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This Week in OpenSim Dev – week ending Saturday 3rd October 2009 October 5, 2009

Posted by justincc in opensim, opensim-dev, opensim-news, secondlife, twiod, virtual-environments, virtual-worlds.
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Hello everybody. This is a short summary of OpenSim development for the past week up until the end of last Saturday.  The letters in brackets after bug and feature points are the Git revision identifiers in which the work appears.  We only give the first 6 characters of each revision but this should be enough to identify it.

The changes described here appear only in OpenSim’s cutting edge Git ‘master’ branch.  Please do not attempt to use code taken directly from ‘master’ 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 old Subversion revision r9962).

This week in OpenSim ( 5d09c5 – 2d9c27)

General news

  • None this week.

Features & bug fixes

  • Diva finished moving the Grid server to the ROBUST server infrastructure (de4811).  This will require the addition of a [GridService] section in your bin/config-include/StandaloneCommon.ini or bin/config-include/GridCommon.ini files.  See the UGRM to URM migration instructions on the wiki or Mantis 4197 for some more information.
  • Diva added a fix-phantoms console command to see if that may counter an issue where approximately 20% of prims are phantom after importing an OAR to a region that forms part of a megaregion (bc892c).
  • Alan M Webb contributed a patch that stops some phantom objects behaving as if they weren’t phantom, which also caused llVolumeDetect() to return somewhat random results (2a7bed).
  • James J Greensky contributed some patches that improved performance (44776f).
  • Dr Scofield added parcel serialization to OpenSim Archives (OARs).  This means that parcel information will now be saved and restored when using OARs (3c271b).

Infrastructure

  • Diva, jhurliman and Melanie started some great work on tracking down where texture related problems and memory leaks are occuring.  At the time of writing this work is hopefully nearing completion – there’s still at least one unexplained new thread deadlock in the updated code.
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3. Dr Scofield - October 9, 2009

justin, i think you meant to say “This means that parcel information will now be saved and restored when using OARs (3c271b).” instead of “will not be saved” 🙂

4. justincc - October 13, 2009

Oops, thanks Dr Scofield, now corrected 🙂

5. Reverse-engineering OARs: Understanding parcel maps « Zonja Capalini - December 18, 2009

[…] OARs: Understanding parcel maps Format 0.2 Opensim Archives (OARs) include, since Opensim version 3c271b, a “landdata” directory that stores parcel data. For each parcel in the region there is […]


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