Linden Lab has confirmed that Project Skylight Beta will be testing for a Second Life Web Viewer experience. Testing starts in the next few weeks. Check out the FAQ here. There will be a limited number of “venues and select participants”.
Pop Art Lab sim will participate in testing SL Skylight (browser based access!) interesting how this will be recieved!
Linden Lab responded by saying this:
One of our goals is to make it easier and faster for people to together experience the fun and immersive content Second Life has to offer.
We plan to test a number of ways to better provide that for more people, including a way to experience Second Life without having to download the full Second Life Viewer, and we’re testing that with SL Web Viewer in the next few weeks. As it’s just a test, we don’t have more information to share at this point.
These tests will run from time to time and for various lengths, and we may choose to further pursue some or none of these approaches, depending on what we learn from our testing.
Another interesting development. We will see how well this will go and I will publish more when it comes available on my blog.