Wednesday, May 10, 2006

No New Newness :(

For reasons unknown, the Second Life 1.9.1 release has been postponed (All platforms - SL Forum : 1.9.1 release postponed).

From the forum chatter it seems some of the new features simply weren't ready for release. With the latest preview offing less than previous versions (SL Forum : And boom. Vertex shaders and shadows are gone.) combined with reports of rendering weirdness (SL Forum : specular lighting in new shaders) and a massive drop in performance in the latest preview, it would seem that Linden Labs have tried to run before they can walk, and had a commenting out session to try and get a stable client.

Such a shame, I was really looking forward to the hardware lighting.....


At 2:47 pm, Anonymous Lost Rinkitink said...

Agreed. Pretty annoying that the release is delayed, and for an unspecified period of time. I was really looking forward to trying the new UI - haven't looked at the previews, but it sounded great.


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