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Release Notes for Second Life 1.21.6 Oct 16th, 2008

No version RC6 was released. Instead, the Release Candidate became the official viewer with the following additional fixes since RC5:

  • Fixed: VWR-9404: SL Logs me out all the time with no error messages
  • Fixed: VWR-9561: Viewer crashes when opening Help dialog in Region/Estate window on 1.21 RC
  • Fixed: VWR-9351: Incorrect sort order is displayed in results of Land Search
  • Fixed: Minor renaming to the new categories in Help > Report Abuse regarding intellectual property infringement
  • Fixed: Adjust the appropriate warning message for abuse reports regarding intellectual property infringement


See the official Release Notes for version 1.21.6.


Release Notes for Second Life 1.21(5) Oct 6th, 2008

Security Fixes:

  • Fixed: File transfer operations are now restricted to files that the user has expressly chosen, and specific directories that the viewer uses for transferring data.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-9471: llDetectedGrab is now broken. Does not Register once mouse is moved off prim clicked
  • Fixed: VWR-9351: Incorrect sort order is displayed in results of Land Search
  • Fixed: VWR-5929: Some translations are ignored because of missing names= in panel_region_debug
  • Fixed: Terms of Service window is blank for a new resident in 1.21 RC3

Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: Repair truncated text in German, French, and Japanese viewers
  • Fixed: Minor layout changes to Preferences to accommodate translations

Known Issues for RC5



Release Notes for Second Life 1.21(4) Oct 1st, 2008

Bug Fixes from the Public Nightly viewers:

  • Fixed: VWR-8934: Camera boomerangs on entry to Edit in Flycam mode
  • Fixed: VWR-9160: Blank lines in chat causes missing output to the chat console; only visible in chat history
  • Fixed: Viewing the profile of an avatar not working when >64 meters away
  • Partial Fix (Viewer-side): VWR-9193: Touch Sensor malfunctions in 1.21.2
  • Partial Fix (Viewer-side): VWR-9023: touch_start() can be retriggered when entering a new state
    • Fixed: no longer transmit ObjectGrabUpdate message every frame when the left button is held; just on mouse movement
      • NOTE: We have fixed the behavior of the RC4 viewer to the same touch_start behavior as in the official 1.20 Viewer. A more complete server-side fix will be part of the upgrade to Server 1.24.7.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: Group Identity Ability incorrectly claims to allow changing which roles are publicly visible
  • Fixed: typo in directory name for viewer disk cache (Mac)

Crash Fixes:

  • Fixed: In build mode, crash on editing an object and selecting another
  • Fixed: In build mode, Focus on Selection crashes when object was selected with mouse drag
  • Fixed: crash from too many llinfos from lltexturecache.cpp

Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: the Chat bar Say/Shout button will not show its translations
  • Fixed: Repair truncated text in German and Japanese viewers

Known Issues for RC4



Release Notes for Second Life 1.21(3) Sept 26th, 2008

Known Issues
   

This iteration RC3 has some important Known Issues that we are working on right now.
Please see the section Known Issues for RC3 below.

Security Fix:

  • Fixed: Discard messages sent over UDP that should not be trusted

Bug Fixes from the Public Nightly viewers:

  • Fixed: VWR-8997: llSetPayPrice fails in 1.24(Beta)
    • Also Fixes: VWR-8997: Pay... pie-menu option doesn't correctly track presence of money() event
  • Fixed: VWR-8897: using touch from the pie menu triggers the object's last prim, not the intended prim in 1.21.0
    • Also Fixes: VWR-9065: Right Click >profile on avatar does not display profile
  • Fixed: VWR-9161: Group list is scrambled and appears to be in a random order.
  • Fixed: VWR-9049: Gestures are not sorted in Local Chat gesture shortcut or Chat bar shortcut
    • Also Fixed: the 'Gestures' label in the chat bar can be erroneously triggered as if it is a gesture
  • Fixed: VWR-8876: Beacon Render Highlight broken (objects appear gray as if their textures haven't loaded)
  • Fixed: VWR-8661: 1.21 Inventory window opens when taking your own item or creating items
    • Taking your objects back into inventory should not open the inventory window or give it focus.
  • Fixed: VWR-8513: orange color for Object chat is ugly - Revert color to green
  • Partial Fix: VWR-9160: Blank lines in chat causes missing output to the chat console; only visible in chat history
  • Fixed: VWR-9226: Chat console text starts too low on the screen (cut off by overlay buttons)
  • Fixed: Chat console text starts too high on the screen by one line-height
  • Fixed: Clickable behavior of Your Name is inconsistent - Removed the clickable behavior of Your Name
  • Fixed: "You" text color is inconsistent - Set the default for "You" text color as white
  • Fixed: 1.21 has Silver-themed scrollbars in both skins
  • Fixed: the ignorable popup for Release Notes is no longer utilized but is still listed in Preferences>Popups

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: Viewer should abort startup if /app_settings/settings.xml fails to load - rather than crash later when the setting cannot be found
  • Fixed: Improve the run speed of the Second Life installer
  • Fixed: Add location coords to crash reports
  • Fixed: Add granularity to watchdog pings in mainWindowProc
  • Fixed: Viewer crash reporter fails to parse crash logs with invalid utf8 text in the log

Crash Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-9146: SL Crashes on Mac PowerPC when I Try to take a snapshot
  • Fixed: VWR-8779: Crash after series of inventory operations
  • Fixed: VWR-8848: crashing often when trying change object texture
  • Fixed: VWR-9081: Viewer crash every time I right click a sculptie [or tortured prims]
  • Fixed: VWR-9247: The --help option causes viewer to crash on startup
  • Fixed: VWR-9227: Attempting to open Second Life RC1 (1.21) WITHOUT an active internet connection causes a crash.
  • Fixed: crash on LLVertexBuffer::mapBuffer for avatar
  • Fixed: crash on LLSelectMgr::getGrid
  • Fixed: crash on LLTexLayerSetBuffer::render
  • Fixed: rare crash in llfloater.cpp
  • Fixed: Fixed a shutdown issue in lltoolpie.cpp
  • Partial Fix: Crash on high res snapshot to disk on Mac w/Nvidia
  • Partial Fix: Trying to interact with a 'Timed-out' viewer Causes Crash

Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: erroneous German translation for 'Join' (as in join a group)
  • Fixed: the Chat bar Say/Shout button will not show its translations
  • Fixed: Repair some truncated text in German, Korean, and Japanese viewers
  • Added: new French translations - Part1
  • Added: new French translations - Part2
  • Added: translations for new features in German, Japanese, and Korean
  • Fixed: Version name is missing on the startup screen for German, Japanese, and Korean
  • Fixed: Move the location of entire error message about Group moderation into floater_im.xml
  • Fixed: Create better wording for the the error message for Group moderation


Known Issues for RC3

   
  • Viewing the profile of an avatar not working when >63 meters away

STATUS: We have already solved this problem in the next iteration, RC4.

  • VWR-9193: Touch Sensor malfunctions in 1.21.2
    • It appears as though multiple touch_start events are generated if Left Mouse button is clicked & held

STATUS: We are investigating this serious bug!



Release Notes for Second Life 1.21(2) Sept 10th, 2008

Known Issues
   

This iteration RC2 has some important Known Issues that we are working on right now.
Please see the section Known Issues for RC2 below.

Changes:

  • Fixed: Friendship offer text not coming through
    • NOTE: We have removed the following feature until complete: "Improve Friendship Offers by adding editable text field, allowing friendship requestor to clarify request"
  • Turn OFF Thread monitoring (Watchdog) during the Release Candidate cycle
    • This was listed as "Temporary Changes" in the release notes of RC0. These extra debugging checks (for viewer freezes) have now been removed.


Bug Fixes from the Public Nightly viewers:

  • Fixed: VWR-8606: 1.21 Top Scripts menu Columns are inconsistent
  • Fixed: VWR-8605: 1.21 Top Scripts menu Show Beacon does not work.
  • Fixed: VWR-8890: Reproducible viewer freeze at specific location (object with bogus volume params)
  • Fixed: VWR-5785: Large sculpts don't load correctly until selected
  • Fixed: VWR-8725: Lossless Uploading Size Limits need to be Changed for New Oblong Sculpts
  • Fixed: VWR-8853: Mirror and Inside-out choices for sculpties are missing when you use the Silver skin
  • Fixed: Profile > Web tab improvements are missing in the Silver skin

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-8801: the RC wont run on PPC
  • Fixed: Version Upgrade notification is not displayed on startup splash screen for 1.21 RC1
  • Fixed: Push To Talk Mode (PTTCurrentlyEnabled) setting can not be overridden

Crash Fixes:

  • Partial Fix: Trying to interact with a 'Timed-out' viewer causes crash
  • Fixed: crash in LLVOAvatar::setVisibilityRank
  • Fixed: crash when resizing window to minimum size (not minimizing)

Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: Add translations for new strings in German, Japanese, and Korean
  • Fixed: 4 ungrammatical options in the Tools menu in German
  • Fixed: An overlapping word "Chat" on the first button of the toolbar in Spanish, French, Chinese

Known Issues for RC2

   
  • VWR-8876: Beacon Render Highlight broken (objects appear gray as if their textures haven't loaded)
    • When you enable any beacons in View > Beacons, it erroneously causes the textures on all scripted objects to appear gray.

STATUS: We are investigating this bug.

  • VWR-8906: Viewer crashes instantly when trying to open scripts or notecards in objects containing large amounts of inventory.
    • On some (but not all machines), attempting to look at an inventory list (or notecard or script) that contains large amounts of objects (eg, greater than 50 objects) either by double-clicking or right-clicking, will cause the viewer to lock then crash suddenly.

STATUS: We continue to investigate this serious bug. If you experience this behavior, please comment on the bug report VWR-8906 to let us know the type of machine & environment you are using.


  • VWR-8816: Crash when attempting to edit scripts (by double-clicking quickly before the content tab fully loads)

STATUS: We continue to investigating this serious bug.


  • VWR-8744: llSetPayPrice causes "When Left Clicked: Pay Object" to break
  • VWR-8997: llSetPayPrice fails in 1.24(Beta)
  • VWR-8834: Pay option is grayed out in pie menu for paying a child prim in a link set.
    • Calling llSetPayPrice() in a script does not result in the "Pay..." pie-menu option being available under all circumstances.

STATUS: We are investigating these serious bugs.




Release Notes for Second Life 1.21(1) Sept 4th, 2008

Known Issues
   

This iteration RC1 has some important Known Issues that we are working on right now.
Please see the section Known Issues for RC1 below.

Changes:

  • Changed: Re-label the viewer "Connect" button to say "Log In"
  • Changed: Move the "Create new account" link on the login screen so it will not cause confusion
  • Removed: Remove "Quit" button from login screen and move Forgot Password links to right
  • Removed: Remove the option Advanced > Rendering > Info Displays > Show Depth Buffer
  • Added: Add increased granularity to Thread Watchdog failing at GatherInput

Bug Fixes from the Public Nightly viewers:

  • Possible Fix: VWR-8978: Mac viewer: Textures, Trees, Objects are extremely slow to rez
  • Fixed: VWR-8718: 1.21 viewer / 1.23.4.93100 Server: Syntax errors in LSL2 scripts are not displayed
  • Fixed: VWR-8735: 1.21 Public Nightly Sitting avatars displayed with wrong rotation
  • Fixed: VWR-8662: 1.21 nightly: URLs/SLURLs do not work correctly at the start of a line
  • Fixed: VWR-8738: Crash when Advanced > Rendering > Info Displays > Show Depth Buffer selected
  • Fixed: VWR-8739: Freeze when Advanced > Rendering > Info Displays > Bboxes selected
  • Fixed: VWR-8782: Public Nightly: no audio in linux (still)
  • Fixed: VWR-8511: slurl.com doesn't teleport from the web
  • Fixed: VWR-8736: 1.21 nightly: Linden [cypress] Trees do not render
  • Fixed: LLDetectedTouchUV() doesn't work with pie menu "Touch"

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: Perform hover picks less frequently due to performance problems
  • Fixed: Tutorial window overlaps avatar on a 1024x768 screen
  • Fixed: References to "Publish on the Web" in Groups need to be changed to "Show in search"
  • Fixed: Correct the inconsistent/inaccurate wording in Preferences (Text Chat, Communication, and Popups tab)
    • Also Fixed: Clean up the layout slightly of the Preferences > Communication tab and Preferences > Popups tab
  • Fixed: Correct the inconsistent wording on two ignorable Popups
  • Fixed: Correct a misspelling of 'participants' in tool tips
  • Fixed: Correct the name of the 'Voices on/off by default' options in the Group moderators' dropdown control
  • Fixed: The error message for Group Moderation inaccurately refers to being "muted"

Crash Fixes:

  • Partial Fix: apr_pool leaking
  • Fixed: SL crashes to desktop when left minimized until timeout

Known Issues for RC1

   
  • VWR-8801: This iteration RC1 will not run on Mac PPC

STATUS: Our apologies for this bug, which did not occur during our normal testing -- but reappeared in our final packaging of the Release Candidate. PowerPC users should NOT upgrade to RC1 at this time and remain on RC0. We are working to resolve it immediately for RC2.


  • VWR-8906: Viewer crashes instantly when trying to open scripts or notecards in objects containing large amounts of inventory.
    • On some (but not all machines), attempting to look at an inventory list (or notecard or script) that contains large amounts of objects (eg, greater than 50 objects) either by double-clicking or right-clicking, will cause the viewer to lock then crash suddenly.

STATUS: We are investigating this serious bug. If you experience this behavior, please comment on the bug report VWR-8906 to let us know the type of machine & environment you are using.


  • VWR-8816: Crash when attempting to edit scripts (by double-clicking quickly before the content tab fully loads)

STATUS: We are investigating this serious bug.


  • VWR-8744: llSetPayPrice causes "When Left Clicked: Pay Object" to break
  • VWR-8997: llSetPayPrice fails in 1.24(Beta)
  • VWR-8834: Pay option is grayed out in pie menu for paying a child prim in a link set.
    • Calling llSetPayPrice() in a script does not result in the "Pay..." pie-menu option being available under all circumstances.

STATUS: We are investigating these serious bugs.


  • VWR-8606: 1.21 Top Scripts menu Columns are inconsistent
  • VWR-8605: 1.21 Top Scripts menu Show Beacon does not work
    • At this time, the Location field is blank for all objects in the Top Scripts window, and the Show Beacon feature does not work consistently.

STATUS: We are investigating these serious bugs.


  • VWR-8853: Mirror and Inside-out choices for sculpties are missing when you use the Silver skin
    • Also: The improvements to the Profile>Web tab are missing when you use the Silver skin

STATUS: We have already fixed this issue for the next iteration, RC2.


  • The 1-line freeform text of the Friendship offer does not come through to the recipient

STATUS: We are investigating this issue.





Release Notes for Second Life 1.21(0) August 28th, 2008

New features:

Support for Mono

  • New option in the Tools menu > Recompile Scripts, to allow your scripts to compile in Mono or the LSL scripting engine.
    • Support for Mono has been integrated alongside the original scripting engine, so the use of Mono is completely opt-in. Unless your scripts are explicitly converted to run on Mono, they will continue to run exactly as before. There is no automated conversion to Mono.
    • Mono provided immediate performance benefits to scripts. In addition, the integration of the Mono virtual machine will makes future improvements possible.
  • Learn more in a Video Tutorial about Mono or read the Mono project page

IMPORTANT: This feature requires Server 1.24 or higher

  • This feature only works on regions running the new version of the server 1.24. This version will soon be upgraded everywhere on the Second Life Grid. You can check the version of your current location by clicking Help > About Second Life.


Moderation for Group Text and Group Voice

  • This viewer introduces the ability in group roles to 'Moderate Group Chat', which includes both voice & text conversations in a Group chat session.
    • Moderation is only available for formal Groups in Second Life.
    • Moderation is not available for conversations that happen on the fly (i.e. ad hoc or impromptu gatherings of avatars in Local Chat, nor the spatial voice chat in proximity around you). Moderation is not available for one-to-one IMs or one-to-one voice calls
  • 'Moderate Group Chat' is an ability that is automatically part of any new Group Owner and Group Officer roles. It can be changed or added to other roles.
    • NOTE: Also, all Group Owners (past and present) have been retroactively given the ability to 'Moderate Group Chat'. This covers all Group Owners, but not necessarily old Group Officers.
    • The 'Moderate Group Chat' ability can be seen and managed in the existing Group Information window
    • Like other abilities, this ability is permanent until changed by a Group owner, officer, etc.
  • Using the Moderator Controls
    • A person who has been given the ability to 'Moderate Group Chat' will be labelled as a ...(Moderator) in the Participants List when she or he joins a chat session for that Group.
    • There can be more than 1 moderator in a session at the same time.
    • A moderator does not have the ability to create other moderators during a conversation.
    • Only moderators have access to special controls in the UI of the Group session:
      • For every participant, they can choose at any time to:
        • [X] Allow voice chat for that participant (note: this works on a Group Call only)
        • [X] Allow text chat for that participant
      • For Group Calls, they may also set the Voice behavior for all speakers who join the Call, and for everyone on the Call, all at once:
        • [ Voices on by default ] **
        • [ Voices off by default ] **
  • **NOTE: In RC0, this dropdown is inadvertantly still labelled by its beta name ("Open Voice" vs. "Moderated Voice"). We have corrected the names in the next iteration, RC1.

IMPORTANT: This feature requires Server 1.24 or higher

  • This feature only works if you, the moderator, are located in a region running the new version of the server 1.24. This version will soon be upgraded everywhere on the Second Life Grid. You can check the version of your current location by clicking Help > About Second Life.

llDetectedTouch features in LSL

  • A new UV-picking feature that allows a prim to report where on its surface/texture it has been clicked.
    • This project adds the following new LSL commands:
      • llDetectedTouchUV() - returns the UV coordinates of the point touched.
      • llDetectedTouchST() - returns the surface coordinates of the point touched.
      • llDetectedTouchFace() - returns the face of the point touched.
      • llDetectedTouchPos() - returns the world coordinates of the point touched.
      • llDetectedTouchNormal() - returns the surface normal of the point touched.
      • llDetectedTouchBinormal() - returns the surface bi-normal of the point touched.
      • These commands are valid in the events touch_start(), touch(), and touch_end(). in the case of touch(), where events are triggered as long as the mouse is held down - each event has the current surface point data (allowing grabbing, sliders, levers, and all sorts pseudo GUI builds.)
  • IMPORTANT: NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY
    • Since versions prior to viewer 1.21 do not support sending coordinates, when a Resident clicks on an object using an earlier viewer (e.g. viewer 1.20), the coordinates will be reported as -1, -1
    • Scripters take note! You can build your scripts to detect the value -1,-1 as an "Undefined" touch. The creator of such objects must decide how to handle, message to, or warn avatars who are not running a supported viewer for their content.

Changes:

  • Changed: VWR-6328: Request for "Tools" menu to not auto-hide anymore
  • Changed: VWR-4541: Move the Release Keys button to the World menu
  • Changed: Improve Friendship offers to include 1 line of freeform text to allow requester to clarify their request
  • Added: Allow inventory to be dropped onto IM windows
  • Added: Show confirmation for inventory dropped onto IM windows
  • Changed: Update the Second Life Installer on Mac to use new, better artwork
  • Changed: Change the nameplate on text you type in chat, from "You:" to "{Your Name}:"
  • Moved: Move link to the Release Notes is under Help > About Second Life... and point to wiki page of Release Notes

Changes to LSL:

Temporary Changes:

We have enabled some special debugging checks during the Release Candidate cycle. These have a short term effect of causing the viewer to crash more when something goes wrong, but it assists Linden Lab to improve stability by identifying those failure cases. We appreciate that you send us crash reports that occur!

These extra checks WILL be removed in a later iteration of the Release Candidate. But these can be turned off by a Resident at any time:

  • Turned on Thread monitoring (Watchdog) during the Release Candidate cycle
    • Thread monitor will detect when the application is frozen for a period greater than 20 seconds and possibly force a crash with detailed logs
    • Thread monitor can be disabled by choosing to never report crashes, or with a command line setting "--set WatchdogEnabled 0"
    • The threshold timing of the thread monitor is set in the file \SecondLifeReleaseCandidate\app_settings\settings.xml under the key "MainloopTimeoutDefault"

Usability Improvements and Fixes:

Improvements to Menus and Shortcuts:

  • Fixed: VWR-6328: Request for "Tools" menu to not auto-hide anymore
  • Fixed: VWR-4541: Move the Release Keys button to the World menu
  • Fixed: VWR-2651: Sunset shortcut triggers Beacon shortcut (shortcut for Beacons Always On is too easy to hit)
    • Also Fixed: remove keyboard shortcut for Show Updates as it was too easy to hit accidentally
    • Also Fixed: Always turn off the "Show Updates" debug tool on startup

Improvements to Friendship Offers:

  • Added: Improve Friendship offers to include 1 line of freeform text to allow requester to clarify their request

IMPORTANT: This feature requires Server 1.24 and higher

  • This feature only works if both you and the new Friend are standing in a region running the new version of the server 1.24. This version will soon be upgraded everywhere in Second Life. You can check the version of your current location by clicking Help > About Second Life.

Improvements to Inventory Offers:

  • Fixed: VWR-1754: unclutter notification/confirmation about items given (Render slurls in Inventory offers as a more readable element)
  • Added: Allow inventory to be dropped onto IM windows
  • Added: Show confirmation for inventory dropped onto IM windows
  • Added: Pop open the Inventory window when you receive new inventory items.
    • NOTE: You can turn this off in Preferences > Popups tab

Improvements to IM and Chat:

  • Fixed: VWR-4345: Chat log scrolls up when the names list is expanded (<<) (Autoscroll disengages in chat history when window is shrunk)
  • Fixed: Make the Active Speaker sorting pause when your cursor is over the panel, making it easier to select a name.
    • Also Fixes: VWR-4139: Active Speakers list should default sort differently (to make it easier to select a name)
  • Fixed: Add a minimize button to Group IM sessions
  • Fixed: Pasting multiline clipboard content into Group chat loses newlines
  • Fixed: Modify Chat Console code (llconsole.cpp) to wrap cleanly when the window is resized
  • Fixed: Make text chat on the Chat Console default to larger, less transparent, and have it stay on screen longer before fading away
  • Changed: Increase the spacing slightly between Chat Console lines
    • Also Changed: change the default color of Object text chat to orange
  • Added: Add the preference "Turn off typing animation" to Edit > Preferences > Text Chat

Improvements to the Snapshot feature:

  • Fixed: VWR-2491: Save snapshot should save in PNG, BMP, or JPEG
  • Fixed: VWR-3067: Depth Snapshot To Disc Crashes Viewer
  • Fixed: Cannot change save location of snapshots after first one in a session
  • Fixed: Changed destination terminology in the Snapshot feature to "Send via email", "Save to your inventory", "Save to your hard drive"
  • Fixed: File menu > Take Snapshot should behave like "Refresh Snapshot" if the Snapshot Preview floater is already open
  • Fixed: Cannot change custom height and width when trying to upload a snapshot

Improvements to Estate & Abuse tools:

  • Added: MISC-713: Add the ability to "Return All Objects" of a specified resident as an Estate-wide feature
    • Fixed: Clean up the button layout for Region/Estate > Debug tab
  • Added: Add Time Stamp to Parcel Object List
  • Added: Add Time Stamp to Top Scripts Colliders List
  • Added: Add more categories to Help -> Report Abuse...
  • Fixed: "Remove" buttons associated with parcel banned and allowed lists should enable only when list elements are selected

Improvements for new residents:

  • Fixed: VWR-6428: teleport First Use dialog is incorrect
  • Changed: Change the nameplate on text you type in chat, from "You:" to "{Your Name}:"
  • Changed: Re-labeled the startup screen button from "Connect" to say "Log In"
  • Added: Add "Create new account" hyperlink to the start-up screen
  • Fixed: Make terms of service on startup use an "I agree" checkbox
  • Fixed: Make the Community Standards window look more consistent with the TOS window
  • Fixed: The Help button on the Lag Meter directs to the proper KB article
  • Fixed: Remove "Your character is loading" dialog that appears for a brand-new account, and made the character loading faster
  • Fixed: Movement and Camera floaters are not centered if window is resized at the login screen
  • Fixed: Move default location of browser tutorial to the left of avatar head
  • Fixed: Make "Your connection to the SIM is broken" error message more human readable
  • Fixed: Make the error message for failed viewer login more human readable when due to missing the First or Last Name
  • Fixed: Persist visibility state of the browser tutorial between logins

Improvements to sculpted prims:

  • Fixed: VWR-5432: Ability to Flip Horizontal/Vertical on Sculpt Texture to Fix Inside-Out Sculpties
  • Fixed: VWR-6682: Shader and Client Option to mirror sculpted prims along selected axes
  • Fixed: Add an option for oblong tessellation for sculptie meshes, to distribute the sculptie vertices in a non-square way

Improvements to Terrain Editing:

  • Added: VWR-2331: Added a variable "strength" to the Terraform tool
  • Fixed: VWR-3257: Terrain editing bulldozer's white marker dots are difficult to see

Improvements to Script Editor:

  • Added: VWR-5283: Line number gutter for script editor
  • Fixed: Make your selection of the "Case Insensitive" checkbox sticky in the Script editor

Other usability Improvements:

  • Fixed: VWR-1417: Info in About Land window disappears when focus is lost
  • Fixed: VWR-5664: Object stays selected (yellow glow) after Buy or cancel Buy in some conditions
  • Fixed: VWR-1746: Profile > Web > Load, Open & Home buttons enable, disable, or change name in a very illogical way
  • Fixed: VWR-3312: Hover tooltips bleed through other windows
  • Fixed: VWR-1320: Full Linux crash by mouse movement + cursor change with fglrx drivers for ATI graphics
  • Fixed: VWR-1820: Map Search Results won't scroll using mouse scroll wheel
  • Fixed: Remove "Classified Ad" checkbox from the World Map
  • Fixed: Extend list-box component to support colored text.
  • Fixed: Defer QuickTime initialization until after login, to speed load time
  • Added: Add a "loading..." placeholder when Map tiles are loading on the World Map, and for snapshots in a Landmark preview
  • Added: Add a "Loading..." texture placeholder to all instances of texture control
  • Fixed: Add resident names to title of the Profile window

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: SVC-972: Viewer is logged out during failed teleport
    • Also Fixed: VWR-2999 Viewer Crashes after every Teleport
  • Partial Fix: SVC-1507: Notices failing for larger groups
  • Fixed: VWR-6: Poor warning message when message template not found
  • Fixed: VWR-7126: Camera Smoothing causes errant rotation of camera when panned left or right, the closer the camera rotation is to +/- 90 degrees
  • Fixed: VWR-6616: Cannot scroll through more than 17 classifieds in Profiles
  • Fixed: VWR-702: Provide better feedback when the server connection is lost
  • Fixed: VWR-1079: Group Notice dialog: message text can't be copied and pasted
  • Fixed: VWR-6000: In-world browser/Html search renders a black/blank area on Mac in full screen mode
  • Fixed: VWR-6838: IM logging set to "off" in prefs, but IM window warns logging is taking place
  • Fixed: VWR-5457: Setting Abuse Email Address in Region Estate dialog, then hitting apply will clear the email address you put in
  • Fixed: VWR-5785: Large sculpts don't load correctly until selected.
    • Also Fixed: VWR-3922: Sculpties/Sculpted prims rez differently after each login
  • Fixed: VWR-6019: If rename an item in the inventory and press ESC while editing, the new name was set, not restore the old one
  • Fixed: VWR-4575: IM tabs no longer blink when new IM text is received
  • Fixed: VWR-1789: Dragging multiple inventory items onto someone's profile only transfers the last selected
  • Fixed: VWR-7571: Viewer crashes when dragging photo from inventory into classifieds
  • Fixed: VWR-3598: Non-group owned objects appear to belong to the group of the last selected object, no matter the owner/group.
  • Fixed: VWR-3450: Font size increases after clicking "Apply" in preferences
  • Fixed: VWR-6336: World Map>Landmarks dropdown doesn't work for some landmarks
  • Fixed: VWR-7511: Changing Preferences > Text Chat > URL color only changes the color of *some* avatar names in chat history window
  • Fixed: VWR-6854: -noquicktime fails to work (Crash at startup, before login screen, allegedly due to problems with Quicktime)
  • Fixed: VWR-5587: Setting a Facial expression when uploading an animation has no effect (no facial expression included in the animation)
  • Fixed: MISC-1463: Edit in pie menu only working with Admin menu shown
  • Fixed: VWR-8221: Upon hitting "Stop All Animations" in the new RC, Avatar starts to sway and bend
  • Fixed: MISC-1109: Change the autoresponse text when Abuse Reports auto-warn about reports of copyright infringement
  • Fixed: VWR-7292: "Failed to load [body part]" dialog improperly implies that the content creator is primarily responsible for the error.
  • Fixed: VWR-2255: Mac updater does not log output
  • Fixed: VWR-6154: Decoded audio WAV files have 8 bytes missing at the end (llaudiodecodemgr.cpp)
  • Fixed: VWR-4110: Comment patch for llparcel.cpp for beta 1.19.0.76838
  • Fixed: VWR-5320: Implement seek() for GStreamer Media Implementation
  • Fixed: VWR-3340: Login State change should display the definition and not the code itself
  • Fixed: VWR-7297: Chat history URL highlighting should treat \n as a terminator
  • Fixed: VWR-3619: An incorrect comment in llfont.h
  • Fixed: VWR-219: vorbis radio streams crash linux client
  • Fixed: Tab order on Group notifies puts text field before buttons
  • Fixed: Disable Appearance editor for Ruthed avatar
  • Fixed: Suppress "Save Changes" dialog for Ruthed avatar
  • Fixed: Build window has no title bar
  • Fixed: A superfluous "Price" text appears in Build window
  • Fixed: Remove superfluous TAB characters visible on "Show in Search" dialog
  • Fixed: Close the Inventory window's menus when focus goes to top menus
  • Fixed: Checking/Unchecking the 'For Sale' checkbox has no effect when multiple 'For Sale' items are selected
  • Fixed: Voice chat listening point doesn't follow Flycam
  • Fixed: Camera pops when using camera controls
  • Fixed: LSL Changed event on region cross behaves poorly
  • Fixed: Dialogue message error when land is purchased for L$0 in 1.19.0 region
  • Fixed: initial Win32 status displays when you launch the viewer aren't antialiased
  • Fixed: Traffic numbers aren't displayed on Logitech LCD displays
  • Fixed: Rewrite LLString::format() to address various bugs
  • Fixed: Create unit tests for LLString::format()
  • Fixed: fix drag-and-drop confusion when dropping many objects onto a single-accept target
  • Fixed: ToolTip visibility refactoring (drag-and-drop tooltips not displaying / LLToolDragAndDrop::handleToolTip not being called)
  • Fixed: Minor LLWearable cleanup
  • Fixed: LLPanelFriends::refreshNames causes viewer to stall
  • Fixed: LLPanelFriends::refreshNames called every 5 seconds, whether needed or not
  • Fixed: Remove unneccessary memory check of 10*1MB each frame
  • Fixed: warning spew during Linux viewer packaging
  • Fixed: linux viewer not using elfio code, generates lame stack-traces
  • Fixed: Include the selected language and system locale in log output
  • Fixed: format_map_t usage is quietly very error-prone
  • Fixed: message.xml is not able to be located in development builds
  • Fixed: Mac viewer should use ~/Library/Caches for cache directory
  • Fixed: Coverity Dumpster investigation
  • Fixed: linux viewer: Investigate using gcc4 visibility rules instead of the objcopy hack for symbol scoping
  • Fixed: linux viewer: Investigate using gcc4 visibility rules instead of the llkdu -Bsymbolic hack for symbol scoping
  • Fixed: Uninitialized members in Constructors
  • Fixed: Uninitialized members in Constructors part 2
  • Fixed: Uninitialized members in Constructors part 3
  • Fixed: CID-1035: process_copy_inventory_item() NULL-check

Bug Fixes to the rendering system:

  • Fixed: VWR-3798: Sculpt textures have WAY too low a priority in the interest list.
  • Fixed: VWR-7805: Edit tools aren't antialiased
  • Fixed: VWR-7860: Crash with ATi 8.6 drivers and Atmospheric Shaders on Radeon HD 2900 XT
  • Fixed: VWR-4022: Improve image upload robustness when an image is mislabeled by file type
  • Fixed: When editing a prim's rotation in a linked, sometimes only the silhouette moves
    • Also Fixed: VWR-6288: Childprim needs about 5 seconds to move if position is changed with spinEdit buttons from Object window
  • Fixed: Closing LLFloaterBuildOptions with the Build button resets the camera to "default position" instead of "user-defined zoom position"
    • Also Fixed: VWR-7592: Using SpaceNavigator, using flycam mode, editing object, closing edit window causes camera to fly off into the distance.
    • Also Fixed: VWR-8099: Flycam active, open and close edit window = camera boomerang/ av flying
  • Fixed: Snapshot window flashes briefly before opening
  • Fixed: Detect newer Linux ATI drivers and treat them differently.
  • Fixed: viewer crashes when avatar position is out of bounds
  • Fixed: While in Edit Linked Parts mode, using the Rotation spinners to edit the Parent Prim also rotates linked child prims
  • Fixed: ATI 2600 does not do hardware skinning
    • This should now work only if you have updated to an ATI graphics driver version 8.2 or higher.
  • Fixed: Turn off Impostors and Occlusion culling which can cause stalls on the MacBook Pro / 8600M graphics card
  • Fixed: When rotating a multi-prim linked object, the whole object sometimes shakes and not rotate smoothly
  • Fixed: Can not select child objects in a linked object set.
  • Fixed: Avatar seated on linked object moves when root prim is repositioned
  • Fixed: Add an Advanced > Rendering option to simulate memory leaks (available only in --qa mode for testers)
  • Fixed: Limit number of visible avatars to a reasonable maximum to improve framerate in crowded areas
    • Added: Add a new debug setting to limit to the number of visible avatars to draw, and all others fade in & out of invisible (Advanced > Debug settings > RenderAvatarMaxVisible)

Bug Fixes to the new "touch position" feature:

  • Fixed: VWR-8560: Move Tool does not work with llDetectedTouch* functions
  • Fixed: VWR-8400: UI scaling affects position of uv-picking clicks
  • Fixed: SVC-2857: Touch_End Event does not apply to llDetectedTouchUV and llDetectedTouchST calls
  • Fixed: SVC-2762: Mono beta: llDetectedTouchBinormal returns zero vector following camera mode changes
  • Fixed: LLDetectedTouchUV() doesn't work with planar mapping:

Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-8688: Wrong dialog message in Portuguese for an inventory offer
  • Fixed: Restore the Japanese & Korean translations of Joystick monitor
  • Fixed: Remove a few typographical errors in XML strings
  • Fixed: Add name= parameters to all <editline> nodes in alerts.xml
  • Fixed: Move hard-coded F1 Help links to floater_html.xml
  • Fixed: Remove errant English string in Abuse Report floater for other languages

Bug Fixes from the Public Nightly viewers

  • Partial Fix: VWR-8736: 1.21 nightly: Linden Trees do not render
  • Fixed: VWR-8782: 1.21 nightly: no audio in linux (still)
  • Fixed: VWR-8579: 1.21 regression: IM names are duplicated in busy mode
  • Fixed: VWR-8610: 1.21 nightly: memory use climbs excessively when Window minimised returns to normal when un-minimised
  • Fixed: VWR-8524: 1.21 nightly: Camera moves wildy/unexpectedly when alt-clicking [with video repro]
  • Fixed: VWR-8667: 1.21 nightly: Camera floats away when clicking your nametag in edit-appearance mode.
  • Fixed: VWR-8659: 1.21 nightly: Script Editor Line Gutter Illegible on classic skin / Missing on Silver skin
  • Fixed: VWR-8514: 1.21 nightly: silver skin chat console is harder to read than the classic skin
  • Fixed: VWR-8515: 1.21 nightly: Fully rezzed avatars have attached "cannonballs"
  • Crash Fixed: VWR-8520: 1.21 nightly: Avatar Rendering Cost crashes viewer
  • Crash Fixed: VWR-8519: 1.21 nightly: World > Region/Estate > Debug > Get Top Scripts crashes viewer
  • Crash Fixed: VWR-8691: 1.21 nightly: crash on startup (due to GL ERROR)
  • Crash Fixed: 1.21 nightly: Crash on refresh snapshot, if you have resized the SL window
  • Crash Fixed: 1.21 nightly: Crash on Editing appearance then quitting
  • Fixed: 1.21 nightly: linux audio is broken

Source changes:

  • Fixed: VWR-4814: Solaris port - include llstring.h in llfloaternamedesc.cpp
  • Fixed: VWR-4812: Solaris port - include llstring.h in llfloateranimpreview.cpp
  • Fixed: VWR-4813: Solaris port - include llstring.h to llfloaterimagepreview.cpp
  • Fixed: Clean up the C++ codebase to more safely use strings
  • Fixed: Robustify LLDir::getExtension()'s behaviour
  • Fixed: Eliminate char arrays from the Viewer code, use std::string and wherever reasonable, and eliminate the need for LLString
  • Fixed: LLStringBase cleanup for Linux
  • Moved: Moved OpenGL related files from /llwindow and /newview into /llrender.
  • Moved: Split newview/llglslshader into newview/llviewershadermgr, llrender/llshadermgr, and llrender/llglslshader by class and function
  • Added: Add 8KB default avatar clothing assets to viewer VFS to speed up avatar loading time in orientation
  • Removed: Clean up 7MB of unused image files from viewer VFS to reduce download size
  • Removed: Clean up 7MB of unused HUD textures and Orientation Island resources from viewer download
  • Removed: Remove unused code regarding SABINRIG
  • Removed: Remove ReleaseNotes.txt from viewer installation package

Known Issues for RC0

   
  • FIXED: VWR-8801: This iteration RC0 will not run on Mac PPC

UPDATE 29/08/2008 2:50PM PT: We believe we have been able to resolve the problem which causes an immediate crash for the Mac PowerPC processor. The download file for Mac has been updated. If you re-download the Test Viewer from our downloads page, it should install and run successfully on your PowerPC computer.


  • VWR-8511: slurl.com doesn't teleport from the web when 1.21 is installed
    • This bug in Second Life will always occur when trying to click 'Teleport now' from a webpage in Internet Explorer, but it may also occur in Firefox as well.

STATUS: Our apologies for this bug which we just discovered, it can cause slurls from a webpage to stop working for your other installations of Second Life! We are working to resolve it immediately for RC1.


  • VWR-8718: The 1.21 viewer will not show Syntax Errors in LSL scripts, when compiling on a region running Server 1.23 !
    • IMPORTANT: Until the 1.24 server is upgraded across the entire Second Life Grid (scheduled to be complete by Friday, 29 August 2008) you should either:
      • a) compile your scripts only on a region running Server 1.24. Most sandbox regions (Goguen, Newcomb, Wanderton, for example) are running Server 1.24, which you can confirm by standing in a region and clicking Help > About Second Life...
      • OR
      • b) Do not use this RC0 viewer when you want to compile scripts.

STATUS: This subtle bug is already fixed this issue for the next iteration, RC1. Also this bug will not affect you once the entire Second Life Grid is running the new Server 1.24 upgrade.


  • VWR-8735: Sitting avatars are displayed with wrong rotation

STATUS: We have already fixed this issue for the next iteration, RC1.


  • VWR-8662: URLs/SLURLs do not work correctly at the start of a line

STATUS: We have already fixed this issue for the next iteration, RC1.


  • VWR-7779: Mac viewer suffers from cyclic pauses/freezes/fatal hangs
    • On some Macs, there are reports of periodic and cyclic freezing of the computer when running this viewer, similar to Viewer 1.20.
    • WORKAROUND #1: One workaround that may help is to reduce the Draw Distance below 128m in Preferences > Graphics tab > Custom > Draw Distance (slider). Also, if you have Disabled Camera Constraints from the Advanced menu, behavior is improved if you do not Disable Camera Constraints.
    • WORKAROUND #2: Another workaround that may help is to use an additional argument "-set YieldTime 20" in the Arguments.txt:
      • To set this argument, right-click (or control-click) the Second Life Release Candidate application and choose "Show package contents".
      • In the resulting Finder window, open Resources and in there should be a file named "arguments.txt". Open in text edit, add the argument to the end of the line in there and Save.
      • Close the text edit and run Second Life Release Candidate application.
      • This causes the viewer to sleep for 20 milliseconds every frame. It will slow the frame rate down a little, but may help with freezing.

STATUS: We continue to investigate this issue on some Mac hardware. For problematic MB Pros w/ the 8600 graphics card, we have also disabled Object-Object Occlusion and Avatar Imposters in the 1.21 Release Candidate, which seems to help in some circumstances for that hardware.


  • Group member receives an error upon opening group chat if the 'Join group chat' ability was disabled then reenabled

STATUS: We are investigating this bug, which seems to be caused by incomplete handling by the Server, not the Viewer.


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