New release of OpenSim, Diva Distro is out

A typical WiFi screen, part of the Diva Distro, is the web-based front end for the Diva Distro mini-grids.

A typical WiFi screen, part of the Diva Distro, is the web-based front end for the Diva Distro mini-grids.

Crista Lopes has released a new update of the Diva Distro version of OpenSim, used by many individuals and small groups for private OpenSim deployments and hypergrid-enabled mini-grids, to accompany the recent general release of OpenSim 0.8.2.0.

Lopes, also known as Diva Canto in-world, is one of the core developers of OpenSim and the inventor of the hypergrid.

There is also a new Google Plus community for the Diva Distro and Sim-on-a-Stick distributions of OpenSim.

The new release of OpenSim improves inventory loading speeds up to 10 times and improves statistical reports, among other improvements.

Folks running commercial grids, public grids, or enterprise or educational grids should wait before upgrading, or try the new upgrade first on a test grid to make sure that there are no problems.

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  • Alex Ferraris

    Very nice. But AviWorlds already has file based asset server and all that. We did our own. I am more interested on the physics side which I dont see any changes except old ODE now supporting VAR.

    • 1derworld

      Its not the old ODE its something completely Different. Old ODE scripts may have to be EXTREMLEY modified to worrk. But it does like old SL scripts with little to no modification needed.

      • Da Hayward

        Quite frankly from what I have seen of the uBODE update its a total piece of crap

        • Da Hayward

          i take that back its not bad after all sorry

          • 1derworld

            If scripts from SL work straight out of the box I would say its what opensim needs. I seen aircraft and other vehicles do alot more than the current bullet can do. Maybe if you are having problems you need a better scripter. Or better yet view some of the videos on Gplus

          • Da Hayward

            It is what it needs andif you want to driticise my scripters maybe you should get off your high horse and meet them first.
            Good day sir.

          • 1derworld

            Only going by your comment, Really no need to be all defensive. Specially so close to the Holidays 🙂

          • Da Hayward

            my apologies. the UBode will work fine, needs a few tweaks though on our 20 x 20 VAR the aircraft we have there are performing very well,,, and that is one big regin lol. uBode seems to perate “better there than on single stand alone regions, Again my apologies

  • skylifegrid

    Thank you to all the Developers that spend their time helping contribute to the Opensim project!!!

  • Alex Ferraris

    The new Diva Wifi update is not user friendly at all …very hard to install