2018 SL UG updates 49/2: mini-update

The Peak; Inara Pey, October 2018, on FlickrThe Peakblog post

Server Deployments

As per part 1 of this week’s updates, the RC channel were all updated on Wednesday, December 5th, with simulator maintenance package 18#, comprising:

  • Region stability improvements.
  • Simhost deployment improvements.
  • Logging improvements.

The Snack channel for the Environment Enhancement Project (EEP) was updated the same day to version

SL Viewer

There have been three updates to SL viewers during the week:

  • The Spotykach Maintenance RC updated to version on December 5th.
  • The Love Me Render RC updated to version on December 6th.
  • The Bake on Mesh project viewer updated to version on December 7th.

At the time of writing, the remaining viewers in the pipeline remain as follows:

  • Current Release version, dated October 18, promoted November 14. Formerly the Animesh RC viewer..
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Estate Access Management (EAM) RC viewer, version, September 28.
    • BugSplat RC viewer, version, September 10. This viewer is functionally identical to the current release viewer, but uses BugSplat for crash reporting, rather than the Lab’s own Breakpad based crash reporting tools.
  • Project viewers:
  • Linux Spur viewer, version, dated November 17, 2017 and promoted to release status 29 November – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version, May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

End of Year Promotions

At the previous TPV developer meeting, it had been suggested that the Lab would try to promote two viewers to release status before the end of 2018. Given the Lab prefers to have at least two weeks between promotions and the No Change window comes into effect from Friday, December 21st, this would appear to be a bit of squeeze. Currently the front-runners for promotion have been given as the Spotykach Maintenance RC, the BugSplat RC or – on an outside chance – the Bakes on Mesh project viewer.

Remaining Published User Group Meetings for 2018

  • Simulator User Group: Tuesday, December 11th and Tuesday December 18th, 2018, 12:00 noon SLT.
  • Governance User Group: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, at 13:00 SLT.
  • Open-Source Development User Group: Wednesday, 12th and Wednesday, December 19th 2018, 15:00 SLT*.
  • Content Creation User Group: Thursday, December 13th and Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 13:00 SLT.
  • Server Beta User Group: Thursday, December 13th and Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 07:00 SLT*.
  • Web User Group: Wednesday, December 19th, at 12:00 noon SLT.
  • Concierge and Land User Group: Thursday, December 20th, 2018, at 12:00pm SLT.
  • TPV Developer Meeting: Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 12:00 noon SLT.

* Subject to confirmation.

See the SL User Groups panel on the right for details of meeting locations. via their wiki pages.

Megan Prumier at DiXmiX

DiXmiX Gallery: Megan Prumier

Megan Prumier has been a presence at DiXmiX Gallery since it opened. She is responsible for the galleries’ overall look, some of her work has often been a subtle presence in the gallery. However for December 2018, she takes centre stage at the gallery with a major exhibition of her photography.

Moments of Intimacy is located in the Gallery’s lower floor Black exhibition hall. It is somewhat NSFW exhibition featuring nudity, but this should not overshadow the fact that it is captivating in tone and presentation.

DiXmiX Gallery: Megan Prumier

Some 17 images are present, all self-studies. Each presents a combination of a moment, a mood, an emotion, and / or a feeling – or some combination of these elements. In using just a single character in each piece, Megan presents a series of great personal depth; we are not so much viewing images as sharing in a particular moment of intimacy – be it happy, sad, introverted or extroverted.  In this, the nudity / potential erotic nature of any given image runs somewhat secondary to the story it has to tell.

Taken on its own, this is a remarkable exhibit, one that draws the viewer into the pieces on offer with great subtleness. When taken with Kimeu Korg’s Osmosis De Un Sueño, displayed on the mezzanine level (and which you can read about here), Moments of Intimacy has perhaps the perfect partnership.

DiXmiX Gallery: Megan Prumier

While the two artists are very different in tone and style, and yet they complement one another perfectly in the way in which both resonate at the emotional / mood level. As such, and even if you’ve previously seen Kimeu’s exhibition, I strongly recommend taking the time to see both side-by-side whilst they are both on display.

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