Updating Rental Beam

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It is very important that you keep your Rental Beam service accurate and operating properly. From time to time we release updates to existing products in order to ensure continued operation and a minimum of issues. But exactly HOW you update is often a source of confusion. So we've put together this page with complete instructions on how to update each of your Rental Beam products.

Rental Beam Viral Update

We are always looking for new and simple means to make your life easier. Recently we invented an update process called Viral Update. This new process does not require the use of extra devices or updaters; you simply rez one copy of the new version and it will "Infect" all the others with the latest version and revision Scripts and contents. Full details can be found at Rental Beam Viral Update.

Rental Beam Web Site

Changes and updates to the Rental Beam Web Site are done "behind the curtain". If you notice that a web page didn't load properly or that it seems to be showing "funny data", start by hitting Shift+F5 (Force Refresh) in your Web Browser. This will reload the entire page from scratch. If this does not cure the problem, please file a Support Ticket and let us know.

hippoRENT Plugin Script

The hippoRENT Plugin Script is intended to be placed in every hippoRENT Rental Box that is to be monitored by Rental Beam. The method for updating the hippoRENT Plugin Script depends on the version you have now and the version you are updating to.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.04 and Earlier

If you have versions of the hippoRENT Plugin Script prior to version 2.2.05 then you must use the following procedure:

  1. Edit the hippoRENT Rental Box and select the Contents tab
  2. Locate the Rental Beam Plugin Script and delete it
  3. Find the Rental Beam Plugin for hippoRENT Systems Script in your Inventory
  4. Drop it into the Contents tab

Version 2.2.05 and later of the hippoRENT Plugin Script will automatically RESET the hippoRENT Rental Box when it starts. There is no need to RESET the box manually.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.05 and Later

The Updated Script is contained in an Object named Rental Beam Plugin for hippoRENT Systems. Use the following procedure to update existing v2.2.05 and later hippoRENT Plugin Scripts:

  1. Rez the Rental Beam Plugin for hippoRENT Systems Object
  2. Click Cancel on the Menu that appears
  3. Monitor Nearby Chat for Update Messages

The Object containing the updated Plugin Script will automatically locate and update all hippoRENT Plugin Scripts located on the same Sim (Region). You may safely rez the update Object then walk away as the process may take some time.

The Viral Update process will only update those devices located on the same Sim or Region. It will NOT update any devices located on other Sims. You must repeat the update process for every Region where you have hippoRENT Rental Boxes that contain the Rental Beam Plugin Script.

Updating TO Versions Later Than 2.2.05

Beginning with Version 2.2.05 of the hippoRENT Plugin Script, the update process uses our new Rental Beam Viral Update. Viral Update automatically ensures that every single copy of the target Script, Device or Object located on the same Sim (Region) is at the same version and revision level. When you rez the update Object, it will immediately begin updating any Scripts that it finds with a prior version. The process is fully automatic and does not require any actions on your part. Simply put ... rez and walk away.

You may safely RESET the hippoRENT Rental Box using the Owner Menu's Reset option without losing the current Tenant's information. There may be a very short period of time where the Rental Box appears to be available, but this clears in a few seconds and the actual Tenant and Rental information will remain.

CasperLet Plugin Script

The CasperLet Plugin Script is intended to be placed in every CasperLet Rental Box or Meter (Rental Device) that is to be monitored by Rental Beam. The method for updating the CasperLet Plugin Script depends on the version you have now and the version you are updating to.

The Plugin Script is only needed for those CasperLet Rental Boxes and Meters that are NOT covered by a CasperLet Region Listener. If you have a Region Listener on the same Sim (Region) as the CasperLet Rental Devices then you do not need (and should not add) the Plugin Scripts.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.04 and Earlier

If you have versions of the CasperLet Plugin Script prior to version 2.2.05 then you must use the following procedure:

  1. Edit the CasperLet Rental Device and select the Contents tab
  2. Locate the Rental Beam Plugin Script and delete it
  3. Find the Rental Beam Plugin for CasperLet Systems Script in your Inventory
  4. Drop it into the Contents tab

Version 2.2.05 and later of the CasperLet Plugin Script will automatically bump the CasperLet Rental Device when it starts. This causes the device to send its full current information and thus update Rental Beam with the latest information available.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.05 and Later

The Updated Script is contained in an Object named Rental Beam Plugin for CasperLet Systems. Use the following procedure to update existing v2.2.05 and later CasperLet Plugin Scripts:

  1. Rez the Rental Beam Plugin for CasperLet Systems Object.
  2. Monitor Nearby Chat for Update Messages

The Object containing the updated Plugin Script will automatically locate and update all CasperLet Plugin Scripts located on the same Sim (Region). You may safely rez the update Object then walk away as the process may take some time.

The Viral Update process will only update those devices located on the same Sim or Region. It will NOT update any devices located on other Sims. You must repeat the update process for every Region where you have CasperLet Rental Devices that contain the Rental Beam Plugin Script.

Updating TO Versions Later Than 2.2.05

Beginning with Version 2.2.05 of the CasperLet Plugin Script, the update process uses our new Rental Beam Viral Update. Viral Update automatically ensures that every single copy of the target Script, Device or Object located on the same Sim (Region) is at the same version and revision level. When you rez the update Object, it will immediately begin updating any Scripts that it finds with a prior version. The process is fully automatic and does not require any actions on your part. Simply put ... rez and walk away.

You may safely RESET the CasperLet Rental Device using the Owner Menu's Reset option without losing the current Tenant's information. There may be a very short period of time where the Rental Device appears to be available for rent, but this clears in a few seconds and the actual Tenant and Rental information will remain.

Rental Beam Kiosk

The Rental Beam Kiosk is used to set or change your Rental Beam account password. It is only needed when you wish to change your password. If you have an older version rezzed and wish to update it to the newest version then use the following procedure:

  1. Delete the existing Rental Beam Kiosk
  2. Rez the new Rental Beam Kiosk

CasperLet Region Listener

The CasperLet Region Listener is designed to be placed In-World with one Listener per Sim (Region). The update process is entirely manual and must use the following procedure:

  1. Rez a single copy of the new Region Listener
  2. Edit the newly rezzed Listener and select the Contents tab
  3. Copy the single Script from the Contents tab into your Inventory in a location you can easily find
  4. For each Region Listener that must be updated:
    • Edit the Region Listener and switch to the Contents tab
    • Delete the single Region Listener script
    • Replace it with the updated script you saved in Step 3 above

The CasperLet Region Listener will initialize and ask that you Touch it once to begin operation. Close the Edit window then Touch the CasperLet Region Listener to finish the update process.

Rental Vendor

The Rental Beam Rental Vendor is an In-World device designed to display your Available Rentals to potential Tenants. The update process depends on the version you are updating.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.12 and Earlier

If you have Rental Vendors version 2.2.12 and earlier then you must use the following procedure:

  1. Rez a single copy of the new updated Rental Vendor then Edit it and switch to the Contents tab
  2. Copy the single Rental Vendor Script into your Inventory in a location you can easily find
  3. Exit the Edit mode then delete the Donor Rental Vendor itself
  4. For each Rental Vendor that must be updated:
    • Edit the Rental Vendor and switch to the Contents tab
    • Delete the single Rental Vendor script
    • Replace it with the updated script you saved in Step 2 above
The "Donor" Rental Vendor will appear in your list of Rental Vendors but it will (eventually) show that it is stalled or lost. You may safely delete its Profile by selecting it from the list of Rental Vendors then clicking the Delete button.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.20 and Later

The Rental Beam Rental Vendor version 2.2.20 and later use our Viral Update process. Use the following steps to update all Rental Vendors on a Sim (Region) using Viral Update:

  1. Rez a single copy of the new version Rental Vendor
  2. Monitor Nearby Chat for update messages

The new version Rental Vendor will begin updating all prior versions of the Rental Vendor. The process is fully automatic and does not require interaction. When the update process completes, you may delete the "Source" Rental Vendor from Second Life. Also make sure you delete its Profile using the Rental Vendors tool on the Rental Beam web site.

The "Source" Rental Vendor will appear in your list of Rental Vendors but it will (eventually) show that it is stalled or lost. You may safely delete its Profile by selecting it from the list of Rental Vendors then clicking the Delete button.

Updating TO Versions Later Than 2.2.20

Beginning with Version 2.2.20 of the Rental Beam Rental Vendor, the update process uses our new Rental Beam Viral Update. Viral Update automatically ensures that every single copy of the target Script, Device or Object located on the same Sim (Region) is at the same version and revision level. When you rez the update Object, it will immediately begin updating any Scripts that it finds with a prior version. The process is fully automatic and does not require any actions on your part. Simply put ... rez and walk away.

Rental Status Mirror

The Rental Beam Rental Status Mirror is an In-World device designed to display your Available Rentals to potential Tenants. The update process depends on the version you are updating.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.04 and Earlier

If you have Rental Status Mirrors version 2.2.04 and earlier then you must use the following procedure:

  1. Rez a single copy of the new updated Rental Status Mirror then Edit it and switch to the Contents tab
  2. Copy the single Rental Status Mirror Script into your Inventory in a location you can easily find
  3. Exit the Edit mode then delete the Donor Rental Status Mirror itself
  4. For each Rental Status Mirror that must be updated:
    • Touch the Rental Status Mirror and choose "Offline" from the Owner Menu
    This step is VERY important and must be performed before removing or replacing the Rental Status Mirror script
    • Edit the Rental Status Mirror and switch to the Contents tab
    • Delete the single Rental Status Mirror script
    • Replace it with the updated script you saved in Step 2 above
    • When the new script finishes initializing, Touch the Rental Status Mirror to display the Owner Menu then choose Online to set the Rental Status Mirror back Online.
The "Donor" Rental Status Mirror will appear in your list of Rental Status Mirrors but it will (eventually) show that it is stalled or lost. You may safely delete its Profile by selecting it from the list of Rental Status Mirrors then clicking the Delete button.

Updating FROM Versions 2.2.06 and Later

The Rental Beam Rental Status Mirror version 2.2.06 and later use our Viral Update process. Use the following steps to update all Rental Status Mirrors on a Sim (Region) using Viral Update:

  1. Rez a single copy of the new version Rental Status Mirror
  2. Monitor Nearby Chat for update messages

The new version Rental Status Mirror will begin updating all prior versions of the Rental Status Mirror. The process is fully automatic and does not require interaction. When the update process completes, you may delete the "Source" Rental Status Mirror from Second Life. Also make sure you delete its Profile using the Rental Status Mirrors tool on the Rental Beam web site.

The "Source" Rental Status Mirror will appear in your list of Rental Status Mirrors but it will (eventually) show that it is stalled or lost. You may safely delete its Profile by selecting it from the list of Rental Status Mirrors then clicking the Delete button.

Updating TO Versions Later Than 2.2.06

Beginning with Version 2.2.06 of the Rental Beam Rental Status Mirror, the update process uses our new Rental Beam Viral Update. Viral Update automatically ensures that every single copy of the target Script, Device or Object located on the same Sim (Region) is at the same version and revision level. When you rez the update Object, it will immediately begin updating any Scripts that it finds with a prior version. The process is fully automatic and does not require any actions on your part. Simply put ... rez and walk away.