Hello everyone! Today I am pleased to announce the availability of MD Group Gift Giver Script 3.5.

This release brings a couple of new features and also some important bug fix:

  • improved the ‘avatar age’ feature, now allowing to define if give gifts to avatars having a minimum age or a maximum age;
  • improved the compatibility with MD Vendor System for a better redelivery of group gifts;
  • completely rewritten the users management, fixing several critical bugs regarding how the group gift giver was managing list of avatars (managers, reserve, blacklist);
  • improved the handling of generic HTTP errors;
  • improved the MD Online Services website;

As always the new version is available for free to all whom purchased it already, you can get it via update from one of your givers (owner menu>update) or through the redelivery terminal at MD Labs in-world store.

In addition to this new release, I am announcing the planned retirement of some very old version of MD Group Gift Giver Script. Below, you will find all the necessary info:

  • Which products are going to be retired?
    • MD Group Gift Giver Script
  • Which versions of the above products are going to be retired?
    • version 2.5.2, released on 2015-07-29
    • version 2.5.3, released on 2015-08-26
    • version 2.5.4, released on 2015-09-06
    • version 2.6.0, released on 2015-12-30
    • version 3.1.0, released on 2016-03-14
    • version 3.1.1, released on 2016-06-06
    • version 3.1.2, released on 2016-06-21
    • version 3.1.3, released on 2016-09-02
    • version 3.2.0, released on 2016-09-28
    • version 3.3.0, released on 2016-11-20
    • version 3.3.1, released on 2017-03-06
    • version 3.3.2, released on 2018-08-02
    • version 3.4.0, released on 2018-11-19
    • version 3.4.1, released on 2018-12-02
  • When this will happen? 
    • the old versions retirement will start on October 1st, 2020
  • Why are you doing this?
    • the versions listed above are old: they still run on the old server and use ‘old’ code, which relies on obsolete technology. For this reason and in order to keep improving the quality of my work, I cannot afford anymore to maintain the back-compatibility with those versions using such an old technology.
  • What will happen from the retirement day?
    • all the group gift givers – new and existing – running one of the above versions will stop communicating with the server. This will have mostly three effects:
      • all the giver’s feature relying on the server will stop working;
      • no data will be stored on the server anymore, so new givers will not be shown on MD Labs Online Services website;
      • it will be impossible to interact with the group gift givers through the MD Labs Online Services website;
  • What should I do to avoid all this?
    • Simple: update your givers. For doing this you will need the updated group gift giver script; you can receive the updated version simply clicking on the “update” button from one of your givers (owner menu>update) or through the redelivery terminal at MD Labs in-world store. Once obtained the updated version, simply replace your existing MD Group Gift Giver Script with the new one. The update has to be done manually.

Once the older versions will be retired I will NOT offer support anymore for those devices, so please update in time to avoid any issues.

! IMPORTANT: due to the several deep changes performed to the user list management – and to avoid possible back-compatibility issues – I would suggest you all to update to the latest version even if the version you are currently using isn’t in the list of the ones that will be retired.

Please contact me in-world if you need any help before the retirement day.

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