This is an announcement of the first candidate release for the much
awaited OpenSimulator 0.9, opensim-0.9.0.0-rc1. As usual, the release
packages can be found in .
0.9.0.0-rc1 includes all the code donated by Avination about one year
ago, as well as several more improvements made since then. The code was
a bit unstable as we worked through thousands of merged commits, and
correspondent regressions, but we feel it is now stable enough to cut a
release out of it. Many people have already been using it for a few
months, including OSGrid.
The release notes are emerging in  -- they are a bit of an
understatement at the moment. A lot more will be written there in the
next couple of weeks as we make our way to the official release. We
appreciate people trying out the release candidate and reporting any
issues back to us via mantis. We are particularly sensitive to
regressions -- things that worked in 0.8.2 and stopped working in 0.9.
Considering the sheer number of changes that it is critical that updated
documentation accompany this version. There are new features as well as
changes in behaviour to existing features that need to be detailed.
Depending on the physics engine being used there also some important
caveats that also must be documented for everyone.