Viewer release summary 2013: week 39

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 29th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Mac OS X 10.6 current release reverted to (August 20) (download & release notes) – Users running Mac OS X 10.6 have been restricted to this version because the Cocoa upgrade has caused a number of regressions on those systems
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Ctrl-Alt-Studio release version (stereoscopic 3D) updated on September 27th to version – core updates: added Ctrl-Alt-3 keyboard shortcut that toggles stereoscopic 3D on/off; work-around to get stereoscopic 3D working with AMD Radeon on Windows; bug fixes (release notes)


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  • Niran’s Viewer – discontinued as of version & superceded by Black Dragon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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