Second Life™ estrena hoy su Viewer 2 Beta. Hay que probarlo. Yo soy fanática del Greenlife Emerald Viewer, sin embargo hay otros que lo odian y prefieren Snow Globe ¿Verdad Matías? ;) Es interesante que los cambios van dirigidos a que sea más intuitivo y fácil.
Desde Second Life Blog:
Today, in addition to the Viewer 2 Beta, we are announcing the launch of the Third-Party Viewer Directory and the Third Party Viewer Policy governing third-party viewers in general. Last year, we announced these efforts in blog posts on Our Content Management Road Map and Upcoming Third-Party Viewer Policy. Since then we have collected a great deal of important feedback from Residents, merchants, and third-party developers alike, all of which has helped guide our development and decisions on the new Third-Party Viewer Directory and Policy.
The goals of the policy and program are to:
- Prevent Residents’ passwords from being stolen
- Protect Residents from griefing and other harmful conduct
- Guard against intellectual property infringement
- Preserve our ability to provide you with high-quality service
- Involve the community in evaluating third-party viewers
- Create a visible repository for alternative viewers with novel and interesting applications
Viewer 2 Introduces a More Intuitive User Experience
Viewer 2 has all of the capabilities of Viewer 1.23 and more; it has just been reorganized into a more intuitive user experience. In fact, it’s chock full of cool features. Once you learn your way around, you’ll definitely appreciate:
- A browser-like navigation bar with forward and back buttons. You can even save favorites and review your teleport history.
- A sliding right-hand panel that surfaces the most frequently-used features and makes managing your profile, contacts, groups, landmarks, inventory, and appearance easy.
- Improved Search, powered by Google Search Appliance technology , makes it easier to find friends, places, and cool stuff to buy.
- A superior alternative to invisiprims for non-human avatars. In Viewer 2, a new wearable type, called Alpha Masks, allow you to “mask out” parts of your base avatar to make entire body parts disappear.
- And, you’ll enjoy the new contextual help to help you acclimate to the new viewer experience.
Those are just a few highlights. There’s much more! We’ll be going into more depth on many of these features in future blog posts.