Viewer release summary 2012: week 41

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: 14 October, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to on October 8 – core updates: stabilisation / crash fix test version with tcmalloc removed(download pagerelease notes)
      • Development version rolled to on October 11
  • Dolphin rolled to on October 11 – core updates: Autoplay button and Network statistics bars hide properly in mouselook; A new setting in Preferences->Dolphin Viewer 3->UI that allows the user to disable the avatar name in the window title
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2107 on October 12 – core updates: fix for shadows incorrectly rendering at 140m+; fix for the scripting editor
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to on October 13 – core updates:Incorporation of Group Services code; removal of tcmalloc from Linux version; improved texture memory usage throttling algorithm; private memory pools now off by default; initial backport of Media on a Prim (currently disabled pending further work); new “Media Updates” fast timer implemented; backport of latest bugfixes from viewer-development and viewer-beta; minor code changes and optimizations
    • Experimental branch rolled to also on October 13 – core updates: removal of tcmalloc from both Linux and Windows versions; otherwise as for Stable branch
    • Release notes
  • Mobile Grid Client updated to version 1.19.1173 – support for Android v3 (Honeycomb) and v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Group Tools release version on October 14. No details on updates or fixes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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