2022 SUG meetings week #21 summary: offline requests / offers

Whimberly, April 2022 – blog post

The following summary notes were taken from the Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 Simulator User Group (SUG) meeting. It forms a summary of the items discussed and is not intended to be a full transcript. A video of the entire meeting is embedded at the end of the article for those wishing to review the meeting in full – my thanks to Pantera for recording it.

Server Deployments

At the time of writing, there was no server deployment thread for the week, or release notes for the RC updates.

  • On Tuesday, May 24th, the SLS Main and Event channel servers updated to simulator version 05-06.571613, comprising:
    • A fix for off-line Friend / Group request – see below for more.
    • The removal of server-side generation of Calling Cards when a friendship offer is accepted has been removed.
  • Wednesday, May 25th should see two RC channel updates:
    • Simulator version 2022-05-20.571998, which includes a couple of fixes, including one for the issue with objects not showing up when you first log-in.
    • Simulator version 2022-05-19.571962, comprising an update with fixes in support of the upcoming Premium Plus capability.

Rider Linden has agreed to take requests that future simulator deployments are posted to the forums in a timely manner once more (e.g. no later than the Monday evening before any proposed deployments).

Offline Group Offers and Friend Requests

As noted above, the fix for off-line friendship requests and group membership offers going stale between being set and the next time the recipient logs-in to SL and tries to accept them (so they are never acted upon) is now grid-wide. However, it is subject to certain limitations:

  • When the recipient does log in, stored offers are retrieved and remain active for up to 24 hours or until the region restarts.
  • Requests can only be acted upon whilst you remain in the region you logged into – so respond before TPing!
  • The offers are received by the recipient as Notifications, and friendship offers also appear as Direct Messages from the person / group sending the offer.

See this official blog post for more, including the note on Calling Cards given above.

Available Official Viewers

There have been no official viewer updates at the start of the week, leaving the current crop as:

  • Release viewer: version version, – formerly the MFA RC viewer, dated April 26, promoted Wednesday, May 4th – NEW.
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself).
    • Performance Improvements RC viewer version, May 20.
    • Makgeolli Maintenance RC viewer (Maintenance M) viewer, version, May 12.
  • Project viewers:
    • Performance Floater project viewer, version, May 10.
    • Mesh Optimizer project viewer, version, dated January 5, issued after January 10.
    • Legacy Profiles viewer, version, dated October 26, 2020.
    • Copy / Paste viewer, version, dated December 9, 2019.

The week with Seanchai Library – May 23rd-27th

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home in Nowhereville, unless otherwise indicated. Note that the schedule below may be subject to change during the week, please refer to the Seanchai Library website for the latest information through the week.

Monday, May 23rd, 19:00

Test pilot Joe South and his experimental test spacecraft are catapulted 500 years into the future from the 25th century, arriving in the vicinity of the space station Threshold. Aboard the station, he discovers Earth is now a preserve with restricted access for the human wealthy only.

For the station’s chief, Mickey Croft, the anachronistic South is the last thing he needs to have added to his plate. The station is playing host to a conference of dignitaries discussing the rights of alien races and bioengineered species that have been created as indentured servants, and a ship load of Muslims have arrived from distant Medina, determined to reach Earth on their pilgrimage to Mecca.

However, whether he likes it or not, Croft’s lot is about to get a lot more complicated, thanks in part to a pair of  – literally – star-crossed lovers and the additional arrival at Threshold of a scavenger ship that brings with it an alien artefact of unknown purpose and power.

With Gyro Muggins.

Note: this session is subject to confirmation – check directly with Library staff.

Tuesday, May 24th

12:00 Noon: Russell Eponym

With music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen.

19:00: Beggar’s Day: The Beggar Prince

The Kingdom of Galaway has a law – The Test of Kings –  that every heir to the throne must work a year and a day as a commoner in order to prove they are worthy of being ruler. Not a great law when you are as lazy and indulgent as Prince Larry.

He find that on his day, he must become servant to a former slave, Brishee, as she is conscripted to find the lost artefact, The Shield of Many Uses. However, the evil Percy has other ideas. Via murder and conspiracy, he intends to usurp the throne of King Willy.

Will Larry survive in his role as servant to Brishee? Will she succeed in her quest – and Larry, by extension, succeed in The Test of Kings, or will he be the first to fail, and Percy thus succeed?

The King, meanwhile, has problems of his own: why does Cruith the Crone keep stealing his chickens? Why is she always the first in line to bend his ear on Beggar’s Day?

Caledonia Skytower reads M.J. McGalliard’s first volume in the Beggar’s Day series.

Wednesday, May 25th: Seanchai Flicks

A special for Star Wars month as the Seanchai cinema space plays host to videos from the galaxy far, far away.

Thursday, May 26th 19:00: Thursday Night Sci-Fi

With Finn Zeddmore.