Ebbe Altberg: a Designing Worlds special

A reminder that on Monday October 6th, 2014, Designing Worlds will be broadcasting a special edition to mark their 250th show under both their current title, and their previous name of Meta Makeover. To mark the event, the show’s hosts, Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin, will be interviewing none other than Linden Lab’s CEO, Ebbe Altberg, more familiarly known in-world as Ebbe Linden.

Running to almost 100 minutes, the show covers a range of subjects including upcoming improvements to Second Life, the new user experience, Ebbe’s experiences since joining the Lab, the importance of community, IP protection, the man himself, and, of course, the Lab’s next generation virtual worlds platform. So it is not something to be missed, as the teaser to the programme demonstrates.

The show will be available via the Designing Worlds channel on SL Artist, Treet TV, and Aview TV from 14:00 SLT.

For those who can make it, there will be a screening at the Designing Worlds studio at the same time.

I’ll have a full transcript of the core interview available through these pages following the broadcast for those who would prefer to read what was said.

Viewer release summaries: week 40

Updates for the week ending: Sunday October 5th, 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 version (no change)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • New Log-in Screen RC viewer updated to on October 3rd – simple and clean login screen for new users, and a corresponding update for returning users. (download and release notes)
    • Maintenance RC viewer version released on October 2 – a large number of maintenance fixes covering inventory, voice, privacy, rendering, sounds, texture animation and more (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No Updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.40.1 Beta on October 2nd – core updates: fixes, revisions, and tweaks resulting from initial 2.4 feedback, including revised world map (change log)


  • Cool Viewer Stable Branch updated to version and Cool Viewer Legacy Branch updated to version, both on October 4th – core updates: please refer to the release notes.

Mobile / Other Clients

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links