JulyFest 2019 starts 6th July from 12pm to 6pm SLT on new Bellisseria Fairgrounds


Welcome to the new Bellisseria Fairgrounds

JulyFest 2019 will be happening at the new beautiful new Bellisseria Fairgrounds on Saturday 6th July 2019 from 12pm to 6pm SLT. This will be the first big community event that will include live music, DJ’s and booths for the community. This is a great opportunity to hang out with the Bellisseria community and join Bellisseria interest groups.

This will be a fun-filled day of community celebrations brought to you by the Bellisseria Citizens group. A full calendar of events can be found here.

The Bellisseria Fairgrounds can be reached by aircraft, boat or a direct teleport in. It’s a lovely area with Linden homes all around. Don’t forget to take a snapshot of the massive Magellan statue.

Rez area and airstrip
Boat rez area and dock
Magellan

Please spread the word about this new event 🙂

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Catch up with the Meet the Linden live sessions from this week


SL4Live – TV on YouTube has successfully managed to record all of the Meet the Linden live sessions from this week at the SL16B celebrations. If you missed any of the live sessions this week then you can catch up with them all below in day order.

Monday 24th June – Patch Linden

Tuesday 25th June – Oz Linden and April Linden

Wednesday 26th – Ebbe Linden

Thursday 27th – Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden

Friday 28th June – The Moles will be speaking live tomorrow from 2pm SLT at the SL16B Auditorium.

The lab are still working on Last Names


June 2019 Update

On 25th June at the SL16B Meet the Lindens event Oz Linden talked about Last Names in Second Life. The latest news is that the lab are still working on it by knocking it down one system at a time. Oz Linden did not mention any estimated time frames on it. Oz said “we are getting there” and “making progress”. It will be done in the future.

The lab are still moving forward with the idea but it is disappointing to hear it may take much longer to roll out now.  April Linden said this is a very hard problem to solve. I do believe it may be apart of the new super premium package coming out later this year.

Why is it taking so long ?

It’s because all of the Second Life services were built to assume last names would never change. All of these have to be found on the system and altered in the right way = one by one for changing last names to work correctly.

Brief summary…

  • When Last Names finally rolls out there will be the ability to pick from a list of names which will change from time to time
  • The lab will not be reusing previous last names like before
  • The lab are still working out if there should be costs involved (possible cost L$25-L$50 per change) and if there should be any limits for changing it often
  • Apparently new residents will continue to get the default “Resident” as their last name
  • If a friend changes their name the lab may include notifications for this

Full Video

At 28 minutes & 20 seconds the discussion starts on Last Names.

Other interesting updates from the session..

Bakes on Mesh & EEP

  • The lab are still working on Bakes on Mesh and it should make life more simpler
  • Firestorm bringing out EEP version very soon
  • New environment effects and new settings
  • There has been work on the backwards compatibility side

Web Based Viewer

  • A web based viewer for Second Life is possible
  • The move to the cloud is making progress
  • The new Cloud servers are way more faster
  • The 360 viewer is coming back
  • No plans for large region sizes in the cloud

Mobile Viewer Development

  • Early alpha version coming soon
  • Basic functions will include logging in and chatting in first version
  • Don’t expect it to be a full viewer for some time

There was a final question at the end on how many Lindens there are at Linden Lab?. Oz, April and Patch did not answer this question. I would imagine at least 300 – could be less or more than this number.


Ebbe Altberg who is the CEO of Linden Lab will be live at SL16B Auditorium today from 2pm SLT. I’m sure we will hear more about whats coming soon for Second Life and all the latest developments. There will be mentions of Sansar and much more.

Arrive early and there will be live stream of this event via YouTube.

Don’t miss it! 🙂

Recorded Video: Patch Linden at SL16B – Meet the Lindens


For anyone that missed Patch Linden live event at SL16B yesterday (24th June) here is the full recorded video of it. The full video lasts for one hour and 17 minutes.

This footage was done directly from inworld so you will see the local chat on the bottom left hand side.

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Upcoming Schedule 

Day (2pm to 3pm SLT) Lindens & Moles
Monday 24th June Patch Linden, Senior Director, Product Operations
Tuesday 25th June Oz Linden (Senior Director / Second Life Engineering) + April Linden (Systems Engineering Manager & Operations)
Wednesday 26th, June Ebbe Linden (Ebbe Altberg), CEO of Linden Lab
Thursday 27th June Xiola Linden (Lead Community Manager) + Strawberry Linden (Marketing Specialist)
Friday 28th June Meet the Moles – The Linden Department of Public Works

All sessions will be held at the SL16B Auditorium. It’s recommended to arrive early and take a seat as the regions will full up pretty fast.