2018 SL UG updates #30/1: the Lindens are away!

In the Wild; Inara Pey, June 2018, on FlickrIn the Wildblog post

The short version of this post is:

“There are no project updates for this week”.

The Lab’s Second Life developer and product team, et al, all are on an off-site to discuss further plans for the platform (which we’ll gradually get to hear about in due course in the coming months … hopefully). Unofficially, this is now known as the Linden Summer of Love Palooza Extravaganza Fête Conference thingy – just so you know 😀 .

Server Deployments

None planned. Main channel regions should have been restarted on Tuesday, July 24th, in accordance with the 14-day restart policy. The BlueSteel and LeTigre RCs should in theory be restarted on Wednesday, July 25th for the same reason.

SL Viewer

On Friday, July 20th, Linden Lab issued the BugSplat RC viewer,

This viewer is functionally identical to the current release viewer. However, it includes now crash reporting capabilities based on the Lab using BugSplat, a commercial service, rather than their own crash reporting mechanism derived from Google Breakpad.

The aim of this work is to allow the Lab to focus on actual viewer development and support, rather than having to pour time into maintaining and updating the crashing reporting software and workflow associated with it.

Other than this update, the viewer pipelines from the Lab remain as:

  • Current Release version and dated June 15th, promoted June 21st – formerly the Pálinka Maintenance Release Candidate – No Change
  • Release channel cohorts:
    • Quinquina Maintenance RC viewer updated to version, on July 12th.
  • Project viewers:
  • Linux Spur viewer, version, dated November 17th, 2017 and promoted to release status 29th November, 2017 – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version, May 8th, 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.