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Release Notes for Second Life 1.18.5(3) November 29, 2007

New features:

  • New inworld search via the 'All' tab
    • Includes improved search functionality on land parcels, profiles, groups, wiki documents, events, classifieds, and some individual objects
    • Classifieds are returned both within and next to search results
  • Search box added to upper-right corner of window; replaces old meters

Changes:

  • slurls with 3 slashes (secondlife:///app....) are now highlighted in the text window
  • UI elements placement/sizing updated to accommodate localized versions of Second Life viewer
  • Korean text displays correctly on Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5)
  • Permissions dialogs are now throttled to avoid griefing

Fixes:

  • Public source bundle not getting all ares libs
  • VWR-2959: Windows (Visual Studio) solution file refers to a non-existing project "build_all"
  • VWR-2551: Error in macview.xcodeproj -- invalid dependencies
  • VWR-2856: libs package missing c-ares
  • VWR-3073: Right-clicking someone's attachments to view profile loads (???) (???) instead
  • VWR-592: crash in LLTemplateMessageBuilder::addString
  • VWR-2826: Several problems on handling Japanese input (and possiblly Chinese/Korean also)
  • VWR-2834: Builds fail on 1.18.4.0 with no mozlib
  • VWR-2030: Avatar only turns half-way in Appearance Mode
  • VWR-2803: Lag Meter network ping metric doesn't account for residents outside the USA
  • VWR-3311: Web UI elements' focus rectangle are offset from their displayed position

Release Notes for Second Life 1.18.4(3) November 7, 2007

New features:

  • Help > Lag Meter; monitors Client, Network and Server lag and reports possible causes

Changes:

  • Visual changes in preparation for a forthcoming release of new in-world search
    • Opt-in and opt-out checkboxes for Resident Profile, Parcels, For Sale Objects, Not For Sale Objects, Regions, and Groups
  • About Land description field is now a three-line text box
  • Minimap indicators for "above" and "below" updated
    • After the next server update, friends will appear in a different color

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a sculptie LOD issue
  • Fixed region Mature setting reverting to PG after Estate/Region changes
  • Fixed several UI elements
  • Fixed new group not appearing in group window until relog
  • Fixed Trash folders in user inventory
  • Fixed missing line of information on land sales
  • Fixed parcel listings showing [AREA] instead of parcel size
  • Fixed bad teleports from landmarks
  • Fixed up/down arrows for Repeats Per Face
  • Fixed a viewer nested message crash
  • Fixed a viewer crash with editing classifieds
  • Fixed a viewer crash when pressing Ctrl-F with a minimized Search window
  • Fixed secondlife.log spam when group info window opens
  • Fixed Publish on Web not saving for parcels
  • Fixed missing dialog for Publish in Classifieds
  • Fixed updates for Land and L$
  • Fixed invisible sculpted prims when sculpted texture contains alpha
  • Fixed scope of drag-select with locked objects
  • Fixed link order of drag-selected objects
  • Fixed Accept Notices flag in Group Panel General tab not saving value
  • Fixed Linux viewer preferences for choosing the cache location or chat log location
  • Fixed Apply button disabled after setting group preferences
  • Fixed Apply button failing to grey out after selecting 'List Group in Profile'
  • Fixed filename filter for Linux/GTK file picker
  • Fixed Linux/GTK file picker not remembering most recent directory
  • Fixed channel argument in Linux client
  • Fixed muted particles not clearing
  • Fixed Show in Search option not carrying over to copied object
  • Fixed muted users disappearing from Active Speakers
  • Fixed Mature content flag when searching All
  • Fixed viewer crash when pasting/typing UTF8 text in the object For Sale price box
  • Fixed Gesture Editor sounds not initialized
  • Fixed Group enrollment fee accepting floating point
  • Fixed 'Quiet Snapshots to Disk' and 'Disable Camera Constraints' not persisting across sessions
  • Fixed dot characters in various fields
  • Fixed a crash on startup (due to empty list of rewritten login URIs)
  • Fixed a Viewer crash while trying to rez an object
  • Fixed a crash when editing classifieds
  • Fixed Land & L$ fields no longer update
  • Fixed a crash by minimizing the search window followed by Ctrl+F
  • Fixed parcel option doesnt save publish listing on the web setting
  • Fixed texture editing user interface is confusing
  • Fixed can't set Repeats Per Face with up/down arrows
  • Fixed Auction ID and Land Description Overlap in the 'About Land' window
  • Disabled Add to Outfit and Replace Outfit options on the top-level Clothing folder
  • MISC-567: Multiple system folders (e.g., '100 Lost and Found Folders') in inventory
  • VWR-2471: SL-viewer chrashes after opening the 10th group-info-window
  • VWR-2444: Menu background colors aren't settable in colors_base.xml
  • VWR-2291: LOD defaults are now too aggressive in RC 1.18.3
  • VWR-2283: Some changes to groups cannot be saved
  • VWR-2116: Viewer crashes when starting a new Group IM session under Japanese UI
  • VWR-2104: long avatar names overflow on the chat history window volume control/muting section
  • VWR-2065: Custom Snapshot setting do not save for next Snapshot
  • VWR-2041: Allow using voice component on another computer
  • VWR-1945: toolbox floater displays window elements incorrectly when minimized then moved.
  • VWR-1944: Active gestures sometimes fail to show in the Active Gestures list
  • VWR-1888: Characters missing in IM window
  • VWR-1724: HUD zoom snaps back after selecting another HUD object
  • VWR-1695: llGiveInventoryList objects spam the owner with messages when the recipient is in Busy mode
  • VWR-1590: Keyboard changes inventory selection after right-click
  • VWR-1562: llassert(mNumDescendantsSelected >= 0) with crash and loop. (Debug build)
  • VWR-1448: llSetText on non-root prims is unreliable (including after relogs)
  • VWR-1408: Online status viewable via Groups even if 'Make my online status visible only to my Friends' is set
  • VWR-1399: Client crashes when viewing details of an empty proposal window
  • VWR-1096: llPlaySound does not play whilst in HUD depending on HUD attachment point
  • VWR-1045: Client crashes with no warning when uploading corrupted TGA file
  • VWR-851: Viewer Crashes in high texture environments when moving or when panning with camera.
  • VWR-813: Recent Items tab shows folders with no matching items
  • VWR-738: SL crashes when loading with a GTK_IM scim module
  • VWR-379: Fix shell scripts to use bash and not sh when appropriate.
  • VWR-333: 'Unable to load gesture.' or 'Gesture is missing from database.' on login
  • VWR-315: Script changes in the editor may be cancelled because of lag

Release Notes for Second Life 1.18.3(5) September 28, 2007

Changes:

  • Changed Bug Reporting links to http:// instead of https://
  • Build mode no longer automatically turns on beacons
  • Removed 'Ping User' in statistics window (was returning 0, as userserver no longer exists)
  • Removed 'Open' menu option when clothing is selected (as 'Wear' is available)
  • Added minimize button to Inventory
  • Updated voice components to improve quality and address VWR-1532
  • Added name of viewer release channel to embedded browser agent ID string
  • Reverted map beacon behavior (per VWR-2270)

Known issues:

  • Sculpted prims with alpha in the sculpted texture are invisible
  • The command line option "-drop" does not work on Linux or OSX clients.
  • VWR-2268: Role Description causes Apply Changes, Ignore Changes, Cancel alert even if you don't have rights to change
  • VWR-2551: Error in macview.xcodeproj -- invalid dependencies
  • VWR-2404: lossless texture compression on small textures not lossless
  • VWR-2552: Telehub gui very broken in RC

LSL changes:

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed default eyes appearing gray
  • Fixed viewer source linking error
  • Enrollment fees are no longer displayed with decimals
  • Fixed inworld map region search failing if a space is included after the region name
  • Fixed Appearance editor preview squares after changing tabs
  • Fixed a bug with LODs for sculpted prims
  • Fixed flexy causes llTargetOmega child objects to not rotate
  • Fixed an incorrect Support link
  • Fixed clipboard capture on login screen's config info
  • Fixed web browser widget shows up blank when connecting via https
  • Fixed doubleclicking text entry fields should select a single word first, then the entire field
  • Fixed items renamed from Recent Items not displaying the correct name in All Items
  • Fixed physical memory calls with more than 4GB of memory
  • Fixed viewer crash by clicking Connect button repeatedly
  • Fixed crash in viewer when receiving bad HUD Effects
  • Fixed a Linux client crash
  • Fixed client on 64-bit Linux systems that cannot find their GL drivers
  • Improved Linux client threading
  • Improved client performance after closing an inventory folder with a large number of items
  • VWR-2487: Covenant Details between live version and release candidate version
  • VWR-2275: Linux 1.18.3 Won't Link
  • VWR-2152: Possible crash in llviewerobjectlist
  • VWR-2144: Client crashes when deleting unsaved gestures
  • VWR-2036: Build tools floater does not remember its position on restart
  • VWR-1987: Segfault on startup if audio doesn't initialize.
  • VWR-1976: Solaris' fprintf segfaults on NULL arguments
  • VWR-1968: Possible crash in llmultigesture.cpp
  • VWR-1951: Hide Particles is not working from the View > Beacons menu item
  • VWR-1942: An error in the do-while example of the LSL Scripting Guide could cause infinite looping.
  • VWR-1892: Use pkgconfig for more libraries in the standalone build
  • VWR-1891: Detect a Debian bulid-host, as is done for Fedora
  • VWR-1880: Modify "Ctrl-F" to call Search/Replace Dialog when invoked inside Script Window
  • VWR-1872: An attempt to fix the "empty inventory trash" crashes
  • VWR-1861: Renaming items in inventory folders does not update item sort order
  • VWR-1823: Bad typecast for 64 bit systems, llagent llfloatercustomize
  • VWR-1808: Possible crash in llviewerobjectlist
  • VWR-1761: Group Invite Suggestion--add 'view group info' to invite dialog box
  • VWR-1743: LLFloaterGroups source code inconsistencies
  • VWR-1736: Add a Invite to Group option to the Avatar Pie Menu
  • VWR-1722: Profiles are editable in two places (including Search browser)
  • VWR-1721: GUI quirk in groups
  • VWR-1714: Folders flashing in Inventory window with Filters and 'Always show folders' checked
  • VWR-1699: Sculpt map preview inaccurate
  • VWR-1647: "Show end of last IM conversation" in Preferences/Communication automatically remains checked after OK-ing unchecked
  • VWR-1640: login retires cause LLFrameStatView::setup() to seg fault
  • VWR-1638: confused viewer - displays login and regular menus and buttons
  • VWR-1567: Change the default item name for "snapshot to inventory" to something more usefull than "snapshot"
  • VWR-1566: An attempt to fix the glDrawRangeElements crashes (refcount LLDrawInfo )
  • VWR-1564: Viewer crashes when started with the "-local" argument.
  • VWR-1460: Can not see permissions of objects in Buy Contents window when item has long name
  • VWR-1398: Appearance editor's previews do not render correctly (1.17.2)
  • VWR-1372: Sculpt prim topology reverts to sphere unexpectedly
  • VWR-1230: Text highlighting in Chat History window is cancelled when history scrolls
  • VWR-1225: Embedded notecards not functioning
  • VWR-1187: Profile > Classifieds tab shows confirmation dialog when no changes are made
  • VWR-1079: Group Notice dialog: message text can't be copied and pasted
  • VWR-942: logRanOffEndOfPacket is too terse when it logs packet data, add some more info
  • VWR-866: Sculpties suffer HORRIBLY from JPEG artifacts
  • VWR-819: Open the "More>>" section of the edit tools by default and persist it across sessions
  • VWR-749: Bandwidth indicator: Kbps, should not have capital k
  • VWR-493: Statistics bar, Packet Loss: % sign is doubled
  • SVC-493: Objects with "Linden" in their name can't be muted
  • VWR-423: Selecting group charter text causes Apply/Ignore/Cancel popup even if the text wasn't changed
  • VWR-240: Cannot input Japanese characters from keyboard on Linux
  • SVC-300: Spam upon TP out of Help Island Public, per calling card and landmark

Release Notes for Second Life 1.18.2(0) August 10, 2007

Bug fixes:

  • VWR-1936: Line editor history missing from First Look: Voice
  • Adjusted thread priorities and buffering algorithms in SLVoice to improve performance on low-end machines
  • Added a DC bias removal filter to SLVoice, which should remove "popping" artifacts heard with some microphones
  • Fixed: Audio devices added to a system after launch of client do not appear in the device menu
  • Fixed: The first time opening the prefs window after launch kicks the user out of their voice channel

Release Notes for Second Life 1.18.1(2) August 2, 2007

New Features:

  • In-World Voice Chat
    • In-world Voice Chat is now part of the main viewer.
    • You can see and manage all voice settings in Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat.
    • Voice is off by default. To enable (and disable) voice, visit Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat and check/uncheck the box beside "Enable voice chat".
    • A voice set-up wizard appears during first voice use to help residents set up voice and adjust their mic volume and tuning. You should run the voice set-up wizard even if you only want the ability to hear others and do not wish to speak.
    • Push-to-Talk is part of the Voice feature. Push-to-Talk is ON by default, which means Resident mics are OFF by default.
    • Speech gestures for voice are included in the Library, in Gestures > Speech Gestures. These gestures need to be activated in order to work; they are off by default.
  • Streaming video support for Linux client.

Changes:

  • Shortcut keys for menu items in the Client & Server menus are now disabled if the menus are hidden.
  • Text from objects can be muted.

Bug fixes:

  • VWR-1797: Remove mention of "Live Help" from Crash Logger
  • VWR-1732: Pressing Enter, with multiple inventory objects selected, crashes viewer
  • VWR-1729: indra/lscript/lscript_compile/indra.l: avoid yyunput hack on Windows build
  • VWR-1723: Possible crash in llvopartgroup
  • VWR-1706: Minor quirk (and cleanup) in llfloater.cpp
  • VWR-1705: indra/lscript/lscript_compile/indra.y: disable compiler warning #4065 for 'switch' statements
  • VWR-1704: indra/llui/files.lst: delete llhtmlhelp.h entry
  • VWR-1698: Clean up parcel flag manipulation
  • VWR-1655: Script Warnings/errors window is hard to resize, resets size after closing tabs.
  • VWR-1646: Possible crash when login server is unavailable.
  • VWR-1626: Patch to avoid IM window from resizing when sessions open or close
  • VWR-1613: Overuse of virtual
  • VWR-1612: LLRenderPass::Pushbatch and LLViewerImage::addTextureStats tuning
  • VWR-1586: Mismatched delete in llviewerparcelmgr.cpp
  • VWR-1578: Two quirks in IM regarding "xxxx is typing"
  • VWR-1471: Inspect (Pie menu > More > More > Inspect) shows nothing on first use when "only select own objects" is enabled
  • VWR-1470: Buttons (IM, Teleport, Profile, ...) in friends list are disabled when opening friends list window
  • VWR-1468: LoginPacketNeverReceived dialog text is incorrect
  • VWR-1462: Order of right-click menu on Inventory is confusing
  • VWR-1453: A few old-school changes for llviewerregion.cpp
  • VWR-1434: Null pointer crash when terraforming
  • VWR-1406: Unchecking "Go Away/AFK when idle" has no effect in 1.17.2.0
  • VWR-1382: Some scripted objects are highlighted in red while pressing Alt with tools open
  • VWR-1381: libpng12.a for MacOS X is missing in 1.17.1.0 and build fails.
  • VWR-1358: Physical objects remain red if tools window is closed while holding Alt key
  • VWR-1358: Physical objects remain red if tools window is closed while holding Alt key
  • VWR-1353: Misleading variable names in LLTextEditor
  • VWR-1344: Reverse order of popups, so that new ones appear underneath existing ones rather than on top.
  • VWR-1318: Selecting Cancel while saving a snapshot to disk still triggers snapshot gesture
  • VWR-1314: Multiple selection then individual deselection of attachments broken
  • VWR-1294: Possibly threads not fully cleaned up at end of program
  • VWR-1289: On logging in, sound volume for stream is low, despite the actual setting in the music control
  • VWR-1282: Better error handling when fonts are missing
  • VWR-1270: Script error window keeps reverting to a very small size
  • VWR-1246: Mac: File menu > Snapshot to Disk lists wrong shortcut key
  • VWR-1105: Set internal limit of particle count to max value from GUI preferences.
  • VWR-1092: Disable mouse hover text on HUDs, since it always only shows the owner's name and generally gets in the way of HUD functionality.
  • VWR-727: Torn of IM windows should be minimizable (was re: VWR-233: ... resizeable and minimizable)
  • VWR-447: Allow minimized windows to be repositioned in client
  • VWR-353: Rebake command - add a keyboard shortcut and put in tools menu
  • VWR-349: Change keyboard shortcuts, because entering { [ ] } on German and some other international keyboards (AltGr 7, 8, 9, 0) triggers Rendering Features accelerators Ctrl-Alt-7, 8, 9, 0 (previously resulting in unstable viewer)
  • VWR-238: Permissions of Roles and Rights in the german version are mased up.
  • VWR-102: md5 slow
  • SVC-371: Fix the legibility and grammar/consistency of the new llOwnerSay implementation
  • SVC-193: llParticleSystem - halo of rogue particles around original particle system after 1.15 update* SVC-373: Deleting a script's code results in a non-existent file and "missing from database" error
  • Fixed preference for showing or hiding server combo box was not preserved
  • Fixed residents with negative L$ balance can't purchase items set for sale "Original" or "Copy" that are being sold for L$0
  • "Copy SLURL to clipboard" is now enabled for an avatar's current coordinates
  • Macintosh viewer now correctly opens the map and selects the destination on a SLURL request
  • Leading and trailing spaces are now automatically trimmed from parcel media URLs
  • Corrected the spacing of the yellow "next dialog" chevron (was partially blocked by the Mute button)
  • Corrected the error message shown when adding 11th Estate Manager
  • Added CPU detection for Intel Core Duo/Solo and Intel Core 2 Duo
  • "Set Window Size..." setting is now correctly resumed after being minimized
  • Added link to Qa wiki in the viewer bug reporter menu.
  • Updated text in Second Life Crash Logger with new support portal information
  • Corrected an issue with UI font scaling in the bug reporter window


Release Notes for Second Life 1.18.0(6) July 11, 2007

Changes:

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed SVC-286: deleted fully-permissive objects owned by others skip trash
  • Fixed SVC-251: Death teleport fails when teleporting to a home point you no longer have access to
  • Fixed MISC-273: Enrollment fee is incorrectly deducted if you belong to max. # of groups and try to join new ones