Community Update 53


  • Holiday schedule
    • Most of the team is back from the holiday. We reconvened regular cadence of standup today.
    • Resuming Tuesday community tests on Jan. 8. 
  • Sprint and next release
    • Next 2-week sprint starts Jan. 7. Priority will be bug fixes and work on Mercury features.
    • Next release, RNode v0.8.2, will be the week of Jan. 7. RNode-0.8.2 release plan
  • Jira update
    • We combined the three projects (CORE, RHOL, and OPS) into one (RCHAIN) in Jira to better support cross-team collaboration and managing sprint work. RChainSoftware project. This migration preserved previous issues. You can still search on old issue numbers or use old links to find the same issue in the RCHAIN project.
  • Mercury requirements and acceptance criteria
    • The development team has work this sprint to support the creation of test cases and acceptance criteria for stories that are ready. A view of this work is available here.
    • The work of next sprint is to both build out tests for completed stories, complete stories where there are open questions, and prioritize feature work.
  • Work with Whiteblock
  • Test net status
    • A public test net is not yet available. 
    • A view of the issues blocking launch of a public test net is available here.
    • Platform stability is priority #1 for most people on the team.


  • Work continues on the block store. Focus is on resolving issues with integration tests.  RCHAIN-652 Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Work to improve messaging for Rholang tests to make them more helpful for debugging  RCHAIN-2292 Getting issue details... STATUS


  • Work completed to remove deploys from finalized blocks to help node not run out of memory.
  • Resolved hanging on propose issue by having RuntimeManager depend on F instead of Task.  RCHAIN-1083 Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Discussing Validator Incentives and Casper and implementation of cost accounting to support Mercury requirement work.


  • Completing work for stream API on client queue with retries. Last PR in review.  RCHAIN-1904 Getting issue details... STATUS
  • PR in review to stop receiving stream blobs if they don't fit in memory.  RCHAIN-1615 Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Updates to DAG grapher to group blocks by validator. This tool has been very helpful in debugging.

Storage team

  • Priority is stability work, debugging support, and writing tests for changes in Casper.

SRE team 

  • Priority is stability work and testing.

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