Release Notes/Second Life Release/2.6.6

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Release Notes for SL Viewer v2.6.6 (229662) - Second Life Release

Released May 17, 2011

Crash and Performance Fixes

  • EXP-617 [SOCIAL-762] Viewer crash if first startup (with cleared settings.xml file) is in Advanced mode
  • STORM-1118 Viewer crashes when user tries to upload image without JFIF header
  • Crash when saving Snapshot to Computer capturing Depth with custom size
  • Crash on exit in Basic and Advanced modes


  • Make click-drag camera rotation more stable
  • Make How to content wider
  • Make lossless texture compression on small textures lossless
  • Allow developers to specify param blocks that use Multiple<LLUIImage> for a sequence of images
  • Add event API to expand/collapse side panel
  • Add event API to select a particular side panel page
  • Add error condition content for Destination Guide, Avatar Picker, and Help if content is not available

Bug Fixes

  • EXP-595 [EXP-501] Multiple SLurls error given in Basic viewer when clicking links in web profile
  • EXP-752 When "View Display Names" is disabled, only my own profile loads, when I click others' profiles
  • SOCIAL-714 Basic mode to launch with Destinations panel open by default
  • STORM-250 Unexpected "More" text appears in the About Landmark panel after minimizing the floater
  • STORM-320 Script Editor in Viewer 2.0+ "tabs" incorrectly
  • STORM-595 Viewer should stop spamming AgentThrottle messages as the slider is dragged
  • STORM-610 Changes to Environment Editor: water color change is not saved
  • STORM-640 URL-name of object is shown as a hyperlink in the Buy Contents floater
  • STORM-721 Information about resident is displayed incorrectly in mini-inspector if there are any resident or group SLURLs
  • STORM-842 "Start at" list isn't populated with favorites if user name is typed in fashion "firstname.lastname"
  • STORM-898 Filter settings do not reset after unchecking 'Since Logoff' checkbox
  • STORM-954 SL Viewer 2.0 No nearby people when over approximately 1000 meters
  • STORM-1039 Bad iterator access in llavatarnamecache.cpp:564
  • STORM-1042 Disabled 'Save' button at the 'Create Landmark' panel
  • STORM-1083 Using -login client parameter always results in a last location unavailable error message
  • STORM-1088 2.6.1 build 223988 fails to initialize
  • STORM-1094 Chat preferences > font size should increase size of input text in IM window
  • STORM-1095 Chat preferences > font size should increase size of input text in the chat box
  • STORM-1098 Debug setting ShowNetStats has wrong description
  • STORM-1101 Using the -login parameter makes some keys and right click menus not work
  • STORM-1106 "Set scripts to running" on an object containing no scripts produces a "unknown notification" error
  • STORM-1108 Enable Hints menu entry/preference is confusing
  • STORM-1111 Blocks of chat log are being read in from then rewritten with new timestamps.
  • STORM-1117 Placing calling cards in prims should be disabled
  • STORM-1136 LLDateUtil class defines March having 21 days, causing wrong avatar age calculation (Patch with bugfix attached)
  • STORM-1145 Changes to Favorites are not reflected on the login locations menu
  • STORM-1147 Other avatar's loose clothing\ flared cuffs look like they are tight\got no flare in v2.4.0 and higher
  • VWR-25278 Incorrect Help ID for Preferences > Colors tab
  • VWR-25521 As a user, I want an indicator when the Viewer is actively fetching inventory, and if there's an error, I want that indicated, too. (No more indefinite Loading...)
  • WEB-3796 First click in session on "Profile" button doesn't do anything
  • 2 gray lines shown in UI in minimal skin after using gesture
  • Inventory floater may be opened by SLApp
  • Clicking on ground while sitting results in avatar walking to last click point when standing up in basic mode
  • My appearance floater may be opened by SLApp
  • REGRESSION - Clicking people button in Basic mode does not toggle the People panel to close
  • Search floater can be opened by SLApps
  • Action buttons missing on IM floater
  • Ctrl+I doesn't close side tray
  • Texture preview window on import of 8 x 8 pixel texture shows 32 x 32 pixels for texture size
  • There is no way to copy a user name from web profile with the mouse
  • Don't Quit button on 'Changing modes...' dialog gives the false impression that it does nothing
  • HUD Click points not accurate in Basic mode
  • HUD position and function affected by Destination Guide and Avatar picker panels in Basic mode
  • Move hint comes up immediately when launching viewer
  • UI and Sizing issues with hints in Basic and Advanced modes
  • Performing click to walk or click to drag actions do not remove move hint in Basic mode
  • SSL issues re-emerged on OS X 10.6.7 (and possibly other OSs)
  • User can toggle Show Me in Search before logging in which updates local settings file but not the actual value in the database

Translation and Localization Updates

  • STORM-891 [HARDCODED] ALL LANGS - Message showing up after setting your home is in English (French viewer)
  • STORM-1057 [TRUNCATION/LAYOUT] Make space larger for full strings to appear in the Move & View Preferences, ALL langs
  • Translate web/PO files for Basic Viewer

Source and Build Changes

  • STORM-1149 [OPEN-50] As an Open Source developer I would like a single set of configurations, which work for both Visual Studio and Express version of VC
  • KDU Improvements: Compress j2c with precincts
  • Code cleanup: File format boiler plate code duplicated in several places
  • llmediaplugintest compilation warning being treated as error
  • Latest version of LLQtWebKit for Mac is 4.7.2 - not 4.7.1 as expected
  • Wrap LLFloaterReg::instanceVisible() query

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Known Issues


Voice Status Indicator Appears in Basic and Advanced Mode IM Session

  • EXP-749 [REGRESSION] Voice status indicator shown in IM session instead of profile pic in Basic and Advanced modes

Crash when Deferred Rendering is Enabled

  • SH-1064 Crash in LLVertexBuffer::setupVertexBuffer - Reminder: Deferred Rendering is still experimental functionality and is not supported

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Supported Viewers


With this release, we support Second Life Viewer versions 2.6.6 (229662), 2.6.3 (227447), and 1.23 (1.23.5), and Second Life Beta Viewer version 2.6.8 (229663). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers wiki page.