Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Linden Labs has introduced Server Side Appearance - “baking” was too technical ;) - to the main grid.
Lelo and I visited a few busy hangouts to see if there were more grey people than usual.
Our very non-scientific first impression is that avatars rez a hair faster, and that’s all.
I’d say this is a total win for LL. A big change that doesn’t break things for most people using the recommended software is huge.
Good job, guys. Now get three-people private chat working, eh? ;)
So today, then, is the official last day of Phoenix. If you're still using it, everyone will be grey, and you will be grey to everyone.
This should not be a surprise to most, but as they say on the Firestorm blog, some 70,000 non-compatible users are still out there. Ok, change is bad, but dang!
Read the details here: http://www.firestormviewer.org/server-side-appearance-goes-grid-wide/