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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Viewer release summaries 2013: week 48

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 1st, 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):
    • No updates.
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on November 30th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.10.2
    • Experimental version: 1.26.11.2
    • Legacy version: 1.26.8.39
    • Release notes (all) core updates: Legacy version: removal of SL mesh deformer supporter & addition of some support for Fitted Mesh; addition of “GetMesh2” capabilities support; FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.27; assorted fixes and optimisations; Stable version: as for Legacy plus rednering fixes imported from viewer-bear; Experimental: full support for Fitted Mesh; region caching fix; import of viewer-interesting fix for crashing when TPing across region boundaries; assorted fixes.

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Viewer release summaries 2013: week 47

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 Current Viewer Releases page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy (and of which I am aware), including
  • By its nature, this summary will always be a week in arrears
  • The Current Viewer Releases 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 Current Viewer Releases 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: November 24th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version updated on November 21st to version 3.6.11.283787 (dated November 15th) – formerly the GPU table updates 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):
    • No updates
  • Project viewers:
    • Fitted Mesh viewer 3.6.11.283899 released on November 20th – This viewer adds new “collision bones” to the standard avatar skeleton. Properly rigging mesh objects to those bones will cause the garment to adapt to changes in the avatar shape made using the avatar editor sliders and avatar physics (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated on November 18th to version 2.3.8 (Maintenance #3) – core updates: UI updates; RLVa update; rendering fixes (release notes)
  • CtrlAltStudio Experimental version updated on November 18th to version 1.1.0.34376 – core updates: variable-speed walk / fly; Kinect gesture support for avatar movement (release notes)
  • Kokua updated on November 18th to version 3.6.10.30662  – core updates: parity with SL 3.6.9 / 3.6.10 code base; significant rewrite to area search with context menu active; link to grid support groups (if available in settings file) added to Help > About Kokua  (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL Experimental version updated November 23rd to version 1.26.11.0 and again on November 25th to version 1.26.11.1 – core updates: 1.26.11.0 implemented “project interesting” updates; 1.26.11.1 fixed 2 bugs within the 1.26.11.0 release that prevented cache files to be written to the disk (losing the benefit of caching on return to visited regions) and which prevented object flags (touch, pay, modify, etc) to be propagated from the cache to the rezzed objects on cache updates (making it impossible to touch, pay, edit, etc random objects in the avatar’s field of view) – release notes

Text Clients

  • Group Tools updated on November 23rd to version 2.2.24.0.

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