Beta Release 74 Scheduled to Release Week of Oct 15, 2018


#1

It looks like we are on track to roll out the latest release before the end of next week. Like we did with the last release, we will update the timing here in this post. In the meantime, we wanted to give users a peek at what to expect in v0.74.0. Please note, there will be bug fixes in this release. The detailed list is forthcoming.

Features

  • Mini tablet in palm : It is now easier to access your tablet in VR. When you gaze at your open palm, you will now see a mini tablet. Simply grab it off your hand and drop it to enlarge and have full access to your tablet.

  • System Tray Notifications : Notifications are now available in client mode. Even if your interface is closed, you will be notified in real-time when your friends are online, when you receive HFC, when a popular event is taking place and more.

  • Marketplace Item Tester: We now provide a tool for you to test all of your content prior to submitting them to the Marketplace. The Marketing Item Tester is available from the Developer menu in Interface.

  • Ability to create an account from the Android App : You can now create a High Fidelity account directly from the Android app.

  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation for Android : You can now enable acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) on Android debug builds for improved voice quality.

  • Interstitial page is displayed while transitioning between domains: This will show the loading process and name of the domain you are entering.

Improvements

  • Optimizations to the audio mixer in response to the Sept 2018 load test
  • Improved performance in the avatar mixer
  • Removed need to manually activate wallet upon entering Marketplace. Now, it does it automatically
  • Added call to action when attempting to purchase an item from the Marketplace when you don’t have enough funds
  • Reduce timing of handshakes from 10ms
  • Optimized Entity List view, improving performance while managing large numbers of entities

Fixes
A comprehensive list of bug fixes in the release is coming soon. We will update here. Stay tuned!

Please note: There will be a protocol change, which means you will need to download the latest version in order to visit domains running v0.74.0.


#2

googlels interstitial
interstitial
1.
an advertisement that appears while a chosen website or page is downloading.

can we have a manually operated earth inverting implement at some point


#3

No. No no no no no no no no!

Make this optional! I have no issues with a button to bring up the tablet and there are times when I do look at my hands when gesturing.

I thought this was slated for 75! This is not very well done and is once again being made mandatory! Like above, please include an option to not include it.


#4

Nice, I can forget my idea of tunnel between domains… now we can’t avoid to feel the domain change :wink:

So we will do as in Sansar… listening music waiting the elevator door to open…


#5

Is this going to be effective in the PC builds? If so, this should seriously be optional, unless you want history to repeat itself with runaway assignment-clients and the reason the server included installer is hidden away.

Does this work for apps?

Uh… what? This doesn’t make any sense. Does it now take 10ms less for the handshake?


#6


look what happens when you just glance at your hands I am let you guys make up ideas about why this happens any time you shake your hands around as well


#7

This is…BIG :astonished:
Can I adjust this in size?
Or how is the cool “fingers gliding over collidable entities” feature gonna work, if I have an iPhone strapped to my hand permanently?


#8

Oh good… now we get dominos in our hands… with the stylus showing up…

Great… why is this a thing and will be made impossible to resolve unless you get your Javascript game going and cut it out?


#9

Hum, this doesn’t add to the sense of immersion when you have this thing in your hand all the time… Are there complaints against using the interface to access this? I simply don’t understand the purpose of this.

This is a nice idea…


#10

I keep missing meetings
Presumably the interstitial loading page and flappy hand tablet were top of everyone want and need list
And there sudden appearance only seems unusual to me cos I’m out the loop ?


#11

Not just that, apparently the biggest thing to take from this is that it is more favorable to include features that the community has actively said isn’t ready or is not desired, yet will not take 2 characters out of defaultScripts.js and restore chat for everyone.

Now, on top of that, I’m reading the following:

if (Window.interstitialModeEnabled) {
    DEFAULT_SCRIPTS_COMBINED.push("system/interstitialPage.js");
    DEFAULT_SCRIPTS_COMBINED.push("system/redirectOverlays.js");
}

So this does mean it can be made optional, but then I’m seeing the function to set it, setInterstitialModeEnabled hanging around the DomainHandler stuff.

So my question is, what controls when the interstitial page is activated? Even then, can it be fully disabled via an option?


#12

Is this optional ? The first thing i like todo is disable it, if it’s not disabled default (would be good). The reason for that, it’s not simple at all. And it looks ugle if it appears with every look in your hand.

The old way:

  1. Press button, tablet is open. Simple !
  2. Use it

The new way the comes.

  1. Look at my hand
  2. Grab it off my hand
  3. Drop it
  4. Use it

How can something that need 4 steps be more easy then pressing a button. This option need to be default turned off and optional if people like the ugle thing everytime in the hand can be turned on.

The old way of open a tablet where never bad.

I hope this optional to. I do not want to get spammed with notifications in the tray. I have not seen it. But notifications in tray is something you need to avoid. It’s very annoying and disturbing. Just implement a good notification system inworld. I can open the v iewer and check.

Not sure what to think about the interstitial loading page. If it’s going the same bad way as sansar that you need to wait until domain is loaded. I go shake nmy head and say. No No No. Bad idea. Just loading the world when you go to it is fine. It’s one of the things that make high fidelity better then sansar for me.

Question, why is high fidelity add things people not want. like a degraded tablet use. while the old tablet way is perfect. In the meantime, waiting years for a good create app. and that’s still not available.


#13

with all these little updates they’ve done is breaking people’s immersion everybody who’s tried it has feels the same way on all these tiny updates they’ve done

loading screen
tiny tablet
messaging

I will do crater video so you all can see it
==== JUST CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE THE VIDEO https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvgcs1zpi9vc4a4/test%2074.mp4?dl=0
I am one of the lucky ones has fast Internet 9 MB so imagine how long it will take to load on the loading bar

You noticed that the tiny tablet keep popping up every time

We need options to disable these things are rethink about doing in the first place seems very testy to me it even crashed several times when I tried to go to different places @philip


#14

I usually keep quiet about a coming feature until I have the opportunity to use it; but in this case I just need to know @Ashleigh_Harris, suppose a user has something in their hand already. Suppose it is an HTC Blaster Pistol that works with the HTC Vive Puck Sensors. Tell me, what will happen when the user looks at their hand?

This (the mini tablet) seems like a very bad idea. But anyone can come in and have an opinion, so how about I offer up an alternative?

If you don’t want to use the tablet button to pop the tablet, then maybe the people that won the 2016 HiFi hackathon wouldn’t mind implementing their gesture solution? In doing so, you’re allowing the tablet to be shown whenever a specific hand gesture is drawn in space.

Again, I don’t go spouting-off unless something pretty damn invasive is shoved on my Studio unwillingly.

We’re trying to keep our heads above water. Why are you doing this? Speak to any programmatic way to turn this feature off on behalf of the user; or some proposed work-around.

:: looks at @Judas :: Wer’re all ears…


#15

#16

The need to stop that sideways swiping. It does not feel very comfy and logic. The goto app proofs it. Up/Down swipe is better. in VR it’s mabye less problematic. In Desktop mode it’s bad.

In Desktop mode a complete different not tablet based UI would be big improvement.


#17

I would like to scroll through the pages with the control stick on my oculus like in the oculus store. I would sacrifice the ability to walk or look around when the tablet is open for it. In general the UI of the oculus store is quit good. Also the placement of object in oculus home works well. The magnetic snapping to surfaces is a nice feature.


#18

and we really do love waiting don’t we


#19

Thank you for sharing the video of this… wow… I usually don’t comment on new features till I try them, but I would really like for there to be a toggle to disable the mini tablet. On by default is great for new users (…possibly helpful to the Android client with no physical controller buttons?), but I would prefer to turn it off if at all possible.

:grimacing:


#20

Watched the video. :roll_eyes: No, No, Nooo ! :scream:

That tablet is really bad. Also, a winner for the design of wasting cpu cycles for something useless. It drives you already nut’s on the video.

And that loading screen. Nooooo !

both options need to be turned of,
Or have option so you can turn it off.
But i hate it that you always need to turn good things on.
and the bad things are always default in software.

To keep a bit humor.