Second Life: Enhanced Environment Project

This is coming along nicely. Simon and Oz Linden have started using it in the AGNI grid. You have to have an EEP Viewer to see the change, but, soon the RC viewer will go main and EEP will be an official feature of SL.

At the Server-Scripting UG meeting I arrived using the Firestorm viewer. The sky looked very different.

EEP Sky no EEP Viewer OCt 2018

Using region defaults I got this odd result. At first, I was trying to figure out what I was last doing that messed things up.

Then Simon explained what had changed. Switching over to the EEP Viewer I could see the new sky with a pumpkin moon.

EEP Sky and EEP Viewer – 10/2018

EEP will be fun.

Second Life News 2018 w42

Servers

Mazidox Linden says there is no roll to the main channel this week. The channel will stay on version #18.09.20.519894.

All three RC channels will update Wednesday to version #18.10.04.520268. The changes are listed as Internal Changes.

Clocks

Clocks

Viewers

The main viewer is still version 5.1.9.519298, released in week #40.

Second Life Animesh Viewer version 6.0.0.520211 – Updated in week #41.

Second Life Bugsplat Viewer version 5.1.9.519462 – Last updated in week #37.

Second Life EAM Viewer version 5.2.0.520057 – Moved from Project Viewer to RC in week #40.

Second Life Love Me Render Viewer version 5.1.8.518751 – Released in week #34.

Second Life Maintenance Viewer version 5.1.10.520444 – The previous version released in week #34. This is new this week.

Second Life Project 360 Snapshot Viewer version 5.1.6.515934 – Last updated in week #10. The back-burner version…

Second Life Project Bakes On Mesh Viewer version 5.1.9.519785 – Last update week #39.

Second Life Project EEP Viewer version 5.1.10.520475 – First appeared in SL RC Viewers week #41.

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Second Life Bits 2018 w/41

SL Universe is Gone – Sort of… but gone. Actually, the SLUniverse forum redirects you to the Virtualverse site as of October 10. You’ll have to open a new account to use the new site. This is the pages showing when an SLUniverse URL is entered.

SLUniverse Gone – 10/2018

Viewer Blocked – There is an Android viewer named IM to Second Life. As of last Friday, the Lindens have denied that viewer access to Second Life™. Seems there were privacy and security issues. Serious enough ones to cause the Lindens to act.

See: Android Viewer “IM to Secondlife” Blocked from Second Life.

Second Life Halloween – Premium members get a new gift this month. See New Premium Gift and the Return of the Haunted Halloween Tour. The announcement also points you to scary places in SL. Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w/41

Servers

There is no roll to the main channel. Those servers will remain on version #18.09.20.519894.

Also, the RC channels are not getting a roll and will stay on version #18.09.24.519940. They will get a restart.

From the Scripting and Server UG we know the Lindens are expecting the RC version to promote up to the main channel next week. Simon Linden describes it as some needed fixes.

Touched by light

Touched by light

These are infrastructure changes that will likely support future viewer changes.

The UG meeting spent considerable time on region crossings. However, work-wise at the Lab much of the recent effort has been on Operating System upgrades. I am assuming these are taking considerable time because of the effort to plan upgrades for the move to the cloud.

The information is in BUG-214653After half-unsit at failed region crossing on vehicle due to network lag, “Unsit” button will not work. Its techy so I won’t try to explain it here. I’ll just say that the problem is in how the regions talk to each other and stuff getting out of order. Continue reading

EEP Debut – Oct 2018

The Enhanced Environment Project, EEP, has its semi-official announcement, Environmental Enhancement Project (aka EEP!) Feedback Thread. You find it in the SL Forum in Creation. I say ‘semi’ because the gold announcements of new features when released is made in the blog section Featured News.

EEP_001

EEP_001 – My landing point 128,128 EEPTesting, ADITI – Nice moon.

The feature is still only working in the preview grid, ADITI, and requires use of a project viewer: Second Life Project EEP Viewer version 5.1.10.520121. (release notes) You’ll find the download links in Alternate Viewers. This is a bump up from the initial confidential links released only to those participating in the Content Creators’ UG.

EEP_002

EEP_002 – Oh WOW.

This is a PROJECT viewer and thus is more likely to have bugs. So, it is not a viewer for daily use and is a bit risky. Continue reading

Second Life Bits 2018 w/40

Uploading Mesh – Beq Janus has an article on her blog explaining some of the esoteric aspects of understanding mesh uploading to Second Life™. See: Shedding light on Mesh uploading.

🐼 718 🐼 Blueprint Event Uber Event

🐼 718 🐼 Blueprint Event Uber Event

Beq is working on the Firestorm Viewer’s mesh upload panel. So, now is a good time to be providing her feedback and ideas you think would make the uploaded easier to use or understand.

The article also defines some of the terms in use in the uploader that you may have misunderstood. Some of those ‘the word means… Y but here we are using it to mean X’ type of things. Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w40

Servers

The main channel was updated to version #18.09.20.519894. This version contains code for the Bakes On Mesh feature. None of this update is going to be apparent to users. Sort of infrastructure only changes.

My home region on the main channel did get an update today and shows the above as the running version.

The three RC channels will get version #18.09.24.519940. This is only listed as having ‘Internal Changes’.

I missed the meeting today to have lunch with a friend. So, a bit short on hard news.

Navigator - EVO

Navigator – EVO

Viewers

The main viewer has upgraded to version 5.1.9.519298. (Release Notes) Code name: Rakomelo. The previous update was in week #34.

There are some new features in this version; in People – Near By you can sort on recent arrivals, fixes group notices so – eliminating the behavior of if I sent one while you are writing one yours would be trashed, new server capabilities for fetching offline IM’s – this is supposed to make delivery more robust, and new capabilities for friend and group actions… So, is this the friends-list-not-sync’ing issue? Not sure… Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w39

Lots of interesting news and updates… I’ve combined information from the Third-Party Dev meeting and my regular Tuesday updates. There is normally about two working days between the Third-Party and Server-Scripting meetings. Not much changes in that time. So, I combined them.

Servers

No roll to the main channel. It will continue to run #18.09.04.519319.

The Forum Deploys post says the RC channel roll is to be determined. Rider Linden at the Server-Scripting UG says no RC packages are ready to roll out. We’ll find out Wednesday what actually happens.

Guardians

Guardians

He did however, provide a new server package update for EPP on the ADITI side.

He said, “It [EEP server update] will address some validations where FS had much larger ranges of values than the lab did.

I’ve dealt with a cloud speed issue that had annoyed me and I forgot to get in before we sent out the preview.

Oz Linden at the Friday Third-Party Dev UG announced they will be turning off the UDP Asset Fetch API’s in January. Most viewers no longer use them. But, there may be one or two that do… These API’s do not pass through the CDN servers so are slower and add more load to the region and asset servers.

Old viewers will likely break. Old as in like 4 years old. Continue reading