SL project updates 39/1: server, viewer

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Server Deployments for Week #39

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

  • On Tuesday, September 26th the Main (SLS) received the server maintenance package previously deployed to the BlueSteel and LeTigre channels. 17# comprises improvements to address some problems that could degrade simulator performance in rare cases.
  • On Wednesday, September 27th, the RC channels should be updated as follows:
  • BlueSteel and leTigre were still “TBD” at the time of writing.
  • Magnum should receive a new server maintenance package, 17#, containing improvements to e-mail verification logic (IM to e-mail) which sees the system checking whether the receiving e-mail address is verified or not. Sending to unverified addresses is not blocked – as yet.

In light of the Magnum change, those who have not verified their e-mail address, should seriously consider doing so.

SL Viewer

The Wolfpack and Maintenance RC viewers were updated on Friday, September 22nd; however the updates were pulled to allow time for Microsoft to assist with resolving an issue with Windows SmartScreen flagging new releases of the SL viewer as possibly “unsafe”. This matter (due to the expiry of a code-signing key) was resolved over the weekend, and the two updated RCs  were once again made available through the Alternate Viewers wiki page on Monday, September 26th.

This leaves the current viewer release pipeline as follows:

  • Current Release version, dated August 9, promoted August 23 – formerly the Maintenance RC
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Maintenance RC viewer, version, dated September 22.
    • Wolfpack RC viewer,version, dated September 22 – this viewer is functionally identical to the release viewer, but includes additional back-end logging “to help catch some squirrelly issues”
    • Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer, version, dated September 5
    • Voice RC viewer, version, dated September 1
  • Project viewers:
  • Obsolete platform viewer version, dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7. This viewer will remain available for as long as reasonable, but will not be updated with new features or bug fixes.