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The Radegast Development Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Radegast version 2.0.

This release brings the 3D Scene Viewer that allows users to see the 3d worlds around them. Most of the object rendering features are implemented and functional, including the support for showing regular prims, sculpies and meshes, but one should keep in mind that this is still very experimental and might cause crashes. Known issues include: not entirely correct avatar rendering, no support for glow or flexible prims. If you do encounter problems please do report them in our issue tracker.

In addition to the Scene Viewer, Radegast 2.0 comes with the support of the new avatar physics wearable type. There is also a crash reporter that will ask you to submit the crash reports should something unexptected happen. We encourage you to submit those reports as they make the future releases of Radegast better.

The full release notes for version 2.0:

Release Notes: New Features and Improvements

  • [RAD-289] – Implement 3D Scene Viewer
  • [RAD-227] – Radar Manual Capability
  • [RAD-263] – Add support for physics wearable
  • [RAD-269] – Implement support for llMapDestination()
  • [RAD-270] – Add crash reporter
  • [RAD-279] – Add ability to save multiple logins
  • [RAD-285] – Add ability to send Radegast client tag
  • [RAD-288] – Add option in preferences to disable use of VBO even if hardware claims to be present
  • [RAD-214] – AV viewing
  • [RAD-275] – Reuse bound textures on 3D preview to save memory
  • [RAD-277] – don’t want name or password saved
  • [RAD-287] – Change method to lookup object names so that it does not interfere with sim physics
  • [RAD-290] – Improve precision of movement control buttons on the main chat console

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-262] – Radegast crashes in object viewer if mipmap extension isn’t loaded
  • [RAD-264] – Friend online notifications sometimes don’t display friend name
  • [RAD-268] – merged ‘Chat+Objects’ Tabs can’t be re-opened
  • [RAD-272] – Volume Control Settings are not retained between login sessions
  • [RAD-273] – Text typed with an all-caps /ME is not emoted
  • [RAD-274] – Ineventory not fully loading
  • [RAD-276] – Hovertext placed incorrectly over the child prims
  • [RAD-278] – Floating point bug in 3D renderer [for europeans]
  • [RAD-281] – Loading a plugin .cs using System.Xml results in missing namespace error
  • [RAD-283] – Password is not forgotten, aka Radegast is an elephant

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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These couple of videos shows progress we have been making in bringing full 3D viewing capability to Radegast. If you want to check it out for yourself you can download the nightly build. Keep in mind that this functionality is very experimental still.

Update: Aug 6, added water reflection demo video

Texture animations, targt omega, vehicles

Mesh sim

Water reflections

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Example Mesh truck rendered in Radegast

Example Mesh truck rendered in Radegast

Radegast version 1.28 has been released.

This release brings support for better rendering of individual inword objects and HUDs (from list of objects select “3D View”). You can interact with inword objects and HUDs by clicking on them, or choosing sit from the right click context menu. To quickly see list of your own attachments and HUDs select “My Attachments” option from the “Tools” menu.

In addition to that, 1.28 brings ability to upload images, mute individuals, objects or whole groups. UI now supports audible notification for events such us opening new IM sessions, money balance changes, etc. For the full list of changes see the release notes below.

Release Notes: New Features and Improvements

  • [RAD-85] – Ability to mute and unmute people or objects.
  • [RAD-139] – Sound Alerts
  • [RAD-166] – IM arriving sound
  • [RAD-185] – Parameters for own made objects.
  • [RAD-210] – New Feature Request: Auto Close Group Chat and Notices
  • [RAD-216] – Upload Texture
  • [RAD-220] – Feature request for blocking of spams (group muting)
  • [RAD-224] – Ability to set auto log in time between attempts
  • [RAD-241] – Add UI sounds on incoming IM, object rez, delete, money balance changes.
  • [RAD-242] – Create toggle for Alice plugin to let it respond to messages without mentioning the bot’s first name
  • [RAD-245] – Add option to disable AI plugin on start
  • [RAD-255] – Add mesh support for prim workshop
  • [RAD-257] – Ability to look into linked objects
  • [RAD-260] – [patch] Extend NameManager with methods to retrieve UserName and DisplayName
  • [RAD-246] – Improvement for minimize to system tray
  • [RAD-249] – Improve tray icon to show tool tip with logged in user.
  • [RAD-250] – Limit the length of password input to 16 chars.
  • [RAD-251] – Display sim version on the region info console
  • [RAD-252] – Implement Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H Hippos! (SL Viewer VWR-11118)
  • [RAD-254] – If object is updated while viewed in prim workshop, apply changes on the fly
  • [RAD-259] – Ability to change name, description, and permissions of rezzed objects
  • [RAD-261] – Add Tools -> My attachments menu for easily seeing own attacments

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-4] – group information window buttons close/apply do nothing and refresh seems buggy
  • [RAD-236] – “Detached” Windows Fail to close on Region Restart
  • [RAD-244] – blocking Groups>> General >> receive group notice failed
  • [RAD-247] – Display names input field not clamped in accordance with feature documentation
  • [RAD-253] – PrimWorksop sometimes renders objects upside down
  • [RAD-256] – “Connecting to region” part of login takes long time

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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Just a quick note that Radegast has gotten Forums now where we can talk about Radegast, how to use it, how it could be improved, etc. The new forums are at radegastclient.proboards.com.

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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 1.14 has been released.

Some of the highlights of this release:

  • Ability to rez objects in word, take, delete or delete them from your surroundings.
  • Manipulating object contents in world
  • Editing of scripts inside objects, or user’s inventory
  • Creation and editing of notecards, both in inventory and in object contents
  • Ability to create groups, manage group roles, invite and eject members
  • On Windows it’s possible to view in-world objects fully rendered, not only wire model
  • Partial RLV implementation
  • Compliance with Linden Lab’s Policy on Third-Party Viewers

Release Notes: Improvements/New Features

  • [RAD-83] – We need the ability to create/edit notecards.
  • [RAD-88] – Ability to whisper in local chat.
  • [RAD-99] – Request: Add MU* style emote
  • [RAD-100] – Add ability to reload AIML files for Alice without restarting Radegast
  • [RAD-106] – Add ability to save changes to scripts and notecards within object contents
  • [RAD-108] – Added siminfo command
  • [RAD-109] – Add ability to set font size in chat
  • [RAD-86] – Focus of cursor when opening IM tab should be text-entry line
  • [RAD-96] – Make optional: Window flash on friend online/offline
  • [RAD-105] – Rez object inworld, Take Prim to inventory, See Task Inventory from a prim
  • [RAD-116] – [PATCH] – Scroll profile pick details

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-20] – Avatar list not resorted after Follow
  • [RAD-66] – Crash while in reading scrollback.
  • [RAD-80] – Currently the Radegast speech plugin does not read text if an object uses llInstantMessage.
  • [RAD-101] – MU*-style emoting requires client restart.
  • [RAD-102] – MU*-style emoting does not work in IMs.
  • [RAD-120] – Unwanted BOM has polluted some files.
  • [RAD-122] – Modify runprebuild.sh to prevent attempting to build mac and windows voice plugins

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 1.9 has been released.

This release features improved user interface that minimizes the number of floating windows, packing them all neatly into tabs. It also includes support for playing parcel music streams, which for now works on Windows and some Linux systems, we will be working on improving Linux sound support in the future releases.

Release Notes: Improvements/New Features

  • [RAD-9] – check for double instances of windows like group information
  • [RAD-21] – Play parcel music
  • [RAD-31] – Implement viewing of historic group notices
  • [RAD-34] – Event to tell when Notification has been closed
  • [RAD-38] – Improve User Interface/Easier way to toggle tabs
  • [RAD-41] – preferences setting to switch off/on friend online notifications
  • [RAD-43] – Differentiate color of chat coming from objects using llOwnerSay()
  • [RAD-44] – Add ability to see profile picks
  • [RAD-22] – Plugin System for using and adding in new Commands from chat
  • [RAD-24] – Keep group IM’s closed once closed.
  • [RAD-36] – Add ability to check for newer versions

Release Notes: Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-23] – Keyboard focus gets stolen in the middle of typing
  • [RAD-28] – ContextMenu missing options on inventory options
  • [RAD-29] – Group Info and Notices window will not close
  • [RAD-30] – Can not select a Friend by typing leading characters
  • [RAD-32] – Notice attachments shown incorrectly
  • [RAD-33] – Map warnings about unknown region when connected to non-linden grid
  • [RAD-40] – Typo: (no trasnfer)
  • [RAD-42] – time stamp is sometimes highlight in black.
  • [RAD-45] – MENU key does not bring up context menu on Objects console

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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Since the first release of Radegast, just a few months ago, some interesting things have happened. Douglas R. Miles came up with the idea of using Radegast as  platform. He added IRadegastPlugin programming interface to it, and we already have a few interesting plugins in development.

opensim4opencog - the first project to utilize the plugins interface.

The goal of this project is to develop an interface to Opensim for OpenCog and other AI systems. It provides a means of connecting external AI bots over a socket to an avatar in the OpenSim Simulator. It uses TextSL as base and updates it to use libopenmetaverse, and includes DotLisp and a simple task queue processor as a persistent middle layer.

LookingGlass Virtual World Viewer – now comes with a plugin interface which allows it to be started from within Radegast and use it’s GUI, while in turn Radegast gets 3D world rendering.

The LookingGlass Virtual World Viewer provides a modular framework for a client viewer of virtual world systems. LookingGlass is written in C# and licensed with a BSD license. The current version has a communication module that talks Linden Lab Legacy Protocol (“LLLP”) which is compatible with Second Life(r) and OpenSimulator. A rendering module exists which uses the Ogre3D graphics engine. Of course, other communication and rendering modules will be added in the future.

Radegast Speech – is a plugin that aims at making virtual worlds more accessible. It uses speech synthesis and recognition which allows users to hear what is going on in a virtual world, as well as participate by using voice commands.

It’s been exciting to see how these plugins showed up from independent developers in such a short time. Our aim is to produce documentation that will make it easier to use Radegast as a platform to interface with virtual worlds, and hopefully even more plugins will show up in the future.

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