As always, please refer to the server update thread for the latest information.
On Tuesday, February 7th, the Main (SLS) channel received the same server maintenance package a deployed to the three RC channel in week #5. This includes a follow-up to fix BUG-3286 “Can’t move object” fail notifications, which was partially fixed in an earlier deployment. This release should also see some improvement in off-line IM and group notice delivery.
There is no planned deployment to the three RC channels for the week.
The release viewer updated to version 188.8.131.523027 on February 3rd. This was formerly the Maintenance RC update with some 42 fixes and improvements.
Outside of these changes, the remaining viewers in the various official pipelines are:
- Project viewers:
- Project Alex Ivy (LXIV), 64-bit project viewer, version 184.108.40.2061863 for Windows and Mac, dated January 10th
- 360-degree snapshot viewer, version 220.127.116.111712, dated November 23, 2016 – ability to take 360-degree panoramic images – hands-on review – still pending completion of work on the 64-bit viewer, and no updates expected in the immediate future
- Obsolete platform viewer, version 18.104.22.1680847, dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.
Simulator User Group and Content Creation User Group Meetings
Due to scheduling conflicts with internal meetings at linden Lab, there was no Simulator User Group meeting on Tuesday, February 7th, and there will be no Content Creation User Group meeting on Thursday, February 9th. The dates for the next of these meetings are:
- Simulator User Group: Tuesday, February 14th, 12:00 noon SLT
- Content Creation User Group: Thursday, February 16th, 13:00 SLT
Nvidia Driver 378.49 + 64-bit Viewer Bug
As I reported in week #4, many people on 64-bit viewers are seeing their Second Life world view turn decidedly blue. The issue is only encountered when Advanced Lighting Model (ALM) is disabled in a 64-bit viewer, although it can have odd behaviour (e.g. get it on one viewer, then launch another 64-bit viewer and it many not occur with that viewer).
The cause of the issue appears to lie with the Nvidia 378.49 driver, released on January 24th. A Hotfix for the driver was released on January 31st (378.57), but this does not fix the SL “blue world” issue.