[opensource-dev] Snowstorm 2.6.1 with Advanced and Basic mode

Moriz Gupte moriz.gupte at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 20:47:40 PDT 2011

This is a great move, we've been looking forward to this for years. Am
thinking hot swap between modes without a restart could be a plus, a
separate smaller basic client could also be desirable ...I think.
one thing though, when I launched 2.6.1 in the basic mode, clicking on
myavatar just produces a frame which does not contain anything ... is this
normal? How can I populate it with options ...
On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:25 PM, Yoz Grahame <yoz at lindenlab.com> wrote:

> On 16 March 2011 17:45, Patnad Babii <djshag at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>   A viewer like this is good, but seriously should be part of the SAME
>> viewer as the other use. Simply have it with a button to switch between the
>> Easy, Fast and Fun mode or Advanced mode. The viewer is already like 30 meg
>> to download so, 10 megs more should’nt be a big challenge for most of the
>> users.
> Good news! It *is* part of the same viewer! (At least, that's the plan.)
> You can switch between Basic and Advanced mode on the login screen.
> Switching currently requires a viewer restart; we're looking into ways to
> make that easier, though that may not be achievable for the 2.6 release.
>> With that said, its is nice to see an improvement on the UI for new users,
>> but that viewer is VERY limited, with no inventory, no notecard and no
>> landmark, its so limited, user will only be able to visit your spotlight
>> places. There is not even group in that viewer.
> Yep - we're deliberately keeping it very simple so that newcomers aren't
> overwhelmed with controls, and have less to learn before being rewarded with
> a positive initial experience. The emphases are on basic movement, chatting,
> making friends and seeing the sights. Once they're comfortable and willing
> to explore further or get more involved, switching to Advanced mode only
> requires a restart.
> -- Yoz
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