2023 SL SUG meetings week #7 summary

The Arctic Sanctuary, December 2022 – blog post

The following notes were taken from the Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 Simulator User Group (SUG) meeting. They form 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

  • On Tuesday, February 14th 2023, the simhosts on the Main SLS channel were restarted without any change to their simulator code, leaving them on release 577734.
  • On Wednesday, February 15th, 2023:
    • The majority of simhosts on the RC channel will be restarted without and version change.
    • The BlueSteel RC will be updated with release 578100, comprising:
      • New function llReplaceSubString(): find and replace instances of one substring with another string
      • New function llHMAC(): generate the HMAC hash of a message
      • New function llSignRSA(): generate an RSA signature of a message, given a private key
      • New function llVerifyRSA(): validate whether an RSA signature for a message is valid, given the public key
      • New parameters for llGetEnv(): “grid” and “region_rating”
      • Dozens of new parameters for llGetSimStats().

The BlueSteel deployment further includes a fix for BUG-233288 “Scripts do not operate properly under this new server version 577942”. This was cause of the February 1st, roll-back as described in this official blog post.

Available Official Viewers

On Monday February 13th, 2023, the PBR Materials project viewer updated to version, February 14, 2023. This viewer will only function on the following Aditi (beta grid) regions: Materials1; Materials Adult and Rumpus Room 1 through 4.

The remaining official viewer pipelines stay as follows:

In Brief

  • The new Group Chat functionality is currently available in the Maintenance R (above) is also being picked-up by some TPVs. The hope at LL is that once the capability has been available for a while, it will be improved (e.g. allow Group owners set their own parameters for it.
  • The code branch which provided the Group Chat history code also contains code which allows for text chat translation. If an external translator is correctly configured, the viewer can send a translation request on receipt of a foreign language group chat.  This has yet to be implemented.
  • LL have received requests from residents to be able to submit changes to the XML file used to provide the content for the hover tooltip when writing LSL scripts. This work may be carried out in the next quarter, and the file may be converted to JSON.
  • The SL wiki has been unavailable for some, apparently as a result of a CDN issue.
  • General discussion on LSL editing, key bindings,

Seanchai Library: Feb 13th – Feb 17th, 2023 in Second Life

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library – and this week previews the launch of a very special event.

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, February 13th, 19:00: Robin Scott’s The Big Connection

A scientist develops a rabbit, “Rabbit Number 9”, a highly intelligent variant of the fast breeding species. And not intelligence in rabbit terms, but human terms.

With Gyro Muggins.

Tuesday, February 14th, 19:00: A Universe of Love – Words and Music

With Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, February 15th, 19:00: Seanchai Flicks

Films, popcorn and fun at the Seanchai cinema space.

Thursday, February 16th, 19:00: Tristan and Iseult, Part 2

Tristan and Isolde (with Husdent) by Hugues Merle (c. 1870)

Perhaps best known as Tristan and Isolde in English – although it has had numerous names down the ages, Tristan and Iseult is a tale which has been told in many forms since the 12th century. It has had a lasting impact on Western culture, with its many versions told and re-told across Europe from the Middle Ages onwards. A chivalric romance, the story is based on a Celtic legend (and possibly other sources), it tells the tragic story of the illicit love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.

After the defeat of the Irish knight Morholt and his army, largely as a result of his efforts, young Prince Tristan is dispatched to Ireland by his Uncle, King Mark of Cornwall. His mission is to escort the fair Iseult back to Cornwall that she might be married to King Mark and therefore seal a lasting peace between the two kingdoms. However during their return journey, the two ingest a love potion – possibly accidentally, possibly deliberately – and fall deeply in love. Their affair continues after their arrival at the court of King Mar and Iseult’s marriage to the king – something which can only end in tragedy.