Known bug in Dolphin Viewer 3.1

There is a bug in all versions of Dolphin Viewer 3.1 that makes the viewer crash whenever you import an AO notecard by dropping it on the AO Floater.

As a workaround you can set up the AO manually. I’m working on a fix but it is slow going right now, for reasons outlined as follows:

As some of you might know I use the openSUSE build service to work on the Dolphin Viewer.

With the recent release of openSUSE 12.1, the build service is so totally swamped with everybody scrambling to get last fixes in their projects, that it currently takes about two days to build a viewer there. Whereas before, it used to take two hours. Just a little example: a package of the latest firestorm that I was trying to buid took twelve hours to go from 76% to 90%…

With such turnaround times there’s not much I can do right now.

Since I have a couple of to do items that I have to address before I can release the next Dolphin Viewer 3 (which will be based on 3.2 sources and Marine Kelley’s latest RLV, and have a couple of other shiny things that you will like a lot), I’ll postpone the next releases until the build service has a bit more breathing room.

Besides, I gotta update mine and Lapis’ laptops to 12.1 first anyway.

Why am I not building at home you ask?

My linux build environment at home is a Debian 5 in a VirtualBox VM on a Mac Mini. Good enough to crunch out release packages over night, but for a development cycle? Forget it.

So stay tuned.

Dolphin Viewer 3 –

There’s a new Dolphin Viewer 3 out.

The following fixes are important enough to warrant a new release:

  • STORM-1647: Orbit camera controls in the View floater are not responding.
  • A memory leak in openal has been fixed by Nicky Dasmijn.
  • The linux version now uses the proper freetype libraries provided and patched by LL, instead of using whatever is installed on the system; credit goes to Nicky Dasmijn.
  • The Dolphin Viewer now identifies itself properly on @version and @versionnew RLV commands.

Download is on the download page as usual.