Imprudence 1.2.2 Released

Imprudence 1.2.2 is now available for download.

Version 1.2.2 is a small update to the 1.2 series viewer. We believe this new version to be compliant with the Second Life Policy on Third-Party Viewers, which goes into effect today, April 30.

We are also hard at work on Imprudence 1.3 beta 3, which will be compliant with the new policy as well as offering many great new features. We are aiming to release that version this weekend.

Please be aware that Imprudence versions 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.3.0 beta 1, and 1.3.0 beta 2 are not compliant with the new policy and therefore should not be used to connect to Second Life.

The most important change in version 1.2.2 is that the viewer will no longer download textures as part of the object export process when connected to Second Life. (When connected to grids other than Second Life, the object export tool behaves the same as before. If you do not use Second Life, you do not need to download this version.)

But, we are not satisfied with this as a long-term solution. We hope to improve the tool soon, so that it can reliably determine the creator of object textures, and export the ones that the user created. We offer our apologies for the inconvenience to any SL content creators who will be unable to fully backup their creations with Imprudence in the meantime.

12 Responses to “Imprudence 1.2.2 Released”


  1. V

    Thanks a lot for the new release; however, I’m sorry to report this, but Mac will crash instantly at startup. I have no clue what the cause is.

  2. N0XSUF

    Thanks, 32 bit wont run on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid (kernel 2.6.32-21-preempt) 64bit works perfect

  3. Gwyneth Llewelyn

    Great work, Imprudence Team! I’m glad to see that there is a compromise to be met with LL on this, and I’m truly looking forward to see 1.3 be part of the official viewer directory…

  4. Jacek Antonelli

    I’ve fixed (I hope) the Mac and Linux (32-bit) versions. Please download and try again.

  5. Lalo Telling

    Thank you, folks – I may have just found the one viewer I can use in both SL and OSGrid without needing to switch.

  6. V

    Thank you, the Mac Version works now. Thanks a lot for all your effort.

  7. N0XSUF

    bin/do-not-directly-run-imprudence-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libalut.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    *** Bad shutdown. ***
    :/ seems to be a problem with Ubuntu 10.04
    (Linux Blackbox 2.6.32-21-preempt #32-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Fri Apr 16 10:23:59 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux) (…i will put more bugs into the forum..)

  8. Garn Conover

    Just FYI AFAIK we can not use this client until it is approved as a TPV compliant viewer

  9. Jacek Antonelli

    Garn: That is incorrect. The viewer does not have to be in the Viewer Directory in order to be compliant. We believe this version is compliant and thus perfectly fine to use on Second Life.

    Of course, you have to use your own judgement about whether to trust us. But that is true of all viewers, including the ones in the Directory. Even being in the Directory is not a guarantee that the viewer is actually compliant.

  10. Tali

    Notice that the TPV list promises *absolutely nothing*.
    LL specifically disclaims any knowledge about the viewers in that list, except that the developers have said that it complies with the TPV policies… -which all viewers must in any case.

    Also, in the blog post about the policies going into effect, LL states, “We know that there are many compliant viewers in use — beyond the seven that are currently listed on the Third-Party Viewer Directory”.

    There is no such thing as an “approved” viewer. The TPV listing was originally billed as a list of somehow “endorsed” clients (though the criteria they would be judged on was always somewhat vague), but somewhere along the line it became a list of clients which claim they comply.
    But even then, it was, as far a I know, never intended as a whitelist for the *only* compliant viewers.

  11. Garn Conover

    ahh k ^_^ I havent been paying much attention to all the crap so wasn’t completely sure

  12. Nidol

    Unfortunately I cannot use this version, I literally get 0.8 frames per second on it. :S

    Any idea of which of the recent changes that could’ve caused this?