Second Life News 2014-38 #2


Second Life 3.7.16 (294015) – This is the current default viewer for Second Life, as of 2:50 PM 9/18.

RC Viewers

Maintenance Viewer version – This maintenance version is the only candidate for promotion to the default viewer. The release notes are here. They were 9/12. It is a maintenance release with a large number of fixes.

Project Viewers

Experience Tools Viewer version – This viewer has been updated. I think about 9/12. These updates brought it current with the default viewer and whatever changes are coming from the Experience Tools project.

 Oculus Rift Viewer version – This viewer was last updated about 9/8. Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-38


Tuesday the main channel gets the maintenance package that ran on the RC Channels last week. It fixes some crash conditions and an oddball bug in Skill Gaming areas. Nothing any of us will likely notice.

Norder Ney HeavenScent - 2014

Norder Ney HeavenScent – 2014

RC Channels

All three RC channels will get an update Wednesday to the same package. This one is an update for the Experience Tools Project. It fixes some bugs and tweaks how some things work.


Nothing has changed since I last wrote an update. None of the coming RC Viewers have shown up on the RC Viewers Page.

Linden Lab

I saw mention that Will Wright has left Linden Lab, or at least is no longer mentioned in the list of names for Linden Lab’s management. Back in October 2011 New World Notes carried an article about Mr. Wright joining the board.

So, the question is what happened?

Second Life News 2014-37 #2

This last Friday was the Third Party Developers’ meeting facilitated by Oz Linden. We have a burst of news from that meeting. Several projects were updated.

Server-Scripting UG 2014-35

Server-Scripting UG 2014-35


I’ve already covered the update of the SL Default/Main Viewer and the RC Viewers. There was no new news regarding these viewers.

However, some props are due NiranV. The new snapshot panel is his creation. It is well done. I personally like using it. NiranV also corrected some other problems in the snapshot process. So, it is more than just a cosmetic change.

Send NiranV a thank you.

Project Viewers

The Oculus Rift Project viewer is in QA as a DK2 project and lots of issues are being found and worked on. Fixes are flowing into that project viewer. So, far the viewer will support DK1 as best it can.

My understanding is the DK2 version of the project is NOT yet published on the RC Viewer page, but soon.  Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-37


We knew this story last Friday. Nothing has changed. No main channel roll out this week.

Server Scripting UG 2014-37

Server Scripting UG 2014-37

RC Channels

The RC Channels get a maintenance release that fixes some edge case problems and some issues with Skill Game regions access. Nothing exciting.


The main SL Viewer has updated to 3.7.15-293376. This was the Snowstorm RC Viewer. It has the new snapshot panel, which I really like. Continue reading

Second Life Bits 2014-36 #2

CG Awesome

I suspect most people know there is a lot of CG in moves these days. This is an interesting video showing some amazing CG work.


Have you heard of #GamerGate? I suppose it has been growing for days. The long and drama filled story can be found here: GamerGate: A Closer Look At The Controversy Sweeping Video Games.

#GamerGate is drama just as we see in Second Life™. Only on a larger scale. It is a story complete with sex, vigilantes, hacking, rage quits, and all the rest. Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-36

This Monday is a Holiday in the USA, Labor Day. The Lindens are off, so not much happening at the Lab today.


Maestro Linden posted Friday that because of the holiday there would be no roll of a new package to the main channel. They are postponing it until Wednesday. Then the maintenance package running on the RC channels will roll to the main channel.

RC Channels

This week there will be no roll outs to the RC channels. All regions in the main grid will be running the same package.


No changes in the Linden made viewers since I posted Saturday.


Second Life News 2014-35 #3

We have a bit of news from the Third Party Developers Meeting from Friday, 8/29. Chakat Northspring videos the meetings. You can follow him on YouTube and catch those meetings a few hours after they happen.

Loki's Experience - 2014

Loki’s Experience – 2014


Viewer news from Oz Linden is pretty thin, his word. I’ve covered most of the viewer news earlier in the week. Oz basically said at this Friday’s Third Party Developers Meeting that projects discussed at the previous meeting are still ongoing and there is no new news on them.

I think this is basically the lull in feature development and bug fixes that comes from the Lindens stopping to work on development tools and upgrade to the new compilers. It is an analogy to car manufactures that stop production of cars to retool for production of the next model year cars. Continue reading