Viewer release summaries: week 50

Updates for the week ending: Sunday December 14th, 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 notes
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Maintenance viewer RC updated to version on December 10 – core updates: a broad range of fixes for for voice, rendering, avatar distortion, inventory, sounds, the viewer UI, and more, plus a series of fixes for avatar attachments (download and release notes)
    • HTTP Pipelining RC viewer updated to version on December 10 – core updates: reduced pipelined texture and mesh fetching timeout so that stalled connections fail quickly allowing earlier retry. Timeout value changed from 150 seconds to 60 seconds (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • CtrlAltStudio Oculus Alpha updated to version on December 12th – core updates: a new Mac build and parity with the Oculus Rift SDK 0.4.4 (release notes)
  • Firestorm updated to version on December 10th with a hotfix release ( on December 11th – core updates: many new features and updates, fixes and improvements (change log).


  • Cool VL Viewer stable branch updated to version and Cool VL viewer legacy branch updated to version, both on December 13th (release notes).

Mobile / Other Clients

  • LightSight updated to version on December 13 – core updates: unknown, no details given.

Additional TPV Resources

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