SL project updates 24/1: server updates

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Server Deployments, Week 24

As always, please refer to the server deployment thread for the latest information.

  • There was no deployment to the main (SLS) channel on Tuesday, June 13th. Nor, as the channel was updated in week #23, was there a restart.
  • On Wednesday, June 14th, the server RC channels will be updated as follows:
    • LeTigre should receive a new server maintenance package (#, comprising additional internal logging and features and improvements to region start
    • BlueSteel should receive a new server maintenance package (17# containing internal fixes
    • Magnum should receive an update to the new operating system update (#, which includes a fix for BUG-100737 “Shoutcast receivers unable to relay on RC Magnum” – see below for more.

Shoutcast Issue

The original OS deployment to the Magnum RC channel resulted in breakages to scripts used by various streaming service DJ boards (as noted in BUG-10073, above). This week’s deployment to Magnum fixes this issue, but it will require all scripts affected by the problem will require update.

The fix means the server will no longer allow newlines or other characters that don’t belong in URLs in the url parameter, but there will now be a new option HTTP_USER_AGENT that will allow a specific agent value to be added to the one generated by the server. The wiki documentation will be updated to reflect this update.

SL Viewer

There have been no updates to the LL viewers in the various pipelines. This leaves the list as:

  • Current Release version, dated May 18th, promoted May 23rd
  • Release channel cohorts:
    • Maintenance RC viewer version dated June 1st
    • Voice RC viewer, updated to version dated May 31st
    • Project AssetHttp viewer updated to version dated May 26th
  • Project viewers:
    • Project Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer, version, dated on May 11th
    • 360-degree snapshot viewer updated to version dated November 23, 2016
  • Obsolete platform viewer version dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

Windlight environmental enhancements

At the Simulator User Group meeting on Tuesday, June 13th, it was confirmed that the Lab is starting work on a set of environment enhancements, including parcel windlight support. For the  fully details, please refer to my separate article. The informal name for this work is EEP – Environment Enhancements Project (!).