Week 14: W/E 27th September 2019
Greetings from Plovdiv, Bulgaria where tomorrow we shall celebrate our community and 2 years of Cardano!
Each week, this is where we’ll share a high-level summary of key achievements and what’s been going on in the program. Remember, for the very latest technical updates you can follow all the commits and pull requests in the community GitHub.
If you are not already part of the conversation, you’ll find a hive of activity over at the stake pool Best Practice Telegram. With over 2,200 members and loads of engaged users, this is a great resource for anyone interested in contributing to the program. Continued thanks to everyone from the community, especially our amazing Ambassadors.
We were delighted to post this story on the IOHK blog yesterday so head there for the full story. TL;DR – the networked phase has now begun!! It’s early days of course, so expect some instability. But as ever, with your help, we’ll continue to fix and iterate over the coming weeks. So please connect your node and join in with the testing! For instructions on how to get set up and configured, head here.
New issues this week - 6 (all in the past 14 hours)
Closed issues this week - 2 (all in the past 8 hours)
Backlog - 6 issues
Documentation & Content
Updates to the testnet website went live with all high level information and instructional content for using the Networked Testnet hosted here. There are also lots of embedded navigation links, where relevant, to the technical GitHub repository, information about the peer discovery protocol, as well as other associated resources and references to help you as you build out your network.
- New helper scripts in nix and reconfigured to automatically connect to the Networked Testnet.
- New snappy package here.
jormungandr.run -hfor detailed instructions. It supports running as a passive or staking node.
- New chocolatey package here.
Removed bootstrap script. Just provides signed binaries of jormungandr and jcli. No helper scripts.
Note : automated checks are currently running. New version will not be available right away.
Please note, these community resources are shared in good faith for you to use at your own discretion. You’ll always find ‘official’ documentation and instructions within IOHK & Cardano channels.
- At the WyoHackathon, community member Jesse worked with STEM students to set up five Raspberry Pi 4 computers to run a Shelley node. This Jormungandr build has been named ‘Franken-Shelley”.
- Community member and Cardano Ambassador Rick McCracken jumped right on it when the networked testnet was released and was able to install his node and already get it connected to others in Berlin, Tokyo and Singapore!
That’s it for now!
The Stakepool Testing team