Black Dragon 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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Black Dragon Update "New Years Update"

Happy New Year from Germany

I made you one last update this year, filled with some bugfixes, changes and little additions you may like.

This Update was primarily aimed at fixing RLVa which has become broken of the several past releases because RLVa wasn't ever updated again, i merged all the latest available sunshine external RLVa changes and went through code trying to get as much to work as possible, i made a few test runs with it via TiS and so far it worked, i can't promise it won't cause problems tho. We'll see.

Other things include an option to show the merchant inbox/outbox in inventory (needs relog) and a bunch of fixes to problems reported. Conversations shortcut was fixed (CTRL + T now), freezes on entering/leaving Mouselook have been massively reduced/fixed, the script editor window has been Niran-ified again, some new icons for the Navbar parcel properties have been done and changing the controls layout doesn't require a relog anymore. I might also take a look at fully rebind-able controls in the future.

Happy new year and stay tuned for more updates in 2015!



Added: Made some new parcel property icons.
Added: Option to toggle if we want to see Merchant Outbox/Inbox folders in our inventory.
Changed: Move damage icon in navbar to the far left of all icons.
Changed: Script Editor layout.
Changed: Made Keyboard controls loadable without relog.
Fixed: Conversations shortcut.
Fixed: Massive double code removal and code fixes all over the place to make it compile with the latest RLVa merge.
Fixed: Original object name is still visible while renaming objects.
Fixed: A warning in floater_world_map.xml
Fixed: A warning in menu_viewer.xml.
Fixed: 1-2 second freezes when entering/leaving Mouselook with hide UI disabled.
Removed: Double RLVa entries after RLVa merge.
Removed: Doubles in notifications after RLVa merge.
Removed: Cleaned up About Black Dragon floater a bit.
Removed: Last Snapshot created when logging out or getting disconnected, we don't use it anyway. (We also crash on dc anyway so we won't ever see it)
Removed: Code call to unused SnapshotConfigURL.
Removed: Ripped out hopefully all leftovers of the Topinfobar (minilocationbar).
Removed: Some html folder leftovers.
Merge with RLVa Sunshine

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Black Dragon Update "Christmas Update"

Merry Christmas from Germany.

Made a little christmas present for you, i hope you like your new ability to toggle the favorites bar off.



Added: Ability and option to toggle Favorites on/off.
Added: Experimental connection issues warning to main view. Shows up when your SIM ping goes over 500ms. May need tweaking.
Changed: New default glow settings, make glow much more visible. May need tweaking.
Changed: Finetune new glow settings a bit.
Changed: Don't display a white background in outfit edit.
Changed: Conversations floater shortcut in main menu.
Changed: Layout of About Black Dragon floater and fixed some broken lines.
Changed: Connection issues label and ping limit a bit.
Fixed: Applied Preview Sound changes to Preview Animation floater aswell.
Fixed: Preview Sound floater having weird alignments and overlapping widgets.
Fixed: Texture selector being all broken and unusable.
Fixed: Build coordinates still using the old artistic background.
Fixed: Texture selection in Edit Pick and alignment all over the panel.
Fixed: Properly handmerged latest shader changes to ensure they work.
Fixed: That "dick" Konshu keeps bugging himself.
Removed: Obselete and double shortcuts in main menu.
Merge with Linden Release 3.7.23
BUG-6895: This brings projector reflections more in line with the originally intended behavior of environment reflections.
OPEN-215: Replace deprecated call to kCGLRPTextureMemory with kCGLRPTextureMemoryMegabytes
OPEN-268 - Add missing xml cases to file picker on linux and darwin
STORM-2053 - applicationShouldTerminate returns an NSApplicationTeminateReply, not NSApplicationDelegateReply
STORM-2078 Editing an objects rotation with the rotation rings often causes the object to jump to position <0> on the region and rotation changes to <0>
STORM-2080: correct fitted mesh rendering on some ATI cards
STORM-2081 - Guard against null gWindowImplementation when fullscreen (crashes OS X Yosemite)
MAINT-4678: fix crash on launch in gpu benchmark

Saturday, December 13, 2014

About the new skin recently introduced.

Recently the Viewer saw a massive skin overhaul (twice in a row to be exact) and so far the latest skin version seems to be fine for most people i asked inworld, my question here is, what do you think about it? Is it good? Does it look clean and readable? Did i promise too much with it? How does it compare to other skins?

I'll give you some pictures of my previous skins (in correct chronological order) as comparison in terms of my own Viewer but i would also like to know how good it compares to other skins from other Viewers or even separate skins like Hitomi's mods for Linden Viewers.

Note that most skins also came with huge modifications of the UI to fit the new skin, i'll want feedback of the skin itself not the actual skin modifications, please keep your feedback focused on the overall look, readability and so on.

1. Azure Skin

2. Darkness Skin

3. Darkness Red

3. Darkness Blue

4. Cloud Skin

5. Planned Black Dragon Skin

6. Actual Black Dragon Skin

7. Artistic Skin

8. Steam Skin


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Black Dragon Update "Bugfix Update #4"

Hello i am Niran. I am the bug-squasher. Today we will squash bugs.

Shall we start?

Pew. Pew. Pew.

Will you ever stop doing these annoying multi-weekly updates? - Some annoyed guy.
Answer: No. ~ ♥ Niran.


Added: Long lost Video Memory option back to 'Display' preferences.
Changed: Middle and Right Segemented Button textures to match the Left version.
Changed: Enabled "Show Network Statistics" by default.
Changed: Renamed "Preferences Panel" to "Preferences".
Fixed: Warning in inbox_inventory_panel.
Fixed: 2 warnings in panel_outfits_inventory.
Fixed: Warning in panel_outfit_edit.
Fixed: Warning in panel_cof_wearables.
Fixed: Warning in floater_ui_preview.
Fixed: Warning in floater_script.
Fixed: Preview Animation floater being all crunched and weirdly aligned.
Removed: Defunct "Show L$ Balance in Statusbar" option.
Removed: Long defunct "Show Song name/artist of media stream" option.
Removed: Obselete "Set Default Upload Permissions" option and added "Set Default Permissions" floater.
Removed: "Set Default Upload Permissions" from Inventory upload menu.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Black Dragon Update "Bugfix Update #3"

Another round of bugfixes, a lot more this time.

It brings back the old VS2012 theme for the script editor, fixes some alignment inconsistencies in several places, frees up loads of GPU memory, fixes the broken top toolbar button layout and changes some things here n there.

Fixed backgrounds and a proper "Land for Sale" navigation bar icon as well as fixed notecard readability and a better background for editing coordinates at the top of the screen included :)


Changed: Script colors back to Nirans Viewer's VS2012 preset.
Changed: Set old Voice, Chat, People, Places, Landmarks, Appearance, Inventory top toolbar preset.
Fixed: 2 warnings in floater_im_container.
Fixed: warning in floater_tools.
Fixed: 20 warnings in menu_viewer.
Fixed: warning in panel_group_general.
Fixed: 2 warnings in panel_login.
Fixed: 4 warnings in panel_machinima.
Fixed: warning in panel_notification.
Fixed: 5 warnings in panel_people and missing backgrounds.
Fixed: warning in sidepanel_inventory.
Fixed: 2 warnings in accordion widget.
Fixed: warning in slider widget.
Fixed: warning in texture picker widget.
Fixed: Group Description is hardly readable.
Fixed: Group Name is hardly readable.
Fixed: Parcel_ForSale_Dark missing in textures.xml.
Fixed: Script default text color is broken.
Fixed: People floater bottom 'chucks' layout inconsistencies.
Fixed: Group panel layout issues and panel backgrounds.
Fixed: Inventory filter editor label is truncated.
Fixed: Notecard preview description label is overlapping with description editor.
Removed: Navbar, spacer and navigation buttons from toolbar pool.
Removed: Member list in Group Info, 'General' tab.
Removed: Many unused, preloaded textures freeing up lots of GPU memory.
Removed: More unused, preloaded textures freeing up more memory.