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Script name requirement

The current version of the spec contains rules for the name of the relay script. The problem is, the rules seem to preclude the possibility of updating using llRemoteLoadScriptPin, which requires a stable name for the target script in order to properly replace it. If the script is changed to support a new version, the spec requires the script be renamed, but that's impractical for a script subject to automatic updating. I'm also unsure if there's any point to this rule. In the case of the product I'm currently working on, the relay script is buried in a child prim (to prevent relayed rules interfering with its own rules), which makes attempting to check its name a pretty unfriendly way for the end user to determine version information. Having version information easily available to the end user is a good idea, but requiring the script be named a particular way doesn't provide that, it just interferes with auto-update functionality without apparent benefit. Is there some other reason for saying a script must be named a particular way (e.g. the viewer checks the script name for this info), or can that rule be safely ignored (despite the "must" in the spec)? If there's a technical reason for the naming requirement, can it be changed so that the prim containing the script is required to be named a particular way, rather than the script itself? --Galatea Gynoid 17:48, 19 August 2008 (PDT)

I think there is no technical reason. --Maike Short 12:26, 22 August 2008 (PDT)
There is no technical reason indeed, and I think that naming rule may be lifted in the near future, especially if it is a problem for people to update their stuff... however the user 'must' be able to check the version one way or another. --Marine Kelley 11:44, 1 September 2008 (PDT)
Fair enough -- I'm using a "Version..." command in my menus that prints:
  • Implant Version 0.7
  • Compatibility:
  • Restrained Life Viewer: 1.12.2 +
  • Relay Specification: 1.014
iz gud? --Galatea Gynoid 23:44, 1 September 2008 (PDT)