Launch Day is currently set for October 28, 2016. Partly for selfish, partly for communal reasons, I'd like to maintain a list of actions that we will need to work through on Launch Day to ensure that we switch over to mining actual coins on that day, with minimal delays.
I am only just getting my head around the testnet/alpha setup, so I'm not in the place to do this properly myself, but as people contribute to this thread, I'll compile it as a list by editing this post. At the moment, this is just a bit of a random, unformatted brain dump from a useless brain!
At some point there will be an official/unofficial guide, at which point this may become redundant, but hey-ho.
Download binaries and install (clicky arrow to see what this replaces)
- Fetch new zcash code
- Fetch new parameters
- Recompile zcashd
Clear old config file from ~./zcash folder
- Create new zcash.conf file
Connect to bootstrap servers (How?)
- Insert actual node address (when/what?)
- Insert actual username and password (how/format?)
Run zcashd and run quick benchmark to check all working
Make sure your desired wallet is set up and secure (how?)
Run daemon --> MINE!