Viewer release summaries: week 46

Updates for the week ending: Sunday November 16th, 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, released on November 10th -formerly the Benchmark viewer RC – removes reliance on the GPU table for determining the viewer’s initial graphics settings (release notes)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Snowstorm project viewer version 3.7.21.296724 released on November 13  – Japanese input; improved rendering of projectors; fixes for object editing bug when rotating and for crash on exit on OSX Yosemite in full screen mode, etc (download and release notes)
    • Maintenance viewer RC version 3.7.21.296734 released on November 12 – a broad range of fixes for voice, privacy, rendering, texture animation, avatar distortion, inventory management, sounds, mouselook in Mac, multiple UI fixes in script editor, Pay flow, chat, stats floater, edit menu, etc (download and release notes)
    • Attachments viewer RC version 3.7.21.296729 released on November 12 – 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, and improves the status information shown in inventory for attached objects (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

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Viewer release summaries: week 45

Updates for the week ending: Sunday November 9th, 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:  3.7.19.295700, released on October 29th – formerly the HTTP pipelining viewer (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 version 3.7.20.296368 released on November 6th – a broad range of fixes for voice, privacy, rendering, texture animation, avatar distortion, inventory management, sounds, Mouselook in Mac, multiple UI fixes in script editor, Pay flow, chat, stats floater, edit menu, etc (download and release notes)
    • Attachments viewer RC version 3.7.20.296355 released on November 5th – 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, and improves the status information shown in inventory for attached objects (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • No Updates.

V1-style

  • Cool VL viewer updated – Stable branch to version 1.26.12.23 and legacy branch to 1.26.8.81 – both on November 8th (release notes)

Mobile / Other Clients

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 44

Updates for the week ending: Sunday November 2nd, 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:  3.7.19.295700, released on October 29th – formerly the HTTP pipelining viewer (release notes)
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Benchmark viewer RC updated to version 3.7.20.296094 on October 30th  – removes reliance on the GPU table for determining the viewer’s initial graphics settings (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • Snowstorm project viewer version 3.7.20.296071 released on October 31st  – Japanese input; improved rendering of projectors; fixes for object editing bug when rotating and crash on exit on OSX Yosemite in full screen mode, etc (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Alchemy updated to version 3.7.19.34077 Beta on October 27th – core: updates: LL HTTP pipelining code; legacy search implementation; world map updates; camera floater improvements, projector improvements, etc. (release notes) – my overview
  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.4.0.3 on October 29th and then to version 2.4.0.4 on October 31st –  core updates (both): LL HTTP pipelining code; Godrays updates; new shadow softening kernel; projector improvements, etc. (release notes)
  • CtrlAltStudio updated to version 1.2.2.41214 on November 2nd – core updates: updated to support Oculus SDK 0.4.3, addition of several Oculus display options (release notes)
  • Restrained Love Viewer updated to version 2.9.3 on October 30th – core updates: numerous RLV updates; inclusion of SLS Share 2 features and updated snapshot floater; LL SSA updates (download site)

V1-style

  • No updates.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 43

Updates for the week ending: Sunday October 26th, 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 3.7.18.295539, released on October 20th (formerly the Browser Fix RC viewer – core updates: SSL 3.0 removal from internal browser due to the POODLE vulnerability (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 Pipelining RC viewer updated to version 3.7.19.295700 on October 24th – core updates: Pipelined HTTP Operations for Mesh and Texture Fetches; Inventory fetch Improvements  (download and release notes)
    • Benchmark viewer updated to RC with version 3.7.19.295759 on October 24th  – removes reliance on the GPU table for determining the viewer’s initial graphics settings (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • No updates.

V1-style

  • Cool Viewer Stable Branch updated to version 1.26.12.22 and Cool Viewer Legacy Branch updated to version 1.26.8.80, both on October 25th – core updates: please refer to the release notes.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 42

Updates for the week ending: Sunday October 19th, 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 3.7.16.294959 – no change
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
      • Browser Fix RC viewer version 3.7.18.295539 released on October 17th – core updates – SSL 3.0 removal from internal browser due to the POODLE vulnerability (download and release notes)
      • HTTP Pipelining RC viewer version 3.7.18.295372 released on October 15th – core updates: Pipelined HTTP Operations for Mesh and Texture Fetches; Inventory Fetch Improvements  (download and release notes)
      • Maintenance RC viewer version 3.7.17.294943 – withdrawn from the release channel due to significant issues and a range of attachment bugs which affect it (see my week 41 update from the TPV developer meeting, under “AIS v3 Issues”)
  • Project viewers:
    • Oculus Rift project viewer updated to version 3.7.18.295296 on October 13th – core updates: Oculus Rift DK2 support (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • No updates.

V1-style

  • Cool Viewer Stable Branch updated to version 1.26.12.21 and Cool Viewer Legacy Branch updated to version 1.26.8.79, both on October 18th – core updates: please refer to the release notes.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

Viewer release summaries: week 41

Updates for the week ending: Sunday October 12th, 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 3.7.16.294959 (Monday October 6; formerly the New Log-in Screen RC – core updates: simple and clean login screen for new users, and a corresponding update for returning users) (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:
    • No Updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.4.0.2 Beta on October 6th – core updates: bug fixes (change log)
  • UKanDo updated to version 3.7.17.28056 on October 11th – core updates: partity with Lab’s 3.7.17 code base, new official log-in screen updates, FMODex updated to 4.44.41 (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool Viewer Stable Branch updated to version 1.26.12.20 and Cool Viewer Legacy Branch updated to version 1.26.8.78, both on October 11th – core updates: please refer to the release notes.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links