The following notes are taken from the TPV Developer meeting held on Friday, August 9th, 2019. A video of the meeting is embedded below, my thanks as always to Pantera for recording and providing it. The key points of discussion are provided below with time stamps to the relevant points in the video, which will open in a separate tab when clicked.
This was another short meeting.
The remaining pipelines are as follows:
- Current Release version 126.96.36.1997758, formerly the Rainbow RC viewer dated June 5th, promoted June 18th – No Change.
- Release channel cohorts:
- Project viewers:
- Linux Spur viewer, version 188.8.131.529906, promoted to release status 29th November 2017 – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
- Obsolete platform viewer, version 184.108.40.2060847, May 8th, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.
The hope is that some of the current four RC will gain promotion to full release status in August, as the bug list on all of them is “really small”.
Inventory Issues, Fixes and Log-in Changes
- Some Firestorm users are reporting an uptick in inventory issue, such as corruptions. It appears that, while usually a last resort, clearing inventory cache may correct it if it occurs.
- There is some work being carried out by the Lab that improves their ability to fix back-end inventory issues. This work is getting an “unusually thorough” QA pass, so may be a while before it is ready for support deployment.
- Also, the Lab is working on a new log-in process that adds more checks to the inventory queries performed during log-in.
- Currently, some of the queries, a necessary part of the log-in process, can be subject to database look-up failures that go unreported to the viewer, leading to inventory issues for the user.
- The new process will ensure that if a query fails, an error message will be returned to the viewer, allowing it to request further look-ups. However, it will be a while before this enters production.
- A reminder that large flat inventories (e.g. thousands of items on the same level) can cause the inventory queries to time-out and log-in to time-out. Should this happen, an inventory transform can be requested from support, which breaks large flat inventories down into a folder structure.
Second Life Engineering Jobs
- The position for a Second Life Senior Graphics Engineer remains open.
- A new position has opened for a software engineer (C++). Oz linden “would love” to recruit someone who has the relevant experience / background and who is a Second Life resident.
- Applicants need to be US residents.