Firestorm 188.8.131.52167 now available
4.4.2 is now available on our downloads as a replacement to 4.4.1. Everyone needs to be on this version.
Version 4.4.1 block from Login.
We are engaging a login block on version 4.4.1 because of the reasons listed below and in the previous blog post. Please update to version 4.4.2 now.
Opensim users unfortunately are also affected by this block because we do not yet have the ability to block per grid independently.
As mentioned in the previous blog post below, we mistakenly left some LL debug logging code enabled in the 4.4.1 release which as it turns out is hitting LL’s statistics servers, which are responsible for collecting crash and usage data. The information being sent to LL is mainly avatar appearance debugging data and usage data. The appearance information is used by LL to better investigate and determine the causes of avatar appearance update failures during targeted tests. The “usage” data, however, is the real troublemaker, as it is being sent every 30 seconds now instead of the usual 10 minutes. This of course becomes a lot of information that their server cannot keep up with. We’ve been asked by LL to issue an emergency update and block 4.4.1, which we have responsibly agreed to do.
There have been concerns that we are sending your personal information like your “IP address”, etc. I can assure you, Linden Lab already has your IP address and access to all your SL information already. We, however, do not collect or have access to any of your personal information, so no… the information being sent is purely code-specific and nothing personal or private.
Clean install or not?
– If you are upgrading from 4.4.1 you do not need to perform a clean install and can install directly on top of 4.4.1.
– If you are upgrading from 4.4.0 or older then it is highly recommended to perform a clean install.
Again, we understand how this is an inconvenience to you all and genuinely apologize for the extra efforts you are having to go through. Our mission is to improve the user experience, and this hassle is certainly not accomplishing that. I ask for your patience and understanding as mistakes happen and we are not immune to making them.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Jessica Lyon and the team