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This Week in OpenSim Dev – week ending Saturday 21st March 2009 March 22, 2009

Posted by justincc in opensim, opensim-dev, opensim-news, secondlife, twiod.

osgridHello everybody. This is a short summary of OpenSim development for the past week up until the end of last Saturday, as culled from our source code repository logs.  After any general news there are two sections.  The first section – “Features and bug fixes”, contains prominent new functionality and bug fixes visible to users of OpenSim.   The numbers in brackets in this section are the final svn revision numbers in which the work was completed for this week. This is right at the cutting edge so there is no guarantee that this functionality is stable.

The second section contains information about the infrastructure changes happening within the project.  This is going to be a little more impressionistic than the features/bug fixes list, but hopefully it will give a picture of how OpenSim is evolving from week to week.

This week in OpenSim ( r8792 – r8836 )

General news

  • None this week.

Features & bug fixes

  • Christopher Yeoh contributed a patch that allows notecard lines longer than 255 characters to be read.  This is controlled by the NotecardLineReadCharsMax setting shown in OpenSim.ini.example (r8804).
  • MW fixed llParcelMediaCommandList() so that PARCEL_MEDIA_COMMAND_PLAY will only play the media once and PARCEL_MEDIA_COMMAND_LOOP will loop it (r8807).
  • Diva added a Hypergrid unlink-region command (r8811).
  • dslake contributed a patch that will make OpenSim more efficient when using lots of script timers (r8812).
  • mcortez contributed a patch that allows sun settings to be set from the console and adds OSSL functions for setting these, among other things.  See Mantis 3313 for more detail (r8830).
  • idb changed the code so that llApplyImpulse() and llPushObject() can move avatars via worn attachments (r8831).


  • Tommil continuted to contribute patches to develop the experimental MXP client protocol.
  • lbsa71 continued with login service refactoring.
  • Melanie added inventory service infrastructure to allow single items to be retreived.
  • Diva did some initial work to improve Hypergrid user security.


1. nixnerd - March 23, 2009

Thank-you, as always for the update justincc 🙂

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