Improved Wish List and Demos in Kitely Market

We’ve updated our system today with several improvements that were requested by our users. Among other things, we’ve made it easier to use the wish lists in Kitely Market, and to add Demo items to Kitely Market product listings.

Improved Wish List Usability

It’s now easier to buy items that are in your Wish List. The Wish List contains a “Buy” link next to each item. Previously, clicking this link would switch to the Shopping Cart, where the item would appear. This made it cumbersome to add multiple items from your Wish List to the Shopping Cart, because you’d have to flip back and forth between these two pages for each item.

Now, clicking “Buy” adds the selected item to the Shopping Cart but doesn’t switch to the Shopping Cart page. This makes it much faster to buy multiple items from the Wish List.

Simplified Demos Creation

Kitely Market has built-in support for adding Demos to product listings. Previously this feature required a lot of work from content creators, because they had to create a Demo item for each of the product’s variations. Products in Kitely Market often have many variations, so this quickly became tedious. It was also mostly unnecessary, since usually a product only needs one Demo, regardless of how many variations it has. For example, even if a dress is available in 8 colors, it’s often enough to provide a demo in only one color.

To address this issue, we’ve now changed Kitely Market so that if a product has any Demo, in any of its variations, then that Demo can be used by all of the variations. This eliminates the need to create multiple Demos for the product.

Of course, you can still create individual Demos per variation if you want. Each variation uses the following Demo, in order of preference:

  1. The variation’s own Demo.
  2. If that doesn’t exist: a Demo from the nearest previous variation in the Variations table.
  3. If that doesn’t exist either: a Demo from the nearest succeeding variation in the Variations table.
  4. If none of the above exist then the product has no Demo.

Removed Warnings for Standard OpenSim Assets

Kitely Market has built-in tools for finding and fixing problems in products. When content creators add a product to Kitely Market, we check their product and show warnings if it contains references to non-existing assets. However, sometimes these references are for standard predefined OpenSim asset identifiers. These predefined identifiers aren’t regular assets, but they’re not missing, and therefore shouldn’t cause our system to display warnings. We maintain a list of such assets, and we’ve now added several additional asset identifiers to that list to eliminate a few incorrect warnings that our system had previously displayed.

Enabled OSSL Functions

We’ve enabled the following OSSL functions for use by everyone. Previously they were only enabled for the world owner, but this was too restrictive:

To learn more, see this list of our supported OSSL functions.

llCastRay v3

We’ve switched to using llCastRay v3, which provides more accurate results than llCastRay v2.

Updated OpenSim

We upgraded to using a newer version of OpenSim This update contains a few minor changes that only affect the backend, and no user-visible changes.