The 0.9.14 includes mainly a bug fixes, optimizations, refactoring changes and incremental progress in features discussed below.
Sprint 38 in progress
Main focus on (a) long proposal times (b) cost accounting (d) Casper tests independent of network layer (e) Type Safe API instead of Either (f) completing peek merge functionality (g) API to replace ListenForData@name (off-chain observability of deploy results) (h) Planning and implementation for Network safety, reliability and hardening
Ongoing implementation of hardening.
Launch readiness planning is ongoing
Cost accounting - implementation ongoing.
Progress in long propose times: multiple streams of implementation and investigation:
Synchrony constraints implemented as a tunable parameter.
A second part of the solution is being implemented to promote efficient use of the network by sending block hashes instead of whole blocks to all the nodes. Details in
RCHAIN-3819Getting issue details...STATUS
Additional Network layer improvements being implemented - Casper waiting on full outgoing message queue, eliminate delays and retries in block streaming, optimal sizes for incoming and outgoing message queues
RCHAIN-3858Getting issue details...STATUS
Investigation of Estimator performance as a source of erratic behaviour
Investigating suspected bug in multiple ancestor blocks being generated even without proposals
Ongoing - In RSpace, an API implemented for DAG discovery and block discovery, to enable an alternative to ListenForData@Name (Off-chain observability of deploy results). Relevant tickets are
RCHAIN-3760Getting issue details...STATUSRCHAIN-3661Getting issue details...STATUS and
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RCHAIN-3812Getting issue details...STATUS The changes are now being tested in development as well as in use cases like Rcat. Necessary changes to Rcat being made to use the new API, so it can be tested.
Ongoing - In Casper, ongoing work on pre-requisites for non-game-able source of randomness for the validator to use, to pick a new validator from the 'bonding draw set'
RCHAIN-3195Getting issue details...STATUS
Ongoing - Design and Implementation of mult-sig vault features is ongoing (should be ready for review soon) as detailed in
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RCHAIN-3773Getting issue details...STATUS.
Increased testing by Dev team - ongoing
Ongoing - New API has been implemented with type safety, responding to community requests. https://github.com/rchain/rchain/pull/2729. Please join in review and comments on the PR as well as the conversation in the #development channel in Pub-Rchain. We want as wide a feedback as possible. Will be merged only after we get good feedback from the community.
RCHAIN-3839Getting issue details...STATUS
Refactoring, Optimizations and bug fixes - ongoing
Exploring technical options and planning for Rhoc to Rev conversion, wallets and third party readiness - ongoing. Providing them documentation and support in node setup and testing,