Prim Perfect asks what makes a strong SL community, and wants to hear from you

We talk a lot about community in Second Life. It’s a concept that touches on many areas, be it the locations and people where we opt to establish a virtual home, the role-play or other groups where we spend much of our in-world time and a part of what keeps us logging-in.

Community touches on many different aspects of discussion about SL, from how the platform is promoted to the world at large, through new user sign-ups  and user retention through to possible directions the platform and Linden Lab should take to achieve and maintain real growth for SL.

Now Prim Perfect wants to hear from you about the topic and concept of community in Second Life, with a view to exploring feedback as a part of the Prim Perfect interactive installation at the SL11B Community Celebration.

The Prim Perfect pavilion under construction at SL11BCC
The Prim Perfect pavilion under construction at SL11BCC

Whether you have views on how SL should be advertised or on matters of user retention, the training which might be given to new users – or both of these together, Prim Perfect would like to hear from you.

Most of all, they’d like to  explore what “community” means to you: what is important about SL? What keeps you logging-in? What type of community would you like to live in? What do think a community in Second Life needs to remain vibrant?

If you’d like you views to for a part of the installation, please complete the form below, reproduced here on behalf of Prim Perfect (note you are not limited to the size of the text boxes when responding to the questions).


Viewer release summaries 2014: week 23

Updates for the week ending: Sunday June 8th, 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: no change from version
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • SL MemShine RC version released on June 3 – combines the MemPlugs RC (fixes to address memory leaks in the viewer) and the Sunshine / AIS v3 RC viewer (stability and performance improvements for SSA) (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated to version on June 9th – core updates: please refer to the release notes (included here as the update had been published at the time of going to press)


  • Cool VL viewer updated on June 7th – Stable release to version and Legacy version – core updates: please refer to the release notes

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links