Second Life Project Bento 2016-w21

Here is the video of the Project Bento user group meeting. There is a POST meeting video that I am working on. It has good information. Cathy Foil was answering questions from her experience with Bento from building MayaStar Bento support.

Dan Linden, at the Server Beta UG, elaborated a bit about project Bento going live SOON, saying, “And by live, I mean the server component that will allow the upload of Bento meshes animations that have additional bones. The Bento Release viewer is still a ways off. You’ll need a Bento Project Viewer to see Bento content for now.”  Continue reading

Second Life: Kokua Viewer 2016-21

The Kokua-4.0.2 viewer updated March 29. Since then there have been significant updates to the SL Viewers. The Kokua blog has posted about the new additions and the status of their 4.0.5 viewer and made a request for testers to help as they bring Kokua up to date. See: Kokua project status update and request of testers.

L'Etre Blogger Search [Aura Foxtrot]

L’Etre Blogger Search [Aura Foxtrot]

Current Download: Download Kokua_4_0_2_38137_i686 (53.6 MB)

The, I guess, RC version of Kokua (4.0.5) has the HTTP update, all the items in the Maintenance update, and the fixes and new features in the Quick Graphics update. Plus they have made an RLV version and NO-RLV version of Kokua. Continue reading

Second Life: Third Party Dev’s Meeting 2016-20

The meeting was short, about 18 minutes. Not much was talked about. But a little.



Oz mentioned the Quick Graphics viewer getting promoted to default viewer status. That is the Jelly Doll viewer, or more technically correct the Avatar Complexity Viewer. Oz says they are getting good reception in most places where people would scream or applaud. Continue reading

Second Life: Viewer Problems

The Quick Graphics Viewer is out. Some people are having some problems with the viewer. A semi-clean install seems to fix the problem. So, what’s semi-clean install?

Hell Is Other People

Hell Is Other People

  • Restart your computer. Do NOT start the viewer.
  • Download the viewer from Second Life Download.
  • Find your install folder, usually C:\Program Files (x86)\SecondLifeViewer (Windows)
  • Delete it. This deletion will not erase your settings, cache, inventory cache, or chat logs.
  • Install the SL Viewer using the file you downloaded. The installer will say you already have it installed and ask if you want to install anyways. Yes.
  • Try it.

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Second Life: Avatar Complexity Released

This week has been busy, RL. So, I’ve missed some of the goings on. One is the release of the Quick Graphics viewer as the main Linden Viewer.

To learn more about the development process and history of this viewer and how it works see my articles on Avatar Complexity.  Also, Inara has a good write up titled: Avatar Complexity and Graphics Presets in Second Life.

Second Life News 2016 W20


There is no rollout and restart for the main channel this week. Because of problems and down-time on the Beta grid (ADITI) last week testing on the pending server update couldn’t be completed.

Bubbels & butterfly's

Bubbels & butterfly’s

This week the package is ready to move from the Beta grid to the RC channels of the main grid. So, we’ll have a roll to and restart of the RC channel regions Wednesday.

This is a package without any user-visible changes. It has unnamed improvements. Continue reading