Disclaimer

This is MY Viewer, i decide which feature i want to add and which to remove, i share this Viewer to show the world that user base size is not important, i do rate quality by effort, thought and love put into the project, not some rough estimated numbers. I consider feature requests only if i you can name proper valid reasons i can agree on. It is my unpaid time i'm putting into this project, i'm not here to cater to every Joe's desires.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Progress Update to 2.4 (#11)

Today is a good day to announce something everyone of you wants to hear.

No, not that there's a new update available for download but something very similar.

First lets get today's changes outta the way!

I spend 2 days working on a few 'Picks' panels, 'Picks' is the leftover of the old Viewer 2 profile which later got removed in favor of web profiles. 'Picks' contains ...well picks you can create as well as advertisements for... your SIM or shop or whatever. I didn't just change the layout a bit but also overhauled those 'Picks' entries so they use their available space better.


This seems to be a huge waste of time, i know, especially since these picks are basically useless and rarely used for anything else other than listing your roleplay family and or shop and quickly closing it after you are done but yea... it has to be done at some point.















And today i swapped to overhauling something that is more important such as the map, i will continue doing the 'Picks' panel later. The layout has been changed moderately, the left side contains all controls such as teleporting around and copying the SLurl and it also contains the legend (that stuff explaining what each icon is). You can now open the search functions which are on the right via the 'Show Search' button, other than for searching for SIM names or tracking your friends this side is basically useless now. All important things are on the left and always visible, they cannot be hidden.



As you may notice, the left side contains buttons which is really unusual for me. The reason this toolbar contains buttons is that these buttons are basically showing the floaters i need to finish before i'm done with the 'main' stuff, everything else is just optional and will most likely be updated over time. That means, 'Places', 'Gestures', 'Build', 'Picks', 'Preferences' and 'Chat' are not overhauled yet but will be until 2.4 Release.

Which brings me to my announcement, this weekend you will get an update for my Viewer! Yes that's right. Up. Date. This. Weekend. It will be a Beta tho and it will still miss some floaters (some of those listed above) and probably contain a lot of bugs and other nasty things i overlooked, which is why i want to share it so you can go all over it like you usually do. I will post more details about that update when the time has come, stay tuned! The end is nigh!

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