RNode-0.8.4 release plan


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Related pages

RChain consensus specification

User guide for running RNode


Start date 

Release summary

This release features bug fixes and improvements to consensus with the goal of improving platform stability to support a future launch of the public testnet. This release includes foundational work to deliver both the wallet and cost accounting features. Expansion and improvements to our testing capabilities was a key focus of work in this release. This includes improvements to our blockchain diagram tool, relaunch of the performance test harness to run against specified commits, and new unit tests for Rholang. 

RNode users please note! This release introduces a new configuration file format. If you previously used a configuration file in the TOML format, you will need to update and use the new HOCON format. Please see the README for more information.

Work included in this release

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Description of release packaging

Release packaging will include:

  • Docker image (Supported on Linux only)

  • Debian package 

  • RPM package

  • .zip file

  • tar.gz file

  • Brew installation

Where do developers go to learn more and get started?

Please visit our release page on GitHub for binary artifacts.

A docker image is available 

docker pull rchain/rnode

Homebrew installation via

brew install rchain/rchain/rnode

Where will bugs be filed?

We use Jira to collect bugs and feedback. File a bug

Where do developers go for support? 

Please visit https://developer.rchain.coop or file a bug.

What license will this be released under?

The RChain software is licensed under Apache License, version 2.0

Rholang is licensed under the MIT License (MIT)

The Docker image is licensed under the GPL 2.0 License

Work completed since last release

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