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Two Restarts for the Diva Distro of Open Sim

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on January 24, 2010

Something seemed odd. When I crash my local Open Sim Server, I must start it twice for all prims to appear.  It affects any prims that are linked together.  Single prims are always seen after the first re-start, but linked prims are missing until I restart Open Simulator the second time.

Crashes are quite frequent for me as I attempt to import large buildings from Second Life using the Meerkat Viewer.

I may buy the Second Inventory program to see if that works without crashes.

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Two restarts to recover from a crash in OpenSim

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on January 3, 2010

I am using OpenSim to build off-line and when I crash the server (which is often) it takes two tries before I get to a place where the region has all the recent objects out and showing.

So, you are probably asking: “Why is he blogging about this?”  Well it is a way of letting off steam. Many people use the word RANT to describe this.  What makes this different, is what is behind the crashes.  Meerkat.  Well, not really the viewer, but something I am doing with the viewer. I am importing prims from an XML file.

Why not just write a bug report about the crashes?  Well I have read some of the bug reports about importing prims, and the authors are told that the OpenSimulator Project does not support “3rd Party Viewers.”  They go on to say that only the SL viewer is supported.  (Note: the SL viewer does not import or export prims.)  Does that make the SL viewer and Linden Lab a party of the first part?

So, here is my question. Is there any fully endorsed way to get prims into my OpenSim sandbox? I should relax and take a chill pill, but the frustration of having to restart the server twice after every attempt to import a portion of my building that I brought from Second Life is the cause for my attitude.

Also, where can this be discussed if it is not a valid OpenSim bug? Inventory transportability is one of the main reasons I began climbing the learning curve to get my own OpenSim server running on my own computer.

Enjoy Your Virtual Life©,

Ethos Erlanger

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The four Regions I call Erlanger Acres

Posted by Ethos Erlanger on December 14, 2009

A mega-region of 4 regions

See me standing on the white prim?

That’s Ethos standing at the center of the white 10M x 10M prim on the 256M x 256M prim on top of the 4 regions called Erlanger Acres.

Click the image to view the whole image.

Enjoy Your Virtual Life©

Ethos Erlanger

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