OpenSim Weekly News – week ending Saturday October 11th, 2008

Revisions r6684, r6696,  r6699, r6713, r6721, r6727, r6740, r6774, r6792 & r6798 have been tested this week. All ran on Yang, Celt and the ‘moons’ without crashing and are reasonable. Some experimentation is ongoing with mono-2.0 and preliminary results look good on Wright Plaza and Lbsa Plaza on osgrid.org.

We have changed our official client again to accomodate secondlife.com and it is now 1.20.17 and works with all of the revisions tested. Adjacent regions are visible, sim crossing is manageable.

A new module implementing the beginnings of in-world search is on forge.opensimulator.org and is called “OSSearch” and testing is just starting.

SineWave (http://sinewavecompany.com) held an event on the SineWave region on OSGrid this week to test sim performance and showcase some of their AO technology. This is one example of a commercial company taking advantage of our unique non-profit OSGrid and I hope to see more of this in the future.

We did have a succesful “Office Hour” with about 20 avatars this week with no crashes of Wright Plaza on OSGrid during “Office Hour” and that is a good thing.

Justin still has his blog and it describes more detail of the weekly changes in SVN. This blog is intended to give an overview of testing and stability considerations each week.

Testing errors are getting a bit trickier do duplicate and I suggest that folks entering mantis try to get a confirming test from a different user, especially with a different operating system. Variations of Windows/Linux, XEngine/DotNetEngine, MySQL/MSSQL/SQLite and others are complicating the duplication of bugs and help from the testers is requested.

Again, I suggest additional patches for the remaining 51 or so LSL functions and packet handlers as folks work out the details. The LSL functions that are non-physics and could be implemented are things like llLookAt(), llPointAt(), llGetCameraRot(), llTextBox() and as I said, of the original 330+ functions, only 51 remain in the “NotImplemented” state. Search through the source in LSL_Api.cs for the string “NotImplemented” to find these.

Charles Krinke, Irvine, CA, Core Developer and Director of OSGrid

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