***Note to windows users***
The name of Kokua changed from “Kokua Viewer” to “Kokua” to allow auto updating to work properly. If you are using a release named Kokua Viewer and then install Kokua the versions will be side-by-side. If you then decide to use the un-installer to remove Kokua Viewer it will remove your settings file. On windows 7 the settings are stored at C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Kokua. You need to backup this folder and then restore from the back up after removing Kokua Viewer.
- This started out to be a crash / bug fix release then Linden Lab (LL) dropped the CHUI with Snowstorm cohort code into Viewer Release and it is merged into this release.
- Code base to Second Life (SL) Viewer 3.6.4.
Kokua Team Contributions
- A user on an older version of Linux reported an auto update issue that resulted in no working viewer. Kokua recently updated build systems from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. While great for users that move ahead of the pack in updating their Linux distributions it left one user (and maybe more) without a working Kokua on their system. So, the request to upgrade was acknowledged and new Kokua was installed. But, it would not run then, when the old Kokua was tried it was stuck wanting to update. Tests of LL viewer-release showed the same problem. It would run fine on Wheezy and crash on Squeeze. Assumption being that LL is also building their viewers on Wheezy. Additional detail can be found in LL jira issue OPEN-186. Starting with this release we have gone back to building on Debian Squeeze and the viewer runs on both Debian Squeeze and Wheezy.
- Show each avatar’s age in their name tag unless they are older than the number of days specified in preferences. Defaults to disabled in preferences. When enabled, the number of days defaults to 28. Zero days means always show ages (when enabled). This feature helps greeters spot new players so they can be welcomed and offered assistance.
- Only show “Sit Here” or “Stand Up” options in the right-click context menu for objects.
- Added a “Teleport Here” option to go along with “Sit Here” in context menus.
- OXP backup crash fix: Selecting individual object(s) from a linkset, rather than the selecting the entire linkset, caused an immediate viewer crash.
- Disable the “Duplicate Values” button on the diffuse map panel if there’s no normal or specular map to copy values to.
- Added a button to copy the size, rotation and offset material settings from the diffuse map to both the normal and specular maps (if the extra materials are present). Also added a button to copy from normal to both diffuse and specular, and another to copy from specular to both diffuse and normal.
- Don’t include the trailing “?” in the link when asking “Load web page http://example.com/?" in notifications.
- Fixed a variable scope bug in LLVOVolume::getApproximateFaceNormal().