Viewer release summary 2012: week 37

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: 16 September, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
    • Beta version rolled to on September 12 – release notes
    • Development: rolled to on September 13
  • Dolphin issued on September 16 – core updates: bug fixes including OOC closing correctly, use of “:” as umlaut when using MU* pose “:”, landmarks open from notecards correctly; new features including Groups list show number of used / free group slots; Groups hidden from profile display (when viewed by others) shown in yellow; Mac OSX build now digitally signed; RenderVolumeLOD defaults to 4.0 for High graphics; “All Friends” can now be hidden on Friends List; AO folder only created when client AO used; Object highlighting when editing can be turned off/on via ALT-H
  • Cool Viewer:
    • Stable branch rolled to on September 15- core updates: Add fast timers from V3 backport; implemented toggleable, dual code paths for llTargetOmega() angles tracking; workaround for MultipleUpdate message bug on OpenSim
    • Experimental release rolled  to also on September 15 – core updates as per, plus: Added the v3.4 renderer specific fast timers; Enabled invisiprims rendering in deferred rendering mode (Advanced->Rendering->Deferred Rendering menu); Fixed old style mini-map dots rendering issue (also fixes OpenGL compatibility context issue, speeding up deferred rendering)
    • Release notes for both
  • Singularity rolled to on September 16 – core updates: “crash fixes” (awaiting details) – release notes
  • GroupTools rolled to installer release on September 16

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