Thursday, 9 October 2014

UKanDo 3.7.17 Released

Release Notes

More tweaks, a few requested bits and some fixes! Linux users should now be able to watch MP4 YouTube videos thanx to a fix by Drakeo!

Oh yeah I nearly forgot! The new login screens by the Lab (which I happen to really like!). As with the old login panel, the skin selector button has been added to this one to. And as before, can be hidden once you’re done with it!

First Time or Clean Install Login Screen

Normal Login Screen
I really do need to get better at writing these things, so, until then, while I’m working on improving my blogging skills! There’s nothing to see here! So, just move on, download, install and enjoy!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

UKanDo 3.7.15 Release

Release Notes

A Whole shed load of New!! We are now totally up-to-date with both LL and RLV Viewers!
This was a really big merge, going from 3.7.6 to 3.7.15, but after testing it to a state of total boredom, we think we got it right, so here it is!

On top of that, there’s some new stuff from us which I started way back after the last release and before RL work got in the way!!

I did write a long post here in the hope it would be both interesting and well worth a read! I got half way through reading it myself only to discover it was neither (so much for that plan!). So, if you're interested checkout the Release Notes, if you’re not just download, install and enjoy!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

OMG Finally!!

OK, it’s been a long time coming, and I’d love to say, it’s been fun (but I can’t!!)! So without further ado! Now’s as good a time as any to announce…. it’s looking like we’ve finally got there!!

Yeap! That’s 'There', as in, all tweaks, fixes and new stuff from both LL and RLV released up to and including 10th Sept, all nicely merged into UKanDo code!

We’re doing some finally testing with the release version over this weekend, seeing as this has to be one of the biggest catch-up merges I’ve ever done. So if all goes well, there will be a new UKanDo Release 3.7.15 out there sometime next week (W/C 15 sept).

Once again, I would like to thank all UKanDo users for sticking with me and being patient, the wait will soon be over!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Quick Update!

Been asked more than a few times now so about time I updated here!

UKanDo is still going strong and there will be new releases. The reason its taking longer than normal is I have a few RL work projects going on right now which are taking up most of my time but they pay the bills so have to take priority.

LL have also released 2000+ changes to the code which UKanDo is based on, and some of these are more than a PITA to merge!

Then there are new features and updates from RLV which also need to be added. So all in all, these a shed load of work to be done. I have made a start on all the above, be it a slow one!

I would like to Thank all UKanDo users for sticking with me and being patient! I will get the next release, including all LL and RLV updates out to you just as soon as I can!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

UKanDo Release 3.7.6

Release Notes

It’s that time again! LL have released their latest round of fixes and tweaks. So high time they found their way into UKanDo.

You will also find some tweaks and fixes form us, along with a few requested features, which have been on the To-Do list for a while now.

Check out the Release Notes for more info!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Automatic Updates and Version Control

UKanDo now uses the Linden Lab® Viewer Version Manager (VVM) system for automatic updates and version management. As a user you have the option to set automatic or manual updates in Preferences-> Setup-> Software updates (by default it is set to Install automatically).

The release candidates tick-box is disabled as there are no plans what-so-ever to use this feature.

VVM is also used to control which versions can or can’t login to Second Life®. The versions which can login are the Current Release plus the previous release, all versions before these are now blocked!

One side effect to this is as a new version is released the older previous release will then become a blocked version.

As a user, this is not something you need to worry about! If you are inadvertently using a blocked version, it should automatically update to the latest release before it allows you to login.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

UKanDo Release 3.7.4

Release Notes

As per norm, all the latest from the Lab, as well as fixes and tweaks from us. The biggest being:

UKanDo now has a New Default Skin, based on the icon set from Starlight skins Orb Blue. The Linden default skin is now included in the viewer install download, and can be changed from the Skin Selector menu which is now on the login panel (Don’t forget to restart the viewer after changing skins and B4 you login).

For those who liked the old skin, this has also been added back to the skin selector, and turns out that Starlight skins calls it Nostalgia Blue, so that’s carried over as the original skins name in the Skin Selector dropdown menu!

Once you're happy with the skin you want to use, you also have the option to hide the Skin Selector button from the login panel. You can find this option in Preferences -> Advanced. Also here you will find the option to hide the new Film menu (also from Starlight skin, then modified a little bit) from the top toolbar menu if you don’t use it (can also be found in Advanced top toolbar menu). These were added to de-clutter the viewer in an attempt to keep it as close to LL viewer as possible.

To that end it was also decided not to add the other starlight panels, as after testing with some of our users it was found to be to bigger change and was outside some users comfort zone.

The Preferences panel has also been re-worked, with the UKanDo tab being removed and the options from it being moved to existing panels (I never liked it).

The top toolbar UKanDo menu has also been better organized, and includes a WireFrame option as well as Kokua Viewer "Refresh Scene" option.

Dont forget to check our Release Notes for more Details!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

UKanDo Social Media Accounts

Due to an ISP and Router change I have not been able to login to my Facebook account? 4 weeks down the line and countless emails to Facebook support, it would appear that nothing is going to be done to sort this at their end!

So, a new Facebook account has had to be created, without being able to copy Likes over to it.

If you one of the users who Liked us on the old account Please feel free to like us again!

If you not one of these Users, you can now Like Us on our New Account! Go on! You know you want to!!

We have also re-branded our Twitter and Google+ accounts to UKanDo Viewer. So feel free to click Any/All links below so we can build them up again! Thank you from all at UKanDo!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

UKanDo Release 3.7.2

Release Notes

We've added a couple of new features as well as a few fixes and tweaks! Plus the latest and greatest from the Lab to keep in line with LL Viewer release. Includes more updates from RLV viewer to keep in line with Marine’s releases. More details in the Release Notes.

Also worth a mention is from this release onwards, users have the option to download the Linden viewers default skin to replace the default UKanDo skin if you're one of the uses who would rather use that instead!

We decided to do it this way to save adding extra code to the viewer which would only be used once in a while, and to keep the viewer download size as low as possible! This way you only download the Linden Viewer Default skin As, When or If you want to use it!

The Linden Viewer Default skin is available for download from our Download page, and you can find an easy Step-by-Step How To guide in our Forum. Each new release will be version dependant! So as you download the latest viewer release you will also need to download the matching LL skin for that version!

Friday, 14 February 2014

UKanDo Release 3.7.0

Release Notes

There's a few quick fixes from us, which include fixes to MUPose and OOC spotted by Dagger Faulkwing, so Thanx for pointing them out!

Also includes fixes from Marine Kelley’s RLV Repo to keep in line with the RLV API V2.8.5.9.

This release brings UKanDo back up to date with LL’s Release Viewer so it includes the new Fitted Mesh feature! Which is handy if you know anyone with fitted mesh as this should make them look like the person they use to!

To update to this latest version you will need to download then install it, for the time being there is NO Auto update feature in UKanDo!

Monday, 10 February 2014



I have had several URLs sent to me offering UKanDo Viewer as a download,

I'm not going to list the sites as I don’t want the URLs getting out there any more than they are already, but so far I have received 5 different URLs!


Downloads are now available from our SourceForge Pages.