Cool VL Viewer forum

View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently 2017-07-21 12:42:59



Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Roadmap 
Author Message

Joined: 2009-03-17 18:42:51
Posts: 3594
Reply with quote
As the Cool VL Viewer's first public release 8th birthday happened a few days ago, here is an update to the roadmap:

  • Today saw the promotion of the experimental branch (1.26.15) to the stable status (branch renumbered 1.26.16 to reflect this); see this message about the CEF3 plugin current status. Note that I will keep the QtWebkit plugin support in the viewer for a (probably long) while...
  • The former stable branch (v1.26.14), which only differed from the new one by its lack of CEF3 plugin support, is now deprecated and has been retired.
  • A new experimental branch (1.26.17) will soon be opened and will see the introduction of the new HTTP code (coroutine-based) as implemented in LL's (pre-RC-and-very-much-experimental) viewer-azumarill branch.

For any question or comment about this roadmap, please post here.


2015-11-21 14:28:31
Profile WWW

Joined: 2009-03-17 18:42:51
Posts: 3594
Reply with quote
Since the "coroutinized" LLCore HTTP code I debugged (a lot !) adapted and optimized/cleaned up/simplified, i.e., in one (much fuzzier) verb, "backported" to the Cool VL Viewer experimental branch proved rock stable over the past several weeks, tomorrow's releases will see the opening of two new branches (v1.26.18 and v1.26.19) that will replace the v1.26.16 and v1.26.17 branches (the latter branches being immediately deprecated as a result).

The v1.26.18 branch will be the new stable branch, equivalent to v1.26.16 with the new LLCore HTTP code backported to it from v1.26.17.

The v1.26.19 branch will be the new experimental branch (merely a renumbering of v1.26.17), which, for now, only differs from v1.26.18 by the support of the Bento skeleton/avatar and the removal of the (deprecated since never adopted/used in either SL or OpenSim) mesh deformer code.


2016-03-25 10:44:55
Profile WWW

Joined: 2009-03-17 18:42:51
Posts: 3594
Reply with quote
In the coming weeks, I'll make the 64 bits move for the viewer builds. Linux first (this week will see the move of the experimental branch to 64 bits), then Windows (when Linden Lab will have a full set of 64 bits pre-built libraries ready, meaning also that we must wait for them to replace the QuickTime plugin with another, a libvlc based one, most probably).

As for MacOS-X, I'd need to first finish the "de-Carbonization" of the sources, but not being a Mac developer myself, and not having any Mac at hand, this might take longer and cause quite a few bugs to get introduced in the Mac builds...
If a seasoned MacOS-X developer would be ready to contribute, I'd gladly take the offer...


2016-06-23 16:59:30
Profile WWW

Joined: 2009-03-17 18:42:51
Posts: 3594
Reply with quote
The Cool VL Viewer is now 9 years old, so, to celebrate, here is an update of the roadmap:

When LL will finally release Bento (still no set date...), the current experimental branch (v1.26.19) will become the new release branch (v1.26.20) and the current release branch (v1.26.18) will be immediately deprecated (my advice is therefore that you start and use v1.26.19, so to see if anything is incompatible in it with your system).

I then intend to try and adapt the sources so to allow the building of the viewer on recent MacOS-X systems (including in 64 bits, when LL will make a full set of 64 bits MacOS-X pre-built libraries available). However I'll have to do it in "blind mode" (I don't have a MacOS-X system myself) by backporting LL's MacOS-X code, and let Catten sort out the compilation issues... Unless a seasoned MacOS-X programmer comes up and volunteers to do the work.


2016-11-24 22:10:46
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 14 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software.