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|OpenSim is Dead... Long live Aurora!|
|OpenSim - Chat|
|Written by Skidz Tweak|
|Tuesday, 08 March 2011 10:59|
OpenSim is a project I have followed for a few years now. Like many others, I have set up private sims at home. But progress has been slow to stagnant. From my point-of-view, it seems that OpenSim core developers don’t wish to build a great project, they just want to build a generic one that can be changed or adapted to many different needs. This is a great idea, but most of us really just want one thing from OpenSim: a Second Life-like grid or sim. Some OpenSim core developers run grids themselves and don’t even use Opensim. They even use that as part of the pitch for their grid saying, “This is not OpenSim.” Think about that for a minute and what that means.
For these reasons, I believe OpenSim will soon fall aside, and Aurora will take its place.
What is Aurora? Aurora is everything you wished OpenSim was! Aurora was originally a branch of OpenSim, but has become so much more now. The development team has really shown off their skills, not sitting back and debating things to death. The Aurora team goes for the gold, and it’s really paid off.
What makes Aurora better than OpenSim?
Not to mention that developers that actually listen and care!
So is there a downside? With all these great features to list out, there has to be something! And there is, just like every platform (Second Life included). At times, Aurora can be unstable because they do push the envelope, but they push out stable releases quite often. 0.1 was released last month and 0.2 is expected very soon.
My point is that in such a short time Aurora has changed the game. The Aurora team is truly delivering the full package! They have broken the coding speed barrier and pumped out some great stuff. Aurora is projected to become the dominant, open source metaverse platform for users looking to escape Second Life.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2011 11:33|