Viewer release summaries 2013: week 47

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 Current Viewer Releases page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy (and of which I am aware), including
  • By its nature, this summary will always be a week in arrears
  • The Current Viewer Releases 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 Current Viewer Releases 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 24th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version updated on November 21st to version (dated November 15th) – formerly the GPU table updates RC (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):
    • No updates
  • Project viewers:
    • Fitted Mesh viewer released on November 20th – This viewer adds new “collision bones” to the standard avatar skeleton. Properly rigging mesh objects to those bones will cause the garment to adapt to changes in the avatar shape made using the avatar editor sliders and avatar physics (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated on November 18th to version 2.3.8 (Maintenance #3) – core updates: UI updates; RLVa update; rendering fixes (release notes)
  • CtrlAltStudio Experimental version updated on November 18th to version – core updates: variable-speed walk / fly; Kinect gesture support for avatar movement (release notes)
  • Kokua updated on November 18th to version  – core updates: parity with SL 3.6.9 / 3.6.10 code base; significant rewrite to area search with context menu active; link to grid support groups (if available in settings file) added to Help > About Kokua  (release notes)


  • Cool VL Experimental version updated November 23rd to version and again on November 25th to version – core updates: implemented “project interesting” updates; fixed 2 bugs within the release that prevented cache files to be written to the disk (losing the benefit of caching on return to visited regions) and which prevented object flags (touch, pay, modify, etc) to be propagated from the cache to the rezzed objects on cache updates (making it impossible to touch, pay, edit, etc random objects in the avatar’s field of view) – release notes

Text Clients

  • Group Tools updated on November 23rd to version

Additional TPV Resources

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