Second Life project updates 34/1: server and viewer updates

Baby's Ear; Inara Pey, July 2015, on FlickrBaby’s Ear, July 2015 (Flickr) – blog post

Server Deployments

As usual, updates and feedback may be available through the forum deployment thread.

There was no main channel roll on Tuesday, August 18th. The LeTigre and Magnum release candidate channel will also remain as they are for week #34.

The BlueSteel release channel received a new server maintenance package on Wednesday, August 19th, which includes internal improvements for inventory performance.

Commenting on the changes rolling to BlueSteel, at the simulator User Group meeting on Tuesday, August 18th, Simon Linden said:

If you notice anything on the Bluesteel RC channel after the roll, please file a jira on it with all the info you can about time and place and what happened … these changes aren’t about per[mission]s, I believe, but items and folders getting mixed up … Someone dug deep into the inventory system and identified some problems and tried to fix them.

The mention of permissions in his description of the update was the result of a question on whether the update would correct “perms bypassing”,  which he addressed directly:

I know there’s been some talk about permission issues but from what we can tell, there are no _new_ permission problems. The best advice I can give is that you have to be extra careful about changing permissions in inventory (or in an object inventory) and then transferring it before it gets rezzed. And what I mean by “be extra careful” is, “don’t do that.” 

There is a possible conflict if you change permissions while in inventory, and then pass it (without rezzing) to someone else.  In that case, the “next owner” permissions can conflict with what you tried to set, so the result may not be what you expect. That’s been around forever and is often the reason people end up making copyable objects that they want “no-copy”.

 SL Viewer Updates

On Tuesday, August 18th, the Lab promoted the summer Maintenance RC viewer, version as the de facto release viewer. This viewer includes over 50 maintenance fixes and update – please refer to the release notes for details.

The anticipated arrival of the Avatar Complexity / Graphics Presets project viewer in week #33 failed to occur, so perhaps it will arrive later in week #34.