Viewer release summaries 2014: week 19

Updates for the week ending: Sunday May 11th, 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. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information

Official LL Viewers

  • Current viewer release: update to version (formerly the Interest list RC – improvements to how the viewer and server work together to know what scene objects to draw) on May 6th (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):
  • Project viewers:
    • No Updates

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Catznip updated to version R9 on May 9th – core updates: CHUI integration, materials processing support, initial overhaul of Preferences floater; improved camera / movement floaters; profile display updates;  bug fixes;  and more  (release notes) – review here
  • Firestorm updated to version on May 11th – core updates: Vivox 4.6.x; FmodEx updates & fixes; Fitted Mesh fixes; Mac Cocoa fixes; OpenSim updates; building & scripting updates; communications updates and fixes; bug fixes; and more   (release notes) – review here


  • Cool VL viewer updated on May 10th, as follows: Stable: version; Legacy: version – core updates: please refer to the release notes (downloads)

Mobile / Other Clients

  • Lumiya updated to version 2.6.0 on May 9th – core updates: Fitted Mesh support; Request Teleport; Support for selecting avatars in 3D by touch; significant 3D performance improvements; reduced memory footprint; improved bandwidth usage  (release notes) – review here

Additional TPV Resources

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