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Second Life 1.23(5) Release Candidate - October 15, 2009 (blog post) - see release notes, below.




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Release Notes for Second Life 1.23(5) Release Candidate - October 15, 2009

Changes

  • VWR-13868: Sculpted prims in complex linked sets vanish - Raised 'RENDERMAXNODESIZE' from 4096 to 8192
  • Support for Server-side changes to address a potential security issue.



Release Notes for Second Life 1.23(4) Release Candidate - June 11th, 2009

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Known Issues:

   

Incorrect Minimum System Requirements Warning - NVIDIA Video Cards

  • VWR-13947: Viewer gpu_list.txt does not include some recent NVIDIA graphics cards - On systems running NVIDIA GTS 250, GTX 270 and GTX 275 graphics cards, SL may indicate that the minimum system requirements have not been met. The viewer will then set graphical display settings to a default of Low or Medium. If your system uses any of these graphics cards, click the 'Don't show me this again' check-box, then choose 'No' to continue logging into Second Life.

Experimental HUD Particles

  • SVC-2396: Particles not handled properly as HUD - Because display particle systems in HUD attachments are still considered experimental, RenderHUDParticles has been set to FALSE by default. The JIRA will remain open until the known issues can be resolved.

HUD Display Issue

  • VWR-13151: Improper display of HUD in RC / HUD alpha layers ordered incorrectly prior to being selected - HUDs with alpha may not display properly after relog. Right-clicking or reattaching the HUD will correct this problem. NOTE: This same issue exists in the 1.22.11 viewer.

Issues Relating to SL Window Resizing

  • Resizing the viewer window from the default size to the minimum size allowed, then restoring it to near full-screen, may cause the Toolbar to disappear off the bottom of the window - The only way to resolve this issue is to exit SL and re-log.
  • Resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed, then exiting SL and re-logging, may render parts of an avatar invisible.
  • Resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed forces floaters to viewer edges.

Running SL on a Secondary Monitor

  • Rebaking an avatar on a secondary monitor may cause parts to become invisible. Please note, however, that running Second Life on a secondary monitor is not a supported configuration.


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Key Fixes:

   

Restore 'Groups...' to Avatar Pie Menu - 183 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-13320: Newly Updated Pie Chart (and the trend of fixin' what ain't broken)

Poseball Hiding & Texture Mapping Visible Only After Zooming Camera - 54 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-12987: Primitives and changes made to primitives are not visible until camera is zoomed



Changes:

  • Added: Update viewer credits for 1.23



Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-12987: Primitives and changes made to primitives are not visible until camera is zoomed
  • Fixed: VWR-13320: Newly Updated Pie Chart (and the trend of fixin' what ain't broken)
  • Fixed: Mac crash reporter - Correct log file not sent to viewer crash browser
  • Fixed: Mac crash reporter - Top Stacks information missing



Release Notes for Second Life 1.23(3) Release Candidate - June 3rd, 2009

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Known Issues:

   

HUD Display Issue

  • VWR-13151: Improper display of HUD in RC / HUD alpha layers ordered incorrectly prior to being selected - HUDs with alpha may not display properly after relog. Right-clicking or reattaching the HUD will correct this problem. NOTE: This same issue exists in the 1.22.11 viewer.

Issues Relating to SL Window Resizing

  • Resizing the viewer window from the default size to the minimum size allowed, then restoring it to near full-screen, may cause the Toolbar to disappear off the bottom of the window - The only way to resolve this issue is to exit SL and re-log.
  • Resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed, then exiting SL and re-logging, may render parts of an avatar invisible.
  • Resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed forces floaters to viewer edges.

Running SL on a Secondary Monitor

  • Rebaking an avatar on a secondary monitor may cause parts to become invisible. Please note, however, that running Second Life on a secondary monitor is not a supported configuration.


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Key Fixes:

   

Texture Picking Performance - 173 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-8818: 1.21 and 1.22 Texture Picker & People Chooser lags when your inventory has >18K items

Texture Caching - 46 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-11420: Objects/textures are removed from viewer memory too aggressively

Lighting - 29 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-13471: llSetPrimitiveParams for fullbright true/false sporadically works & sticks

Viewing IMs in Chat - Two JIRAs, 21 votes & 10 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-3060: Add a setting to hide the IMs in the background chat
  • Fixed: VWR-13614: Removal of IM msgs from windowed local chat a pain - Added the debug setting 'IMInChatConsole' to allow residents to resurrect the "Show IMs in Local Chat" setting

Alt+Click Camera Focus - 4 votes

  • Fixed: VWR-13010: Alt+Cam on an avatar causes the camera view to be abruptly pointed skyward



Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-2262: Linux viewer's Mozilla libs interfere with spawned Firefox instances
  • Fixed: VWR-3060: Add a setting to hide the IMs in the background chat
  • Fixed: VWR-8818: 1.21 and 1.22 Texture Picker & People Chooser lags when your inventory has >18K items
  • Fixed: VWR-9475: Cursors are missing from artwork package, they have been misplaced in SDL-1.2.5-x
  • Fixed: VWR-11420: Objects/textures are removed from viewer memory too aggressively
  • Fixed: VWR-13010: Alt+Cam on an avatar causes the camera view to be abruptly pointed skyward
  • Fixed: VWR-13471: llSetPrimitiveParams for fullbright true/false sporadically works & sticks
  • Fixed: VWR-13578: Show XUI Names is broken
  • Fixed: VWR-13614: Removal of IM msgs from windowed local chat a pain
  • Fixed: 1.23 Mac crash reporter ignores "never send" preference
  • Fixed: Add debug setting to preserve old "Show IMs in Local Chat" setting
  • Fixed: Cannot type or join voice in a group if others initiate the session
  • Fixed: Menu->Advanced->Debug Settings, type "RenderGLDebug"missing on mac
  • Fixed: Moon is 2x normal size and remains just above the eastern horizon all night
  • Fixed: Notification on change of region maturity doesn't trigger if the cap is used
  • Fixed: Teen Users see main grid Showcase items in search
  • Fixed: Water reflections seen through avatar



Crash Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-13596: Viewer crashes when inspecting prim while texture surface selected
  • Fixed: Second attempt to upload an image crashes the viewer after first trying to upload a non-supported image
  • Fixed: Teleport crashes viewer when 'Info Displays/Verify' is enabled



Internationalization & Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-13519: Make a Tools menu option translatable by giving a name to <on_enable>
  • Fixed: Mac viewer when set to System Default, does not change to the language of the OS for most languages
  • Added: Chinese translations for new strings in 1.23
  • Added/Fixed: CT-193: Danish translations for new strings in 1.23
  • Fixed: All French truncated words
  • Fixed: All German truncated words
  • Fixed: All Japanese truncated words
  • Fixed: All Turkish truncated words
  • Fixed: All Polish truncated words
  • Fixed: All Spanish truncated words
  • Fixed: All Portuguese truncated words
  • Fixed: Set the viewer URLs to localized pages for Spanish and Portuguese
  • Fixed: All Dutch linguistic changes and truncated words
  • Fixed: All Hungarian truncated words
  • Fixed: All Italian truncated words
  • Fixed: All Russian/Ukrainian truncated words

Source:

  • Changed: Upgrade libpng to 1.2.35 on all platforms



Release Notes for Second Life 1.23(2) Release Candidate - May 20th, 2009

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Known Issues:

   

Experimental HUD Particles

  • SVC-2396: Particles not handled properly as HUD

Because display particle systems in HUD attachments are still considered experimental, RenderHUDParticles has been set to FALSE by default. The JIRA will remain open until the known issues can be resolved.

Restore to Last Position

  • VWR-13105: Restore to Last Position can lead to inventory loss when triggered by mistake

Until we can be certain that this feature functions predictably, reliably and without possibility of inventory loss, the 'Restore to Last Position' option has been removed from the inventory object right-click pop-up menu. Because the bug described in VWR-13105 has not been resolved by this change, the JIRA will remain open.

Issues Relating to SL Window Resizing

  • Resizing the viewer window from the default size to the minimum size allowed, then restoring it to near full-screen, may cause the Toolbar to disappear off the bottom of the window. The only way to resolve this issue is to exit SL and re-log.
  • Resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed, then exiting SL and re-logging, may render parts of an avatar invisible.
  • Resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed forces floaters to viewer edges.

Problems Running on a Secondary Monitor

  • Rebaking an avatar on a secondary monitor may cause parts to become invisible. Please note, however, that running Second Life on a secondary monitor is not a supported configuration.


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Key Fixes:

   

Possible Crash After Progressive Outfit Changes

  • 'Fixed: With a fully-dressed avatar, successively right-clicking to 'Take Off' worn items in Inventory may result in a memory error and immediate crash of SL.

Problems Relating to RenderAnimateTrees=FALSE Default Setting

  • Fixed: VWR-13003: New default setting of RenderAnimateTrees = FALSE makes them get lost if they're moved

Issues Relating to SL Window Resizing

  • Fixed: Reducing the viewer window height, then restoring it, may leave camera settings in an unusual state. The shorter the window, the more pronounced the effect. Hitting 'esc' will not restore the view. The only way to resolve this issue is to exit SL and re-log.
  • Fixed: After resizing the viewer window to the minimum size allowed, exiting SL and re-logging, selecting the Advanced menu may result in a crash



Changes:

  • Changed: SVC-2396: Particles not handled properly as HUD
  • Changed: VWR-8080: Improved attachment pie menu for prim-based avatars
  • Changed: VWR-13105: Restore to Last Position can lead to inventory loss when triggered by mistake



Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-534: Loading external URLs fail to use the default web browser setting with Linux
  • Fixed: VWR-3060: Add a setting to hide the IMs in the main chat
  • Fixed: VWR-12906: Changing outfits makes entire body, arms, hands of avatar disappear, makes face rezzing screwy
  • Fixed: VWR-12908: Changing your maturity Rating via the teleport dialog causes errors when Preferences pane is open at same time
  • Fixed: VWR-12925: Timestamp on group notices is 01 Jan 1970
  • Fixed: VWR-13003: New default setting of RenderAnimateTrees = FALSE makes them get lost if they're moved
  • Fixed: VWR-13098: Touch Text set using llSetTouchText is not displayed in the viewer
  • Fixed: VWR-13253: Separate Drop and Detach pie menu options when right clicking on attachments
  • Fixed: VWR-13285: Ctrl+alt+shift 5 inexplicably changed to Notifications Console
  • Fixed: Notecard won't save when an item is copied from another notecard
  • Fixed: Change auto-populate value in buy L$ window from 1000 to 2000
  • Fixed: Cursor does not follow expected path when tabbing through Land Sales search window
  • Fixed: Next-notification button (yellow ">>>") appears when it shouldn't, but doesn't appear for llLoadURL notifications
  • Fixed: Default script window size is too small
  • Fixed: Need to make Classifieds maturity dropdown always enabled
  • Fixed: Login progress bar is not centered on the login window, and progress bar goes in reverse at one stage
  • Fixed: Land Sales: Bids button does not pass auction ID to web
  • Fixed: Reducing window height confuses camera controls
  • Fixed: "Go to page" button in llLoadURL dialog box is missing spaces
  • Fixed: In Appearance Mode, mesh hair turns a darker shade
  • Fixed: Resizing viewer forces local chat console to wrap incorrectly
  • Fixed: Adjacent world map tiles are discontinuous at certain zoom levels
  • Fixed: Buy Currency floater is unreadable when triggered by upload snapshot
  • Fixed: Places search is broken for PG (teen or regular) users



Partial Fixes:

  • Partially Fixed: VWR-13010: Alt+Cam on an avatar causes the camera view to be abruptly pointed skyward
 Alt-click camera behavior has been corrected for standing avatars.  Camera behavior with respect to sitting avatars will be addressed in RC3.



Crash Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-12131: Viewer now crashes when File > Upload Image is open too long; (it used to just disconnect)
  • Fixed: VWR-12965: Copy to inventory from notecard crashes viewer
  • Fixed: Crash to desktop without creating a SecondLifeCrashReport.log
  • Fixed: Heap corruption and crash after outfit changes
  • Fixed: Crash on selection of Advanced menu after relog on small window
  • Fixed: Force Params to Default, Edit Appearance: crashes viewer



Internationalization & Localization Fixes:

  • Fixed: Add 2 missing name= elements to notifications.xml, needed for localizations
  • Fixed: "Go to page" button text from llLoadURL notification is truncated in many languages
  • Fixed: fix some truncated words in German
  • Fixed: fix some truncated words in French
  • Fixed: fix some truncated words in Japanese
  • Fixed: Change all [bracketed references] to the Japanese 「quotes」 in the UI
  • Added: CT-321: Italian translations for new strings in 1.23
  • Added: CT-138: Polish translations for new strings in 1.23
  • Added: CT-317: Portuguese translations for new strings in 1.23
  • Added: CT-319: Dutch translations for new strings in 1.23



Source:

  • Fixed: VWR-4041: Upgrade to OpenJPEG v1.3 (OS X)



Release Notes for Second Life 1.23(1) Release Candidate - May 7th, 2009

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Known Issues:

   

Possible Crash After Progressive Outfit Changes

  • With a fully-dressed avatar, successively right-clicking to 'Take Off' worn items in Inventory may result in a memory error and immediate crash of SL.

Problems Relating to RenderAnimateTrees=FALSE Default Setting

  • VWR-13003:
    • New RenderAnimateTrees=FALSE setting results in no apparent update to plant location when moved using the Editor. The in-world position is changed, but the new location is not reflected in the viewer.
    • Toggling the RenderAnimateTrees Debug setting between TRUE and 'Reset to default' first removes all Linden plants from view, then crashes the viewer when panning camera.

Issues Relating to SL Window Resizing

  • Reducing the viewer window height, then restoring it, may leave camera settings in an unusual state. The shorter the window, the more pronounced the effect. Hitting 'esc' will not restore the view. The only way to resolve this issue is to exit SL and login again.
  • Resizing the viewer window from the default size to the smallest size allowed, then restoring it to near full-screen, may cause the Toolbar to disappear off the bottom of the window. The only way to resolve this issue is to exit SL and login again.
  • Resizing the viewer window to a very small size, then exiting SL and logging in again, may render parts of an avatar invisible
  • After resizing the viewer window to a very small size, exiting SL and logging in again, selecting the Advanced menu may result in a crash

Problems Running on a Secondary Monitor

  • Rebaking an avatar on a secondary monitor may cause parts to become invisible. Please note, however, that running Second Life on a secondary monitor is not a supported configuration.



Changes:

  • Changed: Minor rephrasing and line spacing for readability in AO dialogs



Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: MISC-2723: Remove invisi-megaprim bug from being used to completely hide your avatar
  • Fixed: VWR-11844: Convert MiniMap to XUI
  • Fixed: VWR-12906: Changing outfits makes entire body, arms, hands of avatar disappear, makes face rezzing screwy
  • Fixed: VWR-12925: Timestamp on group notices is 01 Jan 1970 (7 votes)
  • Fixed: VWR-12934: Other avatars who change outfits can become clouds to those using 1.23 Public Nightly (11 votes)
  • Fixed: VWR-12941: 1.23 Public Nightly: Beacons floater keyboard shortcut no longer works (1 vote)
  • Fixed: VWR-13002: Antivir virus scanner detects Malware in 1.23.0.118378 Updater.exe (3 votes)
  • Fixed: VWR-13051: Alpha channels not working properly on hair and eyelashes (eyelashes clogged/clumpy)
    • Also Fixes: VWR-6784: Whether using Second Life 1.20 or open sourced, avatar's eyelashes appear clotted. Alpha aspects not working; skin types/body shapes/ make no difference
  • Fixed: Avatar hair turns white for a few seconds on login
  • Fixed: "The string AutoUnmuteByIM is missing from stings.xml" when IM chat with or giving inventory to a mute resident
  • Fixed: Setting Bulk Permissions tool needs a Help button
  • Fixed: Estate Covenant context help button is in a misleading location
  • Fixed: WarnConfirmQuit is not saved in settings.xml
  • Fixed: Cardinal direction strings cannot display international characters from panel_mini_map.xml
  • Fixed: Limit number of prims (and thus size) of coalesced objects due to Take, Take Copy, Delete, etc.
  • Fixed: Returning and deleting a coalesced object over the prim limit doesn't fully fail
  • Fixed: 'expired_region_handoff' not found in notifications.xml
  • Fixed: Need to make Classifieds maturity dropdown always enabled
  • Fixed: Last Modified Date for covenants is wrong
  • Fixed: llLoadURL dialog box "Go to page" button is missing spaces



Partial Fixes:

  • Partially Fixed: VWR-12904: Viewer 1.23 won't launch (0 votes)



Crash Fixes:

  • Fixed: VWR-12161: 1.23 crash on login: avatar_skeleton.xml cannot be parsed



Internationalization & Localization Fixes:

  • Added: CT-324: Viewer localization: Spanish translations for new strings
  • Added: CT-138: Viewer localization: Polish translations for new strings
  • Added: CT-322: Viewer localization: Russian translations for new strings
  • Added: CT-325: Viewer localization: Ukrainian translations for new strings
  • Added: Viewer localization: German translations for new strings
  • Added: Viewer localization: French translations for new strings
  • Added: Viewer localization: Japanese translations for new strings
  • Fixed: Lock icon and Talk button overlap in Ukrainian and Russian translation


During the RC cycle, we will continue to make improvements to the missing translations and truncated text in Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Chinese, and Japanese.

In this release candidate, all of these languages contain Known Bugs in the form of truncated text.



Source:

  • Changed: VWR-4041: Upgrade OSX openjpeg to 1.3.x



Release Notes for Second Life 1.23(0) Release Candidate - April 29th, 2009

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Known Issues:

   

(I18N) Login Crash: Default French/European OS Settings Result in Failure to Parse avatar_skeleton.xml

VWR-12161: 1.23 crash on login: avatar_skeleton.xml cannot be parsed The use of commas to delimit numerical values in European and Windows OSs renders avatar_skeleton.xml unreadable and causes a crash during login. There is a workaround for this problem in RC0. We expect the issue to be resolved in RC1.

  • Workaround: Modify Windows Settings:
    1. From the Start menu, select 'Control Panel'
    2. Open 'Regional and Language Options'
    3. On the Regional Options tab, click 'Customize...'
    4. Change the 'Decimal symbol' to a period (".")
    5. Click 'OK' to save the change, then 'OK' to exit 'Regional and Language Options'
    6. Exit the Control Panel
    7. Restart Second Life
      • NOTE: This will break a lot of others programs (including wrong results in spread sheets)

User Notification Preferences May Not Persist Across Sessions

In some notification pop-ups, the viewer may not remember that the "Don't show me this again" check-box had been previously selected.

Second Life May Be Slow to Startup

The initial Second Life login process may appear hung at the detecting hardware... dialog. However, while the initialization process may be slow, it will eventually complete and proceed to the login screen.

  • VWR-12912: 'detecting hardware...' process is very slow - even after several successful logins



New Features:

Adult Content Access & Filtering

Are you uncertain what Adult Content access and filtering changes have been put into place? Are you wondering how you may or may not be impacted? For answers to these questions and more, please check out these links:

  • Adult Content Announcement and follow-up Blog Posts [1]
  • Adult-Oriented Content Controls FAQ [2]


What You'll Notice First...

UI Changes in Support of Adult Content Access & Filtering:

My Land Window Changes

  • The My Land window now shows a parcel's Type: (Homestead, etc) of each parent region.
  • The window was also widened and the columns re-arranged.

About Land Window Changes

  • The About Land > General tab now shows a parcel's Type: (Homestead, etc) and Rating: (PG, Mature, Adult) of its parent region.
  • The About Land > Convenant tab now shows a parcel's Type: (Homestead, etc) and Rating: (PG, Mature, Adult) of its parent region, and the layout has been re-arranged.
  • On the About Land > Options tab, the checkbox for PG/Mature content/Adult content will be greyed-out/disabled when it cannot be changed based on the rating of the estate/region.
    • NOTE: After a 60-day transition period, the Options tab will no longer display the 'Adult' dropdown choice on Show Place in Search under: [possible categories]
  • The About Land > Media tab options available under the Sound: and Voice: sections have changed.
  • On the About Land > Media tab, the options available under the Voice: section will be greyed-out/disabled when already set at the Estate level.

Buy Land Window Changes

  • The Buy Land and Buy Land for Group windows now show a parcel's Type: (Homestead, etc) of its parent region.
  • The Buy Land window will show an error message when a PG resident attempts to buy land with a higher rating (Mature or Adult) than the level indicated in their Maturity preference.

Group Info Window Changes

  • The Group Info window > Land & L$ tab displays a new column in the list of land parcels which shows the Type (Homestead, etc) of the region each parcel is in.
  • The Area column now displays "XXXX" instead of "0 / XXXX".
  • The columns have been re-arranged.

Menu Bar Changes

  • The parcel name displayed in the menu bar [eg. "LindenWorld B 132,123,24 (Mature) - Main Stage"] will now indicate "(Adult)" as well as "(Mature)" and "(PG)"

Edit > Preferences Changes

  • A new option on the Preferences > General tab allows you to choose your desired maturity rating (I want to access content rated:)
    • This option is greyed-out/disabled before you log in, since it must be read from the database.

Profile Changes

  • On the Profile > Classified tab, creating a new Classified now generates it for the parcel location you are standing at the moment.
    • If on a PG region, the classified can only be rated as PG Content.
    • If on an Adult region, the classified can only be rated as Adult Content.
    • If on a Mature region, you can specify the new classified as "PG Content" or "Mature Content".
    • If you try to create a PG or Mature classified but in the description utilize keywords which are deemed to be "adult terms", an error message will indicate which of those terms may not be utilized for this Classified, and will link to the Knowledge Base for further info.

Region/Estate Changes

  • The Region/Estate > Region tab allows you to set or change the region's Rating: (PG, Mature, Adult). NOTE: This is the only location in the UI where a region's maturity Rating can be set.
  • The Region/Estate > Region tab shows the region's Type: (Homestead, etc).
  • The Region/Estate > Convenant tab now shows (read-only) the region's Type: (Homestead, etc) and Rating: (PG, Mature, etc). The layout has also been re-arranged.

Search Improvements

  • Many controls on the Search tabs have been re-organized.
  • Search is now responsive to a) your maximum maturity access and b) what you choose to see, as set in Preferences:
    • Search will show an error message if you do not have Adult access but attempt to query on certain "adult terms"
    • The Search > All, Search > Classified, Search > Events, and Search > Groups tabs now include checkboxes to indicate whether you want to include [X] PG content, [X] Mature content, [X] Adult content in your search.
      • If you are a resident rated Mature, the [X] Adult content will be greyed-out/disabled.
      • If you are a resident rated PG, the Mature content and Adult content checkboxes will not appear and the tab will simply indicate that PG Content is being displayed.
      • If you are a resident cleared for Adult content but have selected a lower rating in Preferences, then any checkboxes above that level will be greyed-out/disabled.
    • The Search > Land Sales tab now includes checkboxes to indicate whether you want to include [X] PG content, [X] Mature content, [X] Adult content in your search. The panel displaying your search result details will also indicate whether the Land Sale's Location is on a region which is (PG), (Mature) or (Adult).
      • If you are a resident rated Mature, the [X] Adult content will be greyed-out/disabled.
      • If you are a resident rated PG, the Mature content and Adult content checkboxes will not appear and the tab will simply indicate that PG Content is being displayed.
      • If you are a resident cleared for Adult content but have chosen a lower rating in Preferences, then any checkboxes above that level will be greyed-out/disabled.
    • The Search > Places tab now includes checkboxes to indicate whether you want to include [X] PG content, [X] Mature content, [X] Adult content in your search. The panel for your search result details will also indicate whether the Place's Location is on a region which is (PG), (Mature) or (Adult).
      • The ability to choose "Adult" as a category of Places to search for will disappear after the 60-day transition period. Any places still categoried as "Adult" at that time will then be migrated by Linden Lab to the "Other" category.

World Map Changes

  • A new icon has been added to the World Map Legend to show Adult events, as distinct from PG and Mature events
    • If you are a resident rated Mature, the Adult events icon will be greyed-out/disabled.
    • If you are a resident rated PG, you will see neither the Adult nor the Mature event icons.
  • The World Map now shows land for sale (yellow) only when the land is rated at or below your Maturity rating.
    • In other words, only Adult residents will see yellow indicators on the World Map for Adult-rated Land for Sale.
  • The tooltip over any region on the map will show the rating of that region, appended as "...(PG)", "...(Mature)", "...(Adult)"

Teleport Changes

  • A Teleport error message will appear if you attempt to teleport to a region with a higher maturity rating than your rating.
    • If you are not cleared for the higher (e.g. Adult) access, the message will direct you to the Knowledge Base for more information.
    • If you simply have set your personal maturity Rating too low (in Preferences), the error message will include a button that will allow you the option to immediately raise your maturity Rating preference.

Region Crossing Changes

  • Attempting to walk/fly into a region which has a higher maturity rating than your rating will result in an error message.
    • If you are not cleared for the higher (e.g. Adult) access, the message will direct you to the Knowledge Base for more information.
    • If you simply have set your personal Rating preference too low (in Preferences), the error message will include a button that will allow you the option to immediately raise your maturity Rating preference.
    • You can choose to suppress this error message in the future, but you will always see a blue notification "tip" appear briefly & fadeout as you fail to walk/fly into a prohibited region, to make sure you understand why you were denied access.

Claiming Land Changes

  • Attempting to claim a parcel from a region which has a higher maturity rating than your rating will result in an error message.
    • If you are not cleared for the higher (e.g. Adult) access, the message will direct you to the Knowledge Base for more information.
    • If you simply have set your personal maturity Rating too low (in Preferences), the error message will include a button that will allow you the option to immediately raise your maturity Rating preference.



Additional UI Changes:

Pie Menu Changes

  • When you right-click on another avatar, the Pie menu now includes an option to Report... abuse from that resident. The Abuse Reporter will then come up pre-populated with that Resident's name.

Camera Changes

  • Edit > Preferences now includes a new camera option: Camera View Angle
  • The camera option Camera Follow Distance now affects the camera more comprehensively/intuitively; setting the persistent distance the camera follows behind your avatar at its default position when you press ESC to reset.
  • The option Camera Transition Time has been removed from Edit > Preferences > Input & Camera.
  • The option Camera Smoothing has been removed from Edit > Preferences > Input & Camera.
  • The option Distance Factor has been removed from Edit > Preferences > Input & Camera.

General Changes

  • The Edit > Preferences > General > Rotate Mini-map option has been moved to Advanced > UI as a menu item.
  • The Edit > Preferences > General > Use default system color picker option has been moved to Advanced > UI as a menu item.
  • The Edit > Preferences > General > Show Search panel in overlay bar option has been moved to Advanced > UI as a menu item.
  • A new Switch off microphone when ending IM calls option has been added to Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat. When chosen, it will automatically un-lock your toggled microphone and turn it OFF when you select End Call on any private voice call.
  • The Edit > Preferences > Communication > Include IM in Chat History option now more comprehensively suppresses IM text when turned off, and will no longer display the text of incoming IMs in either Local Chat or the Chat Console.
  • Unused options from the right-click menu at the top level of My Inventory have been removed.
  • The minor cardinal directions (NW, NE, SW, SE) on the Mini-map will no longer display when the mini-map is sized to a very small window.
  • The People Chooser has been renamed "Resident Chooser" for consistency. It has also been remodeled and organized into three tabs - each representing a different methods for choosing a resident:
    • Search for a resident by name (no change)
    • Choose a resident from your list of Calling Cards (no change)
    • A new tab that will automatically list those residents who are Near Me. The scan range can be set to any distance from 5-40 meters from your avatar.
  • Minimized windows now remember their last position, so if you position a minimized window, it will return to that place next time it is minimized.
  • Linden plants and trees no longer sway with the wind (performance improvement). Set 'RenderAnimateTrees' to TRUE to enable legacy behavior.



Changes:

SpaceNavigator & Joystick Improvements

  • Added: VWR-5297: Joystick/SpaceNavigator/libndof/flycam support for Linux
  • Added: VWR-6583: Turn joystick build mode off by default
  • Added: Write linux README for SpaceNavigator & Joystick
  • Fixed: VWR-6348: Joystick: Make switch from avatar movement to object manipulation in build mode optional
  • Fixed: VWR-6354: Joystick Support: Pressing the jump button interrupts other motion
  • Fixed: VWR-6358: Joystick Support: OK and cancel buttons missing from the Joystick Configuration window
  • Fixed: VWR-6360: Joystick Support: Partially obeys the Auto Fly option
  • Fixed: VWR-6482: Joystick Support: Motion restricted to dominant axis in avatar mode
  • Fixed: VWR-6550: Joystick Support: Add running to the range of motion available
  • Fixed: VWR-7383: Space Navigator: Avatar falls asleep when using only Space Navigator to navigate
  • Fixed: VWR-8341: Bring back a UI indicator of 'Flycam' text -- necessary for using the SpaceNavigator
  • Fixed: VWR-8482: Joystick Flycam isn't automatically turned off, and can't be disabled, if user disables the joystick or the "control mode" for flycam

GStreamer Compatibility Improvements

General

  • Added: VWR-2681: Populate the Resident Chooser list with avatars within chat distance
  • Added: VWR-3060: Add a setting to hide the IMs in the main chat
  • Added: VWR-3321: "Untoggle push-to-talk button automatically when ending private chat / conference" option
  • Added: VWR-5334: Abstract login progress screen to XUI
  • Added: VWR-5386: LLProgressBar widget type
  • Added: VWR-8080: Improved attachment pie menu for prim-based avatars
  • Added: VWR-8179: New Feature - Right Click > 'Report Abuse' from Pie Menu on the Avatar
  • Added: VWR-8430: Usability improvements to the land tools floater
  • Added: VWR-9765: Allow user to control visibility (ON or OFF) of Ban Lines
  • Added: Group Info / Land & L$ Viewer UI needs to be implemented
  • Added: Linux: switch from fullscreen when popping up a dialog window
  • Added: Add "Choose your picture" as the default image in profile
  • Added: Add an image to Locations with no/image associated
  • Added: Include name, region and local position in IM chat history for IM spamming objects
  • Added: Add an option to develop.py to match the solution name to the branch
  • Added: Implement SLURL to close the current browser window for L$ buy in client
  • Changed: VWR-1813: "About Land" and "Buy Land" floaters should display the cost per square meter if the selected parcel is for sale
  • Changed: VWR-4065: Clarify non ability to hide owner role from group members list
  • Changed: VWR-4371: Ambient sound not governed by Master mix
  • Changed: VWR-4826: Ignore friendship rejections to keep online status private
  • Changed: VWR-5529: Group chat are scrolled up when opened, when logging is enabled
  • Changed: VWR-5729: Can't copy text from chat window and paste in to firefox
  • Changed: VWR-7547: Statistics floater should remember its state, position, and individual widget states
  • Changed: VWR-10669: Statistics "Ping Sim" and "Lag Meter" include frame time
  • Changed: VWR-11666: Rework camera slider preferences
  • Changed: VWR-11844: MiniMap - Conversion to XUI, and code clean-up
  • Changed: Revisit Linux clipboard code
  • Changed: Packaged libllkdu on linux client should always be the one we just built
  • Changed: All menu-based links to Help warn modally before jumping to the webpage (but then open in Media Browser)
  • Changed: View > Communicate should do the same action as the Communicate button
  • Changed: Integrate L$ buy webpages with viewer
  • Changed: Add mac address and volume serial to log_viewer_stats
  • Changed: Disable the "Show in search" checkbox for land if area <= 128 square meters
  • Changed: Persist visibility state of the browser tutorial between logins
  • Changed: Linux viewer left-alt logic should apply to right-alt too
  • Changed: Make the field-of-view setting persist across sessions
  • Changed: Hovering over a dot on the minimap should show the name of that person
  • Changed: Allow secondlife:// SLURLs to fill in login screen username fields
  • Changed: Alt-zoom always focuses on surface of object
  • Changed: Tie camera constraints to draw distance
  • Changed: RenderAvatarMaxvisible
  • Changed: Allow disabled controls to show tooltip - tooltip strings were missing in the silver skin
  • Changed: Specify fonts in XUI files
  • Changed: Fix avatar appearance bug that causes textures to be baked/sent out before "save" button is hit
  • Changed: Change Search / Events dropdown option "All" to "Any Category"
  • Changed: Camera ZoomTime is set to 0 in 1.23 viewer
  • Removed: Remove support for paletted textures
  • Removed: Removed commands that should not appear in the root folder (i.e My Inventory)
  • Removed: Remove Advanced>Clothing>Wear menu option

Experimental/Not Supported

  • Added: Add per-pixel lighting and real-time shadows to the viewer (Experimental)

This feature is a prototype of a new renderer in the viewer graphics engine. It is turned off by default. The new renderer supports only high-end graphics cards and requires a GeForce 8 or Radeon HD2600 or later, but will not work on Mac OSs. This version is a debugging prototype only and is not yet supported by Linden Lab.



Bug Fixes

Voice

  • Fixed: VWR-12010: Spatial chat remains in previous region after Teleport
  • Fixed: Dial-An-Avatar: The "Call" button is not disabled in an IM tab after dial-an-avatar is used
  • Fixed: Dial-An-Avatar: Incoming Phone numbers have "profile" buttons when dial-an-avatar is used
  • Fixed: Unable to talk in spatial voice, but can still hear others
  • Fixed: Voice does not recover after hibernate
  • Fixed: Actual voice volume does not match that indicated by the UI slider

General

  • Fixed: VWR-423: Selecting group charter text (and various other things) causes Apply/Ignore/Cancel popup even if the text wasn't changed
  • Fixed: SVC-1679: Inventory folder names incorrectly treated as numbers
  • Fixed: VWR-2554: "Remember Password" often doesn't
  • Fixed: VWR-2850: Stop All Animations works only on local machine
  • Fixed: VWR-4212: Cannot drop object onto land if group-only object create/object entry is enabled
  • Fixed: VWR-4456: Do not error on gcc warning converting string to const char *
  • Fixed: VWR-5093: No or Headless Reflections
  • Fixed: VWR-5530: Minimized windows not remembering position
  • Fixed: VWR-5791: Multiple local lights cause flickering with Flycam
  • Fixed: VWR-5828: Setting clothing for sale changes their inventory icon
  • Fixed: VWR-6110: I was attaching a hud when my other hud with animations-content (worth 22000LD!) disappeared
  • Fixed: VWR-6744: If wearing an attachment that has animated an avatar before teleport, the animation is not active after teleportation
  • Fixed: VWR-7036: Clipboard handler in linux viewer is slow
  • Fixed: VWR-7037: Second clipboard paste from synergy into linux client freezes it
  • Fixed: VWR-7354: Scripted Hovertext 70m away looks like its right next to me!
  • Fixed: VWR-7751: Editing a linked part in an NO MOD object looks editable!
  • Fixed: VWR-7764: Edit dialog doesn't update Name when selecting multiple objects
  • Fixed: VWR-8073: Open Map window causes SL to use 10k+ handles
  • Fixed: VWR-8211: Black terrain below the water line
  • Fixed: VWR-8357: World map region text input not limited to 63 characters
  • Fixed: VWR-8723: Degenerate Checking using New Oblong Sculpts Too Strong
  • Fixed: VWR-8744: llSetPayPrice causes "When Left Clicked: Pay Object" to break
  • Fixed: VWR-8781: Chatbar does not properly remove gesture observer
  • Fixed: VWR-8876: Beacon Render Highlight broken (objects appear gray as if their textures haven't loaded)
  • Fixed: VWR-9127: Delete key does not function when editing text in teleport, friendship offers, etc.
  • Fixed: VWR-9190: Cannot copy from SL and paste into some applications in linux
  • Fixed: VWR-9191: Second Life viewer causes slow Windows logons when roaming profiles in use
  • Fixed: VWR-9256: Compiling 1.21 standalone without llmozlib fails
  • Fixed: VWR-9257: Window size in graphics preferences does not resize the window in window mode on Linux
  • Fixed: VWR-9260: Moving/Rotating an object while sitting causes violent camera jitter.
  • Fixed: VWR-9384: Modify the calculation of sculpty mesh size to eliminate bad texture mapping and bad LOD transitions
  • Fixed: VWR-9393: 1.21 RC: Disabled attached lights still count towards 6 light limit
  • Fixed: VWR-9517: A mistake in LLFontGL that currently causes no runtime problem
  • Fixed: VWR-12479: 'llui/lltextparser.cpp:125: error: overflow in implicit constant conversion' in Trunk
  • Fixed: VWR-12499: Restore Group Planning Tab; remove one column instead of whole tab
  • Fixed: Atmospheric shaders being used even when disabled
  • Fixed: Window opens large, then small, then large on startup
  • Fixed: Name and location information difficult to read using silver skin
  • Fixed: Gesture autocompletion in chat bar can force you to capitalize first letter
  • Fixed: xul.dll errors on startup
  • Fixed: Terms of service dialog does not display window on web error
  • Fixed: Default window locations dip behind the chatbar
  • Fixed: Fonts have a slightly different size/appearance
  • Fixed: Password field is populated when Remember password is cleared
  • Fixed: Viewer DOS with complex prims
  • Fixed: Eliminate the fake "WARNING: LLAppViewer::loadSettingsFromDirectory: Cannot load ...\user_settings\settings_per_account.xml - No settings found."
  • Fixed: Memory leaking caused by unused textures
  • Fixed: Inventory offers to an IM window invoke the string in chat too early
  • Fixed: SSAO erroneous black speckles
  • Fixed: Ctrl-h and view-"local chat" no longer toggle the "near me" window
  • Fixed: SLURL in chat log has space before it highlighted, link launches browser and teleport dialog
  • Fixed: Deferred pipeline - bad atmospheric lighting/haze
  • Fixed: "About Land" and "Buy Land" cost per square meter needs to be more localizable
  • Fixed: Font rendering very slow when large number of glyphs shown in a frame
  • Fixed: Chat console with scaled UI shows vertically misaligned characters
  • Fixed: Viewer's text-snapping is broken in a few ways
  • Fixed: Four types of alert missing from notifications.xml
  • Fixed: Cannot type or join voice in a group if others initiate the session
  • Fixed: Make Quit button in Loading floater not squished in default skin
  • Fixed: Duplicate instance of LandBuyAccessBlocked, LandClaimAccessBlocked in notifications.xml
  • Fixed: Invisiprims obscure attachments, shaders in 1.23
  • Fixed: Media browser url line and 'Go' disappear when it is resized small
  • Fixed: F1 Help will not open in an external browser
  • Fixed: Glow visible through avatars
  • Fixed: Place Info dialog, created from chat slurl, has bad button placement
  • Fixed: Water reflections seen through avatar
  • Fixed: "Highlight Transparent" not showing alpha masked or invisible avatars
  • Fixed: Non-prim hair sometimes doesn't show up
  • Fixed: Only avatar's hair shows up at some points
  • Fixed: Fix 'no newline at end of file' error in llpaneldirgroups.cpp



Crash Fixes:

  • Changed: Track of call stacks when crashing into drivers or libs
  • Fixed: VWR-3058: Second Life Crashes on Install on Korean Windows XP if they have default Korean Text as windows xp user name
  • Fixed: VWR-5575: Crash uploading files with non-latin characters in path
  • Fixed: VWR-9926: Viewer crashes when clicking "group chat" in incorrectly displayed contextmenu while renaming object inventory
  • Fixed: VWR-10370: Streaming music stops (CRITICAL *: volume_transform_ip: assertion `this->process != NULL' failed) and random crashes (segfault) related to this
  • Fixed: Viewer crashes on Korean Windows XP when WINDOWS acct name is korean
  • Fixed: Crash on RepadBitmap - autohint/ahhint.c
  • Fixed: Linux viewer crashes at startup when using the Japanese language
  • Fixed: 1.23 viewer crashes while viewing multiple alpha textures
  • Fixed: Crash with RenderDebugGL enabled when hover text is on the screen
  • Fixed: Fatal error when teleport fails
  • Fixed: Viewer crashes in LLKeyframeMotion::getJoint: ASSERT (index < (S32)mJointStates.size())
  • Removed: Remove Distance Factor audio slider (was: set Distance Factor audio slider to 0, move avatar = CRASH)



Internationalization & Localization Fixes:

  • Added: VWR-2710: Add a Turkish translation to the Viewer (BETA)
  • Added: Add a Russian and Ukrainian translation to the Viewer (BETA)
  • Changed: Make English strings in the GTK/Linux filepicker be localizable from strings.xml
  • Changed: Keyboard accelerator prefixes in menus should be localizable from ui_strings.xml
  • Changed: VWR-11844: Mini-Map should be localizable from panel_mini_map.xml
  • Changed: Convert all foreign-language alerts.xml & notify.xml into notifications.xml
  • Changed: Search > Land Sales layout needs to be better internationalized
  • Fixed: VWR-9985: Gesture editor crashes in non-EN-US languages
  • Fixed: VWR-5575: Crash uploading files with non-latin characters in path
  • Fixed: VWR-2237: The Viewer should bundle an open source font to normalize the display of international text
    • Also Fixed: VWR-2605: Problem with the current fonts and Cyrillic characters
  • Fixed: Login screen shows English words "Second Life Release" on non-English viewers
  • Fixed: Linux viewer crashes at startup when using the Japanese language

During the RC cycle, we will continue to make improvements to the missing translations and truncated text in Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Chinese, and Japanese.

In this release candidate (RC0), all of these languages contain Known Bugs in the form of truncated text.



Building & Scripting:

  • Added: VWR-5082: Bulk change object contents permissions
  • Added: VWR-7827: Allow Dimple/Profile Cut for boxes, cylinders and prisms
  • Added: VWR-8624: User-settable default upload permissions
  • Added: Render particles in HUDs
  • Changed: VWR-7877: Change the default cut increment from 0.05 to 0.025
  • Changed: VWR-9222: Change Permission Throttling on to a 'per object' model for an agent's own objects versus the current 'per owner' model
  • Changed: (Viewer Side support): Larger size terraform brushes and finer granularity of control
    • Note: This version of the viewer introduces the viewer side fix to allow larger a Land tool cursor than before. However, the server-side support is not yet available on the Second Life Grid. Therefore the full functional use will not be in place yet for these larger brush/cursors, until a future version of the Server.
  • Changed: Do not automatically preview bulk upload textures
  • Changed: Replace grey X for locked textures with locked image icon
  • Fixed: VWR-770: llPlaySound() Sometimes loops sound or wont even play
  • Fixed: VWR-9499: Cmake fails to find DBus librarys during compile
  • Fixed: VWR-10956: Recompiling scripts before loaded deletes the source code and replaces with text "Loading..."
  • Fixed: Edit Terrain > Revert Land + Strength at full, use of bulldozer creates big spikes
  • Fixed: LSL function tooltips missing from script editor



Source:

  • Added: Create an integrated Alert and Notifications code path (M1)
  • Added: Create one call for sending a notification (integrate LLNotifyBox, LLGroupNotifyBox, and LLAlertDialog)
  • Added: New GPU table entries
  • Changed: VWR-4041: Upgrade to OpenJPEG v1.3
  • Changed: VWR-4800: Solaris port - Use Solaris kstats when running on Solaris
  • Changed: VWR-4808: Solaris port - patch featuretable_solaris.txt
  • Changed: VWR-4811: Solaris port - add LL_SOLARIS to #if in llfilepicker.cpp
  • Changed: VWR-4805: Solaris port - add LL_SOLARIS to #if in lltimer.h
  • Changed: VWR-4818: Solaris port - add LL_SOLARIS to linux #if in llxmlrpctransaction.cpp
  • Changed: VWR-4806: Solaris port - patch llvfs changes
  • Changed: VWR-4816: Solaris port - add Solaris platform info to llstartup.cpp
  • Changed: VWR-4809: Solaris port - patch llappviewer.cpp
  • Changed: VWR-4802: Solaris port - add definitions for stricmp and strnicmp
  • Changed: VWR-4815: Solaris port - add Solaris specific platform to llfloaterreporter.cpp
  • Changed: VWR-4804: Solaris port - Add necessary includes to llsys.h
  • Changed: VWR-8298: Solaris Port - newview/llvoiceclient.cpp patch
  • Changed: VWR-8297: Solaris Port - newview/llviewermedia.cpp patch
  • Changed: VWR-8296: Solaris Port - newview/lldirpicker[.h/.cpp] patches
  • Changed: VWR-8295: Solaris Port - llpreprocessor.h patch
  • Changed: VWR-8294: Solaris Port - llcommon/llmemory patch
  • Changed: VWR-8293: Solaris Port - llcommon/lltimer.h patch
  • Changed: VWR-8292: Solaris Port - llwindowsdl patch
  • Changed: VWR-8291: llgl patches for Solaris
  • Changed: VWR-10759: LLMediaImplGStreamer::mediaData is a pointer to an array. Delete with operator [] instead of operator delete
  • Changed: VWR-10837: The destructor of LLImageTGA should delete mColorMap with 'operator delete[]', not 'operator delete'
  • Changed: Remove readability-destroying sizeof(foo)/sizeof(foo[0]) pattern
  • Changed: Change the message text of MissingAlert to be more informative
  • Changed: Move all calls to glEnable/DisableClientState and glFooPointer to LLVertexBuffer.cpp
  • Changed: Assert in LLDir::getExpandedFilename
  • Changed: Integrate Authenticode code signing into Windows installer build process
  • Changed: Upgrade openssl to latest release for vs2005
  • Changed: Removed the old gstreamer audio-sink cruft
  • Changed: Upgrade win32 openjpeg to 1.3.x
  • Changed: Update linux openjpeg to 1.3.x
  • Changed: Menu accelerator prefixes shouldn't be hard-coded
  • Changed: Make linux stack traces look like the OSX ones
  • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild many linux viewer libs for better symbol hiding
    • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild freetype
    • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild linux viewer vorbis
    • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild linux viewer libpng
    • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild linux viewer libcurl
    • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild linux viewer mozilla
    • Changed: Eliminate more distro crashes - rebuild linux viewer libjpeg
  • Fixed: Possible LLHUDObject leak/bloat in 1.21 viewer
  • Fixed: Our libstdc++.so.6 can make some recent distros unhappy (linux)
  • Fixed: ViewerStats.start_time is coming into syslog as a truncated unixtime, instead of a timestamp
  • Fixed: Permissions are too restrictive in the Linux package of viewer 1.22.11