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
There is a page in the Second Life™ Wiki listing the official user groups. Currently there are four weekly meetings;
The Bento Development group has changed to the Content Creation group. There was another Content Creation/Mesh Import group that stopped meeting in 2014. The meeting transcripts for that old group are still available. They are not the same groups but, similar.
This week and next there are no Content Creation group meetings. The next meeting is February 17.
Currently the Content Creation group meeting in Hippotropolis is the most interesting. They are dealing with the challenges of creating Bento Content. As problems come up the Lindens look at ways to make fixes or changes and users work to figure out work-arounds and better methods for creation. Various Lindens attend the meetings. Continue reading
This is not the week for news. Because of the US holiday Thanksgiving Second Life™ is in technical lock down, no changes. So, there are no server upgrades this week, main or RC channels.
Viewers are included in the tech freeze. So, the main viewer at version 22.214.171.1241518 will remain there until Monday 11/28 or later. Word is it is much more stable than the previous version. It has a lot of fixes. Continue reading
Some people have noticed the prim limit on their parcels increasing after the server update. I concentrate only on how many prims I have available and I don’t pay a lot of attention to that. I look if I have to rez something. So, while I think I have more prims available after this update, I’m not sure.
If your region hasn’t updated yet, look before and after the update. What are you finding?
UPDATE: 11/1 @ 10:52 AM – Whirly Fizzel:
11-01-2016 07:27 AM
I asked about the capacity increase on Live chat and the Linden said it is not a bug, that there was a roll to increase the prim useage on Mainland and that there would be a blog post from LL soon.
I asked if it was okay to say that LL confirmed this wasn’t a bug and he said yes.
Soooo… watch out for that blog post!
UPDATE: Patch Linden:
When it comes to currency exchange Americans tend to be ignorant of how it works. Europeans that travel are much more knowledgeable, at least in my experience. That knowledge difference seems to have led to some conspiracy theories about the recent price of Linden dollars.
Lindex Buy Sell Orders 2016
The image is the list of pending buy and sell orders placed in the Lindex market as of 9AM PT 5/24. Continue reading
Last week the first phase of the Experience Tools feature arrived for Premium Members of Second Life™. I think by now most bloggers have covered the arrival.
Serenade for a Fae by Aelin Quan, on Flickr
According to Google we are the top three reporting on Experience Tools. There are plenty of links leading to the SL Forum and Wiki. So, finding information on how to use the Tools and what they can do should be easy. Continue reading
The financial people think it is Facebook and Apple that are positioned to win in the Virtual Reality War. But, it won’t be a fast war. It will last years. Quoting Chris Ciaccia :
[A] Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster stated that virtual reality is likely the next key trend in technology, writing, “We liken the state of virtual and augmented reality today as similar to the state of mobile phones 15 years ago. It likely will take a decade before mainstream adoption as necessary improvements in displays and applications as well as lower pricing are needed to drive demand.”
Breaking bad💵💵💵💵 by pokute Burt, on Flickr
They expect new virtual everythings to open up; gaming (obviously), live sports, concerts, immersive cinema and social experiences will have a VR version. The article, Facebook and Apple are Poised to Win the Virtual Reality Wars, gives us, at least me, some new ideas about VR can be used. Continue reading
Everything ends. It is just a matter of when. We hear this story of Second Life™ ending all the time. It is not new. Lots of Chicken Little. That SL has not ended, does not mean it won’t. The sky COULD fall. But, I think we will have plenty of warning should the end draw near.
Mediterranean girl by Annahyss Resident, on Flickr
I came to Second Life from Myst Online, which has closed and come back a number of times. So, I’m used to games I like closing. Rizom is another one I liked and played for a time. It too closed and came back. Others just closed. Continue reading