Viewer release summary 2012: week 31

The following is summary of changes to SL viewers / clients (official and TPV) which have taken place in the past week. It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, which provides a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as being in adherence with the TPV Policy.

This summary is published every Monday, and by its nature will always be in arrears. Therefore, for the most up-to-date information on viewers and clients, please see my Viewer Round-up Page, which is updated as soon as I’m aware of any changes, and which includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., for Viewers and clients as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 5 August, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
    • Beta: rolled to, July 30 – core update: addition of viewer-side pathfinding tools (also see my notes on the tools)
    • Development: rolled to on Aug 2nd
    • The Pathfinding viewer has been removed from the list, as the code is now incorporated in the Beta viewer
  • Dolphin rolled to  on August 2nd – core updates: the reset, start, stop, remove, recompile script operations now request confirmation & can be accessed from the context menu of an in-world object; temporary upload is available when doing snapshots to inventory (release notes)
  • Niran’s Viewer rolled to 1.47 on Jul 30 – core changes: updates to experimental Preferences overlay; FPS counter will be displayed as text by default; assorted fixes (release notes)
  • Cool Viewer:
    • Stable branch rolled to on Aug 4th, and is referred to as a “catchup release with the v1.26.5 branch”
    • Experimental version (SL3.3 renderer) rolled to release on Aug 4
    • Release notes for both
  • Group Tools rolled to installer release 2.2.8 on July 28th.

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