Viewer release summary 2012: week 48

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: 2 December, 2012

(With a couple of extras!)

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Current version rolled to on November 26 – release notes
      • Development version rolled to on November 28
      • Mesh Deformer project viewer rolled to on December 1
  • Dolphin – two updates:
    • November 27 rolled to – core updates: primarily fixes and updates  – see the release notes
    • December 3 (included here due to updates) – rolled to – core updates: changes to graphics setting to reflect latest updates from LL reflecting the underlying changes to how graphics cards are grouped into classes; “rebake region” button moved into a menu option in Build/Pathfinding; adds fix for edge-on rotation always behaving as if “snap to grid” is enabled; columns in the Area Search floater can now be properly resized; IM tabs can now be vertically stacked in the Conversations floater – release notes
  • Firestorm rolled to a FULL release – on December 3 core updates: too many to mention; please see the release notes and my Beta release review (update to follow)
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to version on November 27 – core updates: ESC now closes the overlay floater; explanatory notes on issues with saving graphics presets; assorted fixes and updates – release notes
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to on December 1 – core updates: removal of unused crash reporter (see release notes for explanation); improved default positioning of floater panels when running Cool VL for the first time; better defaults for the camera settings; improved the media HUD, now with a volume slider; implemented click events on the status bar stats graphs; added highlighting and tool tip support for the missing llGetParcelMusicURL() LSL function, and for the new LSL constants OBJECT_PHYSICS, OBJECT_PHANTOM and OBJECT_TEMP_ON_REZ; assorted fixes, including crash issue on opening/immediately closing pathfinding tools
    • Experimental branch rolled to also on December 1 – core updates as per main release, plus: Many changes to shared media support see this message for details; fixed improper default settings for local lights and water reflections in the feature tables
    • Release notes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable and client removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory.

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