Downloading test builds
Many developers, both inside Linden Lab and in Open Source, are constantly implementing new features and fixing problems with the viewer. One of the most important ways that you can help with that process as a user is to install and try these development viewers and provide feedback.
All of the viewers here are under active development - there may be some problems with existing features; if you want a more stable experience, use the released Viewer 2.
There are several places to look for viewers that need testing:
Post links here to viewers that need to be tested.
Both Linden Lab and Thrid Party Viewers (TPV) may post links here to test versions of viewers so long as they are Second Life compatible, and TPV compliant when connected to Second Life.
- Fix for Interpolating Position based on Ping time
- Developer: firstname.lastname@example.org
helpful to shooters who have long ping times
The viewer-development source code repository is where all new Viewer 2 development is brought together. It's the best available look at what will be in the next viewer release. Ideally, every few weeks, the Snowstorm Team posts a snapshot of the development viewer that should be reasonably stable. (Though this has not happened yet. Soon.)
- [Developement Viewer Snapshot - link TBD]
This is the absolete newest version available. Note that this one may not have been tested at all yet - you have been warned.
Various viewer development projects working on major new features may from time to time release Project Viewers to provide early testing opportunities. You can find any that are currently available on the main download site under Project Viewers.
Development Mailing List
Developers who are looking for testers often make requests for testing on the opensource-dev mailing list.