As always, please refer to the server deployment thread for updates.
- On Tuesday, December 18th, the SLS (Main) channel was updated with server maintenance package 18#18.12.05.522294, comprising a voice service adjustment and internal fixes.
- On Wednesday, December 19th, the three main RC channels should be updated with server maintenance package 8#18.12.03.522210, comprising a further voice service adjustment.
- Also on Wednesday, December 19th, the Snack channel should be updated with a new EEP simulator update, 18#22.214.171.1242551.
There have been two viewer updates to start the week, bringing two of the viewers up to parity with the current release viewer (formerly the Spotykach Maintenance RC viewer). These are:
- The Bugsplat RC viewer, which updated to version 126.96.36.1992614. 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.
- Love Me Render RC viewer, which updated to version 188.8.131.522531.
The remaining viewers in the pipeline remain (at the time of writing) unchanged from the end of week #50.
- Current Release version 184.108.40.2062263, dated December 5th, promoted December 13th. Formerly the Spotykach Maintenance RC viewer – NEW.
- Release channel cohorts:
- Estate Access Management (EAM) RC viewer, version 220.127.116.110057, September 28th.
- Project viewers:
- Environmental Enhancement Project (EEP) viewer, version 18.104.22.1682337, December 11th.
- Bakes on Mesh project viewer, version 22.214.171.1242127, December 7th.
- 360 snapshot viewer, version 126.96.36.1995934, June 6 (see my hands-on update).
- Linux Spur viewer, version 188.8.131.529906, dated November 17th, 2017 and promoted to release status 29 November – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
- Obsolete platform viewer, version 184.108.40.2060847, May 8th, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.
Last Name Changes – Supporting External Databases
A number of creators and others utilise external databases that use their own log-in authentication process bases on their customers’ Second Life names. Concern has therefore been raised as to how they’ll be able track changes to users’ lasts names once the ability for them to be changed has been re-introduced, with requests for LL to offer some kind of RSS feed providing name change updates.
However,Oz indicated this would not likely be the case, noting:
I don’t think that keeping current with a feed would really work, and it could easily be misused. Don’t store names – store IDs (agent UUIDs). IDs will never change [So] just have them enter name, then internally translate to the UUID. The translation will always be correct whether they use a current name or an old one. We will not be providing a feed or any way to look them up in bulk.
– Oz Linden
No Change Window
Due to the Christmas and New Year holiday period, there will be a No Change window in effect from close of business on Friday, December 21st, 2018 through until at least Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. During this time there will be no planned updates or releases for the SL simulators or the official viewer.
The next Simulator User Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 8th, at the usual time of 12:00 noon.