SL project updates 45/1: server, viewer

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Server Deployments for Week #45

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

On Tuesday, November 7th, the planned Main (SLS) channel deployment was cancelled when the restart system overloaded while trying to restart a few thousand regions around the same time. Some reported that RC regions were also being restarted during the deployment attempt, which may have contributed to the problem – although this has yet to be confirmed as being the case by the Lab.

Once the cause of the problem has been diagnosed, the deployment will be re-tried, although Oz Linden indicated this may not be before the usual Tuesday deployment in week #46.

There is no planned deployment to the RC channels on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017.

SL Viewer

The Wolfpack RC viewer which was functionally identical to the release viewer, but included additional back-end logging, was withdrawn from the Alternate Viewers page at the start of week #45. Otherwise, the viewer pipelines remain as for the end of week #44:

  • Current Release version, dated September 22, promoted October 13 – formerly the “Moonshine” 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):
    • Alex Ivy 64-bit viewer, version, November 2 (still dated Sept 5 on the wiki page).
    • Maintenance RC viewer, version October 31.
    • Voice RC viewer, version, October 20 (still dated Sept 1 on the wiki page).
  • Project viewers:
  • Obsolete platform viewer version, dated May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

New Premium Benefit

On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Linden Lab announced their new Premium benefit: a 90-day transaction history – read more here and here.