[opensource-dev] Snowstorm 2.6.1 with Advanced and Basic mode
yoz at lindenlab.com
Wed Mar 16 20:25:26 PDT 2011
On 16 March 2011 17:45, Patnad Babii <djshag at hotmail.com> wrote:
> A viewer like this is good, but seriously should be part of the SAME
> viewer as the other use. Simply have it with a button to switch between the
> Easy, Fast and Fun mode or Advanced mode. The viewer is already like 30 meg
> to download so, 10 megs more should’nt be a big challenge for most of the
Good news! It *is* part of the same viewer! (At least, that's the plan.)
You can switch between Basic and Advanced mode on the login screen.
Switching currently requires a viewer restart; we're looking into ways to
make that easier, though that may not be achievable for the 2.6 release.
> With that said, its is nice to see an improvement on the UI for new users,
> but that viewer is VERY limited, with no inventory, no notecard and no
> landmark, its so limited, user will only be able to visit your spotlight
> places. There is not even group in that viewer.
Yep - we're deliberately keeping it very simple so that newcomers aren't
overwhelmed with controls, and have less to learn before being rewarded with
a positive initial experience. The emphases are on basic movement, chatting,
making friends and seeing the sights. Once they're comfortable and willing
to explore further or get more involved, switching to Advanced mode only
requires a restart.
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