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 w40

Servers

Main channel updates to #17.09.22.508905. This version has improvements to email sending, requiring you to have verified your email address. I am a bit confused if they have activated this feature making verification mandatory or not.

without words to tell

without words to tell

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum update to #17.09.29.509228. This version fixes that object return stuff after a roll-update as described in;

Discussion at the Server-Scripting UG makes it clear the EEP (Extended Environment Proj – or Improved Windlight) has no effect on SL Wind. Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w38

Servers

The main channel is not updating this week. It will continue to run version #17.09.01.508236.

Blue Steel and Le Tigre channels will update to version #17.09.14.508549. This version addresses: Improvements to address some problems that could degrade simulator performance in rare cases.

A Dot On The Map

A Dot On The Map

Magnum will update to version #17.09.14.508533. It fixes BUG-100505 – “llGetEnv (“agent_limit”) is returning an empty string in Magnum, Le Tigre and Blue Steel regions.”

The only interesting additional information from the Server-Scripting UG meeting is that work on the servers includes an effort to reduce the recent outages. Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w37

Servers

The main channel updated to version #17.09.01.508236. Internal fixes…

The Blue Steel channel updated to version #17.09.08.508343. Internal fixes…

Le Tigre and Magnum updated to version #17.09.08.508350. Internal fixes…

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Octopussy....

Octopussy….

Oops – Land Impact Increase

Seems the system had a problem last week. There is a discussion about it on SLUniverse. After a restart, people were getting stuff returned like crazy. It is hard to know how wide spread the problem may have been. Few people are writing anything Google can find.

People are reporting stores jumping from 40 Land Impact (LI) to 400 LI. No small problem.  Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w/32

Servers

Corrections made 8/9

The main channel was updated with version #17.07.27.327933 this morning, Tuesday. Last week the main channel was running version #17.07.11.327548. Both of these are listed as having “internal changes”. Geek-speak for changing data reporting, debugging, and performance information… usually.

Street at sunset

Street at sunset

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum were supposed to update to #17.07.27.327933 tomorrow, Wednesday. But, Simon tells us that isn’t going to happen. There probably won’t be a restart as they restarted with last week’s update. The Lindens try to restart regions once every two-weeks even if there is no planned update.

No big problem, but enough of one the Lindens decided to hold the RC update back. It had to do with regions names not being applied correctly in the restart, so they never appeared to come online.

The Deploys thread is dying. There is very little discussion or information to be gleaned from reading the posts. They are basically a day, time, and link to release notes. So, I suspect fewer people are reading the posts. I expect the posts to go away at some point. Continue reading

Kokua Viewer – End Times

The Kokua viewer is mostly maintained and build by Nicky Perian. Nicky at 75 is sort of retiring from viewer development. This will likely leave Kokua Viewer without a driving force.

Nicky has posted this information on the Kokua blog, Path forward.

Paths

If you are into building viewers, this is an opportunity to head up the project. It will need a new lead developer.

In the meantime, Nicky plans to add in the Alex Ivy 64-bit upgrade. But, during the remaining time Nicky spends with the project until may be October 2017, he will drop RLV support.

I suspect dropping RLV will cost users that use RLV. But, that can’t be helped.

Nicky has been a great contributor to the SL Viewer community. We will miss his contributions. I wish him all the best.

 

Second Life News 2017 w14

Caleb Linden sort of posts the new deploy information for server software. Those posts have gotten progressively shorter providing less and less information. We are down to it being a pasted in URL to the release notes.

Rustic Kitchen 3

Rustic Kitchen 3

This week we did get a roll to the main channel. The only stated change is a tweak to the ‘asset metrics stats’. I think this is for the change to deliver more assets by the Content Delivery Network (CDN). They are collecting information pre-change to CDN. You’ll see the new viewer needed to support this change in the viewer’s list.  Continue reading

Second Life Bits 2017 w12

Second Life™ Photo Contest

Inara tells us about Filling the Cauldron, a photo contest open to everyone. See her article for the details.

City corners 3

City corners 3

In ‘cauldron’ related news Prim Dolls provides information of a more personal nature. Elicio Ember’s father is fighting to recover from a stroke. So, there is a benefit event. See: Ember’s Cauldron: Welcome! Stores from all over the grid are involved.  Continue reading