Viewer release summary 2013: week 38

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 22nd, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release channel updated on September 19th to version, formerly the Materials RC viewer (download page, release notes)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Maintenance RC updated on September 24th to version (download and release notes) – support for new particle capabilities; automatic avatar render limit and feedback system
    • Snowstorm Contributions RC updated on September 20th to version (download and release notes) – request teleport feature
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated on September 18th to Alpha 2.3.2 – core updates: merge to SL 3.6.6 code base; addition of Tofu Buzzard’s Screen Space Reflections; tone mapping tweaks (release notes)
  • Exodus updated on September 21st to version (Windows & Linux only) – core updates: merge to SL 3.6.6 code base; materials processing; FMODex updates; Options to enable / disable “you” chat in CHUI; assorted bug fixes (release notes)
  • Kokua updated on September 19th to version – core updates: merge with SL 3.6.6. code base; OpenSim 4096 region TP but fix; stream enhancements, incl ability to copy stream URL to clipboard; ability to zoom-in on an object via context menu; assorted updates (release notes)


  • Cool VL updated on September 21st to:

Additional TPV Resources

Discontinued Viewers

  • Niran’s Viewer – discontinued as of version & superceded by Black Dragon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 – deprecated as of version, July 15, 2103
  • SL Development viewer – deprecated as of version 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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