Viewer release summaries 2014: week 7

Updates for the week ending: February 16th, 2014

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.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: updated to 3.7.0.286015 on February 10th (Fitted Mesh viewer), then to version 3.7.1.286557 (Facebook hotfix)  on February 14th (release notes)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • HTTP RC updated on February 13th to version 3.7.1.286567 – core updates: DNS look ups changed; improvements to mesh uploads / downloads (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • Sunshine / AIS v3 project viewer updated to version 3.7.1.286565 on February 13th – core updates: removal of old viewer-side baking code, stability and performance improvements (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.3.9.4 on February 16th – core updates: merge with LL HTTP updates, rendering improvements, UI updates (release notes)
  • CtrlAltStudio Alpha version for Oculus Rift  updated to 1.1.8.34412 Alpha 8 on February 10th – core updates: et display output to 120Hz for stereoscopic 3D; slider to control speed at which turning head in Riftlook turns avatar; variable avatar walk / fly speed for SpaceNavigator (release notes)
  • UKanDo updated to version 3.7.0.27930 on February 14th – core updates: merge with LL 3.7.0 code base; merge with RLV 2.8.5.9; Options added for MUpose and OOC Brackets (also working with RLV disabled) (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL Stable version updated to 1.26.10.11; Experimental version to 1.26.11.11 and Legacy version to 1.26.8.48 all on February 15th – core updates: Fitted Mesh support; backport of LL’s “Show on Map” feature in the inventory context menu for landmarks; backport of merchant outbox fixes; fixes and a speed optimization to render debug features from Singularity; FmodEx updates; code clean-up (all); fix to a materials rendering glitch from Singularity (1.26.10.11 / 1.26.11.11), crash bug fixes to the new object caching code from LL’s viewer-interesting (1.26.11.11) – release notes

Mobile / Other Clients

  • Mobile Grid Client updated to version 1.21.1207 and then to 1.21.1212 (February 16th) – core updates: connectivity issue fix for new (Z10) BlackBerry devices; fix for crash when using a mouse

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links