[kokua-dev] Fwd: [opensource-dev] Fix for sending Snapshot emails from RC regions

Nicky Perian nickyperian at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 15:30:17 PST 2017

There will not be a release viewer built anytime soon. This change as been
merged and pushed to
for the RLV branch and to
for the NORLV branch.
There will be test viewers available over the coming week and as usual
these viewers may be downloaded from:

To be determined (TBD): if this change is needed in the OpenSim version of

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From: Oz Linden (Scott Lawrence) <oz at lindenlab.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:11 PM
Subject: [opensource-dev] Fix for sending Snapshot emails from RC regions
To: opensource-dev <opensource-dev at lists.secondlife.com>

Linden Lab has been making changes to further protect personally
identifying and other sensitive user information. As part of those changes,
we no longer send the full correct email address to the viewer (an
obfuscated form of the address is sent instead). This change was deployed
recently to some of the simulator RC channels.

At one time, the user's email address was used to initialize the From
address when using the Send Snapshot as Email (postcard) feature of the
viewer. For some time, the server has not been using the value sent from
the viewer for this (because it might have been set incorrectly by the
viewer), and the official viewer has not allowed modifying it, yet the code
to initialize and return it to the simulator was still there. The viewer
also had code to validate any value in that field (which, in older
versions, might have been edited by the user); this validation code
(correctly) fails when checking the obfuscated value sent by the simulator
in these new Release Candidate. This was reported as BUG-41443
<https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-41443>; the effect is that sending
the snapshot fails (or, on any TPV that still allows modifying the address,
they will have to replace the obfuscated form with a valid address, but the
simulator will not use that value when sending the email - it will use the
address we have for that user in the database).

So that open source viewers can quickly release updates that are compatible
with the new email handling in the simulator, we have made available a
standalone repository with the appropriate viewer change

OZ LINDEN | Engineering Director, Second Life
email or hangouts: oz at lindenlab.com | Real Life: Scott Lawrence
LINDEN LAB | Create Virtual Experiences <https://www.lindenlab.com>

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