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Release Notes for SL Viewer v2.7.1 (232828) - Second Life Release

Released June 14, 2011

Feature Highlights

The New Search Beta - With this release we introduce you to the new beta Search technology, which will help you find interesting people, places, events, items for sale, and other things, to make your inworld experience more fun, collaborative, and meaningful.

For more information, see New search system FAQ.

Real-Time Lighting and Shadows - With this release, we introduce dynamic lighting for multiple local lighting sources, as well as high quality real-time shadows from the sun or moon. This feature offers full dynamic lighting for an infinite number of local light sources. To enable this feature, go to Me > Preferences > Graphics, click the 'Advanced' button, and check 'Lighting and Shadows'. Please note that this feature requires OpenGL 3.0 capable hardware.

For more information, see Lighting and shadows.

Crash and Performance Fixes

  • EXT-7294 Crash at LLTextureCache::updateEntry [secondlife-bin lltexturecache.cpp:1231]
  • EXT-7327 Viewer crash in LLVOVolume::syncMediaData on Meshopotamia 1
  • EXT-7543 Crash in LLRenderPass::pushBatch
  • EXT-8101 [crashhunters] Crash in LLVOSky::calcAtmospherics()
  • EXT-8730 Crash at llrender/llimagegl.cpp(157) : error ERROR: checkTexSize: wrong texture size and discard level: width: 512 Height: 512 Current Level:
  • SH-525 [PUBLIC] Viewer crashes if an uploader LOD slot is missed out
  • SH-1235 [PUBLIC] Select a HUD attachment and moving a child prim or entire linkset crashes viewer
  • SH-1443 [PUBLIC] Combination of Shadows ON, Alpha deffered ON, and Alpha non-deffered OFF, does not render alphas on HUDs
  • SH-1691 [crashhunters] Crash at LLVolumeImplFlexible::doFlexibleUpdate() [secondlife-bin llflexibleobject.cpp]
  • STORM-1274 Crash at LLVOCacheEntry::~LLVOCacheEntry() line 138
  • STORM-1275 [PUBLIC] LLConvexDecompositionStub crashes the viewer on startup in OS builds
  • STORM-1286 [SH-1624] Crash during viewer startup: LLViewerTextureList::addImageToList

Bug Fixes

  • EXP-772 Log in failure, keeps saying DNS cannot resolve hostname
  • EXT-2095 Consolidate Picks and Classifieds into a single tab in the user profile panel
  • EXT-5389 Unreadable resident names with glow
  • EXT-5609 Script dialog opens undocked in mouselook mode
  • EXT-7060 Default auto alpha masking to ON for deferred rendering (only deferred rendering)
  • EXT-7149 Objects with white color and varied texture do not appear shiny with deferred rendering
  • EXT-7154 Darkness bumpmap looks like lightness bumpmap when deferred rendering is enabled
  • EXT-7161 Fullbright has no effect on shiny & bump mapped prim while Lighting and Shadows are enabled
  • EXT-7162 90% transparent textures are invisible when Lighting and Shadows are enabled
  • EXT-7179 Wireframe mode is mostly useless in trunk (204029)
  • EXT-7397 Decoding textures get stuck in REQ status
  • EXT-7461 Move/remove deferred rendering UI from prefs
  • EXT-7462 Disable spotlight support by default
  • EXT-7473 There is no "Share" menu item in the "gear" menu for Inventory SP
  • EXT-7479 Only bumpmaps of type Brightness or Darkness load on 2.0.2 (205107)
  • EXT-8542 Avatar goes naked for a second when changing outfits or teleporting
  • EXT-8578 Blurry image in profile never resolves - texture queue problem?
  • EXT-8589 Nothing happens if choose 'Invite to Group' from avatar's 3D context menu
  • EXT-8673 UDP texture loading is slower in 2.x viewers than 1.23.5
  • SH-92 [PUBLIC] Select & touch confused by negative scale / mirror
  • SH-93 [PUBLIC] Disable or remove mirror & inside-out checkboxes for mesh objects
  • SH-157 [PUBLIC] [VWR-21040] UI: Preferences/Graphics/Advanced: Local lights on/off is missing
  • SH-373 [PUBLIC] HUD's appear invisible when AA is enabled
  • SH-424 [PUBLIC] Models with more than 8 submeshes are not rejected by uploader
  • SH-439 [PUBLIC] Mesh upload window does not name uploaded mesh object in inventory properly
  • SH-506 [PUBLIC] Prim cost in edit dialog < streaming cost in ..|Show Render Info or upload dialog
  • SH-541 [PUBLIC] Physics mesh display shows inconsistent data
  • SH-542 [PUBLIC] Avatar mesh does not animate until avatar changes LOD
  • SH-635 [PUBLIC] Changing physics parameters sets all child object to the Physics Shape Type of the root prim
  • SH-636 [PUBLIC] Decomposing Physics Shape For Scene, only 1 mesh gets decomposed
  • SH-638 [PUBLIC] Name tag does not offset correctly when leg joints are set small
  • SH-655 [PUBLIC] Project Mesh Viewer crashes on exit (Mac client)
  • SH-658 [PUBLIC] New Mesh Uploader Crashes; LOD Generator Broken
  • SH-727 [PUBLIC] Mesh Upload Cancel Button is inoperative
  • SH-739 [PUBLIC] Meshes can no longer be moved into subfolders of the "Meshes" folder
  • SH-741 [PUBLIC] Mesh assets cannot be dragged into notecards
  • SH-818 [PUBLIC] Can't turn Antialiasing off for ATI catalyst
  • SH-1527 [PUBLIC] Object turns black with alpha or transparency and lighting and shadows enabled
  • STORM-941 IM log naming should go by SL name, not DN
  • STORM-1032 Artwork update for Appearance Editor "Edit" icon
  • STORM-1100 Add new and changes to GPU_Table.txt
  • STORM-1259 Sculpt dimension meta-data view missing from 2.x, was possible to see in 1.23

Translation and Localization Updates

  • CT-575 Viewer 2.x CT translation, set7 and on
  • INTL-47 Japanese and Italian, filling the gap Set19--23, Light Set1--2
  • VWR-22299 [SERVER HARD CODED] System messages when account can´t login need to be localized (except "Login Failed." string)
  • VWR-24161 [TRUNCATION/LAYOUT] Make space larger for full strings to appear in the French Colors Preferences
  • VWR-24753 Too long text in de/floater_water.xml
  • VWR-24935 (Spanish) [OTHER] Yo > Preferencias > General: outdated Maturity Rating: "PG"
  • VWR-25009 [SP][PL]Text overlaying UI in Preferences floater
  • VWR-25010 Text overlaying UI in Buy L$ floater in Spanish localization
  • VWR-25011 Preferences floater: UI issues for German location
  • VWR-25015 Text overlaying UI in Email Snapshot floater in Spanish localization
  • VWR-25016 [ES][PL][PT][DE][FR][DA] Text overlaying UI in Sell Land floater
  • VWR-25017 Text truncation in Preferences>Sound&Media tab in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25018 Snapshot image is placed over the input fields in "Email Snapshot" floater for French localization
  • VWR-25019 Drop-down list is out of 'Upload image' floater border in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25020 "Size" label is shifted in About Land->Media floater for French localization
  • VWR-25021 UI elements is out of 'Edit gesture' floater border in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25022 Text overlaying in Region/Estate floater in Spanish localization
  • VWR-25023 Text truncation on Save button in Snapshot Preview floater in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25024 Text overlaying in Buy Land floater in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25025 [SP][PL]Text overlaying UI in Media Settings floater
  • VWR-25027 Text truncation in Water Editor and Sky Editor floaters in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25028 Text truncation in Grid options floater in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25029 Text overlaying in Media Settings floater in Portuguese localization
  • VWR-25036 A </nolink> tag is displayed in the About SecondLife for Portuguese locale
  • VWR-25039 [PT][PL][DE] UI elements is out of 'Group profile' floater border
  • VWR-25044 [PT][SP][PL] Button is out of 'Animation Preview' floater border
  • VWR-25052 Text overlaying in Preferences>Graphics-Advanced tab in Danish localization

Source and Build Changes

  • SH-464 [PUBLIC] Don't cast pointers to U32
  • SH-465 [PUBLIC] Use system zlib for standalone
  • SH-466 [PUBLIC] Fix of VWR-20670 / SNOW-506 (Protection on LLInstanceTracker base in LLEventTimer needs to be public for gcc >4.1) lost in merge
  • SH-467 [PUBLIC] Fix of VWR-20809 / SNOW-504 (Do not depend on stage_thirds_party_libs for a standalone build) lost in merge
  • SH-468 [PUBLIC] Fix of VWR-20810 / SNOW-503 (Quote EXE_STAGING_DIR to prevent it failing with some paths) lost in merge
  • SH-531 [PUBLIC] Fix of VWR-20749 / SNOW-624 (FIXED Fix compiling the viewer with Boost 1.42) lost in merge
  • SH-719 [PUBLIC] nVidia Quadro 4000 unrecognized in Mac client
  • SH-735 [PUBLIC] ATI X1950 spends too much time in Readback Occlusion
  • STORM-859 winres.h isn't present within VC++ Express includes. Must be manually copied from win7 sdk example code

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Known Issues


Bulk Upload Permissions Issue

  • VWR-25824 [Regression] Bulk uploads do not adhere to default permissions - The workaround is to individually upload items to ensure that the permissions for each are correct.

Linux Crash on Startup

  • STORM-1298 Crash on startup of Second Life 2.7.1 (231307) - While this issue has been resolved for Windows and Mac in v2.7.1 (231775), a fix has not yet been implemented for Linux.

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Supported Viewers


With this release, we support Second Life Viewer versions 2.7.1 (232828), 2.6.9 (231165), and 1.23 (1.23.5), and Second Life Beta Viewer version 2.7.2 (232124). For more information, please go to the Supported Viewers wiki page.