The upgrade is in progress. All systems are Groups, profiles and offline IMs are working. Web interface in progress.

The upgrade was performed successfully. All systems are working as normal, including groups, profiles and offline IMs. The wifi interface that we use for user registration and web access to inventory is now provided via mono addins by Diva Canto, which is a change to how it is installed but does not affect service provision for the grid.

Voice chat has (finally) been added using FreeSwitch, described as a "scalable open source [free software] cross-platform telephony platform" or multi-protocol soft switch. By default, it has been enabled in all areas of the grid, although land owners may or may not choose to switch it off on their parcels in future.

Note that a section on voice has been added to the terms of service, which notes that no users should be put under pressure to use voice chat in this grid, which will be regarded as a form of bullying. Please respect people's preferences in this regard as in others.

The upgrade was performed successfully. All systems are working as normal, including groups, profiles and offline IMs.

Grid performance may vary but should now be high, as it's running on a fast domestic fibre-optic broadband service, although upload speeds are still slower than download speeds. This is a major improvement over the previous domestic ADSL service.

We have now migrated to V2 Groups from the older Flotsam Groups module using the migration script provided on the OpenSim site.

We had previously migrated to V2 Offline Instant Messaging and the new internal User Profiles module from OpenSim 0.7.6 onwards.

These changes should ensure stability and avoid problems arising on updating OpenSim versions.