It’s been two years since our first visit to Rosy Highwater’s Gentle Breezes, and while I have a handful of region visits stacking up awaiting write-ups, I’m jumping ahead of some of the newer places we’ve visited (which are either getting a lot of attention right now, or may still be undergoing some further changes) to write about it once again as the colder months start to wrap their fingers around many of us as winter approaches.
A homestead region, Gentle Breezes offers a balmy, semi-tropical location of low lying beaches and palm trees backed by hills and temperate trees. Cut by a channel fed by waters tumbling from high falls, the region offers a restful setting where numerous places to watch the tide and the sea birds await visitors who want to spend time relaxing and enjoying their time together.
Up on the hills are more places to explore: cottages and cabins, outdoor seating areas, picnic spots, and more. Beaches and uplands are linked by a single path, one that passes between two blocks of rock a short distance from the landing point, wooden boards easing the way up the slope. North of these is a smaller beach facing a small island across a neck of water. Home to a cabin, this little island offer a place to get away from it all even while you’re getting away by visiting Gentle Breezes.
Wherever you wander on the region there is something to see or a place to sit and / or cuddle – while for those who fancy, the shallows can be waded and the local wildlife can be observed.
Spending a lot of time writing about Gentle Breezes isn’t really what counts here; the region is easy to visit and explore and offers more than enough to keep visitors engaged while exploring. So if you are missing summer already and want to have a sense of warmth and sunshine and hot sands beneath your feet, Gentle Breezes with all its little beauty spots and touches of detail, could be just the ticket.
An important point to note with this is that when release 2019-10-03T01:23:43.531529 has been deployed, any scripts that still exhibit the kind of communication issues indicated by the blog post will likely need to be altered by their creator to match the example scripts supplied in the blog post, or at least follow the communications process defined within it.
We’ve also learned a bit more about esoteric scripting behaviour; for example, if an event happens and it’s going to get picked up by multiple handlers, there is NO promises about the order they get it. And with communication or transfers between prims and objects, the big lesson is to make sure everything is ready with “hello” exchanges and confirmations that both sides are ready. It’s like passing a ball – make sure the other side is ready to catch it.
– Simon Linden
The long-awaited Voice RC, version 18.104.22.1681587, was issued on Tuesday, October 8th. Primarily intended to improve voice detection when you’re speaking, this voice includes the following fixes (non-public Jira reports):
BUG-227356 [Win] ‘SLVoice.exe’ starts an unexpected cmd window
VOICE-56 Voice is cutting out – seems like a threshold is too low
SL-11958 viewer-manifest should treat missing files as errors
The remainder of the official viewer pipelines remains as follows
Current Release version 22.214.171.1240559, formerly the Umeshu Maintenance RC viewer, dated, September 5th – No Change.
Release channel cohorts:
Love Me Render viewer, version 126.96.36.1991296, September 30th.
Ordered Shutdown RC viewer, version 188.8.131.520972, September 24th.