A few grids have attempted to run based on the WhiteCore-Sim software or its predecessor, Aurora-Sim, including Nova grid in the picture above. But, so far, none have lasted.
Issues have included lack of hypergrid connectivity to standard OpenSim. In addition, while WhiteCore-Sim’s small development team means that features can be added quickly, it also means that there are fewer people to help fix problems that arise.
WhiteCore-Sim might turn out to be a successful experimental test-bed for innovation, however.
Here are some other features that are currently available in WhiteCore-Sim that might one day make their way over to mainline OpenSim:
- Currency, groups, voice and other functions can be configured separately, instead of every region having to have its own configuration.
- Regions are saved in files, instead of databases, for easier migration.
- Built-in automatic backups.
- Region settings, like maximum prim sizes, can be managed right from a viewer.
- Search, groups, profiles, voice and a Web front end are all included with the standard distribution of the software.