Second Life News 2017 w30

Servers

My main channel region did not restart today. No roll was planned. The main channel continues to run on version #17.07.11.327548.

"pr!tty Summer 2017 Photo Contest"

“pr!tty Summer 2017 Photo Contest”

Blue Steel and Le Tigre and Magnum are scheduled to update to version #17.07.20.327788 this Wednesday (7/26). It is listed as having ‘Internal Changes’.

Viewers

The main viewer is version 5.0.6.326593. No change.

I’m running version Second Life Release 5.1.0.507412 (64bit) as my main LL Viewer.

Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.507412 – This is the version I got because I elected to run RC versions. This is the 64-bit Alex Ivy. The release notes now list 2 or 3 dozen fixes and improvements. The previous version was 5.1.0.507006.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.7.327710 – This one has updated since last week’s 5.0.7.327587.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.7.327253 – No change.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – No change.

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There was a restart this Tuesday morning. My region restarted about 3 AM SLT. The Grid Status report shows restarts running from 3 AM to 9:19 AM.

Mystical Fae Forest

Mystical Fae Forest

The main grid channel is running #17.07.11.327548. This change is the Operating System update for the servers. The Lindens say there are no changes to the simulator software in this update. It has taken some work to get the simulators working with this update. The only problem I know about is the broken song boards. It is to do with how HTTP requests are formatted.

So, most of us won’t be dealing with the change. Continue reading

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The server roll this morning was canceled last minute. I think it was the Package on Magnum intended to roll out. The fix was to reduce problems with the system losing connection with the SL back end. But, something in the update was overloading the SL back end. So… next week… maybe.

The Hell`s Heaven 2.0 - 01

The Hell`s Heaven 2.0 – 01

The Lindens are unsure what they are going to do for Wednesday’s usual RC updates. The usual deploys thread is mostly useless.

From the Server-Scripting meeting we learn the Lindens are trying to get the package repaired and rolled to an RC channel tomorrow, Wednesday.

Today is Simon Linden’s 10th Rez Day!

BUG-9666BUG-100487 – These were brought up in the SS UG meeting asking for new features and data.

Viewers

The main viewer remains 5.0.6.326593. No change.

Second Life Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.507006 – No change.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.7.327250 – No change.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.7.327253 – No change.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506743 – No change.

There is work ongoing in the viewer-world. Expect to see a flurry of changes soon.

Second Life – Machinima Settings

Strawberry Singh has released a tutorial for those making machinimas using the Firestorm Viewer. You’ll find it here: Second Life Vlogging & Machinima Viewer Tips. It is, of course, a video but. It is backed up with a text version too, good for quick reference. Click the image to jump to YouTube.

Machinima Tips – Click for YouTube

I use both the Firestorm and Linden viewers for capturing video. I do think Firestorm is a better choice for most video capture scenarios. I used the Linden viewer as I better knew how to use its voice controls. As Learn how better to control sound I am moving to Firestorm. But, I was curious how many of the Firestorm features are in the Linden viewers.

As I worked through Singh’s list I found the Linden viewer has pretty much the same controls. But, they are way easier to get to and to use with Firestorm. If this were a ‘features’ contest, I would say Firestorm wins on presentation. Continue reading

Second Life – Third-Party Dev’s UG Meeting 2017 w27

Very short meeting, 20± minutes. Nothing new. Just status updates.

The first subject was the JIRA spamming. For now, the JIRA is locked down, no comments. There is no idea how long it will take to build a spam block.

Viewers

The Alex Ivy viewer is out as the main viewer. It will update soon as a couple of problems were found. The Lindens are working on the launcher that figures out if it should load the 32 or 64-bit version of the viewer. They are also adding a setting to allow the user to override the automatic detection and force install of one or the other. Continue reading

Second Life News 2017 w27

Servers

The main channel continues to run #17.06.12.327066. But, they say there was a ‘bi-weekly’ restart. According to my ‘restart monitor’ in-world, the main channel region I live in was restarted 7/4 @ 08:05. So, they did. I think that is unusual for a holiday.

crystal blue persuasion

Blue Steel and Le Tigre continue to run #17.06.23.327344. There were no restarts.

Magnum was restarted and now runs #17.06.29.327400. This has the fix for the DJ song boards that stopped working. This is primarily an Operating System update.  Continue reading

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Server

There was no roll on the main grid today. Still on version #17.06.12.327066.

There are to be rolls on the RC channels. Blue Steel and Le Tigre will get #17.06.23.327344. This is Internal Fixes and an update from 17.06.19.3272066.

Magnum will get #17.06.23.327348. This is an OS upgrade (Nothing is changing functionality-wise). There have been some problems and the Magnum update last week was rolled back. So, a new try this week.

Reading time

Reading time

Viewers

The main Viewer updated from 5.0.5.326444 to 5.0.6.326593. – Release Notes:

This viewer moves fetching of several types of assets to HTTP. This means that landmarks, wearables, sounds, and animations will now be fetched the same way as textures, via a direct query to CDN instead of through the simulator. This should generally make loading of such content both faster and more reliable. Twice the fetching and half the crashing with this new build.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.0.7.327250 – Is updated from last week’s version 5.0.6.327125.

Second Life Voice Viewer version 5.0.7.327253 – Is updated from last week’s version 5.0.6.326589.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.0.506488 – This one also updated, from 5.1.0.505089.

Second Life Project Alex Ivy Viewer version 5.1.0.505089 – No change.

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Firestorm 5.07 Released – Should you update? Why?

Tuesday the 19th, a new Firestorm Viewer version was released, 5.0.7.52912.

You can download and install this new version. There is no need to remove the previous version you are using. Some of us (yes, me) have noticed it crashes shortly after its first launch. On the second and subsequent launches, it seems fine.

The Girl with the Sun in Her Hair VIII

The Girl with the Sun in Her Hair VIII

I suggest you restart your computer before installing. Inara in her review of this release (here), recommends backing up your viewer settings before starting the install. I didn’t have to restore any settings. BUT… if you are changing from 32 to 64-bit version, a settings backup is a good idea.

The Firestorm team has a goal to release an update every 3 months. It has been 6 months since the last release. So, there is a lot of work in this new release. Plus, they say it is very well tested. Continue reading