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Firestorm Major Update

Firestorm Major Public Beta

This is considered a major update due to the sheer volume of changes, improvements, features and bug fixes in this release, but we are releasing it as a public beta on account of some attachment bugs we picked up when merging LL’s AISv3 code and some RLVa issues. Aside from these, though, most testers found this to be a big improvement over our last release. Linden Lab is aware of the attachment issues and is working on releasing code to address these problems, and we will have those fixes with a follow-up release still to be announced. The JIRA issue for this is HERE.

This release brings us to near-parity with LL. While an unprecedented amount of work went into it, it will not count against the three-release rule, since it is a public beta, but it is fully supported by our support team. We highly encourage you to try it, but you’re welcome to roll back if you are unhappy with it.

For a summary of all the major new features and improvements in this release, please see Inara Pey’s Firestorm 4.7.1 Blog post. 

Just too much for a highlight list! CHANGE LOG


The Phoenix Firestorm Team.

SL Marketplace Merchants listen up!


If you create and sell content in Second Life and you haven’t heard of the upcoming “Viewer Managed Marketplace” changes; listen up because this impacts you! We’ve all ranted at some point or another that Linden Lab doesn’t listen to our feedback enough. Well things have changed and LL HAS been listening and asking, but getting very little return from it. Now is your chance to have a voice, be heard and be part of the development process! While this is not a vote, the expression still fits “If you don’t vote you can’t complain”. 

This Friday LL is hosting an inworld feedback session in hopes to hear from merchants and viewer developers about the upcoming marketplace changes. If you aren’t familiar with Viewer Managed marketplace there is plenty of information available. LL Links below! Please try out their beta and provide feedback on Friday!

LL Invitation to their feedback session.

LL Info about the beta launch including a Torley Video!

Members of the Firestorm team will be there and we hope to see some merchants too!

Jessica Lyon
Project Manager
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.

WANTED: Brave Early Adopters and Testers…


WANTED: Early adopters! Although we have a thorough beta test process in place, the number of beta testers compared to our user base is small. We need a bigger share of users for a second stage of testing. Join our Phoenix-Firestorm Preview Group and await instructions! secondlife:///app/group/7ba4569c-9dd9-fed2-aaa7-36065d18a13c/about

Extended version:
We are approaching our next release, and since it will be a big one (fully caught up on Linden Lab’s latest code), we want to expand our testing as much as possible.

Participants should be fairly knowledgeable with Firestorm, willing to install and run the viewer builds that are offered and eager to provide feedback to us in a timely fashion. You should also expect that bugs and other problems may crop up.

If interested, please join our in-world Preview group, called “Phoenix-Firestorm Preview Group,” and await group notices providing links to builds to test.

NOTE: If you are in the preview group and running a “preview build” viewer, please do not ask for support in our main support group, as you will be on a build our regular users do not have. To avoid confusion, you can ask for help in the preview group.

Jessica Lyon
Project Manager
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc