Viewer release summary 2012: week 35

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, 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
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 2 September, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
    • Beta version rolled to on August 30 – release notes
    • Development: rolled to on August 30
    • Mesh Deformer updated to: on  August 31
  • Firestorm released version 4.2.1 on August 27, before withdrawing it and rolling to on August 28 – core updates: pathfiinding, Flickr snapshots upload, mute Group Chat, RLVa 1.4.7, client AO improvements, OpenSim improvements – release notes – my 4.2.2 review here
  • Kokua made pre-release available on August 30 – core updates: media fixes
  • Zen Viewer rolled to Zen version on August 28 – core updates: sound explorer added; LSL fix for (llTargetOmega() (spinning / rotating objects); angular velocity for vehicles fixed; updated HyperGrid support
  • Cool Viewer:
    • Stable branch rolled to, on September 1- core updates: improved mesh uploader with male / female shapes radio button; numerous 3.4.1 backports and updates (incl llTargetOmega() for spinning / rotating objects); added work-around for disappearing / non-rezzing attachments following log-in / TP;
    • Experimental release rolled  to also on September 1 – core updates as per plus fixes
    • Release notes for both
  • GroupTools rolled to installer release on September 2

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3 thoughts on “Viewer release summary 2012: week 35

  1. Beta Viewer 3.4.0 is still being ‘fixed’, but they have finally got a decent set of translations out for the Chinese viewer version in dev. And let’s not talk about the broken login screen in Viewer 3.4.1 🙂


    1. We’re probably going to see a few rapid-fire updates over the next couple of weeks. Not sure when stuff will filter through to the release viewer – I’ve heard speculation that updates to that are pending sorting various issues out (including the pathfinding tools).


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