Monday, 19 March 2012

Phoenix AND Firestorm releases!

For the first time ever we are releasing two viewers at the same time. We'll talk about Firestorm FUI first.

Firestorm FUI Beta
Firestorm FUI Beta has a completely new interface which is a hundred times more flexible than previous versions. We've even included an incredible V1/Phoenix skin which hasn't been seen on any V2 viewer until now. We also feel it has better performance and stability than our previous Firestorm builds and hope you enjoy it!

Check out the video first!
We made a video to give you an idea of what you can do with this new interface and especially encourage Phoenix users to have a watch of the video before you update your Phoenix viewers. We think you just might want to switch to this Firestorm FUI after watching it.

Change log can be found HERE

Important Phoenix Viewer Update
This is a VERY important update!
Most important in this release and a reason you really all need to update is because in version 1600 we missed a very important inventory folder icon for Direct Delivery. LL will be enabling this feature on March 21st and without this update you're inventory window will become "Visibly" broken. 

As well as falling into compliance with LL's new Policy changes, this update goes out with some very important changes, fixes and improvements including the V2 inventory fetch system which makes inventory fetching much faster and more reliable.

Change log can be found HERE

Support note: Please be aware that because we are releasing TWO viewers at the same time our Support team is going to be extremely busy. If you have problems please search our wiki for answers before contacting support. Most of the answers you get from support can be found on our wiki.


The Phoenix/Firestorm Team.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Interview with LL - The Recording

On Wednesday we had an interview with Oz Linden, Director of Open Development at LL. The meeting was primarily to get answers about the new Third Party Viewer Policy additions. The live stream didn't go so well but we have the recording now! We encourage you to watch it to be informed of what the policy additions mean, how they effect you, the third party viewers you use and it's developers.

Monday, 5 March 2012

LL & TPV's - The Interview

This Wednesday, March 7th at 3pm SLT. I, Jessica Lyon will be interviewing Oz Linden from Linden Lab about the third party viewer policy additions and related concerns. I will be representing the Third Party Viewer Community and the resident community during this interview, not specifically this project. This is not a Phoenix Office Hour and is very likely a one time thing.

During the first half hour of the show I will be asking Oz questions based on input I've received from third party viewer projects and the SL community. During the second half of the show I will ask Oz your questions providing they haven't already been answered.

The interview will take place in a private region that will not be open to the public, however you will all be able to participate and watch on the live stream here.  Ask your questions on the live stream and they will be forwarded to me, then I will ask them for you to Oz during the second half of the show.

This is a very rare and in many ways historic event that will hopefully answer all your questions and concerns in regards to the new policy changes. The policy affects you! so be informed! Mark your calendars, invite your friends and spread the word.

Who: Jessica Lyon and Oz Linden
What: Interview with Oz linden for clarifications on the new policy additions and how they effect you and the Third Party Viewers you use.
When: Wednesday, March 7th, 3pm SLT
Why: Because it's important!

Hope to see you on the stream!

Jessica Lyon
Project Manager

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Phoenix Hour - Policy Q&A Recording

The Recording
On Tuesday we had a very large Q&A discussion about the new additions to the Third Party Viewer Policy. All four of Rockcliffe U's regions were filled with 75 people each and despite numerous region crashes, griefer attacks, and stream disruptions we managed to get through it. You can watch the video here

Interview with Oz Linden
I've also secured an interview with Oz Linden himself! The interview will take place this Wednesday, March 7th at 3PM SLT. I hope to get some solid answers from Oz and LL with some real clarifications and facts about the policy changes. The interview will be done in a private region but you will be able to participate and ask questions through the live stream. More information on that to come. Stay tuned to this blog.

Jessica Lyon