2019 SL User Groups week #31

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019 – blog post

SL Feature Summit

This week is the week of the Lab’s Second Life feature summit. This is the time when engineers, developers and product managers for Second Life get together in person to discuss and plan the next several months of Second Life’s development.

This means that most / all of the Second Life user group meetings for the week are cancelled.

Next Meetings

The following table outlines when the next SL user group meetings will likely take place.

User Group
Next Meeting
Simulator User Group
Tuesday, August 6th
Governance User Group
Tuesday August 6th
Open-Source Development Wednesday, August 7th
Content Creation
Thursday, August 15th
Concierge & Land Thursday, August 22nd
Server Beta User Group
TBA – possibly Thursday, August 1st

Server Deployments

Again, due to the Second Life Feature Summit, there are no planned server deployments for this week. However, channel restarts may occur in accordance with the Lab’s 14-day restart policy.

SL Viewer

It is likely that there will no updates to the current pipelines for the official viewer this week, again as a result of the SL Feature Summit, although some of the RC viewers have updates either queued ready for, or getting close to being ready for, update. In the meantime, the pipelines remain as follows at the time of writing.

  • Current Release version, formerly the Rainbow RC viewer dated June 5, promoted June 18 – No Change.
  • Release channel cohorts:
  • Project viewers:
    • 360 Snapshot project viewer, version, July 16.
    • Legacy Profiles viewer, version, June 5. Covers the re-integration of Viewer Profiles.
  • Linux Spur viewer, version, 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, May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

3 thoughts on “2019 SL User Groups week #31

  1. Something needs checking on for the older viewers, and it certainly affects Lumiya. With the switch-off of UDP asset fetching, Lumiya is only usable for chat. If this also affects the Linux Spur and Obsolete Platform versions, it needs to be flagged. It looks to have taken longer than usual between the Late-March announcement and the server change taking effect.

    The announcement is here: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2513-obsolete-asset-fetch-disabled/

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    1. Overall, in terms of the last round of UDP asset messaging updates, there was around an 18-month lead-in with warnings being given at assorted Lab meetings and relayed by blogs such as this (I’ve personally been reporting on the UDP changes for many months, and have continued to provide updates – see, for example, my last TPVD meeting notes for an update on Singularity, which has also been affected).

      Unfortunately, there is actually little that can be done with Lumiya in lieu of the developer returning to an active status (she has been largely absent SL over the last 2 years, and particularly since February / March of this year). Until that As I’ve also previously noted (see Other Topics in that link), there is certainly little that the Lab can do within a reasonable time frame where Android / Lumiya is concerned.

      In terms of the Obsolete and Linux Spur viewers from the Lab – they have always been supplied on the basis that they are unsupported by the Lab, and may cease to work at some point, or suffer further degrading in capabilities.

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