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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 xmig 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.

KokuaNT is available for testing.

Request for volunteers to test KokuaNT (new tools) for Linux 32 bit, Linux 64 bit, and Windows platforms. Linux versions will likely not run on any distribution older than Debian Stable, aka Jessie. Several distributions follow Debian Stable and KokuaNT should work on those. Initial testing on Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit was successful.

If this is your first time to test a Kokua experimental viewer please review our testing Best Practices.

We need someone with Mac OS-X Yosemite to build a Mac version. Past Mac build is on an earlier OS-X and due to other uses it cannot be upgraded to Yosemite at this time. Potential volunteers can contact me via email at nickyperian@yahoo.com.

For linux users who want to compile/build KokuaNT; instructions are in the repository README.

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.

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Avination grid and Kokua

Below is from Kokua Ticket #349.

Reports from several sources that Kokua crashes after a short while of operation on Avination Grid are confirmed. These crashes are actually excessive memory leaks that are related to HTTP Texture pipe lining as implemented in Kokua and its interaction with Avination servers. With Develop->HTTP Textures, debug setting httpPipelining, unchecked Kokua operates correctly and doesn’t crash. Avination gird is the only grid known to have this problem. As such the work around for Avination users is to un-check Develop->HTTP Textures or set the httpPipelining debug setting to FALSE.

Testing was on Windows. Request users of other platforms test and comment about results in the ticket which is linked above.

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.

Upcoming…

Kokua is now merged with Marine Kelley’s RLV viewer. Planned release is in January 2015. In the meantime those wanting an early look can download and install a test version from http://tinyurl.com/nxupwxo . Different RLV settings exist internal to this viewer than the current Kokua release so, we recommend a clean install. By default, RLV is disabled. Enable through Advanced -> RLV Enable / Disable main menu selection then, restart the viewer. Hopefully, there will be users / testers that will leave it disabled as both disabled and enabled modes need testing.

Reasoning for this change:

Marine Kelley keeps her RLV viewer very close to the SecondLife viewer code base. Thus, simplifying Kokua’s upstream merge effort.
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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.