Viewer release summaries: week 52

Updates for the week ending: Sunday December 28th, 2014

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 (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: 3.7.23.297296 – no change –  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):
    • Experience Keys RC viewer version 3.7.24.297643 released on December 22nd – provides support for viewing and managing Experiences and for contributing content for Experiences (download and release notes) – Alternate Viewers wiki page still to be updated
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

V1-style

  • No Updates

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No Updates

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

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Viewer release summaries: week 51

Updates for the week ending: Sunday December 21st, 2014

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 (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: 3.7.23.297296 December 18th (formerly the Maintenance 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):
    • Experience Keys RC viewer version 3.7.23.297364 released on December 17 – provides support for viewing and managing Experiences and for contributing content for Experiences (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • No updates.

V1-style

  • No Updates.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No Updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 50

Updates for the week ending: Sunday December 14th, 2014

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 (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: 3.7.22.297128 (no change) –  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 viewer RC updated to version 3.7.23.297296 on December 10 – core updates: a broad range of fixes for for voice, rendering, avatar distortion, inventory, sounds, the viewer UI, and more, plus a series of fixes for avatar attachments (download and release notes)
    • HTTP Pipelining RC viewer updated to version 3.7.23.297272 on December 10 – core updates: reduced pipelined texture and mesh fetching timeout so that stalled connections fail quickly allowing earlier retry. Timeout value changed from 150 seconds to 60 seconds (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • CtrlAltStudio Oculus Alpha updated to version 1.2.2.41224 on December 12th – core updates: a new Mac build and parity with the Oculus Rift SDK 0.4.4 (release notes)
  • Firestorm updated to version 4.6.9.42969 on December 10th with a hotfix release (4.6.9.42974) on December 11th – core updates: many new features and updates, fixes and improvements (change log).

V1-style

  • Cool VL Viewer stable branch updated to version 1.26.12.25 and Cool VL viewer legacy branch updated to version 1.26.8.83, both on December 13th (release notes).

Mobile / Other Clients

  • LightSight updated to version 1.6.0.5 on December 13 – core updates: unknown, no details given.

Additional TPV Resources

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Viewer release summaries: week 49

Updates for the week ending: Sunday December 7th, 2014

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 (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version updated to version 3.7.22.297128 December 5th (formerly the Benchmark RC update.) –  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 viewer RC updated to version 3.7.22.297131 on December 3rd – includes a broad ranges of fixes, including merges from the Attachments RC (3.7.21.296904) (download and release notes)
    • Attachments viewer RC version 3.7.21.296904 withdrawn December 3rd – merged with the Maintenance RC, above
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.4.1.3 on Tuesday, December 2nd and then to version 2.4.1.4 on Wednesday, December 3rd – core updates: bug fixes (change log).
  • Kokua updated to version 3.7.22.35091 on Friday, December 5th – core updates: bug fixes (release notes).

V1-style

  • No updates.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 48

Updates for the week ending: Sunday November 30th, 2014

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 (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version updated to version 3.7.20.296724 December 1st (formerly the Snowstorm RC viewer – Japanese input; improved rendering of projectors; fixes for object editing bug when rotating and for crash on exit on OS X Yosemite in full screen mode, etc.) –  release notes
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Attachments viewer RC version 3.7.21.296904 released on November 25th – adds some fixes to previously released changes in the way joint offsets in rigged meshes are handled & fixes some issues found with adding and removing attachments after the recent AISv3 deploy. this update includes 2 further bug fixes (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.4.1 on Thursday November 27th, and then to version 2.4.1.1 before version  2.4.1.2 on Friday, November 28th – core updates: bug fixes (change log)
  • Kokua updated to version 3.7.21.35082 on November 30th – core updates: parity with LL code base releases 3.7.12 through 3.7.21 – group bans, viewer benchmarking, unified snapshots floater, HTTP pipelining, attachment fixes, etc. (release notes)

V1-style

  • No updates.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 47

Updates for the week ending: Sunday November 23rd, 2014

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 (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page 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
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version:  3.7.19.296094, unchanged (release notes)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • HTTP Pipeline RC viewer version 3.7.21.296736 released on November 17th – reduced pipelined texture and mesh fetching timeout so that stalled connections fail quickly allowing earlier retry. Timeout value changed from 150 seconds to 60 seconds (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • Viewer-managed Marketplace project viewer version 3.7.21.296858 released on November 21st – allows Merchants to manage inventory associated with Marketplace Listings from within the viewer + sale of items which Merchants do not have the right copy will now be supported with the Direct Delivery purchase mechanism (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Kokua OpenSim version updated to version -3.7.81.33408 on November 18th – core updates: GPU benchmark update from LL; additional digit in version number to indicate when features have been cherry-picked (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL viewer updated – Stable branch to version 1.26.12.24 and legacy branch to 1.26.8.82 – both on November 22nd (release notes)

Mobile / Other Clients

  • Mobile Grid Client updated to version 1.22.1226 on November 20th – core updates: support for Android 5.0 Lollipop; experimental /sit and /stand chat commands (change log)

Additional TPV Resources

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