How The Testnet Reset Is Going
It’s been a couple weeks since Tari contributors reset the testnet to implement new features and squash bugs, here’s how it’s going so far.
The responsiveness of the network has greatly improved
Some issues persist with Monero merge mining
Tari contributors are hunting down and fixing bugs
Goodbye Rincewind, Hello Ridcully
Bidding adieu to the old testnet (Rincewind) required a new version of the Tari base node to support the new testnet (Ridcully.) If you have a previous base node, you should uninstall it first and do a clean install of v0.6.0. The install packages are available on the download page.
Major changes since v0.5.8
Removal of Blake proof of work algorithm
Addition of Sha3 proof of work algorithm
Reset genesis block for testnet Ridcully
Remove linked kernel field from kernel
Remove metadata field from kernel
Add config option to disable wallet in Base Node PR
Remove DhtJoin reply and only send join when node comes online PR
Minor changes since v0.5.8
Set port + 1 for base node wallet in TCP mode PR
Simplify and improve thread config PR
Reduce base node service request timeout PR
Increase short term ban duration PR
Clean up errors in DHT pipeline PR
Various improvements to network discovery PR
Bug fix for offline connectivity state PR
Remove cyclic ban if online PR
Fix for network discovery state machine spin loop PR
Fix transaction service bug with tx send/receive cancellation PR
Base node block sync RPC service PR
Add more integration tests PR
Console wallet changes since v0.5.8
libwallet changes since v0.16.7
Add a client key-value store to the wallet and wallet_ffi PR
If you’re wondering when a new version of Aurora will be released to support the new testnet, the answer is now! Tari contributors tested and pushed version 0.5.0 for bugs. You can always keep an eye on development by checking out the open source code on Github in the iOS repo and Android repo.
The latest version of the Aurora wallet is available now. It is recommended all users upgrade to latest version.
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