We’re starting the update to Second Life 1.18.0 momentarily. See this earlier post with details about the update.
Feel free to comment on this thread but the Lindens working on the update will probably be too busy to respond to questions.
Reminder: The Beta Grid will be unavailable for a short period during this update – approximately 7:15am-9:00am PDT.
[UPDATE @ 7:45am PDT] Things are going well. We’ve just closed and kicked everyone off the Beta Grid.
[UPDATE @ 9:00am PDT] We’re a little behind schedule on the asset server maintenance work, so the Beta Grid will be offline for a little longer. More details as they’re available.
[UPDATE @ 9:50am PDT] Asset servers beaten into shape. The Beta Grid is open for logins again, and maintenance work on the Main Grid is proceeding.
[UPDATE @ 11:30am PDT] We’re investigating an issue with the server responsible for handling XMLRPC traffic. Otherwise, everything is on track and looking good.
[UPDATE @ 11:38am PDT] XMLRPC issue has been corrected. We’re doing final verification of all systems before opening up the grid. Users who have already downloaded viewers while waiting for the grid to come up will have to update one more time to pick up a fix for a viewer issue specific to the main grid discovered during testing.
[UPDATE @ 11:57am PDT] It always comes down to the wire, doesn’t it? We’re just getting the updated viewers onto the right download sites now, need to do a quick sanity test, and will open up. So just a few minutes away from opening.
[UPDATE @ 12:13pm PDT] Always one last thing. Just verifying the new 188.8.131.52 Mac viewer image on the download site, then we’re good to go.
[UPDATE @ 12:22pm PDT] We’re open! Sorry for the delay – have fun, everybody!