Release Notes/Second Life Release/3.6.3.279634

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Release Notes for v3.6.3 (279634) - Second Life Viewer

Known Issues
Please see the Known Issues for important information and limitations.

Second Life Release Viewer version 3.6.3.279634

Released on August 09, 2013.

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[ Windows | Macintosh | Linux]

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Release Notes

 

Location in Help -> About

The viewer's Help -> About box now displays your location within the current region, instead of your absolute coordinates in the virtual world.

Channel-specific settings.xml

The viewer no longer uses channel-specific user_settings/settings_(something).xml files (e.g. settings_betaviewer.xml). Instead, by default, it consistently uses user_settings/settings.xml regardless of the viewer's channel.

This change only affects those who use more than one Linden Second Life viewer on the same computer (e.g. from http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Alternate_Viewers, or your own viewer build). If, on a given computer, you only use the Linden release viewer, or only use the Linden beta viewer, or only use your own viewer builds, you should notice no difference.

Previously, if (for example) you switched from the Linden release viewer to the Linden beta viewer, you would notice that some of your Preferences might revert from your customized settings to the defaults.

That should no longer be the case. Going forward, when you change Preferences in the release viewer, that change should be visible in the beta viewer, and so forth.

Command line options

  • The viewer's --graphicslevel command-line switch now accepts the full range 0 through 6, instead of only 0 through 3.
  • The viewer's --url and --slurl command-line switches used to behave differently: --url with a SLURL containing a grid name would implicitly preselect that grid on the login screen, whereas --slurl did not. Both switches now preselect the target grid on the login screen.
  • The viewer used to accept the --logmetrics command-line switch without a test name, about which the source comment reads: " '--logmetrics' can be specified with a named test metric argument so the data gathering is done only on that test. In the absence of argument, every metric is gathered (makes for a rather slow run and hard to decipher report...)." The "every metric" usage is no longer supported. Without a test name, the --logmetrics command-line switch is ignored.
  • The Mac viewer no longer contains an arguments.txt file. Similarly, the Linux viewer no longer contains a gridargs.dat file. If you have scripts that manipulate those files, they will no longer have the desired effect. Consider adding desired settings to app_settings/settings_install.xml instead. (More viewer command-line switches now have corresponding settings variables.)
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Resolved Issues

 
  • CHOP-963 Make updater url depend on the connected grid
  • DRTVWR-325 Improve user experience for Linux viewer update
    • MAINT-2333 Make Linux updater script use bouncing "progress bar" when possible
  • DRTVWR-333 Automate Amazon viewer builds
    • CHOP-951 Automate Amazon viewer builds
      • WOLF-432 Please give build.sh ability to post results to variant S3 subdirectory
    • WOLF-432 Please give build.sh ability to post results to variant S3 subdirectory
    • IQA-1448 Automate Amazon Smoke Test - Beta 1
    • IQA-1468 Automate Amazon Smoke Test - Beta 2A
    • IQA-1449 Automate Amazon Release Updater Testing - Beta 1
    • IQA-1457 Automate Amazon Smoke Test - Beta 2
  • DRTVWR-334 Remove misleading LLProcess noise from build
    • MAINT-2302 Tests frequently fail on Windows builds
  • STORM-1850 Viewer crash statistics may be distorted by changing viewers
  • STORM-1855 Script editor pastes blocks using line by line
    • STORM-229 Loading Scripts takes a long time and stalls Viewer
      • VWR-25573 Indenting the selected lines with TAB or SHIFT+TAB in script editor takes a long time
  • STORM-1892 Add Apply button to the edit content permission floater
      • SVC-7996 Values passed in the RezScript packet are not applied to the created script
      • STORM-1955 Add fields to the ObjectAdd packet sent to the server to support default permissions
      • VWR-22972 Meta-Issue: SL Creators' needs re V2 User Interface (UI)
  • STORM-1894 UIScaleFactor: raise limit from 1.4 to at least 1.5
  • STORM-1910 As a user I would like to see a count of groups in the group list, and what the current maximum is.
    • MAINT-1557 As a user I would like to see a count of groups in the group list, and what the current maximum is.
  • STORM-1911 Go-to line function for the internal LSL script editor
    • MAINT-1543 Feature-Request: Go-to line function for the internal LSL script editor
  • STORM-1918 Part of the group notice attachment box does not allow dropping of assets.
    • MAINT-1799 Part of the group notice attachment box does not allow dropping of assets.
  • STORM-1919 Edge-on prim rotation snaps when snap is disabled
  • STORM-1931 Request ability to disable automatic say/shout/whisper volume gestures.
    • VWR-23713 Animation: Disable nodding after each chat line (talk animation)
  • STORM-1952 Feature Request - Clicking "Eject" needs a confirmation before execution when ejecting members from a group.
    • MAINT-2007 Feature Request - Clicking "Eject" needs a confirmation before execution when ejecting members from a group.
  • STORM-1953 Notifications that involve deleting something -- errors in text


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Known Issues

 
  • MAINT-809 [PUBLIC]Setting 16x antialiasing crashes Viewer in Ubuntu 11.10 with GeForce 6600
  • WEB-4659 Direct Delivery Outbox fails in Linux build
  • NORSPEC-273 Legacy bumpiness renders funny on HUD faces with custom alpha mode
  • NORSPEC-275 Brightness and Darkness legacy bump maps render incorrectly on Intel GPUs.
  • NORSPEC-311 WL Haze effects are inconsistent between solid and transparent objects under water.
  • NORSPEC-330 Objects with legacy bumpiness and new specular appear flat shaded.
  • NORSPEC-340 Alpha Lighting difference under all sun settings.
  • CHUI-838 [CHUIBUG]Opening chat history for groups only works once per session, if at all