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Kokua 5.0.6 Released

Kokua-5.0.6.41208 SecondLife Viewer is released.

This brings Kokua to parity with SecondLife-5.0.5 and to RLV-2.9.21.3 and has additional code from Asset-http candidate release.

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.

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Kokua 5.0.0 Released

Kokua-5.0.0.40327 SecondLife Viewer is released.

This brings Kokua to parity with SecondLife-5.0.0 and to RLV-2.9.21.

Thanks to Oz and Nat Linden for help in resolving a macOS compiling issue documented at BUG-40913.

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.

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Kokua-4.1.2.40000 SecondLife Viewer Release

Kokua-4.1.2.40000 SecondLife Viewer is released.

This brings Kokua to parity with SecondLife-4.1.2 and to RLV-2.9.20.2.

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.

Pull back of preliminary release KokuaSL-4.1.2.39990

Over the past few days a preliminary KokuaSL-4.1.2.39990 release was placed in SourceForge and Bitbucket download areas. Chorazin Allen found some issues with KokuaSL-4.1.2.39990 and I have since removed the downloads. Approximately 50 users downloaded the viewers and should revert back to KokuaSL-4.1.1.39717.

Kokua SecondLife Viewer Released

Kokua-4.1.1 represents a change in direction from a viewer that served SecondLife and most OpenSim grids to one directed to SecondLife users. Released a few days ago was a viewer for OpenSim users.

Many thanks to users that installed test versions and opened tickets or commented on this blog.

Plans are to refine OpenSim and SecondLife viewers for each targeted audience. This will include removal of all conditional code that facilitated the switch between SecondLife to OpenSim grids. These changes, for the most part, will not be seen by users as we plan phased implementation into test viewers.

This brings Kokua to parity with SecondLife-4.1.1 and to RLV-2.9.20.1.

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.

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.

OpenSim Grids default listing in Kokua

For: OpenSim grid managers.

We are reviewing our default grid drop down list for drops and adds.

Past practices were quid pro quo in that we included a grid on the list if grid provided our downloads link to new users at grid avatar registration or as a Downloads tab on the grid’s homepage.

That practice is still present with the following addition. If there is coverage (good or bad) of Kokua in grid branded forums we will continue the listing.

If continuation on, or an addition to the list is desired please open a ticket. If desired check Mark as Private.

The downloads link is http://team-purple.sourceforge.net/wiki/Kokua/Downloads