All my articles on the Phoenix Viewer are in this section.
The Phoenix Viewer is the descendant of the GreenLife Emerald Viewer. In late 2010 scandal broke and trust in the Emerald Viewer was lost. Some members of the Phoenix team went on to create the Emergence and Phoenix viewers. The Phoenix Viewer has essentially replaced the Emerald viewer.
The Phoenix Viewer Team released the last major release of the Phoenix Viewer in December 2010. While there may be more bug fixes, development of the Phoenix Viewer is complete. The team is moving on to FireStorm the next generation viewer based on Second Life Viewer 2 code.
Today Jessica Lyon posted on the Firestorm blog about Saturday’s 3 hour Q & A meeting. See: Q&A – Don’t be surprised… be informed. In the comments the key question was asked. When will Phoenix blocking start? Jessica answered: We haven’t decided yet what we will do with Phoenix. I may not have been clear … Continue reading →
We seem to be coming to a crunch point in viewers. The Lab is changing things so quickly third party developers have a challenge keeping up. Henri Beauchamp does well with Cool VL Viewer, which is a viewer based on V3 code with a vintage V1 user interface. Niran seems to have leapfrogged the Niran’s … Continue reading →
Saturday Jessica Lyon, representing the Firestorm development team and support groups, spoke at the first Phoenix Hour since March 2012. This meeting was to announce the coming end of support for the Phoenix Viewer. That announcement could have been a sentence on the blog. So, why have a Phoenix Hour meeting to make the announcement? … Continue reading →
Today the Firestorm-Phoenix team held and office hour meeting. The primary announcement was that the team will stop providing support for the Phoenix Viewer on December 31, 2012. I suppose about midnight. Most of the rest of the meeting was about explaining why. I’ll get to the reasons why in another post. I’ll stick to … Continue reading →
The Phoenix Team is going to hold an Office Hour… an open meeting in-world and streamed to the web. The meeting in-world will be at the team’s region: Phoenix Firestorm Support. This link lands you at the door to the meeting hall. You can probably figure out that single landing point is going to be … Continue reading →
On the 14th the Firestorm-Phoenix Team posted on their blog about the release of a beta version viewer. The Large Group Editing changes for the server side have been rolled out on the grid. This roll out creates a bit of a problem, but not really. UDP Cutoff Once upon a time using the UDP … Continue reading →
There is an article by Hamlet, Future Phoenix Viewer Development in Peril?, that points to a post by one of the Phoenix-Firestorm developers, Tonya Souther. See: Viewer 1 is officially on borrowed time. The title says it pretty clearly. The writing is on the wall, Phoenix is a dying viewer with an expected near term … Continue reading →
I’ve gotten to use the new Firestorm viewer for a bit. I like the Firestorm default mode and have only been using that mode. It is nice. It is close enough to the Linden V3 interface I can find most things easily. It has the debug settings for CameraOffsetRearView and FocusOffsetRearView, which I change on … Continue reading →