Second Life News 2017 w47

Servers

The Main channel was restarted with version #17.11.11.510664. This update includes Internal Fixes and a fix for BUG-139176 Issue with OBJECT_REZZER_KEY reporting incorrectly after linking and delinking prims. This version has run on the RC channels for a couple of weeks.

The Fire Within

The Fire Within

There will be no updates to the RC channel this Wednesday. The next day is a holiday in the USA. So, the RC channels will continue to run the packed just promoted to the main channel.

The internal fixes are typically security fixes and data collection changes. Recent some of those changes had to do with various copy exploits. Simon Linden says they have caught a bunch of people trying to use those exploits.

However, there are still exploits allowing copying without the Lab being able to detect it. So, Simon asks that people keep filing JIRA and Abuse Reports. Lindens are still working on closing the exploits. So, the reports guide their work. Help by filing a report, if you have actionable information. Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w46

Servers

Again, there is no roll to the main channel. It continues to run #17.10.06.509394.

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum will update Wednesday to version #17.11.11.510664.

  • Internal Fixes
  • Fix BUG-139176 Issue with OBJECT_REZZER_KEY reporting incorrectly after linking and delinking prims.
~~ Hunt Dolls ~~

~~ Hunt Dolls ~~

Viewers

The main viewer remains 5.0.8.329115, released in week #42.

Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.510354 – No update, released week #44.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.9.329795 – This is a new version. The previous version 5.0.9.329707 was released in week #42.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.8.328552 – released in week #42. No update.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – no update since week #27.

Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 5.0.9.329815 – This is an updated version. The previous version 5.0.9.329458 was released in week #42.

Third-Party Viewers

Black Dragon got some updates and a new version is out. 2.9.1

NiranV also has a huge article out on alpha blending verses masking and how broken the viewer is.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.21 is out and the version with Animesh support, sort of. Animesh is not completed and may change. So, what is out is supported.

Firestorm – We are waiting. Soon, before the end of year… maybe.

Second Life News 2017 w45

New Premium Shiny

Yesterday the Lindens announced a new benefit for Premium Members. If you are Premium, your Transaction History will now reach back 90 days. Free members can reach back only 32 days. (No I don’t know why 32.)

Whirly at the Server-Scripting UG 2017 w45

With the announcement, we got some statistics.

There’s a ton of activity in Second Life’s L$ economy: every day, the Marketplace alone sees more than 20,000 unique buyers purchasing more than L$16,000,000 worth of goods from more than 15,000 unique sellers. That’s a whole lotta Lindens changing hands! And that’s not even including inworld transactions.

This is set of DAILY numbers. I suspect they are averages. Still, it is impressive. Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w44

Servers

No roll to the main channel this week. It continues to run version #17.10.06.509394.

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum will update to version #17.10.25.510119. It is listed as having ‘internal changes’.

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

Viewers

The main viewer is version 5.0.8.329115. Updated in week #42.

Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.508209 – No change since week #37.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.9.329707 – this is an update. The previous version released in week #42.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.8.328552 – This version updated in week #42.

Second Life Wolfpack Viewer version 5.0.9.329478 – This version released in week #42.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – No update since week #27.

Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 5.0.9.329458 – Released late in week 42.

This is the week of the third-party developers’ meeting so we could get addition news then.  Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w43 Update

Today I couldn’t be at the Server-Scripting UG meeting. But, I made my avatar fill in. So, this late in the day post after I read the chat log.

I’m AFK

The Server Scripting UG didn’t provide much more news. There was no roll to the main channel. The RC’s got the same package as last will some updates to those ‘internal fixes’.

Simon Linden said, “I don’t have any official announcement or news, sorry.

However … here’s what’s been said:  ‘Some of our recent internal fixes included changes to our backend systems which will no longer allow certain exploits used for duplicating no-copy content, and make it easier for us identify when anyone uses similar techniques in the future. We haven’t solved all the problems outright, but we’re making good strides.’”

For content makers, this is good news. The change was implemented with the last four weeks or so. So you should see changes.

Also, “…there’s a new region ‘Crash Me’ on Aditi.   If you can demonstrate a new way to crash things, that helps too. …please test your stuff on “Crash Me” on Aditi and drop Mazidox and myself a notecard with results. Any news like “this still crashes” please keep confidential. I’d love to know of any methods that will still copy items, … please put them in a SEC JIRA.”

Second Life News 2017 w43

Servers

This week the Deploy notice was earlier than usual, arriving Monday morning. That is very nice and helps a lot of people.

The main channel gets no update this week.

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum will run version #17.10.20.510004. The release notes describe the update as … they left it blank… lol.

Enchanted

Enchanted

Last week at the Beta Server UG, Mazidox described some of the changes listed as ‘internal fixes’. These have moved into the active version so he would talk a little about them. They were changes to close some exploits used to copy no-copy items. Other than that, he was not willing to say more.

Viewers

The main viewer is 5.0.8.329115. (Release Notes) – Updated in week #42.

Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.508209 – No change since week #37.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.9.329497 – This version updated since last week.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.8.328552 – This version updated last week, #42.

Second Life Wolfpack Viewer version 5.0.9.329478 – This version is an update. The previous version was 5.0.8.329128 released in week #39.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – No update since week #27.

Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 5.0.9.329458 – This is the first Tuesday news update since this project viewer was released. See Second Life – Beta Animesh is HERE.

I’m short on time. So, bye for now.

 

Second Life News 2017 w42

Servers

This morning I’m not sure if we are getting a rollout for the main channel. My ‘region restart detector’ isn’t showing a restart this morning. Actually, no restart since 9/26.

LOTD 262 ☼

LOTD 262 ☼

There was no Deploys-post for this week until about 11:30 AM PT. A couple of people are complaining in the forum about the lack of any information this week. We’ll see if they show up at the UG meeting.

Caleb or Mazidox Linden usually post the server updates in the forum and wiki. No posts either place as of early this morning.

From last week, we know the RC releases were explained as ‘internal fixes’. If there is a roll to the main channel it will be one of the 2 RC’s running this past week.

UPDATE

We did get a post so my post is a bit scrambled.

#17.10.06.509394 went to the main channel. However, my home region as of 1:45 PM PT is not showing a restart.

#17.10.13.509701 will go to Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum Wednesday.

These both have only internal fixes listed. Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w41

This is a busy week for me. Not much time to blog. But, there is a bit of news. I hope to have some time tomorrow.

Servers

Main channel #17.09.29.509228 – Fixes that address object returns after the roll, hopefully.

Blue Steel and Le Tigre get #17.10.06.509429 – Which internal fixes, usually security stuff and changes in data collection.

Magnum – #17.10.06.509394 – Which is also internal fixes.

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¢lιєηтωσяк •*´¨* sαммy – Way cute…

Viewers

The main viewer is 5.0.7.328060. No change since week #35.

Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.508209 – No change since week #37

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.8.329115 – No change since week #39.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.8.329250 – No change since week #40.

Second Life Wolfpack Viewer version 5.0.8.329128 – No change since week #39.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – No update since week #27.