Alex Ivy RC Viewer is holding up well in testing. Actually, better than ever.
There is the one startup crash, they haven’t been able to reproduce. The one they think likely from benchmarking crashing systems. They think they have a fix. The supposed fix will be in next update of Alex Ivy, likely arriving from QA just after Thanksgiving. If that fixes the crashes, then they will be ready to release Alex Ivy in Early December as the main viewer.
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This is sort of a big deal. I’ve been using 64-bit viewers almost exclusively. They are WAY more stable than 32-bit viewers. If you are not running a 64-bit OS, update ASAP.
When Alex Ivy is released the Lab will have a 32 & 64-bit Windows viewer. They have a 64-bit Mac viewer and no 32-bit Mac.
If things go as planned, they will build a Debian 64-bit Linux viewer. They will not be able to put much time in on QA. But, they plan to get a Linux build out.
The Lab is counting on the community to provide QA and fixes. Otherwise, this won’t be a working Linux version. Think of the Lab as providing the foundation. The rest is up to the community.
Oz Linden tells us there is a 64-bit Linux version in the Rendering branch. More about the rendering branch below. Continue reading →
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 →
There is some news this week. Most are from a couple of leaks. They give us a clue as to why the release of the Firestorm viewer is delayed. So…
The Linden Voice RC Viewer has 1 bug still left. The Lindens are hunting for the cause of an intermittent channel misconnection. If I understand the voice system mistakes which region you are in and connects your voice to the wrong region. Of course, voice doesn’t work when that happens.
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Vivox, the providers of SL voice, is working on the problem and thinks it is in the SDK….
The Alex Ivy RC Viewer got an update Thursday. The viewer is doing well and Oz Linden is happy with it. However, there was a bug in the updater part of the code. It caused those updating some problems. I ran into it. A manual install corrects the problem.
The Lindens can’t get a good grip on how well the 64-bit viewer is doing as the 32 & 64-bit versions report as the same viewer. From other indicators, the Lindens know 32-bit version has people crashing way more often than previous versions. The 64-bit version is crashing way less than previous versions. Apparently, there is a WAY SIZABLE difference between 32 and 64-bit versions.
Crashes are typically early in the login… Oz suspects it is crashing during the benchmarking tests. Continue reading →
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 #220.127.116.110004. The release notes describe the update as … they left it blank… lol.
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.
The main viewer is 18.104.22.1689115. (Release Notes) – Updated in week #42.
Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 22.214.171.1248209 – No change since week #37.
Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 126.96.36.1999497 – This version updated since last week.
Second Life Voice Viewer version 188.8.131.528552 – This version updated last week, #42.
Second Life Wolfpack Viewer version 184.108.40.2069478 – This version is an update. The previous version was 220.127.116.119128 released in week #39.
Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 18.104.22.1686743 – No update since week #27.
Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 22.214.171.1249458 – This is the first Tuesday news update since this project viewer was released. See Second Life – Beta Animesh is HERE.
This week the awaited project viewer for Animesh was released. See Second Life Project Animesh Viewer version 126.96.36.1999458 here.
2017 Oct Animesh Test
This is the first build of the Animesh Project Viewer. Animesh is a new feature under development that allows non-avatar objects to play animations like avatars do today. Animesh is still under development, so the new features will only work in supported test regions on Aditi. See the wiki page for details on how to get started with animesh. You can report problems with animesh in our JIRA and discuss it with other interested residents at the Animesh Forum .
The only place Animesh works is in the Preview Grid (click for info). If you have never logged into ADITI, you will need to try and likely fail. Then contact support and tell them you tried to get into ADITI for the first time and cannot get in. They’ll fix you up. Then you’ll be able to log in.
Medhue has some Bento tutorials that should help with animesh.
Otherwise, it is too early for tutorials. There are problems with animesh. The basic mechanics are working. But, amimesh’s right and left click behavior, various alignment issues, attachment issues, and Pathfinding integration have some issues.
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.
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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.
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.