February 23, 2018 - Dev update

1.0.15, 1.1.0 & Overwinter
So as you probably noticed, we’ve further delayed the release of 1.0.15. New target is Monday, February 26th. We needed some extra time fixing up Overwinter related PRs before the RC. You can see the remaining PRs to be merged for 1.0.15 here.

It seemed there is a bit of confusion regarding 1.0.15 release vs 1.1.0 release vs Overwinter activation. To be clear: 1.0.15 implements Overwinter code and sets activation block height on testnet (currently planned for mid-March) and if all testing goes well during this period then 1.1.0 sets the activation block height in mainnet (currently planned for June 25th 2018). The Overwinter activation date is the key date to remember which is why we’ve created an Overwinter information portal with a countdown to activation.

We’ve included a new section of the FAQ on network upgrades and made some updates to the network upgrade guide for developers.

Miscellaneous: Hires & Audits
The new engineering hires have been diving into various onboarding tasks this week (including setting up an office in Denver) and starting to pick up some tasks like doing reproducible gitian builds of the client. As with previous hires, we’ll announce everyone in a blog post and add them to our team page soon! We’re also at the final stages of hiring marketing support.

Most of the security audits we’ve contracted have started. We’ll elaborate on the companies and scope of each audit in an upcoming blog post.

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You’re doing a great job! Keep up! :slight_smile:

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GREAT news!!! (20. ch)

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Thank you.I have translated this into Chinese.

ZEC 2018年2月23日 - 开发人员更新

1.0.15,1.1.0和越冬升级
正如你可能注意到的那样,我们进一步推迟了1.0.15的发布。新目标是2月26日星期一。我们需要一些额外的时间在RC版本发布之前修复越冬升级相关的PR。这里你可以看到剩余的PR将被合并为1.0.15。


对于1.0.15版本和1.1.0版本和越冬的激活似乎存在一些混淆。要清楚的是:1.0.15实现了越冬代码并在测试网上设置了激活块高度(目前计划在3月中旬),如果在这段时间内所有测试都顺利进行,那么1.1.0会在mainnet主网中设置激活块高度(目前计划在2018年6月25日)。越冬激活日期是需要记住的关键日期,这就是为什么我们创建了一个具有激活倒计时功能的越冬信息门户网站。

我们在网络升级中加入了新的常见问题解答部分,并对开发者网络升级指南进行了一些更新。

杂项:雇用和审计
新的工程技术人员本周一直在潜心于各种入职任务(包括在丹佛设立办事处),并开始完成一些任务,例如为客户制作可重现的gitian版本。和以前的员工一样,我们会在博客文章中公布所有人,并尽快将其添加到我们的团队页面!我们也处于招聘营销支持的最后阶段。

我们签约的大多数安全审计已经开始。我们将在即将发布的博客文章中详细说明每个审计的公司和范围。

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1.0.15 update: the release didn’t come out yesterday. The engineering sync up earlier today reported the remaining todos:

  • set up GPU miner for testnet (so we can guarantee a more predictable block rate leading up to the testnet activation) - DONE
  • pick testnet activation block height - DONE (PR 3002)
  • manual testing of the release candidate (more context in ticket #2042) - DONE

Edit: And it’s out!

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