Week One: W/E 28th June 2019
First things first. Thank you!
We’ve been blown away by the positive support from the community during this first week. We always knew our community was pretty special. But the level of engagement we’ve seen – and in particular, the amount of support members are giving to fellow members – has been a thing to behold.
Special kudos goes out to our Cardano Ambassadors and the guys on the Best Practice Telegram who have been doing some great work, while giving their time to help other members set up their self nodes. Thanks to every one of you who has taken the time to download and set up the Jormungandr code. We’re off to a great start and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Every week, starting now, we’ll summarise the key events and achievements and where we are against the program milestones. For the very latest technical updates, remember you can follow all the commits and pull requests in the community GitHub. Meanwhile, here’s a rollup of what’s been happening:
- At the end of last week, we released the first ‘official’ build of the testnet rollout program, Jormungandr v 0.2.2
- Shortly afterward, we followed this with v 0.2.3
- Content – we’ve added some supporting documentation for new Linux installers, as well as some minor tweaks to our GitHub documentation to improve usability and navigation for users
- Sam and the DevOps team are just putting the finishing touches to the scripts, so expect these to land in time for the weekend.
- We will also be updating the testnet website with the required content and accompanying video tutorial
- We released a snappy package for Jormungandr at https://snapcraft.io/jormungandr
Total issues raised this week: 16
- 8 of these have been addressed and are now closed
- 2 have been addressed and are waiting on user confirmation
- 4 issues will require documentation updates and these are currently being worked on by Niamh and Alejandro from the IOHK team
- 2 issues are with the development team and they are investigating; these issues are:
As well as getting involved on the testing side, a few of you have also been busy creating content to support the community. Each week, we’ll try to shine a light on all the great efforts out there. Please do let us know if we don’t spot you!
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.
- Cardano Ambassador Markus has created this video on how to use a Powershell script to install, configure, run, and maintain Jormungandr on a Windows operating system https://edu.clio.one/lessons/jormungandr-on-windows/?tab=tab-overview
- You might also want to check out this video from R/Cardano user EllieFromTheLastOfUs on ‘How to host a Self-Node in Windows 10’ https://www.reddit.com/r/cardano/comments/c6bbl2/how_to_host_a_selfnode_in_windows_10_cardano/
Next week (July 1st-5th)
- We will continue to work on the scripts for the installers for the remaining operating systems (next up: Windows and macOS)
- This will also lead to new web content updates as well
- The development team will continue to work on fixing bugs you have identified, alongside upcoming functionality like network updates
- The content team will be working on updates for staking scenarios and explanations about block creation. These updates will be added directly to the GitHub repository
The Stakepool Testing team