Viewer release summary 2012: week 45

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 adhering to 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: 11 November, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to – the first release since confirming the crash issue appears to have been resolved realloc disabled  (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to on November 8 and then to on November 9
  • Dolphin released version 3-3-4-1-26336 on November 10 – core updates: pathfinding support (excluding navmesh visualisation, this is pending LL’s sub-licence); RLV has been upgraded to the latest version,; area search has been reworked and improved by Techwolf Lupindo from Phoenix-Firestorm; No further support for logging into OpenSim grids (see here) – release notes
  • Kokua rolled to Beta on November 6
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2225 on November 6 – core updates: fading chat / IMs; imported and update to Hide LookAt from Firestorm; webkit plugin tweak
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to on November 10 – core updates: Improved Reload Selected Texture feature to allow sculpt objects to be redrawn on reload of their sculpt texture; changed anisotropic filtering graphics hardware settings so that restart is required between changes; further media on a prim (MOAP) backports and fixes, option remains disabled as work continues; changes to settings names for streaming parcel media to make them more meaningful; reverted experimental “UseNewTargetOmegaCode” setting to FALSE due to vehicle issues; removed “dead” grid from OpenSim grid selector & updated URIs.
    • Experimental branch rolled to also on November 10 – core updates as per main release, plus: tree rendering fix (phantom trees sometimes appearing on the horizon when hovering over a parcel with trees) and tree shadows issues (bad shadows)
    • Release notes
  • 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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