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This Week in OpenSim Dev – week ending Saturday 11th July 2009 July 12, 2009

Posted by justincc in opensim, opensim-dev, opensim-news, twiod, virtual-environments, virtual-worlds.

osgridHello everybody. This is a short summary of OpenSim development for the past week up until the end of Saturday.  The numbers in brackets after bug and feature points are the SVN revision numbers in which the work appears.

The changes described here appear only in OpenSim’s cutting edge Subversion ‘trunk’.  Please do not attempt to use code taken directly from ‘trunk’ in any production environment.  At particular points in time this in-development code may not work or may even cause data corruption.  If you are not a developer or tester, please treat this summary instead as a preview of what will be coming up in the next release.  The latest official release is OpenSim 0.6.6 (branched at r9962).

This week in OpenSim ( r9975 – r10019 )

General news

Features & bug fixes

  • RandomHuman contributed a patch that allows one to close regions via the Remote Admin interface without deleting them.  This makes it possible to recreate them on demand without having to reload their contents (r9991).


  • Melanie committed the start of work on the Basic Universal Server Technology (BUST).  This is intended to replace the current separate grid servers (such as OpenSim.Grid.AssetServer.exe) in order to easier consolidation of services into single server instances, among other things.
  • Dr Scofield and Alan Webb added a Vivox voice module and Adam did some bug fixes.  This supports positional and conference call voice (currently only per region server), region voice, parcel voice, direct avatar to avatar voice chat and speaker indication.  A customer admin account from Vivox is required to use this.  Read Dr Scofield’s blog post for more information.


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