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.

Windows Startup Crashes
This viewer has attempted fixes for two startup crashes:
  • STORM-1141 2.6.3 Beta Viewer crashes on startup in Windows 7 (possibly related to use of languages other than English)
  • STORM-1088 2.6.1 Viewer fails to initialize

If you have problems with the viewer crashing on startup, please try this viewer and report your results in the issue above that matches the problem you have had.

Windows | Macintosh | Linux

Details for these builds (build logs, included changesets)

This viewer updates the recognizers for many GPU cards; if you have had a problem with improper recognition of your card, try this viewer and report results in STORM-1100 please.
Windows | Macintosh | Linux

Details for these builds (build logs, included changesets)

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.