Current viewer release list

Logos representative only and should not be seen as an endorsement / preference / recommendation

Introduction

  • This is intended to be a reference source for all current public SL viewers / clients of which I’m aware / for which I have information, and is primarily drawn from the Second Life Third-party viewer Directory listing.
  • Updates will be made as-an-when I notice / am informed of releases from the various Viewers.
  • A weekly summary of changes will be published on the Monday of each week, listing all changes noted during the previous week
  • Comments on this page are closed, but can be left on the relevant weekly summary page.
  • Recent updates / releases shown in green.
  • (32/64) – indicates versions available as 32 or 64 bit; (64) – indicates available as 64-bit only.
  • Note that viewers considered as now having been updated recently enough to be fully compatible with Second Life are now listed under a separate heading towards the end of this page.
  • Test viewers, preview / beta viewers / nightly builds are not recorded in this page.

LL Official Viewers

Available for: Windows, Linux, Mac.

Available Viewers

This list reflects those viewers available with installers on the following SL pages the SL viewer download page, the Official Alternate Viewers wiki page and the Test Builds wiki page.

  • Current Release version 6.0.0.520636, dated October 18, promoted November 14. Formerly the Animesh RC viewer – NEW.
  • Release channel cohorts (please see my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • Spotykach Maintenance RC viewer, version 5.1.10.521569, November 13.
    • Love Me Render RC viewer, version 5.1.10.521635, November 13.
    • Estate Access Management (EAM) RC viewer, version 5.2.0.520057, September 28.
    • BugSplat RC viewer, version 5.1.9.519462, September 10. This viewer is functionally identical to the current release viewer, but uses BugSplat for crash reporting, rather than the Lab’s own Breakpad based crash reporting tools.
  • Project viewers:
  • Linux Spur viewer, version 5.0.9.329906, dated November 17, 2017 and promoted to release status 29 November – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version 3.7.28.300847, May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7. This viewer will remain available for as long as reasonable, but will not be updated with new features or bug fixes.

LL Viewer Resources

Third Party Viewers

v5-style Viewers

v1-style Viewers

Mobile / Other Clients

TPVs Lacking Full SL Compatibility

These viewers are available for download, but are not considered to be fully compatible with current Second Life services. Depending on your usage, they may or may not meet your needs.

  • CtrlAltStudio (v3-style for Windows)  – last updated July 18, 2016.
  • Exodus (v3-style for Windows, Linux, Mac) – last updated September 21, 2013.
  • Imprudence (v1-style for Windows, Linux, Mac) – last updated  May 28, 2013.

Additional TPV Resources

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