Kokua Release (RLV) and (NORLV) including Alex Ivy for Linux

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The headline news for these versions is the first release of an Alex Ivy Linux build as part of the release set.

This version is at parity with Linden Lab viewer release 5.1.3 and also with RLV for the RLV edition.

Some areas of the Linux release are still being worked on, however we believe that enough is working and well enough to share this with a wider audience to help us squash any remaining gremlins.

Please raise any issues you find via the Kokua Issue Tracker at Souceforge https://sourceforge.net/p/team-purple/kokua/tickets

Here are the other changes in this release compared to and

  • Both: Resolved a bug that could cause incorrect textures to be used to render water when viewed from high up (more than 1000m). The viewer will now not render anything for the water until considerably closer.
  • Both: Remove reporting of the region corner in decimal from Help > About (this was left over from the OpenSim code removal – the standard Linden Lab message with global coordinates is still there)
  • RLV: The behaviour of the blind-at-login feature is improved in this version. The decision whether to apply the blinding is now taken automatically based on whether any items have queued RLV restrictions before the viewer begins processing them (as will typically be the case with worn items reapplying restrictions from the previous session). If you want to always have the blind behaviour (or have problems with late arriving attachments failing to trigger the automatic code) you can set the option “Always apply blinding effect upon login” which can be found on Preferences > Kokua > General below the RLV enable switch. It can also be edited directly using the debug setting KokuaRLVAlwaysBlindStartup. The former KokuaRLVNoBlindStartup debug setting which was used in previous versions is now obsolete and does nothing.

4 Responses to “Kokua Release (RLV) and (NORLV) including Alex Ivy for Linux”

  1. kari

    Just to say thanks for this release – I have just spent about an hour in world with it (Linux RLV And overall it looks great to me!

    The only thing I actually missed is RLV (RLVa?) Outfit support (#RLV/.outfits), as it says: “Sorry! This feature can’t work on RLV and will require a RLVa enabled viewer. The regular “# Folders” feature is a good alternative.”

    Not a problem for me, but the built in web browser doesn’t seem to want to open web pages:
    2018-05-07T13:42:04Z WARNING: LLViewerMediaImpl::navigateInternal: Couldn’t navigate to: http://blog.kokuaviewer.org/2018/05/06/kokua-release-5-1-3-43237-rlv-and-5-1-3-43238-norlv-including-alex-ivy-for-linux/ as there is no media type for: text/html
    2018-05-07T13:01:18Z INFO: onCompleted: Possible failure [Http_404] cannot GET url ‘http://wiki.kokuaviewer.org/wiki/Kokua:Release_Notes/Kokua%20Project%20RLV/’ because Not Found

  2. chorazinallen

    Thanks for the comment. we’re glad that you’re finding the Alex Ivy Linux version useful.

    RLV is defined by Marine Kelley’s specification and the reference implementation in her viewer which we include in Kokua. Anything that relies on RLVa-only behaviour is, by definition, outside of the RLV specification. The creator should be urged to either make it work with RLV or discuss with Marine the extensions they need to do so.

  3. Jake

    Thank you for the Linux Viewer!!! I tried it and except for media everything seems to work fine. Regarding media I get the error message: “No Media Plugin was found to handle the “text/plain” mime type. Media of this type will be unavailable.” A HTML HUD that I tried was not working.

  4. chorazinallen

    Thankyou! Please raise a bug report regarding the media issues in our issue tracker at https://sourceforge.net/p/team-purple/kokua/tickets/