Viewer release summary 2013: week 8

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: 24 February, 2013

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • CHUI development viewer continued to be updated, reaching release on February 23rd; no changes to the project viewer
  • Dolphin updated to on February 19th – core updates: improvements to feed profile page to better facilitate the Japanese language; all “Autopilot cancelled” messages optional; sourc code up-to-date with the LL dev viewer; internal fixes for the upcoming openSUSE 12.3 release
  • Kokua updated to release 3-4-5-25935 on February 18th – core updates: updated to LL 3.4.5 code base; port of client-side AO (Teapot / Firestorm); further OS Grids added to grid selection drop-down
  • Niran’s Viewer updated to 2.0.9 on February 19th – core updates: UI changes to the inventory and build floaters; slight changes to the rendering system; implementation of OPEN-162/ARVD-49
  • Cool VL updated on the 23rd of February to:
    • Stable version:
    • Legacy version (v2.6 renderer):
    • Experimental version:
    • Release notes
  • Metabolt updated to (Beta) – February 23rd – core updates: interest list fix for nearby objects – release notes
  • Radegast updated to 2.8 on February 22nd – core updates: interest list fix for nearby objects; server-side baking support (see my quick test); a range of new features and improvements; bux fixes – release notes

Discontinued Viewers

  • Phoenix officially reached end-of-line for SL on December 31st – read more here
  • Zen viewer was withdrawn from the SL TPV directory and all repositories shutdown on January 27th, 2013.

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