In short, there are no deployments scheduled for this week. The Main (SLS) channel will remain on release 17#17.01.27.323172.
While there had been an RC release planned, it apparently didn’t clear QA in time, so all three RC channels will remain on 17#17.01.27.323172 as well. However, all three channels will be restarted on Wednesday, February 15th, in keeping with the Lab’s policy or restarting channels every two weeks, whether or not there is an associated deployment.
The Maintenance RC viewer updated to version 188.8.131.523567 on Tuesday, February 14th. As reviewed in this blog, this viewer includes a number of updates and new features, including the ability to select your own preferred folders for uploading image, animations, sounds and mesh models.
Outside of this update, the viewer pipelines remain as per the end of week #6:
- Current Release version: 184.108.40.2063027, dated January 25, promoted February 3 – formerly the Maintenance RC viewer.
- RC viewers:
- Love Me Render RC viewer version Version 220.127.116.113361, dated February 9th – rendering pipeline fixes and improvements
- Project viewers:
- 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.
Nvidia Driver 64-bit Viewer “Blue World” Bug
As I reported in week #4, Nvidia’s release of their 378.49 driver on January 24th resulted in many 64-bit viewer users (TPVs and the Lab’s own Alex Ivy 64-bit project viewer) seeing their Second Life world view turn decidedly blue when running with Advanced Lighting Model (ALM) disabled.
On February 14th, Nvidia release the 378.66 driver package, and this reportedly fixes the SL issues.