2015 viewer release summaries: week 47

Updates for the week ending Sunday, November 22nd

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: 3.8.6.305981, October 26 – 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):
    • Maintenance RC viewer updated to version 3.8.7.308081 on November 20 – core updates: some 38 fixes and improvements, including updates for some regressions introduced into the viewer with the current release viewer (download and release notes)
    • Project Valhalla (CEF media update) RC viewer version 4.0.0.307894 released on November 18 – replaces the LLQTWebKit system used in the Web media plugin with one based on the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF)  (download and release notes)
    • Vivox RC viewer version 3.8.7.3.8.7.307744, released on November 17 – corrects a number of Voice quality and connection issues on both Windows and the Mac (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Firestorm updated to version 4.7.5.47975 on November 17th – core updates: parity with LL 3.8.6 code (notifications viewer), wide range of additional features, fixes and improvements (release notes)
  • Kokua updated to version 3.8.6.37336 on November 17th – core updates: parity with LL 3.8.6 code (notifications viewer) and RLV 2.9.15.1 (release notes)

V1-style

  • Cool VL Viewer Stable version updated to 1.26.16.0(b) (Windows and (Linux)) on November 21(/22) – core updates: experimental CEF plugin (QTWebkit default media service) + fixes and improvements  (release notes).

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

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2015 viewer release summaries: week 46

Updates for the week ending Sunday, November 15th

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: 3.8.6.305981, October 26 – 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):
    • Quick Graphics RC viewer updated to version 3.8.7.306758 on November 12 – provides the new Avatar Complexity options and the new graphics preset capabilities for setting, saving and restoring graphic settings for use in difference environments / circumstances (download and release notes)
    • Maintenance RC viewer version 3.8.7.307376 released on November 10 – core updates: some 38 fixes and improvements, including updates for some regressions introduced into the viewer with the current release viewer (download and release notes)
    • Project Azumarill (HTTP updates) RC viewer withdrawn, November 11  – possibly due to issues encountered by users on the cohort
  • Project viewers:
    • Project Valhalla (CEF media update) project viewer updated to version 4.0.0.307535 on November 10 – replaces the ageing LLQTWebKit system used in the Web media plugin with a shiny new one based on the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) that supports modern web technologies (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

V1-style

  • Cool VL Viewer updated as follows: Stable version to 1.26.14.13 and Experimental to 1.26.15.12, both on November 9th – release notes.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

2015 viewer release summaries: week 45

Updates for the week ending Sunday, November 8th

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: 3.8.6.305981, October 26 – 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):
    • Project Azumarill (HTTP updates) RC viewer updated to version 3.8.7.306796 on November 2 – provides improved performance and stability. Impacts include: asset uploads, AISv3 inventory manipulation, VMM, Experience management, LSL compilation, Simhost event polling, etc.  (download and release notes).
  • Project viewers:
    • Vivox Project viewer,version 3.8.7.307189, released on November 6 – correcting a number of Voice quality and connection issues on both Windows and the Mac (download and release notes).

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

V1-style

  • Cool VL Viewer updated as follows: Stable version to 1.26.14.12 and Experimental to 1.26.15.11, both on November 7th – release notes.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

2015 viewer release summaries: week 44

Updates for the week ending Sunday, November 1st

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: 3.8.6.305981, October 26 – formerly the Notifications RC viewer 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 Azumarill (HTTP updates) RC viewer updated to version 3.8.6.306549 on October 26 – provides improved performance and stability. Impacts include: asset uploads, AISv3 inventory manipulation, VMM, Experience management, LSL compilation, Simhost event polling, etc.  (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Restrained Love Viewer updated to version 2.9.15 on October 27th – core update:  parity with the Lab’s 3.8.5 code base; RLV updates and fixes –  release notes
  • UKanDo updated to version 3.8.6.28161 on October 27th – core updates: parity with the Lab’s 3.8.5 code base and RLV 2.9.14 – release notes

V1-style

  • No updates.

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

2015 viewer release summaries: week 43

Updates for the week ending Sunday, October 25th

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: 3.8.5.305531- 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):
    • Quick Graphics RC viewer updated to version 3.8.6.305942 on October 19 – provides the new Avatar Complexity options and the new graphics preset capabilities for setting, saving and restoring graphic settings for use in difference environments / circumstances (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Alchemy updated to version 3.8.5.36974 on October 25th – core updates: parity with LL 3.8.5 code base, new skinning capability, libcurl 7.45.0, boost 1.59 – release notes

V1-style

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No Updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links

2015 viewer release summaries: week 42

Updates for the week ending Sunday, October 18th

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: 3.8.5.305531, October 13 – formerly the Maintenance RC viewer 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):
    • Notifications RC viewer updated to version 3.8.6.305981 on October 14 – new Notifications floater separates incoming notifications into System, Transactions, Invitations, and Group. It provides a better way to view, interact with, prioritize and manage incoming notices for busy residents (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • No updates.

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • Black Dragon updated to version 2.4.4.3 on October 17th – core updates: CEF integration, merge with current LL release viewer.
  • UKanDo updated to version  3.8.5.28153 on October 14 – core updates: merge to latest LL viewer release.

V1-style

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No Updates.

Additional TPV Resources

Related Links