Viewer release summaries 2014: week 17

Updates for the week ending: April 27th, 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 Current Viewer Releases 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

  • The current viewer updated to version (formerly the VoiceMO RC) on April 21st – core updates: Vivox 4.6.x libraries for improved stability & to address Mac Mavericks issues; fixes for accurately detecting Merchant status & improving Merchant Outbox error recovery. (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):
    • SL Share 2 RC viewer version released on April 25th –  core updates: abilities to upload Tweets and snapshots to Twitter and / or snapshots to Flickr (download and release notes)
    • Sunshine / AIS v3 RC updated to version on April 24th – core updates: stability and performance improvements for SSA (download and release notes)
    • Maintenance RC viewer updated to version on April 23rd – core updates: 54 MAINT fixes, including Mac updates, UI fixes, GPU table updates, crash fixes & performance improvements (download and release notes)
    • Interest List RC updated to version on April 23rd – core updates: improvements to how the viewer and server work together to know what scene objects to draw (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • SL Share 2 project viewer removed due to the release of RC version.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated to version on  April 21st – core updates: “Godray” sun ray effect (preliminary – via Tofu Buzzard); BlurLight shader (via Tofu Buzzard); other minor updates (release notes)
  • UKanDo updated to version on April 22nd – core updates: Preferences updates; revised camera floater; addition of Firestorm pose stand (release notes)


  • Cool VL viewer updated on April 26th, as follows: Stable: version; Experimental: version:; Legacy: version – core updates: please refer to the release notes (downloads; release notes)

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

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