We will be blocking two of our releases Tuesday Oct 19th around 3pm SLT. The releases effected will be 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. If you are currently using one of these viewers we strongly encourage you to update prior to the block so you don't have any interruptions in your SL experience.
We have made many HUGE improvements in our most recent releases of 220.127.116.11 and especially 18.104.22.1683. Because of these improvements, and compared to the significant amount of bugs, crashes and multiple other issues in the old releases, we feel this block will be beneficial to everyone.
To give you some numbers in the form of crash rates provided to us by Linden Lab...
Percentage of sessions that end in crash.
22.214.171.124 = 16.96%
126.96.36.199 = 14.40%
188.8.131.52 = 12.90%
184.108.40.2063 = 12.69%
We hope those of you effected can understand the reasoning behind this decision. Our support teams will be standing by during this time to help you with any issues you may have.