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Revision as of 17:09, 29 July 2010

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What is Snowglobe?

Snowglobe is an Open Source development project for viewers that connect to the Second Life Grid. Goals include:

  • Encourage development of alternative viewers that create choice for Second Life Residents
  • Encourage research and innovation of new viewer functionality
  • Collaborate with the development community to incorporate patches that enhance the official Second Life viewer

Snowglobe (sometimes 'SG') is commonly used to refer specifically to the Snowglobe viewer.

Website: http://snowglobeproject.org/

Downloads

Release Downloads

These are well tested versions, recommended for regular users.

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Snowglobe 1.4.2
(1.4.2.3626, August 19, 2010) (release notes)
Windows | Mac | Linux ]

Development Downloads

These are more recent versions, but may be more buggy and less tested. Please report any issues you have with these downloads either to the JIRA, or to the OSDev mailing list.

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Snowglobe 1.4 Release Candidate
(1.4.1.3614, August 8, 2010) (release notes)
Windows | Mac | Linux ]

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Snowglobe 2.0.2
(2.0.2.3591, August 1, 2010) (release notes)
Windows | Mac | Linux ]

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Snowglobe 2.1.0 Test Build (trunk)
(2.1.0.3603, August 3, 2010) (release notes)
Windows | Mac | Linux ]

For the very latest development installer downloads, look for build announcements on the sldev-commits mailing list.

License

Snowglobe source code is offered under the GPLv2 license with FLOSS exception.

Developers are encouraged to complete the Second Life Viewer Contributor Agreement. Submissions to Snowglobe cannot be included in the official Second Life Viewer without this agreement in place.

Get Source Code

The most recent source code for both Snowglobe and the SecondLife Viewer (viewer-external) is available through SVN. See Version control repository for information about where to checkout the source code from.

You can also download source packages for released versions from the source downloads page.

Build Instructions

The Get source and compile page gives general information about how to compile the source. For a quick step-by-step instruction for building on Linux, see Compiling_the_viewer_(Linux).

Features

Development

For an introduction to the goals of the Snowglobe viewer, see Philip's blog post: "Intensifying Open Source Effort" which describes our new approach to open source. See Philip's mail to sldev for a little bit more about the name.