Downloading test builds

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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:

Developer Builds

Everyone may post links here to viewers that should be tested, provided the viewers are Second Life compatible and TPVp compliant when connected to Second Life.

STORM-138 Adds support for text box input support to dialog boxes
Developer: Jonathan Yap & Tofu Linden

Try this viewer and experiment with LSL dialogs that include text input

STORM-560 Configuration of movement vs chat keys
Developer: Andrew Productengine

New preferences to control whether typing is used for chat or movement

STORM-616 Add Movement submenu under the Me menu
Developer: Jonathan Yap

STORM-151 Link viewer statically with kdu v6.4.1 - Note: jp2 compression is not implemented so some actions will fail or crash (e.g. texture upload)
Developer: Merov Linden

Development Mailing List

Developers who are looking for testers sometimes make requests for testing on the opensource-dev mailing list.

Development Integration

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.

This is the absolute newest version available. Note that this one may not have been tested at all yet - you have been warned.

Latest Development Viewers:
Windows | Macintosh | Linux
Details for these builds (build logs, included changesets)


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 Alternate Viewers page.