Sounds of the Sixties in Second Life

Sounds of the 60sWe occasionally like to mix things up at Caitinara Bar, Holly Kai Park, with special themed evenings where we invite our guests to have fun with a little dress-up as a part of our midweek Music With Anthony series.

On Wednesday, July 13th, we’ll be doing so again, with Sounds of the Sixties. For two hours from 4:00pm through 6;00pm SLT, Anthony Westburn  spinning out 2 hours of great music from the decade which gave us so much, musically – and we warmly invite you to join us, and dress for the period!

That’s the era when Motown was born, when the Merseybeat burst forth and when the British Invasion of American pop culture took place with groups like the The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Animals, Manfred Mann, together with solo artists like Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield, leading the way.

They were the years when popular music really went pop, when the likes of Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel and the Beach Boys all became musical legends; the decade which, in its later years gave birth to prog rock (and even acid rock, as the Grateful Dead had their beginning then, as The Warlocks!) – and which of course gave us Woodstock and flower power!

So why not delve into your wardrobe and find your most suitably 60s outfit – with or without flowers in your hair – and hop along to join us at Caitinara Bar from 16:00 through 18:00 SLT to celebrate the music of this most iconic decade of the 1960s? We look forward to seeing you there!

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SL Project updates 16 28/1: Server, viewer

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Server Deployment

There was no deployment to the Main (SLS) channel on Tuesday, July 12th.

Wednesday July 13th saw a new server maintenance package deployed to all three RC channels comprising “minor internal changes”. One of these sees worn scripts capped at a count of 2500. Attempts to add attachments which take an avatar over this limit should result in the attachments failing to wear.

SL Viewer

The Maintenance RC viewer updated to version 4.0.7.317394 on Friday July 8th, following a merge with the current release viewer code.

The Oculus Rift project viewer was withdrawn on July 6th, and development work with the headset has been suspended for Second Life – see my update from last week for more.

This leaves the rest of the current official viewer as follows:

  • Current Release version: 4.0.6.315555 (dated May 23), promoted July 5 – formerly the Inventory Message RC viewer download page, release notes
  • Project viewers:
    • Visual Outfit Browser viewer, version 4.0.6.316422, dated July 1st – ability to preview images of outfits in the Appearance floater
    • Project Bento (avatar skeleton extensions), version 5.0.0.317134, dated June 30th
    • Project VLC Media Plugin Viewer, version 4.0.6.316258, dated June 15th – replaces the QuickTime media plugin for the Windows viewer with one based on LibVLC
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version 3.7.28.300847 dated May 8th, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.