Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some Viewer 2.0 concerns

Seems the new viewer will not be open source - only SnowGlobe will be that, and as of yet we do not know how much SnowGlobe 2.0 will differ from Viewer 2.0.

Anyway, seems that the Lab is now tightening its grip on the viewer marked, perhaps in an effort to take back control of the development of the viewer. 3-rd party viewers like Emerald has become popular with new features not supported in the official viewers, and some of them, like the new attachment points means that users of the official viewer may see less of an avatar than users of Emerald. Having external project making these kinds of architecture decisions if of coerce unacceptable for the lab.

And where is the Statistics bar? Have they removed it from the viewer, making it an "advanced SnowGlobe user option" only? hmmm that I don't like.

4 comments:

ahuva18 said...

for statistics, do you mean the CTRL+SHFT+1? that's still there - under Advanced>Performance Tools>Statistics Bar

ahuva18 said...

for statistics, do you mean the CTRL+SHFT+1? that's still there - under Advanced>Performance Tools>Statistics Bar

Honour McMillan said...

also T Linden said that the code for the new viewer will be released once it is out of beta. :)

Cristopher Lefavre said...

Ah, thanks both of you; the whole viewer really got better when Honour tipped me about the Advanced menu... I do think that enabling the Advanced menu should have been an option in Preferences, and not that ridiculous Ctrl-Alt-D.

And it's good to hear that viewer 2 will still be opensource; at least my netbook is totally dependent on the Cool SL viewer patches to run at all....