory, invisiprims.