Release Notes/Second Life Release/2.7.2

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Release Notes for SL Viewer v2.7.2 (233432) - Second Life Release

Released June 22, 2011

Crash and Performance Fixes

  • SH-1618 [PUBLIC_JIRA_USERS] Lighting and shadows crash ATI macs
  • SH-1691 [crashhunters] Crash at LLVolumeImplFlexible::doFlexibleUpdate() [secondlife-bin llflexibleobject.cpp]


  • Add LLRegionSayTo() LSL function
  • Introduce logging or alerts to inform the user that the new cache configuration values will not take effect until the viewer is restarted
  • Increase the maximum cache size
  • [UI] Add a functional and correct 'Clear Cache' button

Bug Fixes

  • EXP-755 [PUBLIC] 'Search' and 'World Map' links in Sidebar are unclickable
  • EXP-826 Help -> About Secondlife Info is corrupted
  • EXP-829 Text Box Alignment bug
  • STORM-1318 UI and Voice fixes and disabled javascript bridge
  • VWR-19562 Adding Clear cache button, like 1.23 version!
  • VWR-25862 Fix calls to LLDir::deleteFilesInDir() in viewer texture cache, VFS, and object caches, as well as the call to clear the user's cache directory
  • VWR-26082 Viewer 2.7.2 Release reports itself as a Beta
  • Fix viewer so it can support multiple instances if a SLURL is passed in
  • Missing LSL tooltip strings for llRegionSayTo and llGetEnv
  • Using the Reset button to set the cache location back to the default does not clear the old cache on viewer restart
  • Texture cache size reported incorrectly during initialization
  • Turning off Voice Chat in Basic mode reverts changes made in Sound Device selection; turning setting back on results in drop downs not being populated
  • Add a WARNING to comment for BrowserEnableJSObject and set to not persist between sessions
  • Re-enable deferred rendering on ATI Macs

Translation and Localization Updates

  • VWR-19315 Viewer 2, Italian language - Upload Animation window layout is broken, dropdown menus leak out
  • STORM-1307 [VWR-20840] (Spanish) [CHANGE FAILED] F1 Help window title should have been changed to "BUSCAR EN LA AYUDA"
  • VWR-20668 (Spanish) [TYPO] Bottom bar menu. Visión button: Panóramica should be Panorámica
  • VWR-20689 (Spanish) [TRUNCATION: SHORTEN] [TYPO] Yo > Preferencias > Gráficos > Avanzado. "Nº máximo de avatares no impos"
  • VWR-20691 (Spanish) [TYPO] Avanzado > Realzando y visibilidad
  • VWR-20803 (Spanish) [ALTERNATIVE TRANSLATION] Yo > Preferencias > Sonido y Media. "Multimedia ... Activada" should be "Multimedia ... Activados"
  • VWR-24126 (Spanish) [STRING IN ENG] Login screen: <Type region name>
  • VWR-24127 (Spanish) [MEANING] In Build window, Edit tab: "Moverse" must be "Mover".
  • VWR-24130 (Spanish) [MEANING] In Build window > Land tab, bad translation: "Inscribirse" must be "Unir"
  • VWR-25397 Spanish [MEANING] "Teleportarme" soulh be "Teleportar" in menu of a resident in Chat window

Source and Build Changes

  • EXP-869 Mac viewer should build without requiring settings modifications

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Known Issues


DNS Error May Prevent Login for Mac 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, as described below.
Open 'System Preferences' -> 'Network' -> 'Advanced...' -> 'DNS'
Click "+" and type
Click "+" and type
Close 'System Preferences'
Restart Second Life

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.

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Supported Viewers


With this release, we support Second Life Viewer versions 2.7.2 (233432), 2.7.1 (232828), 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.