Lisk Development Update June 2019
The Lisk Team has recently published a blog post with the June Development Updates. As usual, here it is our quick recap of the latest news, which in particular concern: SDK, UI and Lisk builders.
There are numerous updates about the Lisk SDK. Maciej Baj, Head of Development, announced that Lisk Core 2.0.0-rc.0 is currently on Testnet and, at the moment, they are working on the next release candidate fixing some issues discovered during the initial testing phase.
This testnet release included a soft fork that successfully ended with about 80 delegates updating their nodes in the early hours. Lisk developers planned to use the same approach for the next mainnet release but the soft fork will be executed about 14 days later.
The soft fork is due to the fact that a new rule has been introduced: sending dapp registration transactions is no longer allowed because this type of transaction currently is not used for anything, so maintaining its support in the codebase is not convenient.
Regarding the upcoming version of the SDK, developers report that Lisk SDK 2.1.0 completed the first stage of QA and they are working on supplementary types of test that will involve custom transactions. Lisk SDK 2.2.0 is currently on QA phase and currently the development team is dealing with the fixing of the issues discovered after 2.0.0-rc.0 release on testnet.
In Lisk SDK 3.0.0, the rounds module, which is used to update delegates’ vote weights, will be replaced with the new dpos module. The new system will provide developers the chance to replace the previous type of consensus by changing just one module.
Recently, Lisk Hub 1.19.0-beta.1 has been released with a renewed look and BTC Token support. The former aims at offering users a minimal and professional interface that includes illustrations and animations. The latter will allow users to manage their BTC tokens like they usually do with LSK tokens, using their existing passphrase.
The mobile experience has also been enhanced with the release of Lisk Mobile 1.2.0, that has the task of transferring the existing user experience to the new design. The new look is in line with the new Lisk branding language and therefore with the aforementioned Lisk Hub 1.19.0, ensuring a consistent usability for both of the products.
We end with the contributions of the community members who in the last month have served the expansion of the Lisk ecosystem. Among the many we point out:
- Delegate Endro added the delegate contributions tool to Lisk Discovery (we covered the topic in this article). We remind you that it is a very useful resource to get informations about delegates contributions, allowing liskers to vote for those who work successfully to improve the ecosystem;
- Delegate Lemii is still developing ScanBlocks, a tool that allows to calculate passive income from mining and staking;
- Delegate Moosty released an interesting utility to setup and configure attributes for the SDK;
- Community member Davinet gave some interesting ideas on how to improve the Consensus system (you can find the discussion here);
- Community member cc001 reported a bug on Lisk Core 2.0.0’s Testnet;
- Community member kplsq submitted an issue related to Lisk Core 2.0.0 to the Bug Bounty Program, classified as medium severity level.
You can find all the details in the official blog post.