Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Phoenix goes to Official Release!

Phoenix Viewer is Official!

Yes! Today is a great day! After receiving lots of feedback from our users combined with the crash statistics provided by LL, we are taking out of Release Candidate and making it an official release! There is nothing new to download, just the title has changed.

According to this week's crash statistics covering last week we've actually made new record for stability in a Third Party Viewer with a 9.88% crash rate!! While we do expect the crash rate will rise slightly as more and more people move to it, we don't expect it to rise very much, lets hope it stays right where it is! As previously mentioned the focus leading up to this release was stability and crash fixes. We investigated, found and fixed a huge amount of crash bugs for this release. But it wasn't all us! Credits and thank you to Imprudence, Singularity, Henri Beauchamp, Linden Lab, Code Contributors from the SL Community and many others for sharing their own crash fixes with us under the spirit of Open Source. Troubles?

We haven't based this decision solely on the crash statistics. We also based it on feedback from our users and our Support Team. While most people found 1050 to be fantastic, some did have problems. Fortunately these problems have proven to be solvable with little trouble.

Some of the most common issues were poor performance. If you are having poor performance on, please read the "A Note on Performance" section of the following wiki page:

Most people who did have crash or stability issues with 1050 were resolved by performing a clean install. Instructions on how to do a clean install on the following wiki page.

Japan Donation!

We made the donation today to go to Japan Relief! With just a few dollars lost due to transfer fees from LL the final donation was $2277.54!! Way to go people! The reciept can be seen here:


The Phoenix Viewer Project Team.


  1. Good job on the donation :)

  2. thats nice you go official
    BUT what about the performance and the massivly more memory usage ?
    Performance seems to get fixed with the settings, still memoryusage is almost twice as much as 997, this needs to be fixed

  3. Oh my goodness, thank you for the performance suggestions! My performance is now as good as it was, or better than,when I first started SL with this new HDD.

  4. Darn.. this release did not work for me.. huge FPS droppings.. i installed the 908 again and its all fine :)I realy like your viewers and this one is the first that dont work for me..
    System Spec:
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz (2128.06 MHz)
    Memory: 3957 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce 310M/PCI/SSE2
    Windows Graphics Driver Version: 8.17.0012.7061
    OpenGL Version: 3.3.0

    libcurl Version: libcurl/7.20.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8j zlib/1.2.3
    J2C Decoder Version: OpenJPEG:, Runtime: 1.4.0
    Audio Driver Version: FMOD version 3.750000
    Qt Webkit Version: 4.7.1

  5. When estate music is changed a popup is presented which asks to accept the URL. The URL should not be presented to anyone if "Hide URL" is set in Land properties. Now the URL is unfortunately available to anyone.

  6. RJ: The URL was always available to everyone, in any viewer enable the advanced menu, after that enable the admin menu, now look at the about land info. This is any viewer, including the official Linden Labs viewer, not just Phoenix. This has been there for years and years...

    By the way this enables some other features people get upset about and point fingers at Phoenix, such as flying in no fly areas. BUT this can be done on any viewer.

    As for the music/media URL even if the viewer kept it hidden it is streaming from an IP on the internet anyways most firewalls and such will be able to tell the person where it is coming from anyways. That stuff is really not truly hidden.

  7. In addition to it already being quite easy to view a media/music URL via the described mehod, Linden Lab has seriously been considering removing the option to hide the URL at all.

  8. 1050 works great, but AV's are mostly ruthed and "midget females". I'm not sure if that is a Phoenix or sl problem. Otherwise, one of the better releases.

  9. I appreciate the new Phoenix update but not appreciative of the permanently derendering of things and then having to access a list to get them back. I don't derender anything unless it's terribly busy or laggy at the moment. And as a freelance photographer in SL, many sims I frequent in shopping or visiting are also used in my shoots. It seems like it's more work to have to delete these objects from a black list when we should be able to just opt in to have them permanently derendered or not. I would like to see this taken into consideration in the next update. Until then I probably will look into rolling back to the last version of Phoenix or using a different third party viewer altogether.

  10. This is awful. After a more than 4 minute wait, Phoenix hangs at connecting to region. Have to roll this one back.

  11. Not working for me. Crashing on TP more often than not. Entire sims not rezzing. Hovertext disappears after you check ARC. Going back to 908 :/

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz (2999.66 MHz)
    Memory: 8192 MB
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
    Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    Graphics Card: GeForce GTS 240/PCI/SSE2
    Windows Graphics Driver Version: 8.16.0011.9107
    OpenGL Version: 3.2.0

  12. Unfortunately I've had to downgrade back to the last official release...I have Windows 7 on my comp and for some reason ever since upgrading to this version I've had nothing but problems. Items like hair don't rez for quite some time, people on larger sims don't rez at all for almost 2 to 3 minutes, half the time I change an outfit nobody else sees it until almost 30 min later or after I do ten different things to try and fix it, and the lag has grown by almost 80%, even in places where I know lag doesn't exist (such as on my home).

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  14. So far Phoenix 1050 is working fine for me. Rez is fairly fast and audio works fine. I did uncheck the audio filter because i do not like using the white list. The appfix works good with winXP sp3. I do not like having .net on my pc so i tried using just the C++ files. I had to use C++ 2005 sp1 and atl and also C++ 2008 sp1 and atl. Phoenix worked fine with both of the C++ updates and not using the appfix and .net. With win7 i just installed and it was all good.

  15. I just noticed online status ain't showing in profiles any more.... will that be fixxed?

  16. I just want to say I love PV. I know the next TPV is Sigularity but it cant come close. Once I DLed it to my computer it basicly took over my computer -_-* thank you PV team for making something worth useing, gods know SLv2 is ApOS*t :P

  17. This one wont work for me. I was consistent phenoix user but switching to singularity now.

  18. well personally i think the 'latest' release is crap causes me no end of freezes and lockups gone back to 908 as had no probs with it.

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