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I’ve been trying to figure out what, if anything, the Lab’s new viewer development model actually means in practical terms. Acta non verba and all that. Just because something is said to be better (or worse) doesn’t necessarily mean that it is.

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Linden Lab have announced their new viewer development model as promised, which is also their new open source development strategy.

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Well, another session with Snowglobe, and yet another uncontrolled network flood. This time, though, I was able to isolate the traffic that was flooding the connection from the other hurly-burly that happens on the wire during routine operation and SL sessions.

It was Vivox. 400 megabytes of traffic blown through in minutes. And I’m a non voice-user, on a non-voice-enabled parcel. Since I’m on a capped connection (as most users outside North America are), this was naturally of great concern to me. On the highest bandwidth plan available to me, I can only have about 600MB during the day, peak, which must then be divided among the whole family.

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