Viewer release summary 2012: week 46

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 18 November, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to 3.4.2.266561 on November 14 and then to 3.4.2.266995 on November 18 (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to 3.4.3.267061 on November 15
  • Dolphin rolled to 3.4.3.26620 on November 18 – core updates: Group Services code updates for editing / managing large SL groups; items from multiple creators now show “multiple” rather than “unknown” when viewed in inventory (properties); new in-world maturity functionality (dialogue warning on trying to enter a region with a higher rating than your current setting &uption for setting to be updated); code base now up to LL’s latest viewer-dev and Marine Kelley’s RLV (2.08.03.04);  – release notes
  • Firestorm released 4.3.0.30936 Beta on November 15 specifically aimed at Firestorm users who need to edit and manage large SL groups – release notes
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to version 2.0.3.2262 on November 12 – core updates: Group Services code updates for editing / managing large SL groups; UI fixes and tweaks – release notes
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to 1.26.4.39 on November 17 – core updates: bug fixes, backport (and update to) V3 font rendering; improved the logic for the font size and the anisotropic settings; minor speed optimization to the world map backported from Singularity
    • Experimental branch rolled to 1.26.5.19 also on November 17 – core updates as per main release, plus:improved logic for the font size and the anisotropic settings has also been extended to the anti-aliasing setting; bugfix to the render pipeline backported from viewer-development v3.4
    • Release notes
  • The Group Tools Installer moved to version 2.2.15.0 on November 18 – no release notes available
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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Viewer release summary 2012: week 45

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 11 November, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to 3.4.1.266708 – the first release since confirming the crash issue appears to have been resolved realloc disabled  (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to 3.4.3.266625 on November 8 and then to 3.4.3.266835 on November 9
  • Dolphin released version 3-3-4-1-26336 on November 10 – core updates: pathfinding support (excluding navmesh visualisation, this is pending LL’s sub-licence); RLV has been upgraded to the latest version, 2.08.03.04; area search has been reworked and improved by Techwolf Lupindo from Phoenix-Firestorm; No further support for logging into OpenSim grids (see here) – release notes
  • Kokua rolled to Beta 3.4.1.24900 on November 6
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2225 on November 6 – core updates: fading chat / IMs; imported and update to Hide LookAt from Firestorm; webkit plugin tweak
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to 1.26.4.38 on November 10 – core updates: Improved Reload Selected Texture feature to allow sculpt objects to be redrawn on reload of their sculpt texture; changed anisotropic filtering graphics hardware settings so that restart is required between changes; further media on a prim (MOAP) backports and fixes, option remains disabled as work continues; changes to settings names for streaming parcel media to make them more meaningful; reverted experimental “UseNewTargetOmegaCode” setting to FALSE due to vehicle issues; removed “dead” grid from OpenSim grid selector & updated URIs.
    • Experimental branch rolled to 1.26.5.18 also on November 10 – core updates as per main release, plus: tree rendering fix (phantom trees sometimes appearing on the horizon when hovering over a parcel with trees) and tree shadows issues (bad shadows)
    • Release notes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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Viewer release summary 2012: week 44

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 4 November, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to 3.4.1.266511 on Nov 2 – core updates: core updates: tcmalloc re-enabled; realloc disabled  (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to 3.4.2.266405 on October 30
      • CHUI project viewer updated to 3.4.1.266356 on October 30
  • Dolphin released version 3.3.24.24816 on November 1 – core updates: Incorporates World Map background in Mini-map, incl. parcel boundaries, etc. (from Catznip R7); Button to reset Grpahics settings to default in the menu bar (GReset); Refresh Texture refreshes scupts and tortured pirms (from Firestorm); Restore Inworld also sets to land group, if the latter enabled through prefs; this is the final Dolphin version which will support OpenSim access (release notes)
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2212 on October 29 – core updates: fading toats, experimental tweaks to webkit plugin; removal of “Hide Lookat feature (release notes)
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to 1.26.4.37 on November 3 – core updates: bug fixes imported from Firestorm; additional bug fixies and optimisations; further media on a prim (MOAP) backports and fixes, option remains disabled as work continues; system clothing layers now stack correctly under RLV; fixes for using Temp directories for plug-ins; OpenSim support: pirms now resizeable to 0.001.
    • Experimental branch rolled to 1.26.5.17 also on November 3 – core updates as per main release, plus:Reverted the “blurry/rainbow texture” fix implemented in the last release for the new HTTP texture fetch, as it caused memory leaks. Recommendation is to disable the new HTTP capability to avoid blurry/rainbow textures, or use the “reload selected texture”
    • Release notes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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Viewer release summary 2012: week 43

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 28 October, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to 3.4.1.266073, October 21, and then to 3.4.1.266251 on October 24  (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to 3.4.2.266255 on October 25
  • Catznip rolled to R7 on October 23 – core updates: Mini-map improvements, Appearance floater updates and improvements; improved inventory floater and tools;  right-click rigged mesh detach; Remove Folder option in context menu; Legacy Search Places re-introduced; temporary and permanent object blocking; Build tool updates; Chat and Group enhancements; Preferences updates
  • Dolphin released version 3.3.23.24802 on October 27 – core updates: “Restore to last in-world position” re-implemented for objects; “Previous Owner” display in the edit floater ported from Firestorm; The shape editor floater now reports the correct avatar height; log-in panel on splash screen visually cleaned-up
  • Kokua Beta released 3.4.1.0 October 24 – although reports at 3.4.0.7765 in HELP->ABOUT
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2185 on October 24 – core updates: updates to top windlight toolbar buttons and to new Preferences overlay; additional button options; minor rendering updates
  • Zen rolled through 3.4.2.0 on October 22 to 3.4.2.1 on October 23 – core updates (both): Implemented OpenAL and GStreamer Plugins; removal of FMOD libraries & code; fixed and exposed “Email Me IMs” and “Enable Plain Text” Chat Preference Panel booleans; RenderAnimateTrees reintroduced via Debug Menu; missing DLL files added (release notes)
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to 1.26.4.36 on October 26 – core updates: The new target omega code enabled by default; added script editor support for new LSL functions and constants updated per the latest LeTigre RC channel deploy; assorted fixes and clean-ups
    • Experimental branch rolled to 1.26.5.16 also on October 26 – core updates as per main release, plus: implemented latest mesh deformer code; lowered the max number of simultaneous connections to 12 for new HTTP code; fixed a “blurry texture bug” resulting from implementing the HTTP core based texture fetcher
    • Release notes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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Viewer release summary 2012: week 42

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 21 October, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to 3.4.1.265898, October 16 (release notes)
      • Development version rolled to 3.4.2.266075 on October 19
      • The Mesh deformer project viewer rolled to 3.4.1.266081 on October 20
  • Kokua Beta released 3.4.0.0 (Pathfinding) October 15 – core updates: pathfinding tools
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2136 on October 18th – core updates: updates to top windlight toolbar buttons and to new Preferences overlay
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch jumped to 1.26.4.35 on October 21 – core updates: media plugin code to match the latest v3.4 viewer-development; backport of latest bug fixes from v3.4 viewer-development; further work on MOAP backport (which remains disabled as work progresses); implemented the new LL HTTP engine (currently disabled); added script editor support for new LSL functions and constants implemented in the latest LeTigre RC channel deploy; assorted fixes and clean-ups
    • Experimental branch jumped to 1.26.5.15 also on October 21 – core updates: Backported a v3.4-renderer-specific fix from viewer-development v3.4; implemented & enabled the new LL HTTP engine
    • Release notes
  • Lumiya release version 2.3.2 on October 20 – core updates:avatar name tags in 3D view; configurable avatar rendering limit; ability to touch attached objects; object menus displays as pop-up dialogue boxes in 3D world view; ability to view textures from inventory; support for subfolders in My Outfits. (release notes) – latest review in this blog
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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Viewer release summary 2012: week 41

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as being in adherence with the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 14 October, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta version rolled to 3.4.1.265642 on October 8 – core updates: stabilisation / crash fix test version with tcmalloc removed(download pagerelease notes)
      • Development version rolled to 3.4.2.265762 on October 11
  • Dolphin rolled to 3.3.22.24794 on October 11 – core updates: Autoplay button and Network statistics bars hide properly in mouselook; A new setting in Preferences->Dolphin Viewer 3->UI that allows the user to disable the avatar name in the window title
  • Niran’s viewer rolled to 2.0.2107 on October 12 – core updates: fix for shadows incorrectly rendering at 140m+; fix for the scripting editor
  • Cool VL updates:
    • Stable branch rolled to 1.26.4.33 on October 13 – core updates:Incorporation of Group Services code; removal of tcmalloc from Linux version; improved texture memory usage throttling algorithm; private memory pools now off by default; initial backport of Media on a Prim (currently disabled pending further work); new “Media Updates” fast timer implemented; backport of latest bugfixes from viewer-development and viewer-beta; minor code changes and optimizations
    • Experimental branch rolled to 1.26.5.13 also on October 13 – core updates: removal of tcmalloc from both Linux and Windows versions; otherwise as for Stable branch
    • Release notes
  • Mobile Grid Client updated to version 1.19.1173 – support for Android v3 (Honeycomb) and v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Group Tools release version 2.2.14.0 on October 14. No details on updates or fixes
  • Libretto – removed from round-up page due to website being unavailable for a month and no response from creator on status (also removed from the SL Third-party Viewer Directory)

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