Viewer release summary 2013 week 35

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
  • 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: September 1st, 2013

Official LL Viewers

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-Style

  • CtrlAltStudio issued an Alpha version with initial Oculus Rift support, with version 1.1.0.34244 appearing on August 25th and 1.1.0.34256 on Sept 1st – core updates: “forward” is now the direction the headset is facing; ability to enter “Riftlook” without a headset connected; lighting rendering fix; ability to turn while seated (download & release notes)
  • Kokua updated on August 28th to version 3.6.4.29422 – core updates: parity with LL 3.6.4 code base; confirmation of Linux Squeeze / Wheezy build issue (with LL viewer as well – see: OPEN-186); ability to copy size, offset and rotation between texture maps; assorted tweaks  (release notes)
  • Restrained Love Viewer updated on August 25th to version 2.8.5.5 (all versions) – core update: on-the-fly “z-offset” height adjustment fix; Linux and Mac version also updated to 2.8.5.5 (release notes)

V1-Style

  • Cool VL updated on August 31st to:
  • Singularity updated on August 29th to version 1.8.2.4929  – core updates: translation updates; Export permissions adjusted for OpenSim; Show Profile button added on teleport and inventory offer notifications; animation uploads save the values for ease-in/out parameters for future uploads; Imported changes from Linden viewer to introduce consistent ground texture generation and fix crashes in mesh upload; + more  (release notes)

Other Clients

  • Group Tools Installer updated to version 2.2.21.0, September 1st (no release notes supplied)
  • Lumiya updated to 2.5.3 on August 27th – core updates: advanced rendering; limited windlight (clouds, stars, time of day), anti-aliasing; ability to buy goods in 3D world view; improved small item selection capability; Adreno GPU fixes (2.5.0 release notes – core updates) – Google Play , Android Pit
  • Mobile Grid Client updated to version 1.21.1194 on August 26th – core updates:IM auto answer functionality if app is in background or screen is off (enabled via settings); small bug fixes and improvements (release notes)

Additional TPV Resources

Depreciated / Discontinued Viewers

  • Niran’s Viewer – discontinued as of version 2.2.0.2701 & superceded by Black Dragon
  • SLiteChat removed from listing; no updates since 2011, removed from TPV Directory & no response from developer
  • SL Second Life Beta viewer – depreciated as of version 3.6.2.278491, July 15, 2103
  • SL Development viewer – depreciated as of version 3.5.2.274629 April 24, 2013
  • Zen Viewer – discontinued by developer and no longer available, January 27th, 2013
  • Phoenix viewer – development and support ended on December 31st, 2012

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