Release Notes/Second Life Beta Viewer/2.8.0

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Release Notes for v2.8.0 (235292) - Second Life Beta Viewer

Released July 14, 2011

Installer Downloads

Windows | Mac | Linux

Feature Highlights

Crash and Performance Fixes

  • SH-1650 [PUBLIC_JIRA_USERS] Widespread crash-to-desktop via llvertexbuffer.cpp(1005) - "memory allocation for vertex data failed" or Render Pool 15
  • SH-1903 [PUBLIC] Basic Shaders On chokes framerate in 2.7.4
  • STORM-1352 [crashhunters] Crash in LLNearbyChatScreenChannel::showToastsBottom()
  • STORM-1368 [crashhunters] Crash at [0] LLPreviewNotecard::saveIfNeeded(LLInventoryItem *) [secondlife-bin llpreviewnotecard.cpp]
  • STORM-1372 [VWR-24099] [crashhunters] Crash at [1] LLTemplateMessageBuilder::nextBlock(char const *) [secondlife-bin lltemplatemessagebuilder.cpp]
  • STORM-1423 [VOICE-3] [crashhunters] LLVivoxVoiceClient::stateMachine()
  • STORM-1439 [EXP-825] [crashhunters] Crash in LLToolPie::handleMouseUp
  • VOICE-3 [PUBLIC] [crashhunters] LLVivoxVoiceClient::stateMachine()

Bug Fixes

  • EXP-961 [PUBLIC] Keyboard definition file keys.xml contains invalid XML markup
  • SH-1838 [PUBLIC] Black Screen when I enable Lighting and Shadows
  • SH-1897 [PUBLIC] Formerly visible windlight clouds are no longer displayed
  • STORM-323 Redundant popups
  • STORM-787 Mute Gestures Button
  • STORM-1103 Nearby sidebar minimap should be optional
  • STORM-1334 Console debug data scrolls away too quickly and is hard to read
  • STORM-1345 Use colour picker for sky colors
  • STORM-1350 [VWR-25480] Worldmap: Partial region name search UI bug
  • STORM-1392 Add Nearby Voice to the Communicate menu
  • STORM-1393 Missing Object/Prim count in Second Life 2.7.4 (233201) Jun 17 2011 21:33:05 (Second Life Development)
  • STORM-1396 [STORM-787] (mute gestures) also mutes sounds from objects
  • STORM-1406 [ENG LAYOUT] Viewer - Overlapping text in Input/Output devices preference
  • STORM-1472 Favorites folder in inventory does not translate properly
  • STORM-1480 Searching in the world map clears the destination arrow but not the destination beacon
  • STORM-1484 No way to apply changes in estate settings like Allow public access or Allow Voice Chat after merging WLRS

Translation and Localization Updates

  • STORM-457 There is no space char after [AGENT_NAME] in 'conference-title-incoming' for Japanese language
  • STORM-1302 (ALL LANGS) [TRANSLATED BUT IN ENG] (Spanish) Side Menu > Gente tab > MIS AMIGOS tab > buttons "Call", "Share" and "Teleport" and their tooltips
  • STORM-1326 [ALL LANGS] (Spanish) [HARDCODED] Selling land, advice with "Anyone" in English.
  • STORM-1327 MULTIPLE LANGS (Spanish/German) [FORMATTING] Overlapped text in About Land Window when the land is for sell: "Los objetos se incluyen en la venta"
  • STORM-1452 Debug settings -- TRUE/FALSE name (not label) translated in foreign languages
  • STORM-1462 [TRANSLATED BUT IN EN] ALL LANGS - Untranslated "Cancel" button on Edit Pick page
  • VWR-25660 (Spanish) [TRUNCATION] Construir > Seleccionar la Herramienta de construcción > Herramienta Editar: button "Desenla"
  • VWR-25681 [DE] BESCHR is displayed for each slider in the Edit Physics panel
  • VWR-25879 (Spanish) [MEANING] Yo > Preferencias > Colores: "Activo" should be "Activa"
  • VWR-25880 (Spanish) [MEANING] Yo > Preferencias > Colores: "Inactivo" should be "Inactiva"
  • VWR-25881 (Spanish) [Regression: MEANING] Yo > Preferencias > Sonido y Media. "Música en streaming... Activados" should be "Música en streaming... Activada"
  • VWR-25943 [TRUNCATION - SHORTEN OPTION] Mundo > Foto > VISTA PREVIA DE LA FOTO. "Calidad de la imag" should be "Calidad de la imagen"

Source and Build Changes

  • STORM-1446 Sockets not correctly set to non-blocking on Windows
  • STORM-1447 Switch from grep -v setenv to <filters>setenv</...> available in the latest autobuild.

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Known Issues


Floaters Disappear When Editing Group Roles in Attached People Side Panel

  • VWR-25821 Editing Group Roles causes portions of the UI to disappear - The problem occurs when attempting to edit Group Roles with the People panel attached to the sidebar. The workaround is to use the |<- icon to tear the People panel from the sidebar prior to editing Group Roles.

Frame Rate May Drop Significantly with Basic Shaders On

  • SH-1903 Basic Shaders On chokes framerate in 2.7.4 - Basic Shaders default to On for class 2 and higher hardware. If you find that your FPS is slower than usual, you may notice improvement by turning Basic Shaders Off... go to Me > Preferences > Graphics > Advanced, and de-select 'Basic Shaders'.

Vertex Buffers 'On' Results in Severe Performance Drop on MacBook Pros

  • SH-2038 Severe performance drop on MacBook Pros - The workaround is to disable OpenGL Vertex Buffer Objects. To do this, go to Me > Preferences > Graphics > Hardware, deselect the 'Enable VBO' check-box, click 'OK' to close the pop-up, and click 'OK' again to save your changes and exit Preferences.

Shiny Metal Texture Renders Improperly with 'Lighting & Shadows' Turned On

  • SH-1912 Shiny metal texture characteristics entirely lost when Lighting and Shadows turned on - If this problem manifests on your system, go to Me > Preferences > Graphics > Advanced, and de-select 'Lighting and Shadows'.

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Supported Viewers


With this release, we support Second Life Viewer versions 2.7.4 (235167), 2.7.2 (233432), and 1.23 (1.23.5), and Second Life Beta Viewer version 2.8.0 (235292). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers wiki page.