Release Notes/Second Life Release/2.6.8

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Release Notes for SL Viewer v2.6.8 (230359) - Second Life Release

Released May 24, 2011

Feature Highlights

  • Voice in Basic Mode - In this Release we've added voice to Basic mode, to make communicating with friends even easier! To speak, just click the microphone icon next to the chat bar. To select input/output devices, or to adjust your voice volume, click the arrow button next to the microphone icon.

Crash and Performance Fixes

  • CHOP-599 Enhance vita to find & obtain lleventhost corresponding to viewer [installer] in hand

Bug Fixes

  • EXP-742 CTRL-ALT-w doesn't "spin_over"
  • EXP-743 Side bar panel is visible on login screen after getting 'We're having trouble connecting' message
  • EXP-749 [REGRESSION] Voice status indicator shown in IM session instead of profile pic in Basic and Advanced modes
  • EXP-756 Problem with Sorting FOLDERS By Date
  • EXP-779 Help > About Second Life Reports Kernel Version Twice, Instead of OS Version
  • STORM-229 Loading Scripts takes a long time and stalls Viewer
  • STORM-380 Little delay in sound when gesture first time played + memory leaks
  • STORM-956 Ability to mute dialogs by muting object (or object owner)
  • STORM-1039 Bad iterator access in llavatarnamecache.cpp:564
  • STORM-1075 Optimization: Squared vector distance comparisons
  • STORM-1093 Dock/undock icon in side panel has dock style after docking
  • STORM-1128 Sort the results of using search in the World Map
  • STORM-1182 [Linux] XUI Preview Tool fails to load XMLs from indra/newview/skins
  • STORM-1215 No system sounds

Translation and Localization Updates

  • CT-636 Translate Set1 for for basic Viewer
  • VWR-19022 (Spanish) [TYPO] Seeing Profile, item "Teleportarse" should be "Teleportar"
  • VWR-22337 First start popup Terms of Service: "Loading Terms of Service" needs to be localized
  • VWR-22356 [TRUNCATION] ""Límite de elevación del terreno""
  • VWR-23615 [RESIZE TEXT BOX OR JUSTIFY TEXT] Please resize the text box or justify the text in a different way so that it fits
  • VWR-23696 Non-English: Default Pay L$1 / L$ 5 / L$10 / L$20 window shows buttons shifted to the right (outside the window)
  • VWR-25074 [da] Missing text in Offer teleport floater

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Known Issues


Possible DNS Error on Login for OSX

  • EXP-687 Second Life viewer will not work on my laptop. A possible workaround is to add the free Google DNS servers to your network configuration...
    • Open 'System Preferences' -> 'Network' -> 'Advanced...' -> 'DNS'
    • Click "+" and type
    • Click "+" and type
    • Close 'System Preferences'
    • Restart Second Life

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Supported Viewers


With this release, we support Second Life Viewer versions 2.6.8 (230359), 2.6.6 (229662), and 1.23 (1.23.5), and Second Life Beta Viewer version 2.6.9 (230161). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers wiki page.