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On Thursday, 29 May 2014, 12:00pm SLT/PDT CeleneHighwater of the Virtual Ability will be teaching a class on Radegast Viewer. Come learn the basics of the viewer so you can assist the new users of the growing community of blind SL users.

The class will be in text, or voice upon request.

Instructor Bio

CeleneHighwater is a longtime resident of Second Life.  She and Roxie Marten wrote the Radegast User Manual together and are collaborating on training people to assist new blind Radegast users to SL.

Details

Radegast Tech Support Class
Instructor: CeleneHighwater
Thursday 29 May, 12:00pm SLT/PDT
The Tavern on Wolpertinger
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wolpertinger/156/136/62

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Radegast version 1.26 has been released.

This release brings support to alpha and tattoo clothing layers. In addition to that, support for display names and single username login has been added. We recommend setting Display Names to smart mode by going to File -> Preferences -> General, and under Display Names select option “Smart”.

Radegast now improves accessibility on windows by correctly supporting themes, including high contrast ones often used by people with less that perfect eyesight.

Release Notes: New Features and Improvements

  • [RAD-197] – Add ability to save embedded notecard items to inventory
  • [RAD-198] – Add context menu activation with app key (or ctrl-enter) on inventory search results
  • [RAD-225] – Map needs to be able to ‘reload’
  • [RAD-231] – Display max allowed group numbers
  • [RAD-235] – Radegast does not support single-name usernames
  • [RAD-195] – option to save full perm textures to disk from inventory
  • [RAD-200] – Alpha & Tattoo Layers
  • [RAD-202] – autoresponse Message feature request
  • [RAD-205] – Show prior discussion when new IM received
  • [RAD-228] – Add ability to restart region (World->Region/parcel)
  • [RAD-229] – Add sim statistics / parcel info display
  • [RAD-230] – Display name support
  • [RAD-239] – Add ability to change display names.

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-199] – Offering friendship to an offline resident results in strange dialog message
  • [RAD-207] – script editor doesn’t work for me on 32bit linux
  • [RAD-233] – UI Does silly things when in a high-contrast theme

Download

Don’t forget that .NET framework version 3.5sp1 is required on Windows and Mono 2.4 and newer on Linux (2.6 highly recommended, 2.8 will not work due to bugs in it). You can download this release from our downloads page.

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Update: Due to the bug [RAD-160] which prevented starting normal IM session from friends console, the release was repackaged with the fix included and re-numbered to 1.20.

Radegast version 1.18 has been released.

This release adds many new commands to the Radegast command interface. Try typing //help in the main chat console once you are logged in for a list of supported commands. It is now also possible to chose from many more grids to login at startup, edit your profile, eject and ban people from your parcels and more. Hopefully this release will solve problem where people logged in with Radegast would under some circumstances appear not to wear any clothes, as well as several other bug fixes. For the full list of changes see the release notes below.

Release Notes: New Features and Improvements

  • [RAD-59] – Play animations from inventory
  • [RAD-62] – Improve usabilty for users who routinly login to more than one grid
  • [RAD-71] – tp to avatar in radar range, where land permits
  • [RAD-151] – Add ctrl-up arrow and ctrl-down arrow shortcut keys in chat input lines to repeat previous input lines
  • [RAD-158] – Add support for viewer 2 style “slurls”
  • [RAD-114] – Ability to edit resident profile.
  • [RAD-123] – Ban/Eject controls within Radegast
  • [RAD-125] – Ability to create friends conference
  • [RAD-147] – Keyboard commands to improve accesibility
  • [RAD-148] – Add “go” command
  • [RAD-149] – Add “face” command
  • [RAD-150] – Add “tp” command
  • [RAD-153] – Add “follow” command
  • [RAD-154] – Add “status” command
  • [RAD-155] – Add “unsit” command
  • [RAD-156] – Add “sit” command
  • [RAD-157] – Add “find” command

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-126] – Avatar Clothes are not shown
  • [RAD-135] – Clothing not visible or becomes invisible after tp’ing.
  • [RAD-143] – Clicking on links in chat has no effect
  • [RAD-146] – RLV setrot does not match RLV viewer rotations
  • [RAD-152] – Follow option in avatar dropdown mislabeled when already following someone

Download

Don’t forget that .NET framework version 3.5 or newer is required on Windows and Mono 2.4 and newer on Linux (2.6 highly recommended). You can download this release from our downloads page.

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Radegast version 1.16 has been released.

Several new features, and continued work on improving stability. Radegast now has a plugin manager which allows plugins to be dynamically enabled and disabled. It also enables on-the-fly compilation and  loading of C# source code plugins. Hopefully this will enable some interesting work on creating new features that can be added as Radegast plugins.

This release also features a couple of important accessibility improvements, both in terms of navigation and improvements of the speech plugin.

Release Notes: Improvements/New Features

  • [RAD-127] – [PATCH] – Display embedded notecards
  • [RAD-128] – [PATCH] – Ability to create scripts in inventory
  • [RAD-129] – [PATCH] – Display group owned objects
  • [RAD-113] – Ability to check Linden balance.
  • [RAD-131] – Add an optional system tray icon and allow to minimize to the tray
  • [RAD-136] – Add plugin manager
  • [RAD-137] – Implement inventory sorting
  • [RAD-140] – Add scriptinfo command that displays scripts resource usage for your avatar and parcels
  • [RAD-110] – Display notifications generated from scripts that use llLoadURL()

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-118] – Whispered Emotes are malformed
  • [RAD-124] – Ability to read Friends Conference with speech plugin
  • [RAD-130] – Voice plugin misses the fist message in IM conversations (personal, group and conference)
  • [RAD-132] – Rapid clicking on landmarks in inventory causes exceptions
  • [RAD-141] – Strange things happen if I turn off the Speech plugin mid-session and turn it back on again later.

Download

Don’t forget that .NET framework version 3.5 or newer is required on Windows and Mono 2.4 and newer on Linux (2.6 highly recommended). You can download this release from our downloads page.

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Radegast version 1.12 has been released.

Highlights of this release: it  ships with the Speech plugin (thanks Mojito for the great work on it!) and features improved keyboard shortcuts in hope it would improve Radegast’s accessibility. Lots of new and improved functionality, for the complete list see release notes below.

Release Notes: Improvements/New Features

  • [RAD-47] – rework tab navigation to adopt a firefox like set of shortcut keys
  • [RAD-48] – Add multi line paste capability in chat input fields
  • [RAD-68] – add scroll bar for profile picks and 1st life tab
  • [RAD-70] – Selectable option to suppress login graphic
  • [RAD-72] – Add ability to see other people’s groups on the profile page
  • [RAD-73] – Add abilty to join open enrollment groups
  • [RAD-74] – Double click on avatar name in the “radar” should open avatar profile
  • [RAD-75] – Double clicking on a group member should open their profile
  • [RAD-76] – Add search for groups
  • [RAD-78] – Inventory needs copy/cut/paste for moving items
  • [RAD-46] – Need an event on window open/close
  • [RAD-58] – Add ability to auto-reconnect on lost connection.
  • [RAD-60] – Refresh button on group listing window.
  • [RAD-81] – We need the ability to close tabs using the keyboard.

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-27] – Duplications in ContextMenu choices
  • [RAD-50] – When closing group chat, not possible to open it again.
  • [RAD-51] – In profile, partner name often shows wrong name
  • [RAD-53] – Crash with console output
  • [RAD-55] – Moving folder will lose contents temporally.
  • [RAD-61] – Search places does not clear list of a new search, or switching pages
  • [RAD-67] – Avatar names missing from group chat logs.
  • [RAD-82] – If I accept a landmark from a group notice or if I receive a landmark from someone, Radegast gives me a choice of quitting or continuing, as though it wants to crash.

Download

Don’t forget that .NET framework version 3.5 or newer is required on Windows and Mono 2.4 and newer on Linux. You can download this release from our downloads page.

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