2020 Simulator User Group week #6 summary

Tonarino, December 2019 – blog post

The following notes were taken at the Simulator User Group meeting held on Tuesday, February 4th.

Simulator Deployments

As always, please refer to the week’s deployment thread for updates.

  • A single RC channel deployment is planned for Wednesday, February 5th. Server update 2020-01-30T23:51:10.535702 should comprise support for the upcoming Name Changes capability.
  • All other channels and simulators should remain on server update 2019-12-04T20:29:26.533447.

Linden Lab is considering dropping the date / time stamp from simulator update references, and just leaving the version number (the last 6 digits of the reference – so 535702 and 533447 in the releases above).

SL Viewer

On Tuesday, February 4th:

At the time of writing, all remaining viewer pipelines remain as follows:

  • Release viewer,version, formerly the Xanté Maintenance RC, dated January 22, promoted January 27
  • Release channel cohorts:
    • Camera Presets RC viewer, version, January 24.
    • Love Me Render RC viewer, version, January 9.
  • Project viewers:
    • Copy / Paste viewer, version, December 9, 2019.
    • Project Muscadine (Animesh follow-on) project viewer, version, November 22, 2019.
    • Legacy Profiles viewer, version, September 17, 2019. Covers the re-integration of Viewer Profiles.
    • 360 Snapshot project viewer, version, July 16, 2019.

Brief Notes

  • Rider Linden is working on trying to improve avatar and vehicle region crossings by reducing some of the overheads involved.
  • It has been pointed out that with the on-going work in transitioning Second Life to the cloud, parsing http-in urls is not a good idea.
  • Simulator host names are still liable to include “agni” and “aditi” following the cloud transition, but they will not be at “lindenlab.com”.

Kultivate The Edge: February 2020

Kultivate The Edge: Jamee Sandalwood (l) and MTH63 (r)

Kultivate’s The Edge Gallery opened its first exhibition for 2020 on February 2nd. Specialising in black and white photography, the gallery invites submissions for its monthly exhibitions – those interested can apply here – which means that exhibitions there can be an interesting mix, and such is the case here.

For this exhibition, the gallery presents selections of art by Kapaan, MTH63, Ragingbellls, Wintergeist, John Brianna, Carisa Franizzi, Anibrm Jung, Lena Kiopak, CybeleMoon, Jamee Sandalwood, and Karma Weymann. Together they offer a rich mix of avatar studies, portraits, Second Life landscapes and art studies and photos of physical world locations.

Kultivate The Edge: Carisa Franizzi

When visiting the exhibition I was particularly drawn to Carisa Franizzi’s work, located on the lower floor of the gallery and to the left of the entrance. She offers 20 pieces divided between avatar studies and landscape pieces, with several of the avatar studies being striking in their classic composition and presentation.

Another name new to me is that of Karma Weymann. Her eight avatar studies, located diagonally opposite Carisa work in the gallery, are equally as striking, offering as they do unique glimpses into their subject’s lives. These are pieces that do not appear to have been posed or framed, but stand as moments caught in time – possibly as private moments of fun or introspection.

Kultivate The Edge: Anibrm Jung

I’m going to restrict myself to highlighting these to artists – not because the others are not worth mentioning – quite the reverse, in fact – but simply because they are names new to me, and so tended to attract my attention somewhat more  whilst visiting the exhibition. But make no mistake, this is another attention-holding monochrome ensemble of art well worth taking the time to visit.

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