We’re very pleased to announce the beta testing of Mono in Second Life. Mono is a technology which will increase the speed of scripts running in Second Life. The goal is that everyone will experience reduced lag and improved stability and that it will be possible to script complex behaviours that were not previously feasible in Second Life.
With a mono viewer on a Mono region, normal LSL scripts can optionally be compiled and run on Mono. If you are a scripter we would love you to download the Mono viewer, connect to the beta grid, teleport to a Mono-enabled region and test your scripts on both the Mono and LSL virtual machines side by side. If you notice any differences in your script’s behaviour when running on Mono, please check this meta JIRA (SVC-1276). Someone may have already submitted a JIRA on your problem. If not, create a new JIRA report (SVC project), including a detailed description and a minimal LSL script that demonstrates the differing behaviour.
More information on Mono in Second Life can be found here. Note that we are sharing the beta grid with Havok4. You should download a viewer here; it will work for both Havok4 and Mono (previous beta viewers will not work with Mono, you need to download this one). Once you connect you will need to teleport to one of the Mono regions which are specified in the step-by-step instructions. We will be holding office hours in Sandbox Goguen MONO on the beta grid on Wednesdays at 8AM and Fridays at 3PM where you can ask questions and report issues.