Phoenix Viewer 188.8.131.520 is Official!
Yes! Today is a great day! After receiving lots of feedback from our users combined with the crash statistics provided by LL, we are taking 184.108.40.2060 out of Release Candidate and making it an official release! There is nothing new to download, just the title has changed.
According to this week’s crash statistics covering last week we’ve actually made new record for stability in a Third Party Viewer with a 9.88% crash rate!! While we do expect the crash rate will rise slightly as more and more people move to it, we don’t expect it to rise very much, lets hope it stays right where it is! As previously mentioned the focus leading up to this release was stability and crash fixes. We investigated, found and fixed a huge amount of crash bugs for this release. But it wasn’t all us! Credits and thank you to Imprudence, Singularity, Henri Beauchamp, Linden Lab, Code Contributors from the SL Community and many others for sharing their own crash fixes with us under the spirit of Open Source.
We haven’t based this decision solely on the crash statistics. We also based it on feedback from our users and our Support Team. While most people found 1050 to be fantastic, some did have problems. Fortunately these problems have proven to be solvable with little trouble.
Some of the most common issues were poor performance. If you are having poor performance on 220.127.116.110, please read the “A Note on Performance” section of the following wiki page:
Most people who did have crash or stability issues with 1050 were resolved by performing a clean install. Instructions on how to do a clean install on the following wiki page.
We made the donation today to go to Japan Relief! With just a few dollars lost due to transfer fees from LL the final donation was $2277.54!! Way to go people! The reciept can be seen here:
The Phoenix Viewer Project Team.