Viewer release summary 2012: week 32

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: 12 August, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
  • Dolphin rolled to  on August 10th – core updates: Asset Blacklist redcord region name when object added; Media Filter list now shared between all avatar accounts on same OS; slider add the Graphics Prefs for improving mesh rez times in areas with a lot of mesh; added improved avatar vertex weights from STORM-1800 for better avatar bending / stretching; Improved handling of SLurls between webpages and running Dolphin viewer (release notes)
  • Exodus release version on Aug 9, (release notes) – which I review here
  • Niran’s Viewer rolled to 1.48 on Aug 6 – core changes: Alterations to the log-in splash screen; addition of core pathfinding tools to menus; merge with Exodus rendering pipe; assorted fixes (release notes)
  • Cool Viewer: Stable branch rolled to  and Experimental to, both on Aug 11th – core updates in both: initial pathfinding support; various SLV 3.3. code back ports (release notes for both)
  • Lumiya release version 2.2.0 on Aug 8th and then 2.2.1 on Aug 11 – core updates: completely revised and enhanced UI; split-screen functionality; options to add / remove friends, offer teleports, set and auto response message (release notes) – read my review here

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