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Stay notified of new releases for SLiteChat, a light-weight text-only chat client for Second Life.

New Avatars and Log-in Issues...

Recently, Linden Lab changed the way they create names for new avatars for Second Life. Now they allow you to create an avatar with a first name-only, whereas in the past they used to allow you to choose from a list of pre-defined last names. You still do have a last name, but it is actually "Resident."

For SLiteChat, this causes a problem for people who are used to logging in via first name only. For example, a new avatar named Angel123 cannot log into SLiteChat because SLiteChat expects a last name in addition to a first name. So, if Angel123 wants to log in using SLiteChat, she ...

"Ruthing" of your Avatar

Hi all,

With the release of Linden Lab's Viewer 2, an issue has cropped up for users of SLiteChat. Presently, SLiteChat does not attempt to rez your avatar in-world. With pre-2.0 viewers, this was never an issue (the AV just appears as a ghosty-blob). However, Viewer 2.0 handles in-world rendering a little differently than pre-viewer 2 and other viewers like Snowglobe and Emerald. This results in a fully dressed AV that has the default "Ruth" body (i.e. if you have a male avatar, it will appear as female, hovering in the air, to users of Viewer 2 who try to look at you).

SLiteChat Release 1.6.2

We are happy to announce another maintenance release of SLiteChat, verion 1.6.2. This release addresses the following issues:

SLiteChat Release 1.6.1

 We are happy to announce a maintenance release of SLiteChat, verion 1.6.1. This release addresses the following issues:

Log-in issue with SLiteChat

For those SLiteChat users who are experiencing the following error message:

Cannot log in! Reason: Login failure: data, First name parameter must be alphanumeric.

If you feel this is an error, please contact

support@secondlife.com.

If you see this error message, it is because you have a leading space in your Second Life name in the log in dialog. Just delete the space and you should be able to log in normally:

SLiteChat Release 1.6.0

Made to Order Software Corp. is happy to announce the release of yet another version of SLiteChat.

SLiteChat: New website and domain!

SLiteChat has been moved to the servers of Made to Order Software Corporation in an effort to keep up with this project's growing popularity. The site was created using Drupal, and it has many features available to help me with publishing updates and issuing newsletters.

SLiteChat Release 1.5.2

I am happy to announce the release of yet another version of SLiteChat. Please see the downloads page.

Features:

  • SLiteChat is now on a new server, with a new domain (http://www.slitechat.org/). The update checking feature now looks at the new site instead of the old site.

Bug Fixes:

  • Minor compilation issue fixed under Gentoo.

Feedback:

As always, I appreciate feedback on this project.

SLiteChat Release 1.5.1

I am happy to announce the release of yet another version of SLiteChat. Please see the downloads page.

Features:

  • XGridChat is now included in the distribution (except for Win32). This is a group chat relay program contributed by and written by Catherine Pfeffer which allows one to bridge group chats between grids.

SLiteChat Release 1.5.0

I am happy to announce the release of yet another version of SLiteChat. Please see the downloads page.

Features:

  • Added the ability to connect to a different grid.
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