Shelley Testnet: Your weekly rollout rollup. Week Three: W/E 12th July 2019

Week Three: W/E 12th July 2019

We’re three weeks in and the testnet rollout program continues to get amazing support from the community, from setting up nodes and testing, to supporting other users with advice and content creation.

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 2,100 members and loads of engaged users, this is a great resource for anyone interested in contributing to the program. Thanks as ever to our Cardano Ambassadors and to everyone supporting the community here.

What’s Up
Each week, we’ll share a high-level summary of key achievements and what’s been going on. Remember, for the very latest technical updates you can follow all the commits and pull requests in the community GitHub. Meanwhile, here’s a rollup of what’s been happening.

A few sweet things to report this week on the bug fixing and dev side including:

  • We’ve been busy preparing a new Jormungandr release 0.3 which addresses a number of bugs, including the duplicate ID for multiple transactions as well as the node crash due to malformed transactions
  • We created a Chocolatey package and pushed it to for Windows users. The package includes signed binaries. It is now awaiting moderation prior to publication

Support updates

Support-wise, it has been a good week. The community has given us lots of valuable feedback which we’ve been steadily working our way through. Thank you for the continued support and keep it coming!

We were able to close two important bugs this week.

We also addressed these documentation tickets:

There are now just 5 tickets outstanding and being worked on: one of these is a defect, the other 4 are documentation tickets detailing how to do more transactions and delegation without the helper scripts.

Community content

Your feedback is essential to the success of the rollout. Your testing efforts have helped identify the bugs to squash. And it was comments from community members that directed our primary content creation efforts this last week. So many thanks to @alcoiner, @AcostaJoshua, and @cliff2 for their contributions in the Shelley-Testenet GitHub project, which guided Alejandro’s latest tutorial.

  • Alejandro has created a new tutorial to install Jormungandr using Nix (video version and text version). This tutorial goes a little deeper into why a stakepool operator might want to use Nix
  • Last week, we shared a Linux install guide created by our Reddit friend eVoPDX. This week they have also posted a video guide for Windows 10, which also talks about hardware and software options:

Next week (July 15th-19th)

  • Jormungandr 0.3 referenced above will land. The Jormungandr-nix repository will be updated to use that version shortly afterward and new snappy, homebrew and chocolatey packages will be generated
  • We’ll continue working on the last remaining bugs in the GitHub, as well as continuing development with various pieces of networking functionality

That’s it for now!


The Stakepool Testing team