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How to start viewer development

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I would like to get some information on how exactly to go about starting to code my own viewer. Now, I understand that I will need to install visual studio and learn C++ but what else do I need to do or learn. I have coded a little but never anything like the SL viewer. But, for a long time now have had some ideas I would like to add to a viewer and thought I might as well try giving it a go.

If possible, responses only please from other viewer developers / teams.
 

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Learn to read the original code, unless you're going to implement everything from scratch which I think is impossible in your case because there's so much you would need to know and it's probably going to be overwhelming.

The single most important thing you'll need to learn is how to use version control like Git. Having that will save you from any code-related mistakes you will make. You'll maybe need to learn about networking/LLSD too, unless your ideas are purely client-side.

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Get_source_and_compile

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