Release brings Kokua to parity with Second Life version 3.8.2, a Viewer Managed Marketplace cohort.

Thanks to Gavin Hird aka Dayturn, for volunteering to produce the Mac version with New Tools.
Gavin develops an OpenSim grid which uses Mac as its server host. Additional information is available at the xmir blog.

If a test version is currently installed, the automatic update feature will not function. A separate download and install is needed.

We were unable to include RLV in this version. After release and depending on RLV parity with the SL viewer we plan to produce a Kokua test viewer with RLV.

For a complete list of changes please see the change log. changelog

Please refer to Release Notes for more detail about fixes and additions in this release.

Kokua’s ticket system has a vote for individual tickets. I would like to use this to determine which is most needed for bugs and which is most desired for features. Also, there is an accumulation of old tickets that need review. If you submitted a ticket under the old Redmine system, those were copied to the ticket system and need review for relevance.

Click takes you to the Downloads wiki.

For Linux users: The linux 64 and 32 bit versions have many rebuilt libraries. Many of these had not been updated since 2009. I expect the viewer will not operate on any distribution older than Debain current stable code named Jessie and those that use it as an upstream distribution. Those with older distributions can continue to use the last version. The viewers are packaged with libstdc++.so to give some compatibility to older distributions. If you try to stay on the cutting edge of linux distributions and experience a startup crash try removing libstdc++ from the viewer which will allow the viewer to use the system version.

13 Responses to “Kokua-”

  1. Jessica

    THANK YOU!!! This is great:) Works almost perfect on my 64 bit Linux system. 2 little things I noticed: Copy and Paste does not work and when I click an Experience in the Allowed list, I get a pop up “Could not add experience to grid list. Server didn’t provide grid info:499 STATUS_ERROR…”.
    But thank you sooo much for providing the best Linux viewer in SL! The Lindens don’t like us anymore.

  2. Fabrice

    Works fine on my 64 bit linux system except one thing: copy-paste. Is there any workaround ? Meanwhile, I have to come back to the previous version unfortunately.

  3. NickyP
  4. André Verwijs

    Works great on Linux :)(with opensim git master on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed x64. Mono version 4.0.2)


  5. André Verwijs

    haven’t tried copy & paste yet…

  6. NickyP

    Ticket #359 is about experiences, https://sourceforge.net/p/team-purple/kokua/tickets/359/ is experiences,

  7. André

    How does Kokua choose font with file open/save dialog..??
    i’m getting a strange font…

    see Image:

  8. André

    How does Kokua choose font with File open/save dialog..??
    i’m getting strange font….


  9. André

    remove last comment (and this one), double…

  10. NickyP

    Please open a ticket. I can’t work on this now. With it as a ticket I will be able work on it once some other Tickets are done.

  11. André

    Ok.. ????

  12. Jessica

    Greetings:) So I am using Kokua 3.8.2 for a few days now and I noticed the following. Usually I use about 30% of my RAM, but when I teleport around SL or go to places with many objects, RAM usage goes all the way up to 95% and then the complete system freezes. I have 4 GB RAM and I am using the 64 bit Linux version on Linux Mint 17.2. I noticed the same when trying Firestorm. It’s as if more and more stuff is loaded in RAM, but old stuff is not removed.

  13. NickyP

    I don’t know if it will help the memory issue but, an updated test viewer
    /Kokua_NT_64_Test_3_8_4_38495_x86_64.tar.bz2 can be installed. It has merged in a recent SL Maintenance update release.

    If you continue to have problems and before relogging after a crash; archive the entire .kokua folder. Then, open a ticket and attach the archive file. If you have personal data in the logs you may instead email the file to me. nickyperian@gmail.com