Saturday, December 18, 2010

Aurora Compatibility with OSG

After last weeks topic on Auroragrids Update we recieved some great feedback from a few of its developers, clarifying a few misperceptions regarding its workings and development. To continue on that note, you can scrap the " No OSG compatibility " as of today there is a binary available that CAN connect to OSG.
You can find a pre-compiled version of it HERE  .

The Aurora team proves very devoted, in both building great new code, and on keeping it's community up to speed with the latest relevant info. This confirms the last words of Whitestars earlier response : "Our code is indeed changing fast as we are in rapid development and evolution, along with more dev's coming online with the project, it will further accelerate and result are being seen as response to issues is very fast."
Well, from a users perspective thats great news, and we love the input. Thanks, and keep it up !

The quickest way to get in touch with Aurora-Dev team yourself, should you have questions, is by scrolling down to the  IRC webapp which you can find completely at the bottom of this page. More information on Aurora and its setup can be found in our links section.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

LBSA Christmas Theme

Santa Dev's flew through the Plaza, and uploaded a charming Christmas theme to OSG's landing area overnight. They worked hard in the last year, with all upgrade's and bugs, and the revamp, and despite the moan an groan and tons of questions they get, still being friendly and open to your community and doing little things like this for all of their users. I say they deserve a christmas card of us all. You can mail one HERE and the little mail elves will likely take care of all the rest. On behalf of Red Dragon and all its members, we thank you for your efforts, this community, and the freedom we enjoy here. Amen.

Tomorrow is this years LATEST PARTY in D&J's Close Encounters region, so make sure not to miss out on one of the last chances you have to wish your friends in the community some happy holidays.
Saturday, CyberBohemia has a new Vernissage with Art from H.J. Kaeppeler , themed Mask & Pantomime. You can find more info below in our Calendar, or by visiting their sims or website.

And afterwards, well it will be Santa-time. Enjoy, and make sure to check back inbetween. We will keep updating the threads when info reaches us. Also  dont forget to check the Blogs down below in our links sections. They also get updated regilarly. ( Hypergridbuisiness for instance has a nice article with stats and details on general Opensim Growth over the past year, koinup recieves daily pictures etc. etc. ).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

AuroaraGrid Update Available

Today a new version of Aurora server was released. You can grab your copy by clicking HERE . The version is already pre-complied for you. For instructions on how to connect to aurora, please visit the the Infopage.

Some major changes were made, to the backend technology. Aurora uses it's own script engine now ( No rubust, no Xengine, its now called Aurora.Server and for what we've been told, its blazing fast. (Estimated 4-7 times more speed than OSG , but don't pin us on these numbers, mileage may still vary depending on your machine & network infrastructure).
Above means that there is no OSG compatibility any longer, so connecting to the OSgrid with an aurora server will be impossible (at start it looked like aurora was maintaining compatibility, but they chose their own path now).  If you create a setup for Aurora, make sure to use different databases for OSG and Aurora, so you dont find yourself in a world of pain. Keep posted on updates, as the Aurora team changes builds faster than you change underwear. Also the Login process is about to change, we will post more updates when we have relevant news on it.

We also found 1 tiny issue. If you import an OAR, you become the creator of all prims you imported. So a humble apology to all the OSG creators, if you have problems with us having your creations on one of our Aurora regions, without you being labeled as the creator, feel free to notify us. Don't worry about any -*RDS*- stuff you have. As long as you do not SELL our builds, you can do as you please with them, and we don't mind our name not being there as creator.  Early christmas present, in the form of No Hassle.

Other news : NotePad++  updated to support LSL a bit better.

Please check the response from a member of the Aurora Development team HERE for the "Inside Facts" on above article. Credits & Thnx to WhiteStar Magic.