2016 SL project updates 40 (1): server, viewer

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As always, please refer to the server deployment thread for updates or changes.

  • Tuesday, October 4th saw the Main (SLS) channel updated with the server maintenance package previously  deployed to the three RC channels, which includes a fix for BUG-40565, introduced as a result of the deployment of the week #38 server maintenance package.
  • There is no planned deployment / restart for the three RC channels, although there should be a new RC package available for week #41 (commencing Monday, October 10th).

SL Viewer

The Maintenance RC viewer was rapidly updated on Tuesday, October 4th, after only having been released on September 28th. Version see the addition of a Project Espeon fix (“Experience permission dialogue should include “Sit your avatar””), suggesting this project is making progress.  Overall, this viewer includes over 70 crashes and bug fixes and improvements – refer to the release notes for the full list.

Excluding this update, the remainder of the current crop of official viewers remains unchanged:

  • Current Release version: (dated September 9), promoted September 15 – formerly the Visual Outfit Browser RC viewer
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Project Bento (avatar skeleton extensions), version, dated September 22nd
    • VLC Media Plug-in Viewer RC, version, dated September 20th – replaces QuickTime in the Windows viewer with a media plug-in based on LibVLC
  • Obsolete platform viewer version, dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.