[sldev] [META][AWG]log chat of AWG meeting Friday, Oct 5, 2007

Argent Stonecutter secret.argent at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 06:39:22 PDT 2007

On 08-Oct-2007, at 01:43, dirk husemann wrote:
> Argent Stonecutter wrote:
>> On 06-Oct-2007, at 17:30, Callum Lerwick wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 16:25 -0500, Argent Stonecutter wrote:
>>>> What about assets with editable properties, like clothing,  
>>>> gestures,
>>>> notecards, and so on?

>>> Copy on write. If you edit it, it is a new asset, and gets a new
>>> identifier.

>> That would cause some problems for SL: you don't change the UUID of a
>> texture when you change the permissions or description. They'd  
>> have to
>> be separate from the asset.

> once you've published an asset, why would that then cause a problem?

Because the UUID (or, in the long term, this URL) is used to  
reference it from scripts and from references in assets and prims, so  
here you are, you have a bunch of such secondary assets, and they're  
in an attachment on your avatar... and you walk across a grid  
boundary from one domain to another, get your attachment re-parented  
in the new domain, turn around and walk back again... that stuff has  
to continue working... even if someone else changes the texture  
description of the "flaming sword" texture while you're over there.

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