Viewer release summary 2012: week 39

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: 30 September, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
    • Beta version rolled to on September 24 – release notes
    • Development rolled to on September 25
    • Mesh project viewer rolled to on September 25, and then to on September 26. included an additional upload option for “scrawny male” shapes; saw the normal weighting calculation disabled, as it conflicted with how Blender creates sharp edges and would cause the deformer to split the edge
  • Kokua rolled to (GMa) on September 25 – core updates: Further Grid Manager updates, same build number as previous version, but GM designation updated to “GMa”. No release notes available
  • Zen version was released on September 28 – core updates: updated to latest deformer code & inclusion of the Cool VL DEFORM_TO_CURRENT_SHAPE Patch; pathfinding updates; return of the Custom Colour options in the UI Skinning Panel & addition of Pie Menu Colour options; removal of unreliable NVidia OpenGL Shader switches; further windlight presets; assorted minor updates & fixes
  •  Cool Viewer Stable rolled to and Experimental to, both on September 29. Core updates:
    • Stable: fix for issue of new server messages not showing; minor assorted fixes
    • Experimental: updated to latest deformer code; added a patch allowing the upload of deformer-ready mesh which is referenced to the shape your avatar is wearing when you upload that mesh;
    • Release notes for both
  • LittleSight for Android rolled to 1.4.0 on September 25 – core changes: minor bug fix.
  • Libretto – note that the website for the Libretto client has been unavailable since mid-September.

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