Viewer release summaries 2014: week 31

Updates for the week ending: Sunday August 3rd, 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 Release: no change to version
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Zipper Viewer RC viewer version released on July 30 – faster viewer installation (download and release notes) (note it is likely that this viewer is liable to be removed from the channel shortly, due to older operating systems not supporting the archive format used to zip the viewer skins for faster installation Removed from the channel on August 6th)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Dolphin viewer released a beta version on August 1st – core updates: mostly under-the-hood changes – download and  release notes


  • Cool VL viewer updated on August 1st – 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

4 thoughts on “Viewer release summaries 2014: week 31

    1. Yup. My Current Viewer Releases page was updated to reflect that when the 3.7.13-based Group Ban viewer was promoted. As such, it’ll be in the release summaries report for this week, which will appear on Monday August 11th, remembering that these weekly summaries are, by their nature, a week in appears.


      1. Just a thought, but have you considered doing the weekly release summary on a Friday or Saturday? For quite a while now, Linden Lab has been releasing on a Monday or Tuesday, and even though you mention how it is the nature of the article to be in arrears, it still frequently feels odd to be reading an article about releases when quite frequently a new LL release comes out the very same day either shortly before or after it is published and there is no mention of it. LL never releases on the weekend of course, and Friday releases are very rare. If the summary was published on a Friday or Saturday, readers would enjoy a more natural flow of information about what was released in just the few days before the article was published and it won’t feel like something is really missing when the Lab releases something new on the coming Monday or Tuesday. And then later in the week on a Friday or Saturday, the readers will enjoy information about what was just recently released earlier in the week.


        1. I also push out updates on viewer releases throughout the week as a part of my project updates arising from the various LL UG meetings, so the notification on newer releases is there. Really, any round-up is going to be somewhat stale whenever it is pushed out, hence why I point people towards the current viewer Releases page, which I try to update as releases are made (although sometimes I don’t get to hear about a TPV release directly or personal schedule means I’m running slightly behind on updates there).


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