Kokua:Release Notes/KokuaOS Release/126.96.36.199988
RELEASE NOTES KokuaOS 4.2.0
This release is primarily a bug fix release with smaller updates and improvements since our main developer has been partly hospitalized and unable to contribute much since the last release.
While Kokua for SecondLife has been released with support for Linden Lab's Bento avatar skeleton, this is not included in the KokuaOS release due to the lack of OpenSim server side support. This version of the viewer is still able to log in to SecondLife, but will not be able display Bento avatars.
The viewer has received a number of updates to stabilize it when running on Apple Macintosh systems with NVIDIA graphics adapters in scenes with moderate to high content of mesh items. While the viewer still will crash with a GPU reset in many such scenes, the time before crash has been prolonged, and for many scenes eliminated.
- Minimum System Requirement for macOS is 10.10 (Yosemite)
- Renderer optimizations
- Improved support for 4k monitors
- Functionality to display the release notes on first run for a new version of the viewer
- Marine Kelly RLV updated to version 2.9.21
- Both viewer and installer DMG are now signed with an Apple Developer ID for the macOS version
- Added missing GPUs used by newer Macintosh hardware
- Updated OpenJPEG to version 1.5.0
- Multiple updates to localization for all supported languages
- Update FMOD Ex libraries to version 4.4.64
- MAINT-6803 Implemented possibility to cycle through texture faces
- Use the system font Menlo as the monospace font on the macOS version
- STORM-2092 Add "Copy outfit list to clipboard" for Current Outfit folder
What is FIXED
Numerous fixes to reduce log spam, improve the stability of the viewer, update the http code and functionality, renderer improvements and stability. For the full list of changes, see the Change Log.
- The viewer has primarily been tested on grids running the OpenSim 0.9 Release Candidate code, so there may be issues on older versions of OpenSim as there are significant changes to OpenSim 0.9 over previous versions. If you experience such issues, please report them to us.
- Enabling shadows will reset the GPU on macOS systems with NVIDIA graphics cards in scenes with a moderate to large amount of mesh. For macOS users with 512 Mb or less graphics memory, it is advised to lower Texture memory to 384 Mb or less with the slider in the Advanced tab of the Preferences floater (only for systems with NVIDIA graphics cards.)
A workaround to eliminate the GPU reset can be to install the NVIDIA web driver, but this will come at a loss of general graphics performance for all installed applications including the macOS Finder. This driver is made for the Mac Pro system and just "happens to work" for other systems as well. A permanent fix can only be found when the renderer code is updated to support the macOS OpenGL 3.2 profile or Metal. Rewriting the renderer falls out of the competence of Third Party Viewer developers as this requires highly specialist skills and knowledge.
- Mesh deformation of feet with Kokua and RLV when using Utilizatior Mesh Avatar Ticket #332
- Unable to log in to specific "Start at" location Ticket #354
- Texture thrashing may occur at a clean install or settings wipe due to texture memory being set at maximum. This does not occur on all GPU cards. The workaround is simple; Open Preferences->Graphics->Hardware and while observing the scene lower the Texture memory (MB) slider until texture thrashing stops.
- My Suitcase - Opensim [Windows] Ticket #396
Workaround: Open the Inventory floater. Select the gear menu at bottom left. Uncheck Sort system folders on top. Select the gear menu again. Select Show filters... Check Always show folders. Close the Filters My Suitcase should be present below My Outfits in the inventory list.
- [OpenSim] Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr connections Ticket #343
- Above are recent there are many other tickets that need review. There is a vote available for Tickets.