We’re currently making final preparations before we make our opening announcements on September 1st. In the mean time, feel free to read The Imprudence Manifesto and find out How You Can Contribute.

3 Responses to “Preparing”

  1. Johnny Mann


    This all sounds fine and dandy but what changes or additions etc are you wishing the current viewer had? Most viewer options coincide with the Server Code as well so are you discussing Open Sim additions?

    Personally SL in a browser (as if that is possible) would be the only non LL viewer I would be interested.

    Your manifesto spends more time complaining on issues you have against LL rather than tell users what you bring to the table.

    If you think a better interface is bringing something to the table then you are sorely mistaken when it comes to a true “SL-er”

    You need to bring features and functionality that the current browser doesn’t have.

    Of course then you are stuck because features and functionality are Server Side, not viewer side.

    I know I am not being imaginative here, but I guess what I mean is this.

    Is your viewer going to bring HTML on a prim? (not the media HTML..actual HTML)Make new code (not yet implemented) work?

    No, because you need the server to have these features implemented before the viewer can use them.

    Once/If openSim takes off… perhaps you could implement the ideas in open source simulators… otherwise I think you will just end up with your stanard viewer with a prettier layout and honestly “SL-ers” really couldn’t care-less about that.

  2. Jacek Antonelli

    Not all Viewer features are dependent on the server. I think you would be surprised how much can be accomplished in the Viewer alone, without changing the server. Usability in particular, which is the focus of this project, can be improved a great deal without any server changes.

    I think you may have misunderstood the intention of this project. The goal is not to implement my own personal pet features. Nor is it to make a “prettier” interface or shiny new graphics.

    The goal is to make the Viewer more usable, which is something a great many SL users care about. If you think LL’s viewer is good enough already, then you can safely ignore us; our work won’t interest you. This is a project for the people who believe it can be made better.

  3. Johnny Mann

    Ahh so interface options. Gotcha.