In my week #35/1 SL projects update, I referenced the upcoming re-launch of the Governance user group. Since then, the Lab has added a further group to the list that people might want to take note of.
The Concierge & Land has a fortnightly schedule (meeting every other Thursday), commencing on Thursday, September 13th, 2018, between 12:00 noon and 13:00 SLT; this puts it immediately before the Content Creation User Group. It will be led by Theresa Linden, and it will be held at the Linden Estate Services meeting area.
The focus for the meeting is described as being:
Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues.
I assume the “known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features” relate directly to the land management tools within the viewer, rather than being for a more general discussion on all things viewer. However, the emphasis on “general Mainland issues” is a little curious, as it almost appears to rule out private estates from discussion. So, it will be interesting to see how this is perceived / carried forward.
User Groups – General Information
There are now user groups held on a weekly / fortnightly / monthly basis, together with the Third-Party Viewer Developer meeting. All of them are open to general attendance by users – but those joining a meeting are asked to keep questions they have rooted to the topics covered by each of the meetings.
So, for example, the Simulator User Group is primarily for questions on the simulator / back-end services; questions relating to governance issues, cannot be answered at these meetings. Similarly, specific content creation questions cannot be addressed at the TPV or Web meetings, etc.
Full details of the user group meetings can be found in the SL wiki user groups page. The following is a brief summary of all eight (including the TPV Developer meeting). Click the group links for the individual information pages:
|Day||Time (SLT)||User Group||Frequency||Focus||Location SLurl|
|Tuesday||Noon-13:00||Simulator||Weekly||Simulator issues and technology.||Denby|
|13:00-14:00||Governance1||Fortnight||Governance-related issues such as in-world abuse, Abuse Reports, Forum Reports, Marketplace Reports, etc.||Havenhurst|
|Wednesday||07:00-08:00||Open Development||Weekly||Open discussion of SL development, including open source contributions.||Oz’s Raft|
|14:00-15:00||Web2||Monthly||Discussion of issues around Web properties such as Marketplace, Profiles, Place Pages, Search, etc.||Denby|
|Thursday||Noon-13:00||Concierge & Land3||Fortnight||Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues.||Land Services 4|
|13:00-14:00||Content Creation4||Weekly||Discussion of SL content creation including avatars, animations, and other meshes.||Hippotropolis Campfire Circle|
|15:00-16:00||Server Beta||Weekly||Anything pertaining to server changes and public beta testing.||On Aditi: SLurl|
|Friday||12:00-13:00||TPV Developer5||Fortnight||Discussion of viewer & related development, updates, important changes. Primarily aimed at TPV developers||Hippotroplis Theatre|
- Commencing: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.
- Date of next meeting (at the time of writing): Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.
- Commencing: Thursday, September 13th, 2018.
- Excludes the first Thursday of each month.
- Date of next meeting (at the time of writing): Friday, September 7th, 2018.
- All meetings are subject to US holidays.
- Changes to the schedules are generally noted on the wiki pages.
- You will need to have Voice enabled for the Content Creation and TPV Developer meeting (text can still be used at both for comments / questions, as can Voice).
With thanks to Whirly Fizzle for the pointer to the Land Group meeting.