2019 viewer release summaries week #24

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Updates for the week ending Sunday, June 16th

This summary is generally published every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.
  • Note that for purposes of length, TPV test viewers, preview / beta viewers / nightly builds are generally not recorded in these summaries.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version, formerly the Teranino RC viewer, promoted May 22nd – No Change.
  • Release channel cohorts:
    • Love Me Render viewer updated to version on June 10th.
    • Bakes on Mesh RC viewer updated to version on June 10th.
  • Project viewers:
    • 360 Snapshot project viewer temporarily withdrawn while awaiting a code base update to bring it to parity with the current release viewer.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers


  • No updates.


  • Cool VL viewer Stable branch updated to version and Experimental branch to version on June 15th  (release notes).

Mobile / Other Clients

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

6 thoughts on “2019 viewer release summaries week #24

    1. As per this intro to the summary:

      “This summary is generally published every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week.”

      The Firestorm release hasn’t updated since February, ergo, no entry in this summary (I don’t track test and beta releases of TPVs, as that can get confusing given they are not always available to everyone) 🙂 .

      However, it is listed on my Current Viewer Releases page, which lists all the current versions of LL and TPVs (with a couple of extras).


      1. Oh, I see.. I got confused because “V5/V6-style” was listed despite it having “No updates” 🙂

        Feels like a long time since Firestorm got an update. I’m keen to see HiDPI support on macOS, like the LL viewer has. But there don’t seem to be any beta releases at the moment.


        1. (i.e. … I thought that “V5 / V6” was a viewer of some sort… not a whole category of viewers, containing Firestorm, if that makes sense)


          1. “V5 / V6” references the major release version of most LL / third party viewers, as the latter have been asked by the Lab to try to match the current LL version releases. Not all TPVs do (e.g. Black Dragon – which is a law unto itself anyway), so it can be a little confusing.

            By contrast “V1” refers to viewer that still utilise / represent the old “original” viewer UI (e.g. Singularity and Cool VL).

            In terms of Firestorm, the next release is pretty much pending; There are a couple of significant releases from the Lab (Bakes on Mesh and Environment Enhancement Project) that are drawing closer to being promoted to full release status. As such, Firestorm are (like all of us) waiting to see which goes first.

            At one time, it had seemed as if EEP would be ready first, but it has hit some significant rendering issues, and it looks likely to be a while before it is ready for promotion. Meanwhile, Bakes on Mesh (BOM), which had moved into pole position in terms of major releases by the Lab, has recently hit a series of issues that have required back-end changes as well as tweaks to the viewer. This is once again the case at the moment, although hopefully the latest issue to be encountered should be resolved in the next week or so.

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