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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.

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.

Kokua-4.0.2.38137 Released

Release 4.0.2.38137 brings Kokua to parity with Second Life version 4.0.2.312269 and Marine Kelley’s RLV version 2.9.16.1

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

Features:

Provided a menu and preference to disable jumping with the keyboard.

Added a preference to Enable RLV at Preferences->Kokua.

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

Please refer to 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 and SecondLife Auto Updater

Some of you may have experienced file write errors or several errors when Kokua starts the auto update windows installer. This problem is intermittent. I’m thinking it is a timing issue with writing binary files from the installer. I found that the Retry button in the error message box can be used to obtain a complete install. It may take several Retries to get the installer to complete. Below linked are two Second Life jira issues that document the problem.

https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-11672

https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-7873

Kokua-4.0.1.37934 Released

Release 4.0.1.37934 brings Kokua to parity with Second Life version 4.0.1.310054 and Marine Kelley’s RLV version 2.9.16.

If a test version is currently installed, the automatic update feature will not function. A separate download and install is needed. Thanks to all our testers. You provide additional eyes on during the development process.

Features:

Added implementation of exportable inventory item parameter for OpenSim grids.

Added an inventory filter for transferable items is an inventory tool to aid in management of alts. For example, you have a main avatar that has 10,000′s of items you have accumulated. You also have alts that typically have fewer items. This filter allows focus on only the items you are free to transfer. Transferable check box is in the Inventory Filters floater. The Transferable filter does not persist through a re-log as it could be a source of inventory loss panic if it was turned on and forgotten.

Added Do not let me fly to Preferencs->Kokua and a corresponding menu item in Commands.
The use case is for combat and games on a Flying region and inadvertent fly causes a pause in action to halt flying and return to game action. While the feature of not flying with page up is present it doesn’t disable to ‘Home’ key pad key. Some users desire to use the key pad with number lock off since those keys are larger.

Linux and Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF):
Contributions by Drakeo of Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) libraries moved Kokua to this new media plugin much quicker than would been possible without his contributions. Drakeo tells me he had significant development collaboration from Firestorms’s NickyD and CoolVL’s Henri. Thank You! Drakeo’s development focus is media and providing Slackware viewer packages. Upstream CEF frequently issues security updates and Drakeo puts those into his own Slackware packaged viewers and contributes updates to Kokua. These security updates from CEF come more often than the Kokua release cycle, however, our Test viewers can be used to maintain a level of currency. Please remember that Linux viewers are Alpha and that is even more the case now that we no longer have the benefit of Linden Lab’s Quality Assurance run through of new features added to Linux viewers. We do our best to provide stable linux viewers, but with the vast number of linux distributions problems will occur that may not have timely solutions.

It has been 3 and 1/2 months since our last release. There has been a lot of under to hood changes. If interested see CHANGELOG.txt and Release Notes which are linked below.

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

Please refer to 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-3.8.6.37336 Released

Release 3.8.6.37336 brings Kokua to parity with Second Life version 3.8.6.305981 and Marine Kelley’s RLV version 2.9.15.1.

Thanks to the approximately 600 folks who downloaded the test version that this release in based on.

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

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

Please refer to 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-3.8.4.37073 Released

Release 3.8.4.37073 brings Kokua to parity with Second Life version 3.8.4, DAE Mesh Uploader cohort and Marine Kelly’s RLV version 2.9.14.

Thanks to Topaz Harley for testing on linux Fedora 22, Arch Linux and Debian Stretch, to Chorazin Allen and Jenni for RLV testing.

Topaz Harley authored a Linux Install Setup Readme which has tips on optimizing the viewer for linux.

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

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

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-3.8.2.36975

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.