Linden Lab Says – It’s Time to Update Your Viewer!

Hello ZoHa Islands 🙂  Happy 4th to those of you in the United States!

Today is the big day!  Time to upgrade those viewers!  Only a few days left.

Linden Lab announced on the official Second Life Blog today official start dates for the Project Sunshine rollouts….. which is supposed to significantly improve avatar rezzing during logins and avatar rebake requests in Second Life. These updated changes will make the user experience faster and more reliable than ever before. Linden Lab also notes in the blog also about better performance and less time in clouded avatar states which is good news!

The staff here greatly encourages the use of these updates – support inquiries directly related to customers NOT updating their viewers – will be encouraged to clean install their viewers and get one from this list of viewers.  We strongly encourage the use of Firestorm specially for its functionality, code, and user friendliness, not to mention they are always very up to date and on top of all changes.

Second Life Wiki on Project Sunshine and Server Side Appearance

Post direct from the Linden Lab blog this morning:

It’s Time to Update Your Viewer!

by Community ManagerLinden Lab ‎07-03-2013 01:52 PM – edited ‎07-03-2013 02:02 PM


As we’ve previously blogged about, the next step for Project Sunshine, which will improve avatar loading performance, is a server-side update. Early next week, we will be starting to roll out those changes, which are the “heavy lifting” portion of Sunshine. Once the updates have rolled out, all avatar data will be rendered on Second Life’s servers, rather than on your computer. Because your local machine won’t have to render that data, you should start to see better reliability and improved performance across the grid.

It’s important to remember that you need to be using an up-to-date Viewer to enjoy these improvements. If you’re still using an outdated Viewer, the server-side changes rolling out now will cause you to see some avatars as broken or incomplete. Soon all avatars will be using the new system and will appear broken to you if you don’t update.

What new features are coming with Sunshine? Watch this video to find out.

So don’t be left out in the cold, update your Viewer today, and let the Sunshine in!