[opensource-dev] Tutorial needed on TPV viewer-side AOs

Tateru Nino tateru.nino at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 22:59:47 PDT 2012

On 14/04/2012 11:09 AM, glen wrote:
>> I don't really have any insights into the client vs. server vs.
>> scripted AO debate. I think adding asynchronous events would be a very
>> good short-to-medium-term solution, and any scripted AO that used them
>> would probably cause low enough sim load that the whole question could
>> be punted for a long time. Assuming script load is the reason this is
>> being considered.
> I think we've all gone a bit OT to be honest. All he wanted in the first
> place was a quick tut on how the existing in-client AOs worked. I'd
> assume he's considering adding one to the LL client. I agree with Anne
> that he should probably start with the inworld scripted AOs and then
> work from there as there are a lot of possibilities.
That's because the AOs in TPVs are necessarily incomplete - because they
cannot integrate with the server-side. If Linden Lab *were* considering
just dropping similar functionality into the viewer without additional
server-side integration, I'd consider that to only be half a job.

ie: If Linden Lab basically copied what the TPVs do for the official
viewer then creators would once again likely wind up in the position of
telling customers "No, you can't use the builtin thingy. You have to use
the scripted thingy instead, or it won't work properly. Why? Well, it's
kind of complicated to explain..." That's a point of friction that users
don't need.

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