Archive for September, 2016

Kokua OpenSim Viewer Released

KokuaOS-4.1.0.38653 is an initial release. Gavin Hird (macOS) is the lead developer for KokuaOS. This viewer is for OpenSim grids and is branched off at Kokua version 4.0.2. The default grid is set to 3rd Rock Grid as their support for Kokua and Imprudence extends back a number of years with the Hoagie sim contribution. While the ability to logon to SecondLife is present, Jelly Doll support is not, and we expect more wandering away from SecondLife as new features such as Bento Joints, and server infrastructure removal take place.

There are no automatic up dates with KokuaOS. If you want it, download and install on your schedule.

Features:

The Visual Outfit Browser will let you create, pick and manage outfits from a gallery

Media content is handled with the VLC plugin on Windows, while the macOS version still uses QuickTime

Media content on Linux remains with Gstreamer, but can be switched to VLC by editing skins/mime_types_linux.xml

You can upload and play back sounds of up to 60 seconds

The macOS version now use a gamma of 2.2 which improves tonal range of the scene.

You can test and adjust voice microphone and volume without an active session

Almost complete localization of the viewer to German

Added functionality in support of the OpenSim Export function

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

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

Click takes you to the Downloads wiki.

macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

Our most recent macOS test viewers will run on macOS 10.12 (Sierra). For the SL Viewers that would be version 4.1.1.39869 and newer. For the OS viewers that would be 4.0.2.40582 and newer.
Our macOS developer, Gavin Hird, reports that the older versions all experience various performance issues and crashes when run on Sierra.

OS test viewers download link is https://sourceforge.net/projects/kokua.team-purple.p/files/Kokua-OS/.

SL test viewers download link is https://sourceforge.net/projects/kokua.team-purple.p/files/Kokua-SL/.

Please report any issues using our ticket system at https://sourceforge.net/p/team-purple/kokua/tickets/.

Recent linux 32 and 64 bit test viewers have a viewer start crash.

See Ticket #428.

Status: Working on it.
Update: The test viewers with the crash have been removed from the Downloads page.

Windows 10 OpenGL issue after Anniversary Update (AU)

Ticket #426 has been opened for Kokua users
to report instances of severe performance issues after installing KB3176938 (Windows Version 1607 Build 14393.105).

Inara Pey has a blog about this at https://modemworld.me/2016/09/06/windows-10-opengl-issue-affecting-some-second-life-users/

I have 2 windows machines one laptop and one desktop with AU and the update and neither have experienced this issue.