There is an alpha (testing) version of the Second Life Client on Linux. And I appreciate it. I wouldn't be a part of Second Life if it had not been available. It has let me participate in a thriving community, build beautiful objects, and write useful scripts.
But it's missing some important features which put a damper on my creative ability:
- Image, sound, and animation uploads from file.
- Texture downloads.
- Snapshot to disk or postcard. (Upload snapshot works fine.)
- Text copy & paste.
- Streaming media playback.
That's great, but as a builder, designer, graphic artist and scripter, I would flag image uploads/downloads and text copy/paste as highest-priority items. But until we get them, there's always WINE to tide us over.
Comments from the original post:
Erbo Evans said...
I can't even use the Linux client because my video drivers for X aren't up to snuff...the Radeon accelerated driver seems to lock X hard, requiring a reset to regain control of the system. The VESA drivers work, but they're so slow I can see screen repaints even on a 2D desktop...
Oh well, that's what dual-boot is for. :-)
8/24/2006 11:20 AM