Viewer release summaries 2013: 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
  • 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: November 17th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version updated on November 12th to version 3.6.10.283403 (dated November 6th) – formerly the Maintenance RC viewer comprising finer access control for estate/parcel owners; CHUI: toggle expanding conversations by clicking on icon; GPU table update + more (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):
    • GPU Table Update RC updated on November 16th to version 3.6.11.283787 – GPU table updates only, no functional changes (download and release notes)
    • “Project Interesting” RC 3.6.11.283895 released on November 14th  – 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)
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • UKanDo updated on November 14th to version 3.6.10.27888 – core updates: LL 3.6.10 code base; SLShare (Facebook) integration, updates to area search, toolbar button icon updates, Advanced Build Options floater, + more (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on November 6th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.10.1
    • Experimental version: 1.26.8.38
    • Release notes (both) core updates: FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.26; added Advanced menu option to save both default and current settings globally and per-account; Improved shared media handling; Backport of minor speed optimisation to alpha rendering from Singularity; numerous updates and improvements & pruning of dead code
  • Singularity updated on November 14th to version 1.8.4.5433 and then on November 16th to version 1.8.4.5434 after an issue with the camera controls was discovered in 1.8.4.5433 – core updates: materials and updated particle rendering support (ribbon, glow), Google Breakpad for crash reporting; assorted menu updates; inclusion of context menus; + more; Windows 64-bit release (release notes)

Text Clients

  • Group Tool updated on November 7th to version 2.2.23.0.

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Viewer release summaries 2013: 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
  • 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: November 10th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Maintenance RC updated on November 7th to 3.6.10.283403 (download and release notes) – finer access control for estate/parcel owners; CHUI: toggle expanding Conversations by clicking on icon (may impact frame rates); GPU table update + more
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated on November 5th to version 2.3.7 Alpha (Maintenance) – core updates: preference panel largely completed with new layout and presentation through the existing floater; improvement to presentation of toast pop-ups (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on November 9th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.10.0
    • Experimental version: 1.26.9.37
    • Release notes (both) core updates: FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.25; deformer enabled in both versions on OpenSim and SL Aditi grid, disabled on Agni; installer improvements for Windows; crash and bug fixes; Virtual Highway and DreamNation grids added to OpenSim grid list and login URI for Virtyou updated; materials export / import added to object backup on the Stable branch

Text Clients

  • Group Tool updated on November 7th to version 2.2.23.0.

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Viewer release summaries 2013: 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
  • 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: November 3rd, 2013

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release updated on October 23rd to version: 3.6.9.282535 (formerly the”ShareStorm” RC viewer combining SLShare functionality with request teleport feature, et al) – release notes
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • GPU Table Update RC 3.6.10.282997 released on October 28 (download and release notes) – GPU table updates only, no functional changes
    • Maintenance RC updated on October 30 to 3.6.10.283139 (download and release notes) – finer access control for estate/parcel owners; CHUI: toggle expanding Conversations by clicking on icon; GPU table update + more
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated on November 1st to version 2.3.6 Alpha (Maintenance) – core updates: numerous tweaks to the UI (panel layouts, etc.), MU, OOC chat options added; SLurl-style names gain further options (mute / offer teleport / pay, etc.) (release notes)
  • Firestorm updated to version 4.5.1.38838 – October 30 – core updates: parity with LL 3.6.7 code, materials processing, conversations histories, movelock, export to Collada, back-up to .OXP, particles support, reject teleport, mesh requests (MeshMaxConcurrentRequests) capped, 64-bit Windows support + more (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on November 2nd to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.8.36
    • Experimental version: 1.26.9.36
    • Release notes (both) core updates: addition of .OBJ and .DAE exporters from Singularity; FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.24; fix for InWorldz log-in crash bug; assorted code updates, removal of dead code and minor fixes + optimisations

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Viewer release summary 2013: 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
  • 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: October 27th, 2013 (with extras)

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release updated on October 23rd to version: 3.6.9.282535 (formerly the”ShareStorm” RC viewer combining SLShare functionality with request teleport feature, et al) – release notes
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Removal of Google Breakpad RC
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated on October 28th to version 2.3.4 Alpha – core updates: prim alignment tool; ability to derender objects and avatars, fullbrights; SLShare (release notes)
  • CtrlAltStudio Experimental updated on October 23rd to version (Occulus Rift): 1.1.0.34332 (Alpha 4) – core updates: initial pass at implementing UI elements in “Riftlook”, updated set-up options for Oculus Rift (Preferences > Graphics > Display Output (release notes)
  • Kokua updated on October 22nd to version 3.6.8.30064 – core updates: code base to SL viewer 3.6.8 (incl AMD / ATi Catalyst drivers hot fix), legacy search with shortcut Ctrl-Alt-F & access via menus; initial Area Search with shortcut Alt-A; UI enhancements (change log)
  • UKanDo updated on October 21st to version 3.6.8.27869 – core updates: addition of Quick Tools and Area Search; context menu updates; improved UI; RLV updated to latest version (release notes).

V1-style

  • Cool VL updated on October 26th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.8.35
    • Experimental version: 1.26.9.35
    • Release notes (both) core updates: provisional support for the new Export permission flag in OpenSim, Improved inventory item permissions floater; Kitely added to OpenSim grid list; code backports, improvements and optimisations

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Viewer release summary 2013: 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
  • 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: October 20th, 2013 (with extras)

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release updated on October 16th to version 3.6.8.282367 – core updates: Catalyst RC viewer with a start-up crash on latest AMD Catalyst drivers: 13.9, 13.10, 13.11 (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):
    • Maintenance RC release on October 18th,  version3.6.9.282553 – core updates: finer access control for estate/parcel owners; CHUI: toggle expanding Conversations by clicking on icon; GPU table update + more (download and release notes)
    • “ShareStorm” RC viewer released on October 18th, version  3.6.9.282535 – core updates:  combines SLShare functionality (formerly 3.6.8.282036) and Snowstorm contributions (request teleport feature, et al – formerly 3.6.8.281997)  – (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • None at present

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated on October 15th to version 2.3.3 Alpha  – core updates: Machinima Sidebar overhaul; greyscale and posterization post processing options (unfinished) – (release notes)
  • UKanDo viewer updated on October 21st to version 3.6.8.27869  – core updates: AMD Catalyst driver hot fix; RenderVolumeLOD defaults to 4; RLV updated to version 2.8.5.8; numerous fixes and additions (release notes)

V1-Style

  • Cool VL updated on October 19th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.8.34
    • Experimental version: 1.26.9.34
    • Release notes (both) core update: major bug fix for the “.32” releases. please update if you are running either one)

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Viewer release summary 2013: 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 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: October 13th, 2013

Official LL Viewers

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V1-Style

  • Cool VL updated on October 13th to:
    • Stable version: 1.26.8.33
    • Experimental version: 1.26.9.33
    • Release notes (both) core update: major bug fix for the “.32” releases. please update if you are running either one)

Mobile / Other Clients

  • Lumiya updated on October 10th to version 2.5.5 – core updates: sliding gesture toggles between contact list and chat; ability to share / give inventory; llLoadURL() support; ability to view chat logs with the application (release notes)

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