Q3 2022 Roadmap

The Aeternity Foundation (ACF) supports the æternity protocol and ecosystem.

The ACF is giving funding grants for applications on the promotion of the success and growth of the æternity blockchain ecosystem as well as the ae blockchain maintenance. Weekly detailed reports on the progress of the developers can be found in the Active Grant Applications under the forum’s ACF Grant Category.

Our goal remains the same: to make the aenode faster, better and lighter and the ae ecosystem more attractive for the users. The hyperchain network using the aenodes has been designed to attract the Aeternity enterprise customers and their users. On top of the faster æternity network and hyperchain network the decentralized applications (dapps) can be run with higher performance and in a private context. Therefore, the whole æternity ecosystem will perform with higher availability, scalability, security and performance.

Q2 2022 Recap

Short review of the tasks from the Q2 2020 Roadmap:

HyperChains Alpha test network is running and some bugs were tracked and fixed. The contracts and the UI were extended and improved. It was made significant progress with the parent chain integration with regard to the API. A new testing suite had been implemented. New subsequent tasks were identified and documented, see hcproject. A regular report on the hyperchains progress can be found in the ae forum, see HyperChains Alpha .

RocksDB refactoring is an epic task that had marked some great progress. Although the initial goal had been improving the data consistency, now that this refactoring is closing a stable state and some rough measurements of the system can be made. At this point, there is no longer a need for so many file descriptors. This deprecates the need of bumping the ulimit on a system level before starting the node. What is more interesting, the sync has significant improvements (more than twice as fast as before). This refactoring is still under development.

Some notable changes need to be mentioned:

  • the support for leveldb was dropped
  • after some adjustments, now the source code compiles under OTP25
  • a lot of test stability improvements
  • some small bugfixes

Q3 2022 Roadmap

Hyperchains

Hyperchains are the top priority for research. The work will be done towards:

  • parent chain connectors
  • contracts features improvement
  • release process upgrade
  • UI revisiting
  • reporting the results of the hyperchains research and development to the ae community

Garbage Collection (GC)

The GC old state improvement would be really beneficial but it is blocked by the RocksDB refactoring. Once the latest RocksDB is merged, the work on GV will proceed.

Ongoing tasks

AeCanary and GUI Launcher are continuously improved. Rosetta API
is in a final stage of the implementation and will be published in Q3.

The updates on the ae roadmap and the ae release schedule will follow dynamically in this topic. The previous roadmap can be found on the AETERNITY ROADMAP Q2 2022.

You are welcome to contact us under the Email: hello@aeternity-foundation.or

Release 6.5.2

Release Date: July 2022
Type: Maintenance

Release 6.6.0

Release Date: August 2022
Type: Maintenance

Release hc_0.3.0

Release Date: August 2022
Type: HyperChains Test Release

Release 6.7.0

Release Date: September 2022
Type: Maintenance

Release hc_0.4.0

Release Date: September 2022
Type: HyperChains Test Release

🔔 Ask Me Anything with the Core team

The Foundation welcomes open, honest communication and real-time connection with open-source technology contributors — thus, on July 19th (Thursday), the æternity blockchain core development team with host an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session in order to present the Roadmap for this quartal, but also answer all potential questions & discuss ideas.

🗓 July 19th, 2022

05:00 PM CEST

🎥 æternity YouTube Channel

Stay in tune with all updates: @aeternityCF & Forum

The æternity Foundation is a non-profit organization established in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Foundation brings together all the necessary resources and infrastructure to ensure a stable æternity environment and thriving ecosystem around open-source blockchain technology.

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