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Here are two (New Year) releases of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.78 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.5 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:

  • New SpeedRez patch: "speeds up" the rezzing (actually rez closer objects first) on login and teleports, by temporarily reducing the draw distance to 32m and stepping it back up to its original value at a regular interval of time after login/TP.
  • New PreviewAnimInWorld patch: similar to what Emerald offers, but without the bugs (your avatar won't stay stuck in the previewed anim after the floater is closed) and switchable back and forth between the standard, dummy avatar preview and the in-world preview.
  • New AllowInvisibleTextureInPicker patch: adds an "Invisible" button in the texture picker floater, so to easily build "invisi-prims" (those prims allowing to hide avatar body parts).
  • New UnknownJointsCrashFix patch: fixes some crashes that could occur when encountering avatars with objects worn on illegal attachment points.
  • RestrainedLife updated to v1.22f: significant improvements have been made by me to the auto-reattach feature, and in particular, it is now possible to adjust the delay between the moment the last locked item was accidentally kicked off (by a "Wear") and the moment when it is auto-reattached, preventing the loss in the attachment state (see the JIRA for why such a loss occurs). The default delay is 15s, which should be suitable in 90% of the cases, but you might want to increase it (anything beyond 30s would however be useless) in case of extreme asset servers lag.
  • Updated CoolPreferences patch: added the new settings for SpeeRez and PreviewAnimInWorld, and reworked the "Cool features" tab layout (with sub-tabs, per setting theme).
  • Updated DoubleCLickTeleport patch: do not "teleport" to double-clicked HUDs...
  • Updated CoolSLViewerBranding patch: proper message ("Could not connect to the grid" instead of "Could not connect to Cool SL Viewer") displayed in the dialog on failures to connect.
  • Updated ObjectBackup patch: more code clean-up, no functionality change.

Enjoy and Happy New Year ! :)


2010-01-10 15:32:42
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Here are two releases of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.79 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.6 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:
  • New SearchDescAndCreator patch: adds a "Search" menu entry in the inventory floater, allowing to filter inventory items based on keywords search matches with item names (default, normal behavior) and/or item descriptions, and/or item creator names. See this forum message for details.
  • New IllegalAttachmentPoints patch: allows to properly render objects worn on illegal attachment points used by Emrerald. See this forum message for details.
  • Updated tools floater patch: brings the "Limit drag distance" toggle in the edit panel.
  • Updated SpeedRez patch: this new version preserves the draw distance setting over spurious disconnections and (most) crashes when they occur during speed-rezzing.
  • Updated PreviewAnimInWorld patch: fixes a bug which prevented the "fix pelvis" internal animation to be properly restored on the avatar after a previewed anim was played on it.
  • Updated UnknownJointsCrashFix patch: fixes some crashes that could occur when encountering avatars with objects worn on illegal attachment points.
  • RestrainedLife updated to v1.22g: fixes an issue where @redirchat was affecting emotes (by truncating them) unlike what is documented in the API specifications.

Enjoy ! :D


PS: for people wanting to build the viewer themselves: make sure to update to make-SL v1.90 (for Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.79) or cmake-SL v1.40 (for Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.6), else you would end up with missing patched files.


2010-02-03 16:31:31
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Here are two releases of the Cool SL Viewer (Valentine's Day edition !), available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.80 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.8 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:
  • New BetterBeacons patch: allows to add filtering of beacons/highlights based on objects owner (anyone's, others' or yours), to highlight attachments, to mark with beacons either all sound sources (like in the official viewer) or only object sound sources, and to let beacons always on (the latter for v1.23: it was already possible in v1.19).
  • New ChattingObjectsLink patch (for v1.23 only): adds a link on the name of objects which emit text on local chat, much like what happens in the official viewer when they emit IMs to you. It is possible to disable this feature (default behaviour) or to turn it on for others' objects or any object (i.e. yours included). See this message for details.
  • New NumberOfDecimalsInTools patch: allows to adjust the number of decimals for the Position, Size and Rotation parameters of the Object tab in the Build Tool floater. See this message for details.
  • New WindAudioToggle patch: automatically toggles the wind sound effect generator on and off, as appropriate and depending on the sound settings (off when either the master volume or the ambient sound volume are muted, or when their product is so small that wind won't be heard anyway), and on demand, via a new advanced setting (Advanced/World/Disable Wind Audio for v1.23 and Client/World/Disable Wind Audio for v1.19). It has been said that the wind audio generation routine was eating up processing power and could impact your FPS rate... Well, now you can check if it does for you (no noticeable difference for me, so it might as well be a placebo effect...).
  • New ImageGLPickMaskCrashFix patch: this fixes a bug in v1.23 that sometimes crashes the viewer when touching (or caming on) an object which is being rezzed. v1.19.2 is not affected and therefore doesn't need this patch.
  • New NoFpsStatsWhenNotFocused patch: there are two minor bugs in v1.23 regarding FPS stats logged into SecondLife.log: first, it got a duplicated debug settings for the stats repetition delay (10s and 60s. This patch keeps the 60s setting), and second, it keeps logging stats while the viewer window is not focused (which is stupid since the viewer voluntarily lowers its FPS rate while unfocused): this patch fixes these minor issues..
  • New UnmappedVertexBuffersLogSpam patch: with v1.23 viewers, when unmapped vertex buffers exist and the viewer frees them, it also issues a warning in the log. The problem is that sometimes hundreds of such warnings can be issued in a second, loading unnecessarily the disk I/O routines. This patch lowers the spam by a factor of 20 (the warning is issued once the first time an unmapped buffer is freed, then only once every 20 times).
  • New PythonWarningsFix patch: fixes warnings while compiling v1.23 with Python v2.6 installed.
  • Updated CoolPreferences patch: to include the new settings for the above patches...
  • A few other patches updated for easier compilation (no more need for "RestrainedLife_addon" patches) but without functionality changes.

Enjoy ! :D

NOTE: v1.23.5.7 had a non-fatal bug in ChattingObjectsLink, which was fixed in v1.23.5.8.


2010-02-13 12:14:42
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Here are two releases of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.81 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.9 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:
  • New BetterNotecard patch: adds an Edit menu (like the one in the script editor floater) and a Search/Replace feature (which can also be invoked with CTRL F).
  • New AreaSearch patch: implements an object search feature like in Emerald, but without the bugs and lag... See this message for full details.
  • New RevokePermissionsOnStandUp patch: comes from Emerald, and allows to revoke all permissions granted to an object you sat onto as soon as you stand up.
  • New StopAllAnimations patch (for v1.19.2 only): backport from v1.23 of the true "Stop Animating My Avatar" tool, to replace the old and useless (since client-side only) "Stop All Animations" tool.
  • Updated RevertUIchanges patch: Implements a better friends floater, with a column to indicate whether or not your friends allow you to see their online status ("eye" icon displayed) or to see them on map ("map" icon displayed): note that since granting the mapping permission also grants the online status permission, there is no need for two columns like what they use in Emerald.. Note also that the the "allow to see online status" of your friends is only accurately detected when you log in (and obviously, when your friends are online, something the Emerald team overlooked...), so if they change this status while they are online, it may become inaccurate when they go offline and till you relog yourself. For v1.19.2, this updated patch also allows to switch between the new and the legacy status bar icons like it was already the case for v1.23.
  • Updated ObjectBackup patch: I'm sorry to say that in order to comply with the new third Parties Viewer Policy by Linden Lab, I had to remove the ability to backup full permissions objects you did not create yourself. You can now only backup objects you both own and created.
  • Updated MoreGrids patch: got rid of all the dead grids, updated the connection info for a few, and added some new grids. For v1.23, the grid name (the label in the combo) may also now hold up to 32 characters instead of only 20.
  • Updated CoolPreferences patch: to include the new settings for the above patches...

Enjoy ! :D

IMPORTANT NOTE TO V1.19.2 USERS: Because the old releases replaced the status bar icons with the legacy ones, and because it is now possible in v1.19.2.81 to choose between the new and the legacy status bar icons (the latter now using different names), you will have to reisntall v1.19 from scratch in order to update from v1.19.2.80 or older to v1.19.2.81: i.e. you must reinstall the official Linden Lab's v1.19.0.5 viewer (you can reinstall over the files in the old directory) and then the Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.81 over it.


2010-02-24 23:07:30
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Here are two releases of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.19.2.82 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.10 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:
  • New AlphaAndTattooSupport patch: for v1.23 only for now (a v1.19 patch is being worked on). Yes, the Cool SL Viewer is the first third parties viewer to provide you with Alpha and Tattoo wearable support ! ;)
    Note that there is still a harmless, tiny glitch while editing Alphas in the customize appearance floater: when using another texture than the default invisible texture (that texture which is set when checking the invisibility checkbox), it is not baked immediately (while editing the appearance), but it is properly baked and works just fine once the edit appearance floater is closed.
  • Updated AreaSearch patch: some of the caching logic has been changed for better performances: the cache is cleared when your avatar enters a new sim, instead of on "far" TP (which could in fact occur within the same sim and result in a useless invalidation of the cache), and the objects info requested by the selection manager is cached by the area search tool as well (so to avoid re-requesting that info from the sim when doing an area search).
  • Updated BetterNotecardFloater patch: fixes a couple of quirks in the search feature (failure to scroll down to the next matching occurrence when searching a word in a no-mod notecard, and confusion by the search dialog in a multiple-notecards panel). Thanks must go to Kitty Barnett for providing the fixes.
  • Updated AllowInvisibleTextureInPicker patch: only enable the "Invisible" texture button for the texture picker used by the build tool texture tab (since this is the only place where the "invisible" texture makes senses and works).
  • Updated RestrainedLife patch: for v1.23 only, to take the new Alpha and Tattoo wearables into account. See the change log in the RestrainedLifeReadme.txt file for details.

Enjoy ! :D


2010-03-13 12:07:09
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Here is a new release of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.11 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in this release:
  • Updated AlphaAndTattooSupport patch: fixes the rendering bugs with morph alpha masks and bumps that were introduced in the last release. Note that there is still a random crash bug that may occur sometimes, when closing the edit appearance floater after editing an Alpha wearable. This will be fixed later.

Enjoy ! :D


2010-03-15 20:38:25
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Here is a new release of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.12 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in this release:
  • Updated AlphaAndTattooSupport patch: fixes the random crash bug that could occur after closing the edit appearance floater.

Enjoy ! :D


2010-03-18 13:33:43
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Here is a new release of the Cool SL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool SL Viewer v1.23.5.13 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in this release:
  • Updated AlphaAndTattooSupport patch: fixes a crash bug that occurred when rebaking while wearing an Alpha with fully invisible body part.
  • Updated BetterNotecardFloater patch: fixes the shortcut key problem for the search feature (see this post on the forum).
  • Updated RestrainedLove patch: beside the renaming from "RestrainedLife" to "RestrainedLove", this patch brings a couple new features (see the change log in the RestrainedLoveReadme.txt file for details).
  • Updated CoolPreferences pacth: takes into account the changes to the (renamed) RestrainedLove debug settings, and fixes a small bug which wrongly made the spinner for the number of decimals in tools unavailable when the Speed Rezzing feature was disabled.

Note to RestrainedLove users: since the variables were renamed, you will have to re-enable RestrainedLove (logging in, activating RestrainedLove from the preferences floater and relogging), and to re-enable any advanced setting you were using (in the Advanced -> RestarinedLove menu).

I am currently still working on the AlphaAndTattooSupport patch for v1.19.2 and I hope to release it soon... Stay tuned !

Enjoy ! :D


2010-03-22 17:34:26
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Here are two releases (Easter edition :) ) of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool VL Viewer v1.19.2.83 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool VL Viewer v1.23.5.14 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:
  • New AlphaAndTattooSupport patch for v1.19 (already fully implemented in v1.23): although unfinished (Alphas with partially invisible masks do not yet rendering properly in v1.19, but they are properly baked by v1.19 and thus displayed properly in other viewers), I decided to release the viewer with this patch since it at least brings the Tattoo support and does not cause any bug (it also improves alpha rendering support when compared to what v1.19 was previously capable of).
  • New ShowTextureUUIDforObjectCreator patch: it replaces the old ReinstateShowTextureUUID patch which could have caused an incompatibility with the TPV policy (even if the info it gave can be found by other means, such as via the analysis of the viewer (any viewer !) cache...). With this new patch, you can only get the texture UUIDs via the "Advanced/Client -> Rendering -> selected texture Info" feature for the objects you own and created. As a bonus, you don't need anymore to switch the "View Admin Options" on to get it to work.
  • New FloaterTOS patch (for v1.19): makes the TOS floater compatible with the newer TOS of LL (the old code failed to display it). This patch is actually included inside the CoolVLViewerBranding patch to avoid mutual conflicts.
  • New AudioengineNoLogSpam patch: prevents audio buffer reallocation log messages to be written several times per second to the hard disk (messages are throttled to 1 per second when this happens).
  • New WebFetchInventoryDescendentsNoLogSpam patch (for v1.23 only: v1.19 is not affected): prevents log warning messages during inventory fetches to be written dozen of times to the hard disk (only one message is now emitted in a given sim, since this is just a harmless warning about a missing optional capability of the sim server).
  • Updated RestrainedLove patch (for v1.19: was already up to date in v1.23): beside the renaming from "RestrainedLife" to "RestrainedLove", this patch brings a couple new features (see the change log in the RestrainedLoveReadme.txt file for details). Note to RestrainedLove users: since the variables were renamed, you will have to re-enable RestrainedLove (logging in, activating RestrainedLove from the preferences floater and relogging), and to re-enable any advanced setting you were using (in the Client -> RestarinedLove menu).
  • Updated BetterNotecardFloater patch (for v1.19: was already up to date in v1.23): fixes the shortcut key problem for the search feature (see this post on the forum).
  • Updated CoolPreferences patch (for v1.19: was already up to date in v1.23): takes into account the changes to the (renamed) RestrainedLove debug settings, and fixes a small bug which wrongly made the spinner for the number of decimals in tools unavailable when the Speed Rezzing feature was disabled.
  • Updated CoolVLViewerBranding patch: viewer renaming to Cool VL Viewer and proper branding, in accordance with the TPV policy. It also adds an agreement floater presented to you the first time you run the Cool VL Viewer.

Enjoy ! :D

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SETTINGS: Because of the viewer renaming, the settings files have been renamed from settings_coolslviewer.xml into settings_coolvlviewer_119.xml for v1.19.2 and from settings_coolslviewer_sh.xml into settings_coolvlviewer_123.xml for v1.23.5. If you want to avoid having to redo all your settings, you will have to rename the settings file manually before launching the Cool VL Viewer (or if you launched it already, to close the viewer window and to copy the old file over the new one). The settings files are stored inside the ~/.secondlife/user_settings/ directory (~/ meaning it is in your home directory).


2010-04-03 22:46:18
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Here are two releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool VL Viewer v1.19.2.84 (stable branch, legacy renderer)
Cool VL Viewer v1.23.5.15 (stable branch, Windlight renderer)

New in these releases:
  • New RezWithLandGroupWhenPossible patch: allows to rez object with land group when possible (i.e. if your avatar belongs to that group).
  • New HighFPSwithSlowLinkLag patch: helps preventing lag spikes on high performance computers with poor Internet uplink bandwidth.
  • Updated AlphaAndTattooSupport patch: fixes the glitch with semi-transparent clothes.
  • Updated CoolPreferences patch: added the setting for rezzing under land group when possible.
  • Updated CoolVLViewerBranding patch: added Cool VL Viewer specific credits to the About floater.

Enjoy ! :D


2010-04-08 12:40:45
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