Viewer release summary 2012: week 46

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: 18 November, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to on November 14 and then to on November 18 (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to on November 15
  • Dolphin rolled to on November 18 – core updates: Group Services code updates for editing / managing large SL groups; items from multiple creators now show “multiple” rather than “unknown” when viewed in inventory (properties); new in-world maturity functionality (dialogue warning on trying to enter a region with a higher rating than your current setting &uption for setting to be updated); code base now up to LL’s latest viewer-dev and Marine Kelley’s RLV (;  – release notes
  • Firestorm released Beta on November 15 specifically aimed at Firestorm users who need to edit and manage large SL groups – release notes
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to version on November 12 – core updates: Group Services code updates for editing / managing large SL groups; UI fixes and tweaks – release notes
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to on November 17 – core updates: bug fixes, backport (and update to) V3 font rendering; improved the logic for the font size and the anisotropic settings; minor speed optimization to the world map backported from Singularity
    • Experimental branch rolled to also on November 17 – core updates as per main release, plus:improved logic for the font size and the anisotropic settings has also been extended to the anti-aliasing setting; bugfix to the render pipeline backported from viewer-development v3.4
    • Release notes
  • The Group Tools Installer moved to version on November 18 – no release notes available
  • 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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5 thoughts on “Viewer release summary 2012: week 46

    1. I tend to focus on what are regarded as “releases” for the TPVs; if I tried to cover “nightlies” for those that produce them (and Exodus isn’t alone), then I’d probably be repeatedly updating the main main page to the point where I’d go bonkers :).

      As it is, where devs have indicated they’re OK with their “nightly” builds reaching a larger audience, I’ve included a link to their respective build repositories in their viewer / client entries in the main listing page.


  1. I think a mention for the Firestorm Public beta “large groups” viewer would have been in order Inara. Perhaps its release was too late and you had “gone to press”!


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