Community Update 102

General

  • Release
    • Node version 0.9.18 is the current release - public beta - that includes per validator vaults to improve mergeability RNode-0.9.18 release plan
    • Testnet is running rnode version 0.9.18
    • Rnode 0.9.18 includes per validator vaults. This is the public beta release.

    • We are aware of a bug that brings down the Testnet if someone runs contracts with insufficient Phlo. Normal behaviour is that the system state is rolled back when such a situation occurs. We suspect the roll back is not occurring properly in some parts of RSpace. We are investigating and working on fixing this.
  • Sprint 43 in progress
    • Main focus is (a) further improvements to mergeability (b) feature cleanup, testing, hardening, security, bug fixing (c) Network safety and reliability (d) getting ready for exchanges and dApp developers
    • Mergeability
    • Hardening
      • In Progress - PR to secure access to protocol-private PoS methods   RCHAIN-3888 Getting issue details... STATUS   https://github.com/rchain/rchain/pull/2781
      • Currently being analyzed - One bug since Cost accounting release is being addressed. Some times, if there are problems with a particular contract (e.g. insufficient funds, the node is unable to move forward with other deploys). We're investigating the issue and enhancing exception handling to catch and isolate such situations to not impact node  RCHAIN-3923 Getting issue details... STATUS    RCHAIN-3912 Getting issue details... STATUS   and  RCHAIN-3937 Getting issue details... STATUS
      • Planning a combination of Scala property and law testing + generative tests + formal methods to get high coverage in a cost-effective manner.
      • Addressing critical issues with Mercury_Stability label.
    • Improve upon and simplify tools and documentation for dApp developers. 
      • Addressing dApp developer needs for HTTP interface  https://github.com/rchain/rchain/pull/2811 
      • Restarting Rcat (digital asset management) work to rebase on current code base. This should help dApp developers as well as help debug/harden the code base by exercising it.
      • Identified initial documentation needs for exchanges + developers, will be working on these.
      • Working on providing a two node network for dApp developers' exclusive use.
    • Performance improvements
    • Refactoring, Optimizations and bug fixes, hardening - ongoing 


Mercury requirements and acceptance criteria

Blockers to testnet-3

  • TBD

Risks to code completion for Mercury

  • Evaluating backlog vs current velocity 

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