Something’s BUGging me…

SecondLife is undergoing a testing time at the moment, with more BUGs in both the server-code and the viewer-code than your average Anthill. Linden Lab knew they were coming and it is no surprise to them. The current attachment and rendering bugs are at best annoying and for many (I include myself here) seriously disruptive, such that I refuse to install the latest Firestorm viewer.

In FS Support there have, as always, been many complaints (a few of which can be put down to failure to follow sound advice as ever) and only a few plaudits…a situation I cannot recall happening in the past.

That there are BUGs is a part of SecondLife, it is unavoidable in any complex system, and no-one in their right mind would not think SL complex. This recent generation though have been more pernicious and intractable than most, deriving from a laudable but misguided attempt by The Lab to improve the experience for a sizeable minority of users. SSA, Project Interesting and the augmented inventory system have resulted in the creation of many more BUGs and issues that they have solved and the law of diminishing returns kicked in a fair while ago.

One positive aspect of the apparent closer liaison between Firestorm and Linden Lab has been the activity (I hesitate to call it Hyperactivity) of Firestorm’s JIRA expert Whirly Fizzle, who is now helping to solve problems for users not only on the Firestorm JIRA but also on the Linden Server forum. We owe Whirly, among several notable others who do their work for the pleasure of it, not for payment, a great debt of gratitude.

~ by Ayesha Askham-Ezvalt on May 13, 2015.

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