Saturday, July 1, 2023

Genesis Change Log R7

Genesis:  A high performance, low memory footprint viewer for Second Life.  For Windows 10/11 (64 Bit)   

An active participant in Second Life's Third Party Viewer Program.

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Nightly Builds

July 15th, 2023 (1.7.880) (compiling at at 5am SLT)

- This version will be the same at 1.7.880 RELEASE

- Area Search: Added ability to search by name, description and groups

- Install banner cosmetics

- Debug changes: Make new AO floater the default,  

July 2nd, 2023 (867)

- Added new Genx2 skin, buttons with icons in Genesis teal colour.  Asking the community to help with mods for this skin.

- DPI size of text in chat floaters now in increments in 4, not 8.

- Changed debug value to display IM in chat console along with local chat, to False (previously true).  User should have to opt-in to see IM in with local chat (not out).

June 25th, 2023 (863)

- Fixed: Don't start AO Engine when opening AO Settings if AO is not set enabled.

- Investigating: TP disconnect (#323) To understand why the simulator sometimes assumes you have left the region and closes the connection before the teleport-out has completed.  Added temporary additional TP tunnel info to genesis.log to help us track causes of this issue when users share their log files with us.

June 22nd, 2023 (861)

- Further streamlining of internal AO engine.

- Fixes: AO engine - when notecard is null label now shows empty string.

- Remember last active AO notecard setting and persist on relog.

June 19th, 2023 (855)

- Fixed Multiple AO's (Build in AO engine) was not remembering your last chosen AO at login.

- Fixed French toolbar overlay.

June 16th, 2023 (852)

- Fixed buttons in Create/Edit object that were truncated as a result of the font change in 842.

This weekend we will be working on "applying some EEP settings to yourself make the viewer immediately crash to desktop".

June 15th, 2023 (848)

- Reverted an original font to better supports more Extended High ASCII (Unicode) characters than its predecessor. Less 'square blocks' in elaborate display names (for those who have not already installed Korean and Chinese language packs).

- Fixed "powered by" font issue.

- Changed, Prefs: Genesis: Font Size to use multiples of 8 on slider and set upper and lower limits to prevent an unusually large or small values from messing up the display.

June 14th, 2023 (846)

- Support for multiple AO set-ups.  Nightly testers please help us test this to make sure we got it right!  Thank you.  (See here)

- Moved position of stop animations on bottom bar.

June 10th, 2023 (842)

- Added ability to change font in floater size for Chat, Profiles, Search etc). Prefs >  Genesis > Adv. Features.   Use the slider to adjust between 88, 96, 104 (default), 112, 120. Too large a number will cause certain floaters to invoke tabs, for example  "notes" tab on profiles will scroll if you choose a very large value for the font size, but mileage will vary considerably depending on the users screen resolution.

June 2nd, 2023 (836)

- Fixed text in dialog boxes for very long text. Thought fixed in 828.  Redone.

- Reworked edit floater and fixed Land Impact truncating to 2 digits.

- Fixed: Holes in terrain at the bottom of the sea.  Due to some bizarre inherited hard-coded region configuration.

- Increased password length maximum from 12 to 16 characters (the maximum SL permits).  The 12 character limit was an old OpenSim limit we had overlooked.  Since Genesis does not support OS, the length can now be extended to 16.

May 22nd, 2023  (830)

- New Snapshot floater is set active.  Debug: GenxSnapshotFloater  True by default.  Set false for old styles floater

May 21st, 2023 (828)

- Fixed font size in dialog so text doesn't disappear behind the user input box. Issue remains on 830.

May 20th, 2023 (826)

- Genesis now supports uploading of 30 second WAV files at 44.1 kHz.

- Laying foundations for the reworking of Area Search.

May 13th, 2023 (824)

- Tweaked Preferences menu to suit new font.

May 8th, 2023 (822)

- New Feature: Ability to show avatar distance from you in name/group hover-text.
Preferences > Genesis > Tags:  Show Avatar Distance.

- New Feature, Snapshot floater rework: Ability to resize snapshot floater for larger or smaller preview. To try this, set Debug: GenxSnapshotFloater to True

- Begin Area Search rework.
- Fixed need to scroll tab profiles to "notes" using new font.

May 8th, 2023 (810)

- Replace default Roboto font with clearer Inter-Font from Google. We could all do with a bit of help seeing things.

- Begin foundation for snapshot window rework

- Begin foundation for ability to see Avatar distance from client via name tag

May 4th, 2023 (808)

- Added tool-tip to hit-boxes so we don't forget the shortcut key we created for it.

- Moved "stop anims" icon on the toolbar. Next to the music slider was not good!

- Began reworking on Area Search.

- Development Team has opted to use American English for the viewer,  Z's instead of S's and no U's in things like colour.   Release notes will probably continue in English English.  This is because the demographic for SL is heavily weighted in USA so we're going to use Englishification, lest you think we can't spell.

April 22nd, 2023 (804)

- Added a stop animation button to UI next to media play/pause

- Fixed: unlimited zoom via camera constraints. 

Genesis Change Log R9

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