Saturday, June 15, 2024

Litecoin MimbleWimble August Recap Replace

This replace was written and offered by Litecoin MimbleWimble lead developer David Burkett.

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Coding

Final month I merged the node code on high of the LTC 0.21 launch codebase (see July replace), so this month started with me merging the pockets code. It seems that so much modified within the pockets between 0.18 and 0.21, so I needed to spend a couple of weeks redesigning how we calculate and handle MWEB addresses and keys. The tip consequence was even cleaner than we had with 0.18 although, so this turned out to be factor, regardless of requiring the additional effort 🙂

For the code monkeys amongst you, the vast majority of the modifications had been in: scriptpubkeyman.cpp 1, mweb_pockets.cpp, and Keychain.cpp.

Except for that, I had quite a lot of bugs and assessments to repair because of the merge, which I used to be in a position to just do in time for the auditors at Quarkslab to incorporate of their overview. On that be aware…

Critiques & Audits

I’m working very intently with one of many Quarkslab auditors now. She has been going over the code and is within the preliminary levels of testing. We had been in a position to get her synced towards mainnet, and he or she additionally requested I create a testnet for them, which they’re now linked to and experimenting on.

Releases

Whereas we’re now merged on high of 0.21 launch code, we truly haven’t even launched 0.21 but 😀. I used to be requested to take over managing this launch, so I spent the previous week getting that launch code prepared. Assuming I can herd the opposite devs collectively (which is so much like herding cats), then I count on we’ll be capable to have 0.21 launched by my subsequent replace. This can embrace, amongst many different issues, help for Taproot 🚀. Hopefully we will get 0.21 adopted shortly, and miners signalling for Taproot, as a result of the next month, I’ll be chopping the discharge for MWEB (which I’m calling 0.22-ish till somebody provides me an official launch quantity). The discharge date for 0.22-ish will probably be extremely depending on the outcomes of the audit, which gained’t be utterly completed till mid-October. So whereas we’ll stay optimistic for an October thirty first 🎃 launch for now, write the date down very calmly in pencil, not pen 😉

Notable Mentions

Ryan Wright is an absolute baller. Whereas I used to be looking for a quiet avenue nook to dwell (see: background 18), he swooped in with a 100 LTC donation 2 simply earlier than I listed my home available on the market 😜

MWEB is now absolutely funded! 💰 🤑 💵

All further donations collected will proceed to fund me for future improvement initiatives. There’s nonetheless a lot extra I need to do: Dandelion for P2P-level privateness, CoinSwap help, syncing enhancements, Atomic Swaps, watch-only addresses, MWEB help for {hardware} wallets & mild purchasers, and far, far more. So nonetheless chip in 6 at any time when you’ll be able to 🙏



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