Viewer release summary 2013: week 43

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: October 27th, 2013 (with extras)

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release updated on October 23rd to version: (formerly the”ShareStorm” RC viewer combining SLShare functionality with request teleport feature, et al) – release notes
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Removal of Google Breakpad RC
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated on October 28th to version 2.3.4 Alpha – core updates: prim alignment tool; ability to derender objects and avatars, fullbrights; SLShare (release notes)
  • CtrlAltStudio Experimental updated on October 23rd to version (Occulus Rift): (Alpha 4) – core updates: initial pass at implementing UI elements in “Riftlook”, updated set-up options for Oculus Rift (Preferences > Graphics > Display Output (release notes)
  • Kokua updated on October 22nd to version – core updates: code base to SL viewer 3.6.8 (incl AMD / ATi Catalyst drivers hot fix), legacy search with shortcut Ctrl-Alt-F & access via menus; initial Area Search with shortcut Alt-A; UI enhancements (change log)
  • UKanDo updated on October 21st to version – core updates: addition of Quick Tools and Area Search; context menu updates; improved UI; RLV updated to latest version (release notes).


  • Cool VL updated on October 26th to:
    • Stable version:
    • Experimental version:
    • Release notes (both) core updates: provisional support for the new Export permission flag in OpenSim, Improved inventory item permissions floater; Kitely added to OpenSim grid list; code backports, improvements and optimisations

Additional TPV Resources

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