[7:05 PM on 11/28/07] Update: With the exception of about 20 regions still needing restart, the rolling restarts are completed.
[1:11 PM on 11/28/07] Update: We found an issue with some of the deployment code being administered to all regions in Second Life. At the present time, if your region is not available, it will be shortly after the Rolling Restart across Second Life is completed. If you are a private region owner, please refrain from restarting your region at this time. We will update you here when we have further information. Thank you for your patience.
As announced previously, we’re performing a rolling restart of the Second Life simulators to update the service to server code version 1.18.6. The changes are primarily internal, providing infrastructure for new viewer functionality changes coming up in the Second Life 1.18.6 viewer which should be available soon.
The rolling restart will require each region to be offline for 5 to 10 minutes while the update occurs. Unfortunately, this restart cannot be delayed by estate managers. The restart will happen in random order across the grid (in contrast to many previous restarts that have followed a North to South pattern).
We expect the restart to take approximately 4 hours.
Read on for more details…
Changes include these fixes:
- SVC-122: Simulators stay online even when the CAPS server is down
SVC-750: Avatar sitting on a prim no longer able to be manipulated with llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsOops – we actually rushed this fix out early – over a month ago! It was accidentally left on the checklist for this release, but it’s not a change with this version.
In addition, two confusing and almost unused options have been deprecated:
- Deny Payment Info on File
- Deny Payment Info Used
These are found in the ‘Estate’ tab of World > Region/Estate and the ‘Ban’ tab of World > About Land. This is in preparation for a change to the user interface around land access coming in 1.18.6 (which should make access restrictions much easier to use).
NOTE: When crossing between regions which are in different update status, a notification will pop up. This is a feature of “Het Grid” and will be used more fully in the future when different regions are running code with different behaviors.