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Tuesday, December 06, 2011


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Ignatius Onomatopoeia

You gotta hand it to Bukkake Bliss: they have won the smack-down on names:


Anonymous coward

It's worth noting that because of the way SL is setup, it's perfectly possible to setup such a download feature yourself.. I have SQUID running on my PC and it caches everything that's sent from secondlife.. because textures never change. the cache is permanent and load on the network is reduced to practically nothing.

Dale Innis

The SL viewer is *supposed* to have an automatic version of that 'download option', in the form of the cache. Anything that you visit often should end up cached, and should therefore not have to be downloaded again.

But no SL viewer that I know of has ever had a halfway-decent cache. I gather that they are all based on the original one, and the original one was a rather awful mess, so intimately entwined with the rest of the code that it's never been cleanly excised so that it could be replaced with something that actually worked.

Personally I think it would be better to put the effort into making the cache work right, rather than implementing what would basically be a manual cache in the form of a download option. But either one would be an improvement, for sure...

Arcadia Codesmith

Why not both? Beef up the existing cache algorithm, and give us the option to pre-cache static sim features before we travel.

BTW, Iggy -- niiiiiiice :)

Iris Ophelia

Although I'd bet that more than half of those places have a mall area with regular turnover of products/renters using those spaces, I'm wondering if that wouldn't throw a wrench into all this. :\

Nightbird Glineux

Iris, Squid should have some way to delete old, unused textures. Or not; disk space is cheap these days, and faster than most people's internet access.

Nightbird Glineux

@Anonymous, the more I think about your idea, the more I like it.

The SL Wiki has this: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/SLSquid_Proxy

Are you doing anything differently? What is the size of your cache? I'm thinking of using 16GB on an SSD.

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