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Kokua OpenSim Viewer 4.2.0.38988 Released

KokuaOS-4.2.0.38988 is released. 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. While the ability to logon to SecondLife is present, Jelly Dolls and Bento Joints are not supported. This is primarily a bug fix release.

There are no automatic updates with KokuaOS. If you want it, download and install on your schedule.

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 with RLV 2.9.14 is ready to test

Kokua with RLV version 2.9.14 merge is available for download and testing.

Please review: Testing Best Practices

If there is an issue, try to confirm it with the RLV viewer. If it repeats in RLV file an issue on Marine’s issue tracker.

If it exists only on Kokua file a ticket.

I recommend using the beta grid (aditi) for testing until you have a warm fuzzy about using on agni with your main avatar.

Downloads:

Linux 32 bit

Linux 64 bit

Mac

Windows

Kokua RLV merge is available for testing.

Kokua RLV merge is available for download and testing.

There has not been any RLV testing done other than switching to RLV mode and making sure a log on was possible and that it did not crash. I did walk around and teleported a few times.

Please review: Testing Best Practices

I don’t use RLV so cannot give much support. If there is an issue, try to confirm it with the RLV viewer. If repeats in RLV file an issue on Marine’s issue tracker.

If it exists only on Kokua file a ticket.

I recommend using the beta grid (aditi) for testing until you have a warm fuzzy about using on agni with your main avatar.

Downloads:

Linux 32 bit

Linux 64 bit

Mac

Windows

Kokua-3.8.3.38326 Test

Kokua-3.8.3.38326 Test is ready for download and testing. Normally, we don’t announce test viewer availability but, this viewer fixes Experience Profiles for SL users and handles the My Suitcase folder for OpenSim users. The My Suitcase patch was submitted to Kokua and other OpenSim viewer projects by Cinder Roxley. Since this Kokua Test viewer effects potentially more than just a few users I felt the blog announcement appropriate.

Download links:

Mac
MD5 011ee3d92f4da87496de20f580019d5f *Kokua_Test_3_8_3_38326_i386.dmg

Linux 32 bit
MD5 63a5ba91078c6c8480bba8d623a62a19 Kokua_Test_3_8_3_38326_i686.tar.bz2

Linux 64 bit
MD5 83eef049db3474cd080b3eed1447a3a5 *Kokua_NT_64_Test_3_8_3_38326_x86_64.tar.bz2

Windows
MD5 6611b2f890942e6ddbe4db66bd675098 *Kokua_Test_3_8_3_38326_i686_Setup.exe

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Kokua-3.7.22 automatic update

=== Disclaimer ===
This software is not provided or supported by Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life.
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If you have problems with automatic updates not processing; below are alternate direct download links from our mirror site on Bitbucket.org.

Macintosh

Linux 32 Bit

Linux 64 Bit

Windows

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.

Kokua 3.6.0 is released.

Kokua 3.6.0 is released.

Release highlights:

Code base to Linden Lab (LL) viewer-release 3.6.0 which is the materials viewer release. Build tools texture tab has changed.
Texture tab as a materials control.
Media texture controls are somewhat hidden.
Texture tab as a media texture control
User Interface (UI) enhancements (comments welcome)
Jessica Wabbit contributed Private Look at/Point at, a Cat mode on/off toggle and a date formatting change.
The added menu selections are at Develop->Avatar
Look at Point at Cat mode
Enhanced build tool with copy / paste of build parameters ported from Zen viewer as its implementation was newer than other LGPL licensed viewers and then completed the feature with fine tuning tweaks from Firestorm.
Build tools
For the frustrated “where the heck is it?” user, a Commands top menu entry as been added. At top are those commands that I knew had changed locations with different viewers. This can be programmed with changes if needed. Such as, add the shortcut for close windows to the top section. Please put these change requests in the issue tracker.
Commands menu
Chat bar as command line feature ported from initial Firestorm work and then gutted and added to. The description of the commands is in the Commands menu. The on and off toggle of Chat Entered Commands turns chat as command line feature on and off and controls visibility of the listed command descriptions. That is the only entry in the list of commands that is active. The other entries in the list are the chat entry commands to use. The chat entry command descriptions in other viewers are in preferences. This approach provides quicker access to the command descriptions.
There are eye sight / migraine headache generator changes. Some notifications are defaulted to be off to cut down on the excess of flashing lights that usually occur at log on. If the notifications are more important than flashing lights please adjust to on in preferences. A font size slider as been added to preference just below the UI size slider. Changes to font size require a viewer restart. Hopefully, UI size and Font size can be tuned for a better viewing experience.
Prim import / export ported from Firestorm / Techwolf Lupindo. When using export if you do not meet the creator / owner rules of the grid it will appear to be exporting but, in fact it is a silent fail. The xml file will not be present.

Downloads.

Hope Everyone Had A Happy 4th of July

Yesterday, those of us here in America celebrated our Independence Day with fireworks, family, and a three day weekend! But no matter where you are, I hope it was a good day for you :)

Now, back to the compilers!

Calling All Windows + ATI Users: Test Boy Lane’s Cool Viewer!

Boy Lane has put out a call for Windows users with ATI graphics cards to try out the latest test build of her Cool Viewer.

Her build incorporates Luricos Alderton patch for VWR-12540, and apparently some users are seeing a 40-100% increase in graphics performance on ATI cards!

Luricos’ and Boy’s efforts on this issue will benefit users of all viewer variants, so I encourage everyone to test it out and let Boy know how well it works for you!