2017 Viewer release summaries week 37

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Updates for the week ending Sunday, September 17th

This summary is published every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version 5.0.7.328060, dated August 9th, promoted August 23rd – No change
  • Release channel cohorts (notes on manually installing RC viewer versions):
    • Wolfpack RC viewer updated to version 5.0.8.328990, September 12th – this viewer is functionally identical to the release viewer, but including additional back-end logging “to help catch some squirrelly issues.”
    • Maintenance RC viewer, version 5.0.8.328951, released on September 11th.
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V5-style

V1-style

  • No updates.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

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A Spoonful of Sugar helps Médecins Sans Frontières in Second Life

Spoonful of Sugar information area

The third Spoonful of Sugar festival, opened its doors on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 and will run through until Sunday October 1st, bringing together fashion, home and garden and breedable designers and creators together with DJs and live performers to help raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Also known as Doctors Without Borders, MSF was founded in Paris, France in 1971 as a non-profit, self-governed medical humanitarian organisation delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare around the globe, based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. Since that time, MSF has grown to a movement of 24 associations, bound together as MSF International, based in Switzerland. Thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff – most of whom are hired locally – work on programmes in some 70 countries worldwide. See the video at the end of this article for more on MSF.

Established by Ever Courtois and Angelique Wickentower, Spoonful of Sugar (SOS) aims to raise money for MSF as a part of the organisation’s Vital Pact Campaign.  Highlights of the autumn 2017 event include:

  • Four SOS Shopping regions featuring more than 150 stores selling clothes, hair, jewellery and home and garden items.
  • A gacha orchard.
  • An events area.
  • Auctions and raffles.
  • The SOS Home Giveaway Raffle – the chance to win a fully furnished home in the SOS silent auction.
Spoonful of Sugar: the Home Giveaway raffle prize

A full shopper’s guide is available, and participating creators have items on sale via special SOS vendors, with between 50% and 100% of proceeds of sales being donated to SOS. The entertainment guide provides details of who is providing the music and when, at the entertainment barn on the main Spoonful of Sugar region.

The Home Giveaway raffle features the grand prize of an Imbrie Farmhouse and Gazebo by *Funky*Junk* and furnished by the Spoonful of Sugar sponsors. Tickets are L$100, and details of all raffle prizes can be found here. The house can be seen a short distance away from the Spoonful of Sugar information point.

SLurl Details

All regions are rated Moderate.