Wednesday, October 8, 2008

1.20.17 and 1.21.5 rebuild

Only one minor change, which could help with old viewer freezing problem on Mac. Dances around getCurrentRSS() and VWR-1715
I said "could" because on my hardware it dosent help much with freezes, unfortunately.
Anyhow, rebuilded viewers CV 1.20.17 and CV 1.21.5
Feedback needed!

13 comments:

Bros said...

Hello... found the Cool viewer today when I was forced to upgrade from 1.19.x viewer yesterday.

The 1.20 and 1.21 LL viewers caused frequently freezes and I had to reboot my MacBook Pro 3 times in 30 minutes :(

Unfortunately the 1.21.5 cool viewer ALSO freezes (for example at Pillow Talk) but it gives me back control after 10 secs or so.

The Jira issue that tracks this is VWR-7779.

I am willing to help you solve this problem. I am a professional Java developer, but WAS a Mac developer a couple of years ago. And I get this problem on my MacBook Pro.

Hyang Zhao said...

yea, 7779 is a thread i watching too, no good feedback from linden guys yet.

Hyang Zhao said...

that workaround not working anymore, so far as i heard from other folks.

JennyH GossipGirl said...

sadly, this latest viewer remains completely unusable for me :-/

i'm using a new 17" macbook pro, 4gb ram, HD screen, nvidia 512mb graphics, on OS X 10.5.5 with all the latest updates.

the best for me is still nicholaz' eye candy ec-f, based on 1.19.1 (4). this also freezes frequently (every 30-120 seconds for 10-30 seconds of freeze) making it very difficult to use SL, but the nicholaz only seems to freeze SL, whereas the official 1.20 viewers, the official 1.21 RC viewers, and also this latest Cool build (i just tried the 1.21.5 rebuild), freeze even more frequently and freeze the entire computer, not only SL (simply force quitting is difficult).

i'm willing to do all i can to help, but i am not a programmer at all. i'm also a concierge member of SL and i have filed tickets on this but LL doesn't see a problem (at their request, i had my ISP come and verify that my connection is flawless; in response, LL closed my ticket).

Boy Lane said...

Honey, rapidshare mega sucks. Don't use this crap. I'm happy to put the Mac version on my blog.

yoshi said...

working a treat for me Hyang !!! not a single crash as yet..but hey..it STILL isn't helping me catch more fishies than you!
love Yoshi xoxox

Corwin said...

jennyh --- The only viewer in forever that does not freeze on my 15" MBP (otherwise real similar to your 17") is the "Cool Viewer 1.19.1(4)e" that's @ http://radio-boomslang.shacknet.nu/~bb/articles/cool-viewer-mac/ , so if you really need to like work (or something ;) in SL you might try that? [Yes, it still works although it's old.)

OTOH I'm actually doing pretty well with Hyang's 1.21.5 rebuild, so YMMV. Thank you so much for all our effort, Hyang :).

Augustine said...

Won't unpack.
Can't try downloading it again.
Let you know if I am ever able to use it.

Boy Lane said...

I made a 1.19.0.5 version with some additional anti-freeze fixes as Barney did. Might be the fastest viewer for Mac. Check out my blog.
Boy

Hyang Zhao said...

Gonna look at 1.19.0.5, thank you, Boy :)
Thank you, guys for trying it, seems results different, depends of hardware. And, btw, i'm experiencing client hang when trying to make highres snapshot, it was possible on 1.19, but MacOs used to be 10.5.2 that time, but now in almost impossible for me to make it, viewer just hangs. There was more then 2 jira tickets about highres snapshots, as i remember. I'm about to blame apple, actually, because now those snaps not working even in old 1.19.1.4 version, which Barney made awhile ago.

Hyang Zhao said...

btw, Boy, i'm not sure about rapidshare. Shye used to download pretty fast from there lately.

Boy Lane said...

I can't use rapidshare at all, either I get a message my IP (provider proxy) is downloading something already or I get a session expired notice, regardless with what browser. I know others have similar problems. Rapidshare is a no go for me.

cjd said...

i can never download stuff from rapidshare...any other link please?

Disclaimer about all viewer builds

THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL AND UNSUPPORTED BUILD!

THIS RELEASE IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH LINDEN LAB IN ANY
WAY BUT PATCHED BY A THIRD PARTY. 

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

IF SOMETHING GOES BADLY WRONG, RESTORE FROM YOUR BACKUPS, OR JUST USE THE OFFICIAL BUILD IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY.

ALSO IF YOU DO NOT FIND THE AUTHOR TRUSTWORTHY AND IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS PROGRAM COULD CONTAIN INTENTIONALLY MALICIOUS CODE, PLEASE ALSO DO NOT USE IT.

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.