In particular, take a look at this section in the update notes. The fact that it is a very brief sentence seriously belies the magnitude of its significance.
Latif Khalifa has fixed the bug that, since the beginning of time, prevented Hypergrid explorers from jumping to places more than 4096 regions away. No more mandatory intermediate hops! No more “cannot reach destination – too far away” messages!
I encourage all explorers of the Hypergrid to please take a moment and thank Latif on Twitter. His hard work has resulted in a major improvement to the use of the Hypergrid and the evolution of OpenSim as a constellation of easily accessible interconnected grids.
Which brings me to the topic of the Hypergrid Adventurers Club. Since my presentation at the OpenSimulator Community Conference, I’ve received a great deal of interest in possibly restarting our tours of the Hypergrid. Many people reached out to me, and the outpouring of interest was very inspiring.
So I’m rebooting the tours! Our next tour will be Saturday Sept 28 at 10pm EDT. For all the details, please join and read our Google Group.
-John “Pathfinder” Lester