On Tuesday, November 17th, Nicky Perian announced the release of Kokua 126.96.36.199336, which brings the popular SL and OpenSim viewer to parity with both recent Linden Lab code releases and with Marine Kelley’s RLV, while including some additional tweaks from the Kokua team.
The release was preceded by a test release version focused on integrating the most recent updates for RLV in order to ensure there were no unpredictable outcomes from multiple merges, etc. A request was put to Kokua users to assist in testing that pre-release, which saw around 600 people respond and download the viewer. Their feedback formed the basis for additional refinements to the code leading up to this release, with Nicky passing on his personal thanks to all of those who participated.
The Lab code releases in the Kokua 3.8.6 comprise:
- Release 188.8.131.525531, dated October 13th – an Maintenance release comprising 90+ fixes, updates and feature requests from the Lab (release notes)
- Release 184.108.40.2065981, dated October 26th – the notifications viewer, incorporating the new notifications floater (release notes).
The notifications update presents a new floater for managing all your incoming notifications and notices, the result of a feature request to the Lab from Aki Shichiroji. This sees incoming notifications split between four tabs: System, Transactions, Invitations and Group, with each tab displaying the total number of notices stored within it.
Clicking on an individual notice, or the down arrow to the right of a notification will open the details within the preview panel. Individual notices can also be closed by clicking the X to the right of them. The two buttons at the foot of the floater will either collapse all “open” notifications within the current tab, or deleted them all from the tab.
The RLV updates bring Kokua fully up to par with RLV 2.9.15, including the hotfix release of 220.127.116.11 on November 9th intended to correct BUG-10601.
The Kokua team contributions for this release comprise:
- Uploading a Blender generated dae, and NOT retaining material group order (see Bug 10326)
- OpenSim update – Set Lag Meter Server section to operate at 11 fps.
There are a number of known issues with this release – please refer to the Kokua 3.8.6 release notes for details.
I confess to (once again) not having have that much time to drive this release due to having a busy schedule at the moment. However, when I was able to run it however (sans RLV active), I encountered no significant issues. My apologies (also again) to Nicky for not having spent more time using the release ahead of this summary review.