Viewer release summaries 2013: week 52

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
  • 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: December 22nd, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: No updates
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • No updates
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • No updates

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on December 28th to:

Mobile / Other Clients

  • Group Tools updated to 2.2.26 on December 29th – core updates: unknown; no release notes

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Viewer release summaries 2013: week 51

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
  • 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: December 22nd, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: No updates
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • No updates
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • CtrlAltStudio Alpha version for Oculus Rift updated on December 18th to version 1.1.7.34400 – core updates: ability to turn your avatar when seated & wearing the Rift by turning your head; Rift prediction delta default value changed from 20ms to 35ms to improve typical perceived latency; fix for mouselook not being able to turn more than +/-180°   (release notes)

V1-style

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Viewer release summaries 2013: week 50

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
  • 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: December 15th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version updated on December 10 to 3.6.12.284506 (dated December 4)  – formerly the NameUpdater RC (download page, release notes)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • “Project Interesting” RC updated on December 12 to version 3.6.13.284757 – more viewer-side control of which objects are loaded in memory at any given time; more aggressive scene caching; faster scene load when visiting a region never previously visited; expanded performance metrics (download and release notes)
    • Google Breakpad RC updated on December 13 to version 3.6.13.284710 – contains an update to Google Breakpad and restructures the crash reporting mechanism to support out of process crash reporting; no functional changes to the viewer (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Kokua updates on December 12th to version 3.6.12.30743 – core updates: parity with LL 3.11 and 3.12 codebase; tweaks and updates from the Kokua team  – release notes

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on December 7th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.10.4
    • Experimental version: 1.26.11.4
    • Legacy version: 1.26.8.41
    • Release notes (all) In general: GPU tables additions, assorted bug fixes and optimisations; Experimental branch: port of further fixes from viewer-interesting and from Fitted Mesh project.

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Viewer release summaries 2013: week 49

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
  • 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: December 8th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: no update.
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • NameUpdater RC version 3.6.12.284506 released on December 3rd – core updates: – changes installer naming and fixes an updater issue; no changes to viewer functionality – download and release notes
  • Project viewers:
    • Fitted Mesh project viewer updated on December 5th to version 3.6.12.284458 – core updates: removal of the new “handle” bones, addition of new upper and lower back bones as a part of fixes for STORM-1985, updates to the avatar skeleton XML files – download and release notes

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon  updated on December 4th to version 2.3.9.2 maintenance 4 – core updates: “realistic Mouselook” implementation; UI tweaks and updates; windlight updates – release notes
  • CtrlAltStudio Experimental version updated on December 2nd to version 1.1.6.34389 Alpha 6 – core updates: walk / fly faster / slower option added; option to swap Kinect fly up / fly down gestures with one another; separate Riftlook options for context menus – release notes
  • UKanDo updated on December 8th to version 3.6.11.27919 – core updates: show number of people in group in Group floater if you are a member; additional options to hide / show status bar sliders, buttons, info displays; windloight additions; user name drop-down on log-in page for mutiple account; assorted fixes and tweaks  – release notes

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on December 7th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.10.3
    • Experimental version: 1.26.11.3
    • Legacy version: 1.26.8.40
    • Release notes (all) In general: GPU tables additions, assorted bug fixes and optimisations; Experimental branch: port of further fixes from viewer-interesting and from Fitted Mesh project.

Clients

  • Lumiya updated on December 8th to version 2.5.6 – core updates: send / receive group invites; persistent mute / block list; view your own profile; L$ transaction log; performance improvements & bug fixes  – release notes

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