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[14:59] DNA: 1228 bytes free [14:59] Move: Anchor on. No-fall mode off. [14:59] Connecting to in-world Voice Chat... [14:59] Connected [15:00] Phantom Ninetails: Greetings [15:00] Periapse Linden: Hi, Phantom [15:00] Periapse Linden: so have you had a chance to try out this new build? [15:00] Phantom Ninetails: Yeah, I tried a couple of vehicles, one of them didn't do so well [15:00] Periapse Linden: new issue? [15:00] Phantom Ninetails: Seems that way [15:01] Phantom Ninetails: When I recompiled all of the scripts in a helicopter, took it into my inventory, and rezzed it again, it gave a huge amount of "unrecognized bytecode" errors [15:01] Periapse Linden: oh? that doesn't sound good. [15:01] Periapse Linden: are you sure that every script was recompiled? [15:02] Phantom Ninetails: Well, it said it was done [15:02] Periapse Linden: I guess i could test to see if Babbage changed the compilation key. [15:02] Phantom Ninetails: Alrighty [15:02] Rex Cronon: hello everybody [15:03] Periapse Linden: Do you have to recompile all your previously compiled to mono scripts? [15:03] Periapse Linden: Hi, Rex. [15:03] Phantom Ninetails: Hmm, I'm not sure if all of them yet, but at least most [15:03] Periapse Linden: So you're saying that if you take a script you compiled to mono previously, with this release you have to recompile it? [15:04] Phantom Ninetails: Yeah [15:04] Periapse Linden: if that's so it means the compile key has changed. Babbage didn't mention that. [15:04] Periapse Linden: Sadly, he's not around right now. [15:04] Phantom Ninetails: :( [15:04] Periapse Linden: I'll try to verify it after the office hour. [15:04] Phantom Ninetails: Okay [15:05] Periapse Linden: Hello, Becky, Sai. [15:05] Becky Pippen: Hi all [15:05] Rex Cronon: hi becky [15:05] Saijanai Kuhn: hey all [15:05] Rex Cronon: hi sai [15:05] Phantom Ninetails: May want to turn off scripts since any compilations from the previous build will give a huge rain of errors when rezzed. [15:06] Periapse Linden: anyone else having trouble with "unrecognized bytecode" errors since the new deploy? [15:06] Saijanai Kuhn: haven't tested since then. [15:06] Periapse Linden: I'm going to take Phantom's advice and turn off scripts for this office hour. [15:06] Entering god mode, level 200 [15:06] Phantom Ninetails: :) [15:07] Leaving god mode, level 200 [15:07] Periapse Linden: Ok, scripting is off for the time being. [15:07] Periapse Linden: So besides this new version, I have some other news to report [15:08] Periapse Linden: Now that Havok4 is merged into release, and live on agni, we can at last work on merging Mono with Havok [15:08] Phantom Ninetails: Oooh [15:08] Periapse Linden: Next week Babbage and Scouse are going to do this merge, likely a convoluted and nasty one [15:09] Saijanai Kuhn: good stuff. I hope you have several kinds of sims running here: H4, mono and the combined one [15:09] Phantom Ninetails: Heh [15:09] Periapse Linden: And the next Mono build should include Havok4 [15:09] Saijanai Kuhn: Like I said, I hope you keep some pre-H4 sims around [15:09] Periapse Linden: Sai, do you see a lot of utility in having a sim which is Havok1/Mono (basically, like this one is now)? [15:10] Periapse Linden: I'm thinking that after the merge we just want havok4/Mono [15:10] Periapse Linden: since that's how it will go out on the main grid [15:10] Saijanai Kuhn: well, for regression testing, yeah. So people can walk between two sims and see how the behavior changes for a given script, if it does [15:11] Periapse Linden: I think that's more important internally, to see where a bug has crept in. But for your testing you probably just want to test havok4 and Mono [15:11] Periapse Linden: But I will ask the deploy team how much work is involved in keeping some "reference" havok1 regions about on the beta grid. [15:12] Saijanai Kuhn: well, you have more warm bodies who can note strangeness. I'd keep a live version of this sim going on general principles. Especially if you need to back up for some reason [15:12] Rex Cronon: i think that some people that are interested in h4 might also like to test h1 [15:13] Periapse Linden: But, Rex, h1 is no more. [15:13] Saijanai Kuhn: except right here. [15:14] Rex Cronon: i know, but if somebody finds something wierd with h4 they might want to go back to h1 to see if same thing happens there [15:14] Periapse Linden: yeah, no more on the main grid. I will ask the deploy team, but keeping separate sim channels around is a manual process for them [15:14] Periapse Linden: I don't want to request it unless it will definitely see use [15:14] Saijanai Kuhn: well, its supposed to be possible due to het-grid. [15:14] Saijanai Kuhn: I'm thinking that you need one for regression testing [15:14] Rex Cronon: maybe not on main grid, but at least here for a few more months [15:14] Periapse Linden: Indeed sai, possible but labor intensive, especially as the number of channels grows [15:15] Saijanai Kuhn: not all possible bugs will be due to the changes in H4 physics behavior, but there might be some due to strange code itneractions. [15:15] Saijanai Kuhn: interactions* [15:16] Periapse Linden: Right. Well, and we are certainly interested (read apprehensive) to find out what new behaviors result from h4 and Mono combined [15:16] Saijanai Kuhn: I just think its wise to keep at least one older sim around for regression testing by the community not just internal QA [15:17] Periapse Linden: Noted, Sai. I'll suggest that we keep one host for havok1 without Mono, and one for havok1 with Mono, and see what they say. [15:18] Saijanai Kuhn: thats ideal, yeah [15:18] Phantom Ninetails: Crashed [15:18] Periapse Linden: Note that the minimum is one host (four regions) [15:18] Rex Cronon: u can't have only 1 region? [15:19] Periapse Linden: Well, you *can*, but it's a waste of the machine [15:19] Phantom Ninetails: Can't have different types of regions on the same machine? [15:19] Periapse Linden: we run one sim per cpu core, and the machines are all quad core [15:19] Periapse Linden: Only one binary is shipped to each host [15:19] Phantom Ninetails: Ah [15:20] Periapse Linden: so all regions on that host need to be running the same sim version [15:20] Phantom Ninetails: Interesting [15:20] Periapse Linden: the simulators start up with the binary, and then query to find regions to run [15:21] Saijanai Kuhn: thats different than what I thought we heard about het-grid, but this was months ago and I may have misheard or things were changed as they were implemented [15:22] Periapse Linden: Sai -- what did you hear? I'm the PM for the het grid project, so I'm naturally curious [15:22] Rex Cronon: i wonder is this info anywhere on wiki? [15:23] Periapse Linden: Simulator startup info? No -- I don't think this is something anyone has wikified, as it has a rather select audience [15:23] Saijanai Kuhn: anyway, my vote is for keeping an h4 sim, an h1 + mono sim and various h4 + mono sims all running so you can test regression AND test sim crossig issues [15:23] Periapse Linden: basically just a few residents like yourselves [15:23] Saijanai Kuhn: I think it was at Zero's OH ages ago. [15:24] Periapse Linden: ah. Well what het grid allows us to do is to set up "channels" [15:24] Periapse Linden: Like the channel for this region is "Mono" [15:24] Saijanai Kuhn: perhaps I was thinking about update issues. That an older sim could keep running the old binary until reboot [15:25] Periapse Linden: So when this region starts up, it will get picked up by a host running the current version for the channel Mono [15:26] Periapse Linden: But the current version of het grid doesn't manage what we call "spares" -- sim hosts that are idle. [15:26] Periapse Linden: So right now there are several hosts for this grid that are idle [15:27] Periapse Linden: if one of the main channel hosts (hosts running Second Life Release) goes down [15:27] Periapse Linden: then a spare will pick up the four downed regions [15:28] Periapse Linden: With the current state of het grid, there is no management of the alternative channels [15:28] Periapse Linden: so there are no spares for any other channels, like Mono [15:28] Periapse Linden: If this host goes down, then it will take manual intervention to get these regions running again [15:29] Periapse Linden: We have a second phase for het grid, spec'ed out but not implemented, which introduces dynamic spare management [15:29] Periapse Linden: All regions on a given host will still have to run the same simulator [15:30] Periapse Linden: however the spare host can transform itslelf into any channel that is needed, by downloading the appropriate binary [15:30] Phantom Ninetails: Sounds like a rather nifty system [15:30] Saijanai Kuhn: ah, OK. So I either misunderstood what Zero said back 6 months ago (or whatever) or the spec changed slightly since then [15:31] Rex Cronon: is too bad that a host, can't have a channel for h1, one for h1+mono, one for h4, one for h4 + mono [15:31] Periapse Linden: Studio Icehouse has seen a lot of opportunity in the sim deploy and running arena [15:32] Periapse Linden: Rex -- we really can't consider multiple versions per host [15:32] Periapse Linden: each host, in addition to simulators, runs a local backbone for web services [15:33] Periapse Linden: that local backbone is a single instance, and is tied to the simulator version [15:33] Periapse Linden: So there would be message failures if we put different sims on a single host [15:34] Rex Cronon: i think i understand how it works [15:34] Rex Cronon: that might explain how 1 sim can cause lag in other sims that share same host [15:34] Periapse Linden: lol -- this mono office hour is turning out to be all about het grid [15:34] Phantom Ninetails: lol [15:34] Saijanai Kuhn: its all good... [15:34] Periapse Linden: yes, rex, precisely [15:35] Saijanai Kuhn: most of us are also AWG members I think [15:35] Periapse Linden: well, in for a penny, in for a pound. Let me tell you about Het Grid Intermezzo [15:35] Periapse Linden: Intermezzo is the next het grid release [15:35] Saijanai Kuhn is sticking a reference to this on the AW groupes chat log site [15:35] Periapse Linden: it's designed specifically to mitigate the most onerous db query [15:36] Periapse Linden: which happens as those spare hosts I mentioned earlier all try (at regular intervals) to query the db looking for regions to run [15:36] Periapse Linden: It's the "spares query" or "region presence query" [15:37] Periapse Linden: Each spare host does this individually, and often. And we have hundreds of spares for the main grid. [15:37] Periapse Linden: Intermezzo introduces a new process called the Region Conductor [15:37] Periapse Linden: which will basically serve to cache region presence. [15:38] Periapse Linden: It does the spares query, in the most general form, and keeps the data in memory, updating regularly. [15:38] Periapse Linden: and all the spares simply contact the Conductor instead of directly querying the db [15:39] Phantom Ninetails: That's a good idea [15:39] Periapse Linden: And it's got all kinds of other nifty things like startup throttling built in [15:39] Saijanai Kuhn: a lot of this stuff is simply a bunch of Python scripts, right? [15:39] Periapse Linden: We call it "Intermezzo" because this is an intermediate release between het grid one (which is live) and het grid two (the dynamic spares management) [15:40] Periapse Linden: The Conductor will evolve from being a cache of region presence to the full on spare manager [15:40] Rex Cronon: trying to make the grid as fail-safe as possible is a good thing:) [15:40] Periapse Linden: Right now Intermezzo is in final QA before merging to release. We hope to have it go live in a couple weeks. [15:40] Saijanai Kuhn is wondering how theagent domain will fit in there [15:41] Periapse Linden: The database should immediately see improvement [15:41] Phantom Ninetails: Nifty [15:41] Periapse Linden: Oh, Sai, this has nothing to do with agents at all. It's about regions [15:41] Rex Cronon: when u say, u mean a db, made out of all the sims on the main grid right? [15:42] Rex Cronon: when u say db* [15:42] Periapse Linden: rex, yes, a table with all the regions [15:42] Saijanai Kuhn: sure, but right now the sim is doing all the agent domain work as well. [15:42] Periapse Linden: basically its rows are region, channel, enabled, state, and a few more [15:43] Periapse Linden: So if you're a spare in channel Mono, you'd select regions that are enabled, in channel Mono, but currently down [15:43] Periapse Linden: and if you got anything back that would be a region you could now run [15:44] Periapse Linden: i'm sorry, I said "rows" -- imeant columns [15:44] Rex Cronon: i guess keeping sims that run h1+mono, might be a waste, as all sims in same host, have to be similar [15:45] Periapse Linden: Sai -- indeed. The sims pretty much do everything now. Hopefully now that we have an agent domain, we can start moving thing out of the sims. [15:45] Periapse Linden: BTW -- that's another tasty tidbit. We actually have a prototype agent domain running on this grid right now [15:46] Periapse Linden: It's just a baby agent domain, with one host, and all it does is login. [15:46] Saijanai Kuhn: At the least, I'd keep the ability to run one if needed. Regressions testing will be impossible for the betaa testsers in the community and you might find that of value [15:46] Periapse Linden: But it does work! [15:46] Saijanai Kuhn: Ueaj. O [15:46] Saijanai Kuhn: home keys... [15:47] Phantom Ninetails: Some very interesting things indeed [15:47] Saijanai Kuhn: I'm documenting the rez_avatar portion for Tess [15:47] Saijanai Kuhn: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User:Saijanai_Kuhn/Rez_Avatar_Capability [15:47] Periapse Linden: Oh, Sai -- thank you! That's ossm. I haven't had the time to do anything for that [15:48] Saijanai Kuhn: taking her strawman docs and putting it into SLGOGP format [15:48] Periapse Linden: but we really need to get rez_avatar into the protocol. [15:48] Darien Caldwell: hi everyone :) [15:48] Rex Cronon: hi darien [15:48] Phantom Ninetails: Hello [15:48] Periapse Linden: So, I should ask, does anyone have any Mono questions before I continue blathering about this other stuff? [15:48] Saijanai Kuhn: if you see something wrong with what I did, or something that is missing, let me know [15:49] Periapse Linden: I will, Sai. For the rest of you, "Rez avatar" is the implementation of a new, open protocol for making an agent appear inworld as an avatar [15:50] Periapse Linden: this is part of the Open Grid intiative that the AWG has been working on with us [15:50] Saijanai Kuhn: it fits between login and beging able to do things like group IM and inventory transfer [15:50] Periapse Linden: and key to future interoperability [15:50] Darien Caldwell: so what is defined as an agent in that sense? [15:50] Periapse Linden: Imagine logging in to second life, and then teleporting to some other grid entirely [15:50] Saijanai Kuhn: actually group IM will be enabled BEFORE rez avatar [15:51] Periapse Linden: Darien -- great question. [15:51] Periapse Linden: We had to pin down the terms we used early on [15:51] Periapse Linden: Because it started to get too confusing [15:51] Darien Caldwell: i bet :) [15:51] Periapse Linden: So an agent is an identity that you can log into a grid with. [15:52] Periapse Linden: An avatar is the inworld representation of that agent. [15:52] Periapse Linden: Note that with login happening on an agent domain, we can separate these two concepts [15:52] Darien Caldwell nods [15:52] Periapse Linden: you can have a valid agent, and yet no avatar [15:53] Periapse Linden: in other words, you're logged in, and an agent process is representing you on the agent domain. but you are not connected to any sim [15:53] Saijanai Kuhn: hence the ability to do IM and inventoyr. [15:53] Periapse Linden: this opens up many possibilities for doing lightweight clients that alow for im and inventoyr [15:53] Saijanai Kuhn: no more ruthed chat bots [15:53] Periapse Linden: yes [15:53] Darien Caldwell: interesting [15:53] Phantom Ninetails: Nifty [15:54] Darien Caldwell: is this still in planning, or is it beginning to be implemented? [15:54] Saijanai Kuhn: it also means that you can decide to travel from Second Life to Joe's Garage without doing a new login [15:54] Periapse Linden: Darien -- there is already a prototype agent domain up and running for this grid. [15:55] Saijanai Kuhn: I need to test my login script against it too [15:55] Periapse Linden: it currently allows an alternate login path, basically a proof of concept [15:55] Periapse Linden: as announced at the Virtual Worlds conference Linden Lab and IBM are working together to extend this. [15:55] Darien Caldwell nods [15:56] Saijanai Kuhn: did you catch the Congressional hearing on SL and virtual worlds? [15:56] Periapse Linden: Before the end of the year the tech will be in place to allow companies to host their own grids (securely, behind their firewalls) [15:56] Darien Caldwell: I heard IBM is doing this already [15:56] Periapse Linden: and their employees can have second life accounts and teleport between SL and the internal grid [15:56] Saijanai Kuhn: http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-ti-hrg.040108.VirtualWorlds.shtml [15:57] Phantom Ninetails: Very nifty stuff [15:57] Darien Caldwell: http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/2008/04/02/ibm-to-host-private-second-life-regions/ [15:57] Periapse Linden: Yes, Sai -- did you see the video? [15:57] Saijanai Kuhn: yeah. Typcial long-winded congressional hearing. 1/3 is the members getting their 30 seconds of fame on camera. But historical even so [15:57] Periapse Linden: Thanks, Darien. yes, we are working closely with IBM. They have the grid set up, so now we are working on getting SL and their grid to talkto each other [15:58] Periapse Linden: That's where the AWG's Open Grid Protocol comes in [15:58] Saijanai Kuhn: shameless plug, if you're not a member of AW Groupies in-world. IM me on the main grid for an invite [15:58] Darien Caldwell: yes, there has been a lot of talk, many are concerned about what happens when user generated content jumps grids, so to speak. [15:58] Phantom Ninetails: I've never even heard of your group before today, Sai [15:59] Saijanai Kuhn: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Protecting_content_in_an_open_grid [15:59] Periapse Linden: That is the one issue we are most concerned about also, Darien. We are discussing how to do that safely. [15:59] Saijanai Kuhn: Phantom, the group was founded by Zha Ewry of IBM, to discuss the AWG stuff on a weekly business inworld [15:59] Periapse Linden: It's actually a great topic for the AWG, or at least the Groupies [16:00] Darien Caldwell: yes, agreed [16:00] Rex Cronon: maybe on tuesdays sai? [16:00] Periapse Linden: thanks's Sai, you've always got the link [16:00] Saijanai Kuhn: yeah. Grouipes look at everything. The AWG officially looks at the 2 year plan Linden Lab has set up [16:00] Phantom Ninetails: And what about AWG? What's that? [16:00] Periapse Linden: I'll second Sai's plug for the groupies -- it's a great group [16:00] Periapse Linden: i'm sure sai has a link... [16:00] Darien Caldwell: lol [16:01] Periapse Linden: or just search the wiki for AWG [16:01] Phantom Ninetails: Alrighty [16:01] Periapse Linden: there's a big page either called AWG or Architecture Working Group [16:01] Rex Cronon: hmm, i wonder if a linden could make post on the main blog about awgroupies? [16:01] Saijanai Kuhn: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Architecture_Working_Group is the official collaboration btween LL, IBM, Open Sim, libsl, and so on, to make an open grid [16:01] Periapse Linden: Well, we're out of time. Any last questions? [16:02] Saijanai Kuhn: AW groupies is the in-world discussion group for hte AWG [16:02] Phantom Ninetails: Hmm, nifty [16:02] Periapse Linden: Rex -- didn't seem appropriate for the blog. [16:02] Darien Caldwell: i heard Mono and Havok 4 are merging now, what timeframe is expected for that to complete? [16:02] Saijanai Kuhn: Zha thinks we're too big already [16:02] Periapse Linden: Most residents wouldn't get it, or be interested. It's really for devs [16:02] Rex Cronon: i think u might be right periapse. would look like ll is pusing it [16:03] Periapse Linden: Darien -- we'll probably do the merge next week and put a havok4/mono version out here by the end of the week. It may take longer if the merge is tricky [16:03] Darien Caldwell: ok, thanks :) [16:03] Saijanai Kuhn: this is really cool news though. After things are stabilized, imagine monofeatures + H4 enancements [16:03] Saijanai Kuhn: enhancements [16:03] Periapse Linden: Yes, it's very exciting. [16:04] Periapse Linden: Havok4 has dropped the sim crash rate enormously [16:04] Rex Cronon: i wonder. could mono allow editing/creation of megapirms? [16:04] Rex Cronon: megaprims* [16:04] Darien Caldwell: i can believe it, it did wonders for my sim [16:04] Phantom Ninetails: I've noticed that too. The sandboxes I regular at rarely if ever crash anymore, used to be very frequent [16:04] Periapse Linden: that's an issue I don't feel comfortable with. I just dont' know where the size limits are placed. [16:05] Periapse Linden: Ok, thank you all for showing up today for this mostly-not-about-mono mono office hour [16:05] Phantom Ninetails: lol :> [16:05] Saijanai Kuhn: its a discussion for the H4 meeting I think. They recognize megaprims, but the support is still unofficial [16:05] Rex Cronon: interesting hour:) [16:05] paulie Femto: thx for trhe info. :) [16:05] Periapse Linden: Thanks. have a great weekend! [16:05] Darien Caldwell: thanks, I wish i could have gotten out of my RL job earlier, but such is life ;) [16:05] Saijanai Kuhn: This particular mono chat log wil have a link on the aAW Groupies page ;-) [16:05] Rex Cronon: u too [16:05] Darien Caldwell: bye :) [16:05] Phantom Ninetails: Sayonara [16:05] Saijanai Kuhn: Thanks periapse [16:05] Periapse Linden turns scripting back on [16:05] Rex Cronon: bye periapse [16:06] Entering god mode, level 200 [16:06] Saijanai Kuhn: last shameless plug: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/AW_Groupies [16:06] Rex Cronon: bye everybody [16:06] Leaving god mode, level 200 [16:06] Phantom Ninetails: Sayonara [16:06] Periapse Linden: Bye!