Starting with the release on RNode v0.4.1, the core development team hosts weekly testing sessions. These testing sessions serve multiple purposes. First, they help RChain developers test the software and learn from user experience. Second, a key aspect of testing the platform is testing preformed on a network. And finally, end users need a way to ramp up on the software to be prepared to participate on the platform.
Who should participate?
RChain community RNode testing is an open event. If you match any of the personas below, please plan to join in!
I want to help test RNode and the platform leading up to the launch of testnet and mainnet.
I want to operate a node on the RChain platform.
I want to be a validator.
I want to build dApps that run on the RChain platform.
I want to learn more about RNode operation and use.
Prepare to participate
You need to prepare to participate in node testing. We jump right into the work! These testing sessions are intended to be hands-on. These are working sessions designed to test features and soundness of the software. Participants should plan to participate by operating a node and working together with the group to test different scenarios. Before the start of the testing session, please prepare to join the meeting and run RNode.
Prepare to join the meeting
We host these meetings with Zoom. If you are new to using Zoom, please see getting started with Zoom. The information for joining the meeting is below.
For community testing we will either use software from dev, master, or a unique branch for that day's test. Information about the version of the software to be used will be published and announced in #node-testing as soon as possible prior to the testing event. See the worksheet for the testing session (see below) for details on what version of RNode we will use and where to find installation packages and a Docker image. Learn more about operating a node in User guide for running RNode.
Connect to a bootstrap node
The bootstrap node used depends on the version of the software you use. For community testing we will either use dev, master, or a unique branch for that day's test. See RNode bootstrap addresses to get the address.
If you are a brand-new node operator, try standing up a node prior to joining your first testing session. While not a pre-requisite, it will help you know what questions to ask.
If you run into trouble, ask for support in #node-testing on the RChain Discord
Because this is a testing session, we may use most currently released version of RNode or work on a version still in development. Look for updates in the RChain Discord for information on the next testing session, including what version of RNode will be used and where to find installation packages or the Docker image.
How to join a testing session
When - Thursdays at 14:00 UTC
Where - This meeting takes place online using Zoom
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,4664998329# or +17207072699,,4664998329#
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 720 707 2699 Meeting ID: 466 499 8329 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/afcOMB9in
Additional communications are posted in #node-testing on the RChain Discord.