[opensource-dev] Removal of the "MultipleAttachments" debug settings ?
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Mon Aug 30 13:39:05 PDT 2010
*cough* If the point of this is to make people *want* 2.x.... a lot of
nice tags that say 'to see me properly, use viewer 2.x... I have more
attachments than you do' might be a good way to go. *cough* Ok, a bit
snarky, but seriously, if we HIDE the COOL stuff, where's the fire to
get people over the pain of a UI transition and into using the new
viewer and all it has to offer? I know we still have problems, but
things like this and the alpha clothing layers should be helping entice
people to work around those issues til fixed.
Marine Kelley wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am currently working at integrating the RLV code into the latest
> 2.1.2 viewer in "viewer-development". Some users might have noticed
> that the "MultipleAttachments" debug setting was set to FALSE by
> default in order to stay compatible with 1.x, because 1.x users cannot
> see attachments worn on slots 1 and beyond, only slot 0 is rendered.
> So the feature is still rather useless because since most of the users
> are still using 1.x, multiple attachments are to be avoided. However
> having the option to choose whether to activate it or not was a good
> idea. I even added a checkbox in the navbar to set it to TRUE or FALSE
> in one click without having to open the debug settings (but that
> version is not released).
> And now what I'm seeing in the latest version worries me. The
> MultipleAttachments debug setting is gone ! The viewer behaves as if
> it were always TRUE. On the paper it makes sense, since 2.x is
> supposed to handle multiple attachments natively and the sims have
> been updated to 1.40 (and now 1.42) almost only for this reason.
> But... this is actually counter-productive because now someone who
> tries 2.1 will soon discover that most of their attachments are not
> showing to their friends. And that they require more steps to change
> an outfit than before, because they now have to explicitely remove
> attachments before wearing new ones.
> For a viewer that has a lot of difficulties being adopted by the user
> base, isn't this move a little backwards ? Why not set
> MultipleAttachments to TRUE by default and let the user choose in the
> preferences or in the navbar as I did ?
> I for one would very much like to see the MultipleAttachments debug
> setting come back and stay !
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