Release Notes/Second Life Beta Viewer/2.6.6

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Release Notes for v2.6.6 (228244) - Second Life Beta Viewer

Released May 5, 2011

Installer Downloads

Windows | Mac | Linux

Crash and Performance Fixes

  • EXP-617 [SOCIAL-762] Viewer crash if first startup (with cleared settings.xml file) is in Advanced mode
  • STORM-1118 Viewer crashes when user tries to upload image without JFIF header

Bug Fixes

  • EXP-640 Ctrl+I doesn't close side tray
  • EXP-752 When "View Display Names" is disabled, only my own profile loads, when I click others' profiles
  • SOCIAL-714 Basic mode to launch with Destinations panel open by default
  • STORM-250 Unexpected "More" text appears in the About Landmark panel after minimizing the floater
  • STORM-320 Script Editor in Viewer 2.0+ "tabs" incorrectly
  • STORM-413 The presentation of IM sessions in message well depends on method that was used for opening IM window
  • STORM-595 Viewer should stop spamming AgentThrottle messages as the slider is dragged
  • STORM-610 Changes to Environment Editor: water color change is not saved
  • STORM-640 URL-name of object is shown as a hyperlink in the Buy Contents floater
  • STORM-721 Information about resident is displayed incorrectly in mini-inspector if there are any resident or group SLURLs
  • STORM-842 "Start at" list isn't populated with favorites if user name is typed in fashion "firstname.lastname"
  • STORM-898 Filter settings do not reset after unchecking 'Since Logoff' checkbox
  • STORM-954 SL Viewer 2.0 No nearby people when over approximately 1000 meters
  • STORM-1039 Bad iterator access in llavatarnamecache.cpp:564
  • STORM-1042 Disabled 'Save' button at the 'Create Landmark' panel
  • STORM-1083 Using -login client parameter always results in a last location unavailable error message
  • STORM-1088 2.6.1 build 223988 fails to initialize
  • STORM-1094 Chat preferences > font size should increase size of input text in IM window
  • STORM-1095 Chat preferences > font size should increase size of input text in the chat box
  • STORM-1098 Debug setting ShowNetStats has wrong description
  • STORM-1101 Using the -login parameter makes some keys and right click menus not work
  • STORM-1106 "Set scripts to running" on an object containing no scripts produces a "unknown notification" error
  • STORM-1108 Enable Hints menu entry/preference is confusing
  • STORM-1110 Remove old 1.23 purple text from alerts, anywhere else it appears
  • STORM-1111 Blocks of chat log are being read in from then rewritten with new timestamps.
  • STORM-1117 Placing calling cards in prims should be disabled
  • STORM-1136 LLDateUtil class defines March having 21 days, causing wrong avatar age calculation (Patch with bugfix attached)
  • STORM-1145 Changes to Favorites are not reflected on the login locations menu
  • STORM-1147 Other avatar's loose clothing\ flared cuffs look like they are tight\got no flare in v2.4.0 and higher
  • VWR-25278 Incorrect Help ID for Preferences > Colors tab
  • VWR-25521 As a user, I want an indicator when the Viewer is actively fetching inventory, and if there's an error, I want that indicated, too. (No more indefinite Loading...)
  • WEB-3796 First click in session on "Profile" button doesn't do anything

Translation and Localization Updates

  • STORM-891 [HARDCODED] ALL LANGS - Message showing up after setting your home is in English (French viewer)
  • STORM-1057 [TRUNCATION/LAYOUT] Make space larger for full strings to appear in the Move & View Preferences, ALL langs

Source and Build Changes

  • STORM-1149 [OPEN-50] As an Open Source developer I would like a single set of configurations, which work for both Visual Studio and Express version of VC

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Known Issues


Voice Status Indicator Appears in Basic Mode IM Session

  • EXP-749 [REGRESSION] Voice status indicator shown in IM session instead of profile pic in Basic and Advanced modes

Crash when Deferred Rendering is Enabled

  • [SH-1064] Crash in LLVertexBuffer::setupVertexBuffer - Reminder: Deferred Rendering is still experimental functionality and is not supported.

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Supported Viewers


With this release, we support Second Life Viewer versions 2.6.3 (227447), 2.6.2 (225998), and 1.23 (1.23.5), and Second Life Beta Viewer version 2.6.6 (228244). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers wiki page.