Mesh roll-out to commence “in days”

Oz Linden has indicated that Linden Lab will start rolling out the code to support mesh on the Main grind “in days rather than weeks”.

To help prepare the way, the Lab have also issued a new page on the wiki for those wishing to help with the roll-out. Among things worth noting:

  • Testing applies to users owning FULL private sims  – No Homesteads or Openspaces. In addition, some sandboxes will be set-up for mesh testing
  • Uploaded objects may be destroyed or broken permanently, and may no longer work after the full mesh deploy in August
  • If you move rezzed mesh objects from a new mesh-enabled version to a sim running the current release version, they may be destroyed or broken permanently – and this includes vehicles and attachments
  • During this phase of the rollout, LL may alter the Prim count for mesh objects and cause objects to be returned to inventory – not this might by any objects on a parcel / the sim, not just mesh objects
  • Sims may be rolled back during this initial roll-out with little or not warning.

Full details, including how to volunteer, can be found on the Mesh/Live Volunteer wiki page.

(with thanks to Opensource Obscure)

Friends permission bug

The Phoenix team have issued a blog post on a Viewer bug that affects setting permissions for Friends.

From the Phoenix website:

The Bug
You can no longer change permissions for your friends while on a viewer which doesn’t utilize Web Profiles and whether you are, or are not on a viewer that uses web profiles the friend you are changing permissions for needs to relog after you have set the permissions through their web profile. I am assured by LL that they intend to resolve this issue as soon as possible but at this time they cannot provide a date when the fix will be rolled out. You can read the Jira report about the bug here

The Work Around
In the meantime, there is a work around. First, you must open the “Web” profile of the person you wish to change permissions for. This includes Map rights, Modify my objects permissions and Online status permissions.
1. Open the web profile of the person you wish to change permissions for using the following URL in your web browser. Replace the first name and last name with the persons first and last name. If they do not have a visible last name do
2. Once you have their profile open, click on the “ACTIONS” button near the top and to the right, then choose “Permissions” from the sub menu.
3. Give or remove the permissions you wish to change and click “Save”.
4. Now the person you’ve changed the permission for will need to relog in order for them to actually get the permission change.


If you just want to remove all permissions for a friend to default, you can just remove them from your friend list and re add them.

With thanks to Jessica Lyon.