Rainbow Viewer 22.214.171.124 Netbook Edition v1.2
Saturday, October 17, 2009 3:43:06 AM
It took a while to play with my little Wind clone and to test all kind of different scenarios. I can't say it was conclusive, SL is too unpredictable, but I decided to give out a first version of a netbook optimized Rainbow Viewer to all of you who want to be a guinea pig .
Here it comes, Rainbow Viewer 126.96.36.199 Netbook Edition in version 1.2. Under the hood it's however pretty solid and based on the long Cool Viewer tradition. I've tried in this version to optimize the viewer as much as possible for speed on the small hardware handicapped Intel Atom machines with their underperforming 945GM graphics. The good thing is, pretty much all netbooks are more or less identical from their hardware and the viewer should just run on any of them. Default settings are already adjusted to a minimum for max performance, and you can even set the drawing distance to just 32m, that's perfectly fine when being inside buildings or closed spaces and should add some more FPS.
Other than optimizations a lot of floaters and panels have been adapted to the smaller screen size and should fit pretty well now (please set the Windows taskbar to auto-hide, right click => Properties). Nevertheless this is a first version to see how this works and I ask all of you to give feedback what still doesn't work or could need some improvements.
To get the netbook viewer running you need to install first an official SL viewer in version 188.8.131.52 you can find here:
Then simply run the Rainbow Viewer installer over the default SL installation:
Please start the viewer with the included RainbowViewer.lnk shortcut.
I hope it works for you and gives you some improvement on the small machine, but please don't expect a miracle on the limited platform . Questions, feedback, ideas, are welcome here as always.