Viewer release summaries 2013: week 44

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: November 3rd, 2013

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):
    • GPU Table Update RC released on October 28 (download and release notes) – GPU table updates only, no functional changes
    • Maintenance RC updated on October 30 to (download and release notes) – finer access control for estate/parcel owners; CHUI: toggle expanding Conversations by clicking on icon; GPU table update + more
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated on November 1st to version 2.3.6 Alpha (Maintenance) – core updates: numerous tweaks to the UI (panel layouts, etc.), MU, OOC chat options added; SLurl-style names gain further options (mute / offer teleport / pay, etc.) (release notes)
  • Firestorm updated to version – October 30 – core updates: parity with LL 3.6.7 code, materials processing, conversations histories, movelock, export to Collada, back-up to .OXP, particles support, reject teleport, mesh requests (MeshMaxConcurrentRequests) capped, 64-bit Windows support + more (release notes)


  • Cool VL updated on November 2nd to:
    • Stable version:
    • Experimental version:
    • Release notes (both) core updates: addition of .OBJ and .DAE exporters from Singularity; FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.24; fix for InWorldz log-in crash bug; assorted code updates, removal of dead code and minor fixes + optimisations

Additional TPV Resources

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