Community Update 82


  • Release
  • Sprint
    • Sprint 33 completed 
      • Consensus team
        • Completing foundation for bonding and unbonding in Rholang
        • Improve message protocol in Casper to improve perforamance
        • Providing peek to Casper
      • Node team
        • 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
        • Investigation of challenges of processing a genesis block that includes RHOC balances
      • 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 
  • Mercury requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Testnet status
  • Community testing
  • Security Audits
    • Security Audits will be follow an iterative process
    • Can start now on
      • Comms
      • Rholang
      • RSpace

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
  • Vetting a proposal to reimplement the registry with a more lite-weight version written in Rholang. Plan to look a pseudo code for this later this week. 


  • Continuing work to  RCHAIN-2226 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Additional work needed to merge PR for  RCHAIN-3611 - Getting issue details... STATUS . Added a developer to  unblock this with  RCHAIN-3638 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • RCHAIN-3582 - Getting issue details... STATUS  is done. We plan to run this in a devnet for this week's community test.
  • PRs in review to complete the delivery of methods needed to build validator bonding/unbonding and rewards. 

    key summary type status


  • Completed prerequisite work to assert unmatched sends in RhoSpec  RCHAIN-3672 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • Prioritizing work related to resolution of  RCHAIN-3431 - Getting issue details... STATUS . Current plan is to serialize the create of RevVaults and test again in node.
  • Cost accounting - discussed last week and have a more fine-grained view of what's outstanding
    • Peek
    • Merge for some scenarios
    • Pre-charge
    • Refund
    • Also captured issues that will either optimize or support hardening of this feature, but don't block the first release
  • Work starting on  RCHAIN-3427 - Getting issue details... STATUS  which will provide support  RCHAIN-3260 - Getting issue details... STATUS


  • Node and SRE teams continuing the investigation of testnet issues  RCHAIN-3593 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • Completed work to provide more detailed metrics and to expose output in Grafana
    • Running tests in testing networks


  • Plan to discuss findings related to  RCHAIN-3510 - Getting issue details... STATUS  and  RCHAIN-3511 - Getting issue details... STATUS  early next week and decide what, if any, changes to prioritize.


  • Collaborating with Node team to investigate  RCHAIN-3593 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Upgrading software and working to run tests in Whiteblock
  • Prepared to support hand-off of sandbox_testnet to dapp community

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