OpenSim 0.6.7 source packages released

Hi folks.  The OpenSim 0.6.7 source packages are now ready for download either in tar.gz or .zip form.  The source code in these packages needs to be built before they can be used.  Binary packages should follow in the next few weeks (there isn’t a continuous end-to-end process for producing these yet).

The OpenSim 0.6.7 release was branched from trunk on the 28th September 2009.

As usual, please bear in mind that Opensim is still at the alpha code quality stage with documentation to match (improvements in the opensim wiki are always welcome!).  Only minimal testing has been performed on this release.

Here are some highlights of the changes between 0.6.6 and 0.6.7.  Apologies in advance for any inaccuracies (corrections again welcome :)

  • Asset and Inventory services have been moved to the new ROBUST infrastructure.  The User, Grid and Messaging servers still exist as specific executables.
  • A Vivox voice module was introduced.
  • Inbound LSL HTTP functions were implemented.
  • The inventory service was overhauled to fetch folders and items individually as required rather than all at once.
  • Experimental OpenSim Inventory Archives (IARs) were introduced.
  • A console for remotely controlling region simulators and ROBUST servers was introduced.
  • The Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) physics module was made the default physics implementation.  This means that 64 bit Windows users will have to use the OpenSim.32BitLaunch.exe executable rather than OpenSim.exe.
  • Experimental megaregions were introduced.
  • A massive number of performance improvements and other bug fixes were made.

10 comments for “OpenSim 0.6.7 source packages released

  1. October 15, 2009 at 12:10 am

    “A massive number of performance improvements and other bug fixes were made.”

    I’d like to see a list please :-D

  2. October 15, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Actually, 0.6.7 might be a skippable release. 0.6.8 should be out soon and contains a royal ton of stability and performance fixes over 0.6.7 that I would personally recommend waiting for.

    Adam

  3. October 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    @Zauber. The git tool does generate a list so when I get a chance I’ll do that and stick it on the OpenSimulator download page with all the other stuff. If I forget please feel free to remind me :)

    @Adam. I certainly agree that 0.6.8 should be a good release. I think the problem is in predicting when the new texture and LLUDP client stack code will have stablized enough to make another release – this doesn’t seem to be the case yet.

    I do wonder if having fixed release dates (a la Ubuntu) might help concentrate people’s minds on stability at certain points in the cycle.

  4. Marilyn H
    October 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    when these new versions come out with the installer, will they just overwrite on what i already have, or will i need to delete the 0.6.6 first? thanks

  5. Tom W
    October 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Just tried to get a vivox licence/account but was told they do not have a product available for individuals/small businesses. Pity would have been nice to try.

  6. October 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    @Marilyn – I think it would be best to delete 0.6.6 first or move it to a separate directory.

    @Tom – You might want to try the Freeswitch module – Freeswitch being an open-source voip package.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *