Better Mesh Uploads and Other Improvements

Over the past few months we’ve made some major improvements to our backend and website. And today we’ve updated Kitely with a few usability improvements and bug fixes.

When you upload a mesh, usually the mesh includes some textures, and they are automatically uploaded as well. Previously, the uploaded textures were placed in the top-level Textures folder. Now, they are placed in a subfolder of Textures that has the same name as the uploaded object. This makes it easier to find them, and to keep the Textures folder organized.

We fixed a bug that prevented Estate Managers from making some changes to parcels in the estate. For example: Subdivide parcel, Join parcels, Eject user, etc. (This bug didn’t affect Estate Owners, so it wasn’t very noticeable: it only affected additional Estate Managers that had been added to the estate after the Estate Owner.)

We’ve improved some OpenSim error messages to make them easier to understand.

We’ve made many other improvements in the past few months, which we haven’t mentioned in our blog until now (we only talked about them in the weekly Kitely community meetings). One of the biggest changes is a huge improvement to our mobile website; check it out if you haven’t already! (Visit from your mobile). We also overhauled our desktop website to make it more modern and easier to navigate. There have also been some major backend improvements, such as upgrading to MySQL 8, switching to a different and more modern Linux distribution and improving our internal system monitoring capabilities.

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Oren Hurvitz

Oren Hurvitz is the Co-Founder and VP R&D of Kitely.