With the Linden Wilderness experience opening to demonstrate pathfinding capabilities, word hasn’t spread too widely concerning a call for region owners to volunteer for a pathfinding beta on the main grid.
The call came during the SL Simulator meeting of the 16th March, and was made by Falcon Linden, to whit:
[16:39] Falcon Linden: (3) There will be an Agni beta for pathfinding in the coming weeks. The beta will only be open to region owners (though once pathfinding is released gridwide, it will not require you to own a region to use it). If you are interested, please e-mail email@example.com
No further details are supplied, but any region owners who are interested should follow-up with an e-mail.
The pathfinding tools themselves are now available through an Alternate Viewer (scroll to Pathfinding), which can be used by anyone with an interest in pathfinding when used in conjunction with the pathfinding enabled regions on the Beta grid (Aditi):
- PathTest1 (secondlife://Aditi/secondlife/PathTest1/131/101/23)
- PathTest2 (secondlife://Aditi/secondlife/PathTest2/100/170/26)
- PathTest3 (secondlife://Aditi/secondlife/PathTest3/103/127/23)
- PathTest4 (secondlife://Aditi/secondlife/PathTest4/127/194/29)
The easiest way of reaching these is to log-in to Aditi and use the World Map to locate the PathTest regions.
Details on the tools themselves can be found on the (in development) pathfinding page of the SL wiki.
With thanks to Ciaran Laval for the pointer to the Simulator Group meeting transcript.