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Posted: Mar 29th 2009 11:34AM (Unverified) said

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what the Linden blog post had me wondering was whether it applied exclusively to UI or to the whole viewer in general; IE: if everythign is being put on hold to make the AO continent possible, what's happening with further development on stuff like oblong sculpties, shadows, etc?

I agree, the fact that they've labelled 1.24 '2009' is ominous. it could arrive just before Xmas holidays and consequently see very little support as everyone flees to be home with their loved ones.

As a matter of curiosity, how many versions did we go through in 2008?

Posted: Mar 29th 2009 12:40PM (Unverified) said

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Four or five, plus a couple sidelines like the SLim First Look viewer, depending on how you count them. 1.18 overlapped 2007/2008 and 1.22 overlapped 08/09
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Posted: Mar 30th 2009 5:45AM (Unverified) said

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I'm running a Linux Second Life client that features dynamic shadows, multiple spotlights and projected textures. It's awesome - have a look to media below.

The viewer is still buggy but it didn't need patches, and it wasn't very difficult to build it from Linden Lab 'render-pipeline' codebranch, so I'm pretty sure that someone else could do the same for Windows and Mac OS X.
If you a friend that can do this for you, or know a developer you trust, ask them to build a shadows viewer for you. I'd be glad to help even if I'm not a competent developer - feel free to contact me in-world.

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceobscure
Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/opensourceobscure
(recent stuff is about shadows only)
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Posted: Mar 30th 2009 3:17AM Joystiq Login Bugs SUCK said

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Oh wewt, forced underwear unless you are on the Adult Continent or an estate marked as mature entry only.

Don't laugh BTW, teens have forced and un-removable underwear.

Posted: Mar 30th 2009 5:34AM (Unverified) said

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nonetheless, LOL (not going to happen).

Posted: Mar 30th 2009 5:48AM (Unverified) said

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Some folks seem to think that all the mature content is being moved off to adults-only. Go figure.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2009 7:53AM (Unverified) said

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I still find it bizarre that the more obvious fix, a PG-only continent, isn't acted upon.

They can call it Puritannia and not force an exodus amongst the many parcel owners whose content might be in that grey area of what will broadly be defined as "adult".

Posted: Mar 30th 2009 10:36AM (Unverified) said

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yeah I think most users know this is a bucha crap. this AO garbage was pulled out of nowhere. I wonder if LL knows something we don't (pending lawsuit?) or if one of their retarded community managers actually thinks that they are losing users to AO Content. OMGZ B00BIEZ!

Either way it is a really stupid move on LL part, but will they listen to their users?....nahh.

Posted: Apr 2nd 2009 11:04PM MaggieL said

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"I wonder if LL knows something we don't ..."

It's possible that this is the motivation and explains the timing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_pornography
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Posted: Mar 30th 2009 3:03PM (Unverified) said

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If the timing made more sense I'd say we were about to see LL 'relaunch' Second Life to a wider public.

They seem to have made an ongoing commitment to content and commerce by buying the two web commerce sites. There's now an unusually urgent timetable to implement controls over adult content. We're getting rid of land-cutting on an industrial scale and considering what to do about bots. There's a completely new UI about to appear in parallel to the existing one...

So maybe the timing isn't so far off, that lot will take at least until Autumn to implement, past the 'quiet' Summer months and ready for a big push at the beginning of Winter? Second Life II anyone?

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