New Second Life release candidate viewer: 1.20(RC4)

Tateru Nino
T. Nino|04.25.08

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New Second Life release candidate viewer: 1.20(RC4)

Linden Lab has released the fifth 1.20 Second Life release candidate viewer. Release candidates start counting from zero, so the first one in the series is RC0.

This is a rush-release, as you might notice that the previous RC3 was released only yesterday (Wednesday). Apparently attempting to enter the appearance editor caused an instant crash. Oops. So much for QA.

There isn't a lot else new to speak of in this viewer, except a known issue with terrain textures on MacBook Air notebooks, and that llLoadURL opens in the external web-browser by default, instead of the internal web-browser.

Fixes:

  • VWR-6286: changed the method LLControlGroup::loadFromFile to only load values of settings that are persistent
  • VWR-6792: Instant Crash on Editing Appearance
  • Fixed: Crash in LLFloaterIMPanel when starting conference
  • Fixed: Crash on LLVOVolume::sculpt - newview/llvovolume.cpp

Changes:

  • llLoadURL now opens web pages in external browser by default

Known issue:

  • On MacBook Air notebooks, only the High Terrain Texture ground texture displays. The other 3 Terrain Textures in the Region/Estate dialog's Ground Textures tab do not display.

Release candidate viewers access your live account on the main Second Life grid (Agni). Potentially they may cause hair-loss in pets, and should be always be kept out of reach of children. The downloads are served by Amazon's S3 service and we use and recommend the use of a download manager to keep your download times to a minimum.

You can download this viewer from the usual place. The download for Windows is 34MB, Mac OSX is 72MB, and Linux is 55MB.

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