Community Update 80


  • Sprint
    • Sprint 33 in progress. 
      • Consensus team
        • Completing foundation for bonding and unbonding in Rholang
        • Improve message protocol in Casper to improve perforamance
        • Providing peek to Casper
      • Node team
        • Investigation of challenges of processing a genesis block that includes RHOC balances
        • Support for investigation of testnet failure
      • Rholang team
        • Completion of work to bridge cost accounting with the wallet and proof of stake contract
        • Completion of work to resolve open bugs
        • Start on work to reduce Rholang garbage in the tuplespace
      • RSpace team
        • Investigation of the performance of RSpace
        • Completion of implementation of peek in Rholang
      • SRE team
        • Support for investigation of testnet failure
        • Completing infrastructure and tooling for hardening testing 
  • Release
  • Mercury requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Testnet status
    • Testnet-1 is down. RCHAIN-3593 - Getting issue details... STATUS  is a critical bug under investigation. We are currently running a test on the public testnet infrastructure to support the investigation. 
    • Please see RChain public testnet information to learn more about public testnet as well as a FAQ.
  • Community testing

Blockers to testnet-2

  • See complete view in  RCHAIN-3168 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Planned steps to address delay in the launch of testnet-2
    • Release testnet-2 incrementally
    • Revisit how we understand the blockers and are dedicating development effort to them

Risks to code completion for Mercury

  • Addition of work in Rholang to address bloat in the tuplespace.  RCHAIN-3542 - Getting issue details... STATUS


  • RCHAIN-3611 - Getting issue details... STATUS  in review. This is part of the solution to resolving conflicting blocks observed with cost accounting.
  • Draft PR in for  RCHAIN-3582 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • PRs in review to complete the delivery of methods needed to build validator bonding/unbonding and rewards. 

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  • Resolution identified for two bugs that prevent the interpreter from stopping when an error occurs.  RCHAIN-3505 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • First of two planned PRs in review for  RCHAIN-3220 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Reviewing work needed to complete cost accounting.


  • Work in progress to resolve  RCHAIN-3561 - Getting issue details... STATUS  so that RNode operators can use a password protected key pair anytime a key is needed.
  • Node and SRE teams continuing the investigation of testnet issues observed late last week and through the weekend. The issues included nodes stopping without warning and not related to errors that would generate heap dumps at the time of death.
    • Completed work to provide more detailed metrics.
    • Running tests in testing networks
  • Investigation for  RCHAIN-3431 - Getting issue details... STATUS  revealed the RevGenerator contract to be the bottleneck. Next steps are to run benchmarks in Rholang to further investigate the issue. RCHAIN-3621 - Getting issue details... STATUS .


  • PR review to deliver peek to Rholang.  RCHAIN-2107 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Work in progress investigate performance of RSpace.  RCHAIN-3567 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Draft PR in review for  RCHAIN-3509 - Getting issue details... STATUS  as part of the effort to optimize how source for produce and consume is stored.


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