It's been a while since you've heard from us. We've been diligently updating and improving Alchemy. Along with keeping in sync with Linden Lab's latest changes and improvements, we've spent months optimizing and improving the codebase to make it blazingly fast and less susceptible to crashes. Alongside that, we've been hard at work creating new features and polishing up the interface. You may have read that Alchemy was recently accepted into the Second Life® Third Party Viewer Directory after going through the steps to self-certify to provide our users a positive and predictable experience.
There's still a lot we want to accomplish before a final release, but we were so excited to make it into the directory that the team has decided to release a little taste of what we are working on to celebrate! This beta release comes in both Windows64 and Mac64 flavors. (Other platforms will follow in the next release.)
The first thing you're going to notice is the revamped UI. We've decided that Adobe® Source Sans Pro is a little nicer on the eyes, and Sovereign went to great lengths to push around the pixels and make everything fit just right. Among the other easily found additions, Region Tracker, letting you keep tabs regions gridwide from anywhere in Second Life; Legacy Profiles, a new implementation designed from scratch and uniform to the rest of our UI; and Quick Settings, easily accessible next to the volume controls allowing you to change often used settings on the fly. We've also updated and optimized all the viewer libraries to bring you the best experience yet.
While those are some of the highlights, there's much more to be found! Check out Preferences, where we've added more settings, and since this is a beta, there's plenty tucked away that hasn't been exposed to the UI yet, so check out the Debug Settings if you're feeling dangerous. Ready to give Alchemy a try? Get started by downloading it here.