Oz Linden says “days rather than weeks” for Mesh microrelease


This week Oz Linden has said that Linden Lab will be starting the long awaited roll-out of the mesh-code to support mesh starting “in days rather than weeks” on the main grid of Second Life. Visit the Mesh Live Volunteers SL wiki page for more details and this page has just recently been created by Linden Lab.

Check out these interesting tweets by Opensource Obscure about the Mesh microrelease…

If all goes according to the PLAN, we should be able to use Mesh on a few Main Grid regions tomorrow. #SecondLife (via meeting w/ OzLinden)
Mesh microrelease on a very small number of regions in “days rather than weeks” according to Oz Linden at Snowstorm dailymeeting #secondlife

Opensource Obscure said this in comments on Tateru Nino’s blog post about the mesh rollout saying that..

I think a new mesh viewer release will be used in this early Main Grid mesh testing phase;
it seems Vir Linden is setting up the first release candidate:
https://bitbucket.org/VirLinden/mesh-development-release-1-candidate

Latif Khalifa wrote this comment on Tateru Nino’s blog post about the mesh rollout saying that..

There are 3 release candidate “channels”, each consisting of about 10% of all the SL regions, and the main channel with the remaining 70%.

Server release team said that they will not rollout mesh to a full RC channel, but first create a micro-channel with a very limited number of region. If all goes well, it will go to a RC channel, and then to the full grid.

Snapshot of Oz Linden this afternoon at his office location in SL at Hippotropolis.

More coverage of Mesh and progress updates soon on my blog. Stay tuned!

New SL login page is being rolled out this week


Linden Lab are currently working on and rolling out a new SL login screen this week. Expect to see new changes in the coming days and I will blog about it when it goes live soon.

Visit the JIRA here: https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/storm-1510.

The new viewer login screen (WWE-371) will live at http://viewer-login.agni.lindenlab.com. This site is currently redirecting all traffic to the old login screen. We’d like to update the LoginPage url in the viewer now, so we’ll be all set for an easy web launch in 1-2 weeks.

The login screen has changed a number of times in recent years and snapshots of them can be found here. Check out the Message of the Day sl wiki page providing alot of interesting info and links.

Thanks to Opensource Obscure for sharing the latest news about mesh on Twitter.