[opensource-dev] The Plan for Snowglobe

Oz Linden (Scott Lawrence) oz at lindenlab.com
Fri Sep 10 09:22:25 PDT 2010


  On 2010-09-09 7:15, Aidan Thornton wrote:
> On 9/8/10, Oz Linden (Scott Lawrence)<oz at lindenlab.com>  wrote:
>>          * Remove viewer-external from hg.secondlife.com
> Am I right in thinking there's no revision history in here that isn't
> available in more useful and fine-grained form in viewer-external?

That is correct, except that the history is in viewer-development, which 
I'm sure is what you meant.

>>          * Take down the Snowglobe subversion repository
> That's going to be kinda obnoxious, because it means non-Linden Labs
> developers won't be able to look back at what was changed in
> Snowglobe, when and why. There will still be mainstream 1.23-based
> viewers by then unless Linden Labs does something incredibly brilliant
> or something incredibly stupid, and they'll still have a use for the
> Snowglobe version control history.

Viewer developers should be thinking now about how to migrate to the new 
code base so that you can support your features and interfaces with the 
new underlying capabilities (and there are more coming) and superior 
stability that the new code base has.

Eventually (and there is _no_ plan for when this will be - certainly 
longer than 3 months), it will no longer be possible for us to continue 
to support viewers based on the 1.x code base (including our own), and 
we'll stop.  Well before this happens, we'll have a public discussion 
about it, and about what must be supported to remain compatible.  If you 
have moved to and stayed reasonably current with the 2.x code base, then 
it will be a non-event for you.



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