As always, please refer to the server deployment thread for the latest news.
- On Tuesday, May 7th, the SLS (Main) channel updated to server maintenance package 19#19.04.25.526669, primarily intended to correct the simulator-side EEP regressions that resulted of the roll-back of Thursday, April 18th. This update also includes a number of other internal fixes.
- On Wednesday, May 8th, the three RC channels should be updated with server maintenance package #19.05.01.526856, comprising internal fixes.
The Teranino Maintenance RC viewer updated on Friday May 3rd, to version 18.104.22.1686845. This viewer was subsequently promoted to de facto release status on Tuesday, May 7th.
The remaining viewer pipelines remain unchanged:
- Release channel cohorts:
- EEP RC viewer version 22.214.171.1246104, dated April 11th.
- Bakes on Mesh RC viewer, version 126.96.36.1995409, dated March 26th.
- Project viewers:
- 360 snapshot viewer, version 188.8.131.525934, dated June 6th, 2018 (see my hands-on update).
- Linux Spur viewer, version 184.108.40.2069906, dated November 17th, 2017 and promoted to release status 29th November – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
- Obsolete platform viewer, version 220.127.116.110847, dated 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.
Following the deployments of server maintenance package 19#19.04.25.526669, it appears that there has been a significant improvement in teleports, with Simon Linden noting that the “TP crash has been mitigated and success rates are back to what they were months ago.”
This doesn’t mean that the Lab is ceasing efforts on trying to improve teleports and region crossings; rather that the priority of the work over that last few weeks has been on easing the problems people have been experiencing the last month.
Script Processing Issues
As reported in my week #18 SUG summary, there have been numerous reports of script run time issues, with some reporting that problems only started occurring following the roll-back on April 18th, 2019. BUG-226851 outlines some of the problems.
There is no specific update on this, other than the Lab’s engineering team has been asked to put together ways for them to look at script run times and performance grid wide.