As always, please refer to the server deployment thread for the latest updates and news.
- On Tuesday October 7th, the Main (SLS) channel was updated with the server maintenance package deployed to the three primary RC channels in week 40, which fixes a bug related to viewing parcel details in gaming regions
- There are no planned deployments / restarts scheduled for the three primary RC channels of BlueSteel, Magum and LeTigre
- On Wednesday October 8th, the Snack RC, which is currently being used with the CDN project, should receive the same server maintenance package deployed the Main (SLS) channel.
On Monday October 6th, the new log-in screen viewer was promoted to the de facto release viewer, version 220.127.116.114959. This viewer offers a revised log-in / splash screen for both new and returning users, based on feedback gathered during A/B testing (release notes).
There is still no list of all the regions now running on the Snack RC and using the CDN for mesh and texture data retrieval, although Bay City – Sconset is one to add to any unofficial lists out there. It also appears that a number of Blake Sea regions may have been added to Snack, and are being blamed for region crossing issues.
The CDN service itself shouldn’t result in any worsening of region crossing issues, but Simon indicated that in moving regions onto the Snack Rc, the Lab, “inadvertently overloaded the servers on the Snack channel…. In this case, we picked a bunch of popular areas and put them all on the same machine, which was bad” (this overloading also might be related to BUG-7444 – note the comment from Maestro Linden). “We did get some very good info on how things get overloaded, however,” Simon added. “…And possible future work to keep us busy.”
In the meantime, it is still not clear when a wider deployment of CDN support might take place. However, there do not appear to be any major blockers to a possible wider deployment to one (or more) of the primary RCs. It will be interesting to see if anything is announced for week 42 (week commencing Monday October 13th).