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Here are three new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

This are bugfix releases; updating is recommended.


Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.54 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer: no materials support):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.10.17 (current stable branch with the v3.6 renderer):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.11.17 (experimental branch with new objects caching scheme and AISv3 support):

New in these releases:
  • Fixed a bug, introduced in last week's releases, that was preventing to upload some image formats. See this thread for details.
  • Fixed a crash bug in OpenSim VAR REGION support. See this thread for details.
  • Fixed a crash in vertex buffer memory allocation when the latter fails (albeit the probability is high that a crash will still occur a short while later, since virtual memory space exhaustion/fragmentation leads to a crash in the end).
  • Implemented per-grid object caching to avoid region cache collisions on different grids (it only truly benefits SL's Agni and Aditi grids, since OpenSim doesn't use a cache-compatible object data transfer protocol: the data is transmitted uncompressed, while the cache can only store compressed data... It'd be about time that OpenSim developers implement the newer and better protocols...).
  • Backported from LL's viewer-bear a reversal from a fix to the avatar visual parameters (that were fixed during fitted mesh support implementation) for male shape pectorals and belly, in order to restore full backward-compatibility with old shapes.
  • Backported from Singularity (Aleric's code) a fix to a rounding error in animation timing interpolation.
  • Linux builds only: updated jemalloc to v1.6.0, which fixes a crash bug.
  • Some code cleanup.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-04-05 10:17:04
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Here are three new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:


Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.55 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer: no materials support):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.10.18 (current stable branch with the v3.6 renderer):

New in these releases:
  • Backported the AISv3 protocol support from v1.26.11 (disabled by default: the toggle is in "Advanced" -> "Networking").
  • Improved the "plugin read thread" feature, which now uses an adaptive algorithm. See this thread for details.
  • Fixed a potential crash bug in LLFloater::bringToFront().
  • Fixed crash bugs that could occur because of wrongly enabled File/Upload entries after editing the avatar's appearance.
  • Preliminary work for the XUI file selector implementation: Fixed bugs in and improved/expanded LLDir. Added LLApr::info().
  • Backported from Firestorm a feature allowing to prevent your avatar from turning around when selecting an object ("Preferences" floater -> "Cool features" tab -> "Miscellaneous" sub-tab -> "When selecting an object, turn the avatar around to face it").
  • Linux builds only: updated the pre-built SDL library to v1.2.14.
  • Some code cleanup and improvements.


Cool VL Viewer v1.26.11.18 (experimental branch with new objects caching scheme and new file selector):

Same changes as in v1.26.10.18, plus:

  • The AISv3 protocol support is now enabled by default in this branch.
  • Implemented a new XUI-based file (and directory) selector. See this thread for details.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-04-12 12:28:03
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Here are three new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Updating to them is recommended.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.56 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer: no materials support):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.10.19 (current stable branch with the v3.6 renderer):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.11.19 (experimental branch with new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Improved (for v1.26.11) and implemented (for v1.26.8/1.26.10) the new XUI-based file (and directory) selector. See this thread for details.
  • Linux builds only: implemented Xlib-based full clipboard (and primary selection) support. The OSMessageBox() now makes use of dialog boxes utilities (Xdialog, Zenity, gxmessage, kmessage or xmessage) instead of using a GTK2 box. These two changes (along with the XUI-based file/directory selector) allowed to get fully rid of the GTK2 dependency (yay !). The viewer still depends on glib2, but that should not be the cause of any problem, unlike what happened with GTK2...
  • Made the viewer more resilient to vertex buffer allocation failures; this should lower the likeliness of a crash (or at least delay that crash and let a chance to the viewer to report the issue via a dialog) on virtual address space exhaustion/fragmentation.
  • When resetting the camera view (SHIFT ESC), the avatar now no more turns around to face the former camera axis.
  • Improved the surrounding avatars' name auto-completion (TAB) in the chat bar so that it works even when the cursor is in the middle of a word or just before a punctuation sign.
  • Backported from LL's viewer-bear a fix for texture animations not working properly on rigged attachments when worn from inventory.
  • Backported from Singularity a fix to a crash bug when trying to import an object from an invalid XML file (code by Lirusaito).
  • Added object export/import support for extra physics parameters, light texture, material (wood/glass/etc, not "materials" which the Cool VL Viewer already did export properly) and click-action. Code inspired from Singularity's, but rewritten so that it actually works...
  • Linux builds only: viewer linked with a recompiled jemalloc that uses the DSS allocations in addition to MMAP ones, when the latter fail (allows to increase the available virtual address space by a couple hundreds megabytes).
  • Code cleanup and improvements.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-04-26 13:01:00
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Here are three new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

These are bugfix releases. Updating to them is recommended.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.57 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer: no materials support):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.10.20 (current stable branch with the v3.6 renderer):

New in these releases:
  • Fixed two minor bugs in the XUI file selector (and more exactly in the save-file selector), one of which was preventing to take into account any typed change to the suggested file name if a file with that file name already existed in the destination directory.
  • Made sure that previews of inventory items are closed when the corresponding items are deleted.
  • Improved the "Create Missing System Folders" feature ("Inventory" floater, "File" menu): it now (re-)creates #RLV if missing and RestrainedLove is enabled; in SL, it also checks for the location of the "Current Outfit", "Received Items" and "Merchant Outbox" folders (moving them back to the root directory and suppressing any extraneous instances if needed).
  • Backported the latest fixes and reliability improvements to the Marketplace functions from LL's viewer-release.
  • Linux builds only: fixed DBus messaging issues introduced together with the GTK2 dependency removal in last releases, that could cause a failure to pass an SLURL to a running viewer instance from a web browser.
  • FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.33.
  • Code cleanup (in particular, removal of the deprecated/unsupported Solaris code).


Cool VL Viewer v1.26.11.20 (experimental branch with new objects caching scheme):

Same changes as in v1.26.10.20, plus:
  • Changed (and repaired) the "Derendering" feature so that it plays nice with the new objects caching scheme. A "Clear Derendered Objects List" option has been added to the "Advanced" -> "Rendering" menu.

Enjoy ! :D


2014-05-03 10:31:55
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Here are two new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

The only notable change in LL's viewers, this week, is the promotion of the "viewer-interesting" branch code (new object caching scheme) to the release status. To reflect this fact, I promoted v1.26.11 to v1.26.12, the latter now being the new stable branch and replacing v1.26.10 (which was nothing more than v1.26.11 without the new object caching scheme).
The v1.26.8 will keep the legacy objects caching scheme as a fallback path in case someone would find a show stopper bug that they won't have found before, by lack of 1.26.11 testing.
There is no experimental branch any more for now (but one will be opened when needed).

Useful tip: when upgrading to v1.26.12.0, if you don't want to have to redo all the settings, remember that you can simply copy settings_coolvlviewer_12611.xml (or settings_coolvlviewer_12610.xml) as settings_coolvlviewer_12612.xml in your user_settings directory before starting the viewer.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.58 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer (no materials) and the legacy objects caching scheme):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.12.0 (current stable branch with the v3.7 renderer and new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Object backup: properly upload and use any spot light texture when importing an object (with "Files" -> "Import/Export Objects" -> "Upload Textures + Import").


Enjoy ! :D


2014-05-10 10:34:33
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Here are two new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

These are bugfix releases. Updating to them is recommended.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.59 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer (no materials) and the legacy objects caching scheme):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.12.1 (current stable branch with the v3.7 renderer and new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Worked around a GNU linker bug that could cause the tracker beacon and arrow not to show for builds compiled on recent Linux distros and Darwin systems. See this message for details. Also improved the code and made the beacon/tracker colour part of the skin colours definitions.
  • Backported several rendering fixes (including crashbug fixes) from Singularity. Code by Shyotl Khur.
  • FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.34.
  • Code cleanup.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-05-17 14:05:29
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Here are two new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

These are bugfix releases. Updating to them is recommended.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.60 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer (no materials) and the legacy objects caching scheme):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.12.2 (current stable branch with the v3.7 renderer and new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Backported from Singularity a fix to last week's fixes, dealing with some OpenGL v3.3 (and older) drivers compatibility.
  • Backported memory leaks fixes from LL's new "memplugs" viewer branch.
  • By popular demand (1 user), implemented a new "Resetting the camera view rotates the avatar" setting in the "Preferences" floater, "Input & Camera" tab, "Camera Controls" sub-tab.
  • Code cleanup and minor optimizations.
  • Linux, v1.26.12.2 build only: provided an alternate binary, built without jemalloc (i.e. using the standard glibc memory allocator): let me know which one works best for you.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-05-24 12:33:17
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Here are two new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

These are bugfix releases. Updating to them is recommended.

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.61 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer (no materials) and the legacy objects caching scheme):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.12.3 (current stable branch with the v3.7 renderer and new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Backported from Singularity a fix to last week's fixes to previous week's fix (!), dealing with some NVIDIA GPU/drivers compatibility.
  • Backported more memory leaks fixes from LL's new "memplugs" viewer branch.
  • Backported a few fixes (including crash bug fixes) from LL's viewer-tiger branch.
  • Fixed a crash bug that could occur on virtual memory exhaustion/fragmentation.
  • FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.35.
  • Code cleanup and minor improvements.
  • Added a few GPUs to the list of supported graphic cards.
  • Added "TanGLe grid" to the default OpenSim grids list and removed Olantica (that was merged with Zandramas).
  • Linux builds only: now built without jemalloc (i.e. they now use the standard glibc memory allocator): See this thread for details.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-06-07 12:56:50
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Here are two new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.62 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer (no materials) and the legacy objects caching scheme):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.12.4 (current stable branch with the v3.7 renderer and new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Backported from Singularity a minor rendering speed optimization (code by Shyotl Khur, itself backported from Intel's SSE2-optimized math libraries).
  • Backported a couple of fixes to textures fetching from LL's viewer-tiger and viewer-nui-login branches, that should help lowering the occurrences of blurry textures on rezzing.
  • Backported RLV 2.09 changes from Marine Kelley's viewer. See the "Release notes" section of the RestrainedLoveReadme.txt file for full details.
  • By popular demand (1 user), added a bunch of full-screen resolutions (and up to HXGA) to the "Window size" combo in the "Preferences" floater, "Graphics" tab, and allowed a larger UI scale (up to 2.0) in the "General" tab.
  • Some code cleanup and optimizations.
  • FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.36.
  • Linux only: improved the build script (type "./buildlinux.sh --help" from linden/indra/) and use more aggressive optimizations when gcc 4.5 or newer is used to build the viewer (note: for compatibility reasons with older Linux distributions, the released binaries are for now still built with gcc v4.4).


Enjoy ! :D


2014-06-21 13:02:05
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Here are two new releases of the Cool VL Viewer, available now from http://sldev.free.fr/:

Cool VL Viewer v1.26.8.63 (legacy stable branch with the v3.5 renderer (no materials) and the legacy objects caching scheme):
Cool VL Viewer v1.26.12.5 (current stable branch with the v3.7 renderer and new objects caching scheme):

New in these releases:
  • Fixed the camera constraints bug that was introduced together with RLV 2.09 in last week's releases. See this thread for details.
  • Backported the group ban feature from LL's viewer-groupban branch (see the new "Banned avatars" sub-tab in the "Members & Roles" tab of the "Group Information" floater).
  • Cleaned up and improved the group invite floater code.
  • Implemented LSL editor highlighting and tool tip support for the new PRIM_SPECULAR, PRIM_NORMAL and PRIM_ALPHA_MODE LSL constants.
  • The AISv3 inventory protocol support is now enabled by default (toggle in "Advanced" -> "Network").
  • The llcommon library is now statically linked to the viewer and plugins (it makes the binaries larger, but the calls to the functions in llcommon are faster).
  • Some code cleanup and optimizations.
  • FMOD Ex updated to v4.44.38.


Enjoy ! :D


2014-06-28 10:03:57
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