Second Life News 2018 w25

Servers

The main channel gets the package #18.06.06.516064 running on the RC channels last week, which has;

  • Additional work to support localized Abuse Report categories
  • Shaved a few nanoseconds off a check for each object update, as part of ongoing performance improvements
  • Stopped logging a trivial message
  • Internal fixes
Keep calm and dance in the rain

Keep calm and dance in the rain

Wednesday the RC channel Blue Steel gets version #18.06.14.516474. This is the Animesh version previously running in ADITI.

  • Animesh Support!
  • Find the latest Animesh Viewer here.

The server-side code has been running for sometime and according to Lindens is stable. However, the viewer is a project viewer. A couple of issues remain. When those get fixed we’ll likely see the viewer move to RC status.

Once the viewer goes to RC then third-party viewers can release their version of the Animesh Viewer. This may be the feature holding back a release of the next Firestorm Viewer. But, I’m guessing.

You’ll likely find some third-party viewers already have Animesh support. Technically those are ‘experimental’ versions. Main versions are supposed to wait for the Linden RC release. But, what fun is that? Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w24

Servers

We have a Deploys post this week. It says there is no roll to the main channel this week.

Deciding...

Deciding…

The RC channels Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum will al roll to version #18.06.06.516064.

The changes are similar to an earlier version of the package;

  • Additional work to support localized Abuse Report categories
  • Shaved a few nanoseconds off a check for each object update, as part of ongoing performance improvements
  • Stopped logging a trivial message
  • Additional Internal fixes

We’ve seen the RC channels ‘un-roll’ the next day a couple of times. So, we can hope this one sticks.

There is work on vehicle region crossing problems. A recent change antidotally seems to have made fast crossings better and slow crossings worse. No quantitative data to evaluate on… Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w23

From the Third-Party Dev UG meeting June 1, 2018 we have some news. Plus, the usual stuff.

Severs

The main channel moves up to version #18.05.25.515749. This version includes;

  • Added server-side support for an upcoming capability to deliver estate information to estate owners and managers
  • Internal fixes

Once the Estate Tools improvements are added to the viewer, the tools will be live. The improvements are mostly about easier editing of ban lists.

KCK Harvy Dress – Bad Girls Region

The three RC channels get version #18.05.30.515812. This version has a few user visible changes;

  • Additional work to support localized Abuse Report categories
  • Shaved a few nanoseconds off a check for each object update, as part of ongoing performance improvements
  • Stopped logging a trivial message
  • Internal fixes

Not long ago we were teased with information that not all ‘internal fixes’ are security things. Some are to support SL15B surprises. Continue reading

Second Life’s Content Creators’ UG May 31, 2018

My Thursdays have been busy. I’ve been missing the Content Creators’ meetings. Today I made it. There is some  new news.

The meeting has moved back to Animesh4, ADITI, Second Life ™. Took a minute or two to track them down. Then my OBS wasn’t picking up the audio. It took me a bit to figure out what was wrong. The video is missing the first 10 minutes.

Video Index

00:10 – The Land Impact cost for Animesh has been reduced from 200 to 15 plus additional cost for the total polygon count and kickers for LoD use. Poor LoD will drive up the cost.

This actually changed a couple of months ago. Vir Linden posted about the changes here: Animesh – Updated Limits and Cost Formulas.

I think the current RC Animesh viewer has these changes.

03:20 – All cost formulas in use have problems. Lindens are working on it.

04:00 – Stress testing for Animesh… most of the testing was done during Bento development. Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w21

Servers

There are no updates to the main or RC channels this week. No restarts are planned either.

The updates are still in testing over in ADITI. Mazidox Linden expects to have more information by Thursday’s Server Beta UG meeting.

Viewers

A new main viewer came out late last week. The Maintenance version 5.1.4.515016 is now the default viewer.

Looking back, I didn’t write up much about this version. There are a load of changes and improvements in this version. Check the release notes for ALL the details.

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ᴋɪʟʟ ᴏᴜʀ ᴡᴀʏ ᴛᴏ ʜᴇᴀᴠᴇɴ…

The interesting changes are…

In the Appearance editor we are supposed to have a Wear Only This Outfit. I can’t find any such choice.

Dialog in inventory

Temporary attachments can now be removed. I think the change is these temps now show in the WEARING tab so they can be selected and detached.

Some login problems have been fixed and error messages improved. Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w20

The main channel got a roll. And there is a Deploys post. So, version #18.05.07.515224 is now on the main channel. This is the one that adds the new LSL functions for the coming name change.

Ahiru (fin)

Ahiru (fin)

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum are all to be determined. If nothing rolls out, all main grid regions will be running the same version. Or we might see something roll to the RC channels.  Continue reading

Third-Party Dev Meeting 2018 w19

Not much news coming out of the Third-Party Developer meeting this week.

Both the Love Me Render Viewer and the Maintenance Viewer are progressing. The Maintenance version is doing a bit better in testing. Either could be the next release, with Maintenance having a small edge.

Ahiru (7)

Ahiru (7)

In the pipeline are the estate management tools improvement, caching stuff to improve cache performance, a set of voice improvements, and various random changes.

Vacation season is starting in the USA. So, there will be schedule and project disruptions as people go on vacation.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is not viewer related. The Lab mostly already does all GDPR requires. Internal discussions in the Lab have been about how neat it is they Lab has never collected the problem-personal-info GDPR deals with. So, they have very little to do to be GDPR compliant. Continue reading

Second Life News 2018 w19

Servers

The main channel updated to version #18.04.30.515008, this is the version that hopefully improves… not fixes, region crossings. Specifically, “Updates to simulator communication protocols aimed at improving region crossings and teleports.”

Blue Steel, Le Tigre, and Magnum all get the #18.05.07.515224 version. This is the version preparing for the name change feature by adding scripting functions to LSL.

New LSL Functions:

Seems some regions are getting two restarts today. I suspect that is somewhat common.

It's your move, pawn.

It’s your move, pawn.

Simon Linden tells us, “…the servers are now doing a better job tracking all the attachments and objects you may be sitting on [when crossing a region].   The goal is to know when the region thinks that’s all done, and the viewer acknowledges it.  If that doesn’t happen, it can do better fixing itContinue reading