SL project updates 2017 9/1: sever, viewer

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Server Deployments

As always, for the latest updates, please refer to the server release thread.

  • The Main (SLS) channel remains on the same release, 17#, with no restart on Tuesday, February 28th.
  • One Wednesday, March 1st, the three RC channel all should receive the same new server maintenance package. This includes:
    • Further improvements to off-line IM delivery when you log in.
    • Objects that are unable to enter a parcel now generate useful error messages.
    • IM to Email will no longer turn itself off.
    • Improved internal logging
    • Internal server changes

Snapshots to E-mail Issue

As noted in my week #8 project update reports, the RC release introduced in week #8 increased privacy protection on e-mails – which is a good thing. However, in the process, it broke the ability to send snapshots to e-mail. Essentially, snapshots to e-mail have been handled a certain way between the viewer and the server, involving a viewer-side check.

With the changes made in the RC release of week #8, this validation check now fails for all viewers (see BUG-41443), and will continue to do so until a viewer-side update is issued by the Lab and adopted by all current viewers.

The current workaround for the issue – which again, only affects trying to send snapshots to e-mail from regions on an RC channel is to open the snapshot floater and select Send to e-mail while on a Main (SLS) channel then teleport to the RC region where you want to take the photo. Snapshots to e-mail will then work until you log out.

SL Viewer

No updates to start the week, leaving the various pipelines as:

  • Current Release version:, dated January 25, promoted February 3 – formerly the Maintenance RC viewer.
  • RC viewers:
    • Maintenance RC viewer version dated February 14th – a range of improvements and features – overview here (initial release version number)
    • Love Me Render RC viewer version Version, dated February 9th – rendering pipeline fixes and improvements
  • Project viewers:
    • Project Alex Ivy (LXIV), 64-bit project viewer version for Windows and Mac, dated January 10th
    • 360-degree snapshot viewer, version, dated November 23, 2016 – ability to take 360-degree panoramic images – hands-on review.
  • Obsolete platform viewer version dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.