Archive for the 'Second Life Voice' Category

New People Class - Communication

December 02nd, 2007 | Category: Chat, Communication, How To, Second Life Voice

What: New People Class - Communication

When: Dec 2, 2007 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Sunday)

Where: Zugspitze Second Life

Tags: Education learning MASUkills Masala Second Life Zugspitze

Description: Second Life is all about communication, and the options can be bewildering. This class will take a close look at SL’s Communicate window and explore the most popular modes of communication: Chat, IM, notecards, and Voice. We’ll talk about how…and WHEN…to use each of them

Freebie Store Open… volunteers and teachers always welcome.

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Popularity: 6%

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Gronstedt Group “Train for Success”

September 07th, 2007 | Category: Education, Employment, Jobs, Second Life Voice

What: Gronstedt Group “Train for Success”

When: Thu Sep 13 12pm - Thu Sep 13 1pm

Where: Wolpertinger

Description: Web 2.0 Powered Communications: Transforming frontline performance with Second Life, pod casting and simulations

Thursdays 9.00-10.00 AM SLT (noon-1.00 PM EDT).

A completely new breed of game-savvy and socially-networked employees is entering the workforce, with little patience for the traditional doldrums of workplace communications. They want to be engaged, in control, and part of the storyline. Learn how leading companies like IBM, Ericsson, Dell, Nike and EMC are turbo-charging workplace performance with learning programs that focus on doing, simulating, socializing, playing, sharing, and collaborating.

- Redefine and energize meetings with the sprawling, vibrant 3D virtual worlds of Second Life.

- Turn the morning commute into a learning experience with fast-paced, radio-style Podcast audio feeds.

- Help people learn by doing with game-based simulators.

The session is led by Dr. Anders Gronstedt, president of the Gronstedt Group and author of recent Harvard Business Review and T+D Magazine articles on the topic.

We’ll be Second Life voice. You need to turn voice on by going to Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat and check the “Enable Voice” box. To turn your voice microphone on, press the “Talk” button on the Voice tab in the right bottom corner of the Viewer.

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Popularity: 3%

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Doing Business And Using Voice

August 20th, 2007 | Category: Business, Discussion, Second Life Voice

What: Upcoming Second Life Discussions: Doing Business And Using Voice.

When: 8 am Second Life Time (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 21

Where: Amphitheater at Dr. Dobb’s Island

Monello will discuss some best practice for doing real-life business and marketing in Second Life.

Look for that 8 am Second Life Time (PDT) Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Amphitheater at Dr. Dobb’s Island.. This is sort of a follow-up to the last session, where had the creators of another RL-to-SL business, Infinite Vision Media, which created the Weather Channel’s area.

Then, a week later, we’ll hear from Jeska Dzwigalski, director of community for Linden Lab, creators and operators of Second Life. Jeska, who’s called Jeska Linden in SL, will give us an update on the new voice capabilities.

That session will be 8 am SLT/PDT, also at the amphitheater.

And we plan to hold both sessions using the voice client, with the usual plan: If voice starts acting wonky, we’ll just switch to text chat and carry on. Source: Upcoming Second Life Discussions: Doing Business And Using Voice

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Popularity: 2%

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Second Life Voice Viewer

August 03rd, 2007 | Category: Second Life Clients, Second Life Voice

Second Life released the voice viewer tonight, and if the comments on their blog are indicative of how most people feel, then I think most may unhappy the Lindens are adding features and not fixing some of the problems that need fixing. Many reported having troubles, one said he could no longer get back on SL, it crashed at startup every time, others talked of it reducing performance even more since the grid has been having trouble of late anyway, and many, many people were complaining about the unified communications window, a combination of the IM window and the chat window, which sounds like it could get tricky, I figure we’ve all typed a message into the wrong window a time or two. I haven’t downloaded the client myself, I’m going to wait a bit and see if it works for most people or not.

New Features:

  • In-World Voice Chat

  • In-world Voice Chat is now part of the main viewer.
  • You can see and manage all voice settings in Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat.
  • Voice is off by default. To enable (and disable) voice, visit Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat and check/uncheck the box beside “Enable voice chat”.
  • A voice set-up wizard appears during first voice use to help residents set up voice and adjust their mic volume and tuning. You should run the voice set-up wizard even if you only want the ability to hear others and do not wish to speak.
  • Push-to-Talk is part of the Voice feature. Push-to-Talk is ON by default, which means Resident mics are OFF by default.
  • Speech gestures for voice are included in the Library, in Gestures > Speech Gestures. These gestures need to be activated in order to work; they are off by default.
  • Streaming video support for Linux client.


  • Shortcut keys for menu items in the Client & Server menus are now disabled if the menus are hidden.

  • Text from objects can be muted.

Source: The Second Life Voice Viewer is Live!

It does include these bug fixes, so its not just new features:

Bug fixes:

  • VWR-1797: Remove mention of “Live Help” from Crash Logger

  • VWR-1732: Pressing Enter, with multiple inventory objects selected, crashes viewer
  • VWR-1729: indra/lscript/lscript_compile/indra.l: avoid yyunput hack on Windows build
  • VWR-1723: Possible crash in llvopartgroup
  • VWR-1706: Minor quirk (and cleanup) in llfloater.cpp
  • VWR-1705: indra/lscript/lscript_compile/indra.y: disable compiler warning #4065 for ’switch’ statements
  • VWR-1704: indra/llui/files.lst: delete llhtmlhelp.h entry
  • VWR-1698: Clean up parcel flag manipulation
  • VWR-1655: Script Warnings/errors window is hard to resize, resets size after closing tabs.
  • VWR-1646: Possible crash when login server is unavailable.
  • VWR-1626: Patch to avoid IM window from resizing when sessions open or close
  • VWR-1613: Overuse of virtual
  • VWR-1612: LLRenderPass::Pushbatch and LLViewerImage::addTextureStats tuning
  • VWR-1586: Mismatched delete in llviewerparcelmgr.cpp
  • VWR-1578: Two quirks in IM regarding “xxxx is typing”
  • VWR-1471: Inspect (Pie menu > More > More > Inspect) shows nothing on first use when “only select own objects” is enabled
  • VWR-1470: Buttons (IM, Teleport, Profile, …) in friends list are disabled when opening friends list window
  • VWR-1468: LoginPacketNeverReceived dialog text is incorrect
  • VWR-1462: Order of right-click menu on Inventory is confusing
  • VWR-1453: A few old-school changes for llviewerregion.cpp
  • VWR-1434: Null pointer crash when terraforming
  • VWR-1406: Unchecking “Go Away/AFK when idle” has no effect in
  • VWR-1382: Some scripted objects are highlighted in red while pressing Alt with tools open
  • VWR-1381: libpng12.a for MacOS X is missing in and build fails.
  • VWR-1358: Physical objects remain red if tools window is closed while holding Alt key
  • VWR-1358: Physical objects remain red if tools window is closed while holding Alt key
  • VWR-1353: Misleading variable names in LLTextEditor
  • VWR-1344: Reverse order of popups, so that new ones appear underneath existing ones rather than on top.
  • VWR-1318: Selecting Cancel while saving a snapshot to disk still triggers snapshot gesture
  • VWR-1314: Multiple selection then individual deselection of attachments broken
  • VWR-1294: Possibly threads not fully cleaned up at end of program
  • VWR-1289: On logging in, sound volume for stream is low, despite the actual setting in the music control
  • VWR-1282: Better error handling when fonts are missing
  • VWR-1270: Script error window keeps reverting to a very small size
  • VWR-1246: Mac: File menu > Snapshot to Disk lists wrong shortcut key
  • VWR-1105: Set internal limit of particle count to max value from GUI preferences.
  • VWR-1092: Disable mouse hover text on HUDs, since it always only shows the owner’s name and generally gets in the way of HUD functionality.
  • VWR-727: Torn of IM windows should be minimizable (was re: VWR-233: … resizeable and minimizable)
  • VWR-447: Allow minimized windows to be repositioned in client
  • VWR-353: Rebake command - add a keyboard shortcut and put in tools menu
  • VWR-349: Change keyboard shortcuts, because entering { [ ] } on German and some other international keyboards (AltGr 7, 8, 9, 0) triggers Rendering Features accelerators Ctrl-Alt-7, 8, 9, 0 (previously resulting in unstable viewer)
  • VWR-238: Permissions of Roles and Rights in the german version are messed up.
  • VWR-102: md5 slow
  • SVC-371: Fix the legibility and grammar/consistency of the new llOwnerSay implementation
  • SVC-193: llParticleSystem - halo of rogue particles around original particle system after 1.15 update* SVC-373: Deleting a script’s code results in a non-existent file and “missing from database” error
  • Fixed preference for showing or hiding server combo box was not preserved
  • Fixed residents with negative L$ balance can’t purchase items set for sale “Original” or “Copy” that are being sold for L$0
  • “Copy SLURL to clipboard” is now enabled for an avatar’s current coordinates
  • Macintosh viewer now correctly opens the map and selects the destination on a SLURL request
  • Leading and trailing spaces are now automatically trimmed from parcel media URLs
  • Corrected the spacing of the yellow “next dialog” chevron (was partially blocked by the Mute button)
  • Corrected the error message shown when adding 11th Estate Manager
  • Added CPU detection for Intel Core Duo/Solo and Intel Core 2 Duo
  • “Set Window Size…” setting is now correctly resumed after being minimized
  • Added link to Qa wiki in the viewer bug reporter menu.
  • Updated text in Second Life Crash Logger with new support portal information
  • Corrected an issue with UI font scaling in the bug reporter window

Popularity: 4%

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How Voice Will Affect Marketing in Second Life

July 18th, 2007 | Category: Business, Second Life Voice

How Voice Will Affect Marketing in Second Life

Panel Discussion with Jeska Linden, project manager, Linden Lab; Mitch Wagner (Ziggy Figaro), Information Week; Reuben Stieger, Millions of Us; Celebrity Millionsofus, moderator.

July 19th 10:00 a.m. SLT

Popularity: 2%

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