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Kokua-3.8.2.36975

Release 3.8.2.36075 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.

KokuaNT Mac version is available for testing

Thanks to Kokua user Gavin Hird we have a KokuaNT (new tools) Mac version available for testing.
Gavin develops an OpenSim grid which uses Mac as its server host. His xmir grid is Hypergrid capable. Additional information is available at the xmir blog.

KokuaNT Mac download link is here.

For those interested in the steps to construct the build please see Ticket #356.

Kokua-3.7.27.35441 Released

Release 3.7.27.35441 brings Kokua to Second Life version 3.7.27, a Maintenance Release cohort, 3.7.26 Hoover Height cohort, and to RLV version 2.9.9.

Thanks to Gavin Hird aka Dayturn, for help sorting out OpenSim economy issues.
Gavin develops an OpenSim grid which uses Mac as its server host. I don’t think he is ready for direct log on yet (Gavin comment if different) but, his grid is Hypergrid capable. 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.

Kokua does not use the RLV start-up restriction feature. This feature causes the viewer to have a black screen for as much as a minute when first starting the viewer. If this feature is important to you, use the RLV viewer.

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

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.

Kokua-3.7.26-35224 Released

Release 3.7.26.35224 brings Kokua to Second Life version 3.7.25, a Maintenance Release cohort and to RLV version 2.9.6.8.

Thanks to our users Karin Korpov, Dayturn, and Andre Verwijs for trying test viewers and reporting results.

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

Kokua does not use the RLV start-up restriction feature. This feature causes the viewer have a black screen for as much as a minute when first starting the viewer. If this feature is important to you, use the RLV viewer.

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

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

Downloads.

A note for OpenSimulator users. Kokua-3.7.26 operates correctly on all OpenSim grids including OpenSim standalone installations. As such, the separate Kokua-OpenSim viewer is being discontinued.

Kokua-3.7.25.35124 Released

Release 3.7.25.35124 brings Kokua to RLV version 2.9.6.6. In our last version, Kokua-3.7.24, problems with
avatar appearance and it tie (bridge) into inventory and from inventory into appearance existed with RLV disabled.

Hopefully these issues are resolved, thanks to our users Chorazin Allen, Peeter Tamerlane, Annalena Faromet, Karin Korpov and Topaz Harley who installed several test viewers and reported results.

Kokua does not use the RLV start-up restriction feature. This feature causes the viewer have a black screen for as much as a minute when first starting the viewer. If this feature is important to you, use the RLV viewer.

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

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

Downloads.

A note for OpenSimulator users. Kokua-3.7.25 operates correctly on 3RD Rock Grid, Great Canadian Grid and jOpenSimWorld. It may crash on other grids so, if needed on other grids please use the Kokua-OpenSim viewer.

Kokua-3.7.24 Released

***A clean install is recommended for this update.***

This release changes upstream Restrained Love Viewer capability from RLVa to RLV. The RLV viewer published by Marine Kelley tracks changes to SL’s viewer very closely. Tracking closely to the SL viewer is something that Kokua has always done. Added is the ability to select RLV as a main menu entry and in most cases bypass RLV activity in Kokua code. Default behavior is that RLV will not be present. Recommendation for a clean install is because of the different settings presented by having RLV versus RLVa in the last Kokua release. Please confirm any issues with Kokua’s RLV implementation by using upstream RLV which may be downloaded from here. For those that have used Kokua weekly / test viewers in the past few weeks; if you do not clean install you may experience a notification at viewer start about restarting to change RLV mode because the default is set to RLV off and settings in your local setting file is RLV on. You will need select off/on once more in order to sync the on/off selection. This can be avoided with a clean install.

The SL additions below update the respective release candidate cohort viewers. These were originally merged into Kokua in versions 3.7.21 and 3.7.22 before the candidates made release. This release completes those early merges.

– SL Release 3.7.21 Snowstorm Fall Contributions Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.22 Fix Crash on launch in GPU benchmark Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.23 Maintenance Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.24 Pipelining Enhancements Cohort Release Notes

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

Downloads.

A note for OpenSimulator users. Kokua-3.7.24 operates correctly on 3RD Rock Grid, Great Canadian Grid and jOpenSimWorld. It may crash on other grids so, if needed on other grids please use the Kokua-OpenSim viewer.

Kokua-3.7.22 is released

This is a bug fix release. For SecondLife users this will be a required update for all.

Ticket #292: Selection of the TELEPORT button from inside an SL search response resulted in failed teleport notices.

Ticket #322: If an automatic update failed, a notification presented and a link would be highlighted for manual
download of the update. This link referenced a location that was no longer maintained. The latest updates were not at this location. Both old and new locations now have current files. This release corrects the notification link to reference the new File downloads.

Changed the default for region coordinates to always be present in the location bar.

Merged up the current SL viewer. This was only a couple changesets to maintain sync with SL’s viewer release. The bulk of that release was already in Kokua.

Kokua-3.7.22 Release Notes

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Kokua-3.7.21 is released.

***A clean install is recommended for this update.***

Kokua-3.7.21 is released. However, taking into account the cohort’s merged in early and if SL merges these in one at a time the version is about 3.7.24 and one-half. The half being the attachments cohort that went in early and then SL withdrew and reissued the cohort with additional changes. This last set if changes are not included in this release.

- Code base to Second Life (SL) Viewer 3.7.21 and includes cohort merges as indicated below.

- SL Release 3.7.12 Maintenance Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.13 Group Ban Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.14 Library Refresh Cohort Release Notes This necessiated a build of all the updated libraries for Linux 64 bit platform.

- SL Release 3.7.15 Snowstorm Summer Contributions Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.16 Maintenance and Small Features Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.17 New Login Screen Cohort — Merged and then backed out Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.18 POODLE exploit (SSLv3) fix Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.19 HTTP Pipelining Cohort Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.20 Attachments Cohort (merged while still in cohort status) Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.20 GPU Benchmarking Cohort Release Notes GPU Bench-marking provides a short bench mark routine at start-up for Graphics Card selection thus, doing away the GPU Table file previously used for initial Graphics Card selection. On my older HP desktop with AMD graphics the bench mark forced a change in card used and that appeared to provide better FPS once logged in. On my alienware laptop bench mark changed to a different card but selected a low graphics setting that I was able to move to a higher setting in preferences. This higher setting persisted after a re log.

- SL Release 3.7.21 Snowstorm Fall Contributions Cohort (still in cohort status) Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.21 Maintenance Cohort (still in cohort status) Release Notes

- SL Release 3.7.21 Pipelining Enhancements Cohort (still in cohort status) Release Notes

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

The full listing of changes added are in this CHANGELOG.txt file.

Downloads.

OpenSim branch release Kokua-3.7.81.33408

Version numbering for the OpenSim branch is to use the last merged SL version and add a digit when newer features are cherry picked. This version is 3.7.8 the last merged SL version plus one(1). Current version number handling doesn’t make room for another decimal point delimiter. SL version 3.7.20 GPU bench marking has been cherry picked. This provides a short bench mark routine at start-up for Graphics Card selection thus, doing away the GPU Table file previously used for initial Graphics Card selection. On my older HP desktop with AMD graphics the bench mark forced a change in card used and that appeared to provide better FPS once logged in. On my super duper alienware laptop bench mark changed to a different card but selected a low graphics setting that I was able to move to a higher setting in preferences. This higher setting persisted after a re log. After this release finalized I noticed a crash bug report on SL jira and some attempts to resolve same with bug fixes. Those affected by these crashes may wish to rollback and install Kokua-OpenSim-3.7.8. Once SL fixes the crashes weekly test builds will be updated with the fix.

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

Downloads.

OpenSim branch release Kokua-3.7.8.35024

Kokua has branched off OpenSim viewer development and releases. For now, both the Second Life and OpenSim viewers operate in both grid environments, however, crashes on some OpenSim grids will likely happen when using the Second Life version on some Opensim grids. The release of Kokua.3.7.12 exposed some vulnerabilities of having one viewer handle both environments. The problem with Kokua-3.7.12 was that it could log on and perform well on some OpenSim grids but, would hang and then crash on others. Particularly troublesome was that it would crash on a standalone instance built from opensim git Master , OpenSim’s development track. Also, as reported by Inara Pey LindenLab is moving to content delivery network (CDN) for Meshes and Textures and plans drop UDP portocol once CDN is adopted. I suspect there will be a delay while the OpenSim core developers determine how best to approach those changes.

Release Notes link.

Downloads link.