Community Update 57


  • Sprint and Release
    • 2-week sprint ends Feb. 4 Priority is platform stability and work from extreme programming session (Jan. 23-25)
    • RNode v0.8.4 releases week of Feb. 4 RNode-0.8.4 release plan
  • Mercury requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Work with Whiteblock
    • Meeting with Whiteblock tomorrow to discuss ways to use the environment for hardening.
  • 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.

Dev meetup last week

  • Most of the team, including Chris and Greg met in Warsaw last week. Work focused on Cost accounting and Wallet and resulted in a wallet design proposal we expect to complete refinements on this week and ticketed work to complete delivery of cost accounting which we will assign later this week.


  • PR merged to change config file format from TOML to HOCON in development branch today. If you are an early adopter and working with the dev branch or participate in Tuesday testing, please learn more about this change in the README in dev. This change will be included in next week's release.


  • PR approved today to resolve part of the cause of the UNKNOWN bug ( RCHAIN-2858 Getting issue details... STATUS ) observed in Tuesday testing. And continued work on PR to address the assertion error ( RCHAIN-2805 Getting issue details... STATUS ).

Block storage

  • Work in progress to resolve integration issues with DAG storage improvements and the new block store.

Test infrastructure and performance testing

  • Work completed to release RDoctor v0.3.3 and resolve shutdown bug. Tested in Tuesday testing this week.
  • The performance test harness is up and able to run given a specified commit and to display metrics via Grafana dashboard. Plan to resolve discussion on the test scenario to use by the end of the week.
  • PR merging today to improve error messaging in Rholang tests and support work related to wallet feature implementation.
  • Work in progress to better cover bonding with unit tests.

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