2019 SL User Groups 26/1: Simulator User Group

The Mill, Lemon Beach; Inara Pey, May 2019, on FlickrThe Mill, Lemon Beachblog post

Server Deployments

Please refer to the server deployment thread for the latest news and updates on the week’s deployments.

  • On Tuesday, June 25th, the SLS (Main) channel was updated with server maintenance package 19#19.06.11.528038 which contains a number of Environment Enhancement Project (EEP) fixes (see below), the long awaited (by some!) Animesh-specific constants for llGetObjectDetails() (see BUG-225815) and internal fixes
  • On Wednesday, June 19th, the main RC channels will be updated as follows:

EEP Fixes

As noted above, the SLS (Main) channel joins Magnum and LeTigre in having fixes to a number of EEP-related issues deployed to it. These are:

  • BUG-226815 [EEP] Since the grid was rolled to 19.04.15.526263 yesterday, region windlight is broken for all legacy viewers.
  • BUG-226252 [EEP] Please create an internal error code for llReplaceAgentEnvironment() & llSetAgentEnvironment() that distinguishes whether an agent does not have the experience allowed and if the experience is not allowed at their location.
  • BUG-226917 EEP Environment, New Sky should default to midday and not 6pm.

SL Viewer

At the time of writing, there have been no official viewer updates to mark the start of the week, leaving the pipelines as follows:

  • Current Release version 6.2.3.527758, formerly the Rainbow RC viewer dated June 5, promoted June 18 – NEW.
  • Release channel cohorts:
    • Bakes on Mesh RC viewer temporarily withdrawn, June 18.
    • Love Me Render viewer, version 6.2.3.527826, June 10.
    • EEP RC viewer, version 6.4.0.527723, June 6.
    • Umeshu Maintenance RC viewer, version 6.2.3.527507, June 5.
  • Project viewers:
    • Legacy Profiles viewer, version 6.2.3.527749, released on June 5. Covers the re-integration of Viewer Profiles.
  • Linux Spur viewer, version 5.0.9.329906, dated November 17, 2017 and promoted to release status 29 November 2017 – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version 3.7.28.300847, May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

General Notes

Teleports

I’m cautiously optimistic about teleports … there have been some fixes. I asked for testing help in the Second Life Beta group and volunteers did a few thousand TPs and the results were pretty good .. it’s not perfect but very few disconnects.

– Simon Linden

Script Processing Issues

As I’ve noted in recent SUG summaries, there have been numerous reports of script run time issues. See  BUG-226851 and BUG-227099 as examples. These continue to be felt across the grid, and the Lab is continuing to investigate, with Rider Linden noting:

As far as the script performance I think I may have a few things coming in soon that will help.

BUG-225288 “llStopAnimation is stopping all animations on detach instead of only the one specified”

This is not a new bug, but it is an odd one. It seems to be particularly affecting those users with “high” avatar ID keys (e.g. those starting with “f” tend to encounter it a lot. There doesn’t appear to be a confirmed repro that this is the case, other than general observation. Nor has any apparent underpinning cause been found as yet.

The problem is that there literally isn’t a comparator for less than and greater than keys. It’s just not a thing that exists. I’ve dangled this in front of multiple devs and had them show me why that really, honestly can’t happen. And yet it does.

– Maxidox Linden

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3 thoughts on “2019 SL User Groups 26/1: Simulator User Group

    1. While Firestorm sometimes get mentioned at LL User Group meetings, it is not a viewer maintained by Linden Lab, and the user group meetings are very much focused on what the Lab is doing. Also, the Tuesday meeting focuses on the simulator side of things – I only mention the LL viewer(s) because Tuesday is often the first time I get to point to any updates from the Lab that have occurred at the start of the week.

      TPVs are covered separately through dedicated viewer reviews and when news is given out directly by the user teams running them – if you go to the menu at the top of the blog and then SL > SL Tech > Viewers you can see a list of viewer-related topics – slide to the right of any of them to find further options, including a list of TPVs (with Firestorm) that I routinely cover.

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