Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Litecoin MimbleWimble August Recap Replace


This replace was written and supplied 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 lots 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 top end result was even cleaner than we had with 0.18 although, so this turned out to be a superb factor, regardless of requiring the additional effort 🙂

For the code monkeys amongst you, nearly all of the adjustments have been in: scriptpubkeyman.cpp 1, mweb_pockets.cpp, and Keychain.cpp.

Apart from that, I had quite a lot of bugs and assessments to repair on account of the merge, which I used to be in a position to do exactly in time for the auditors at Quarkslab to incorporate of their overview. On that notice…

Evaluations & Audits

I’m working very carefully with one of many Quarkslab auditors now. She has been going over the code and is within the preliminary levels of testing. We have 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 really 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 lots like herding cats), then I count on we’ll be capable of have 0.21 launched by my subsequent replace. This can embody, amongst many different issues, assist for Taproot 🚀. Hopefully we will get 0.21 adopted rapidly, and miners signalling for Taproot, as a result of the next month, I’ll be slicing the discharge for MWEB (which I’m calling 0.22-ish till somebody offers me an official launch quantity). The discharge date for 0.22-ish shall 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 frivolously in pencil, not pen 😉

Notable Mentions

Ryan Wright is an absolute baller. Whereas I used to be looking for a quiet road nook to stay (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 tasks. There’s nonetheless a lot extra I need to do: Dandelion for P2P-level privateness, CoinSwap assist, syncing enhancements, Atomic Swaps, watch-only addresses, MWEB assist for {hardware} wallets & mild purchasers, and far, far more. So nonetheless chip in 6 every time you’ll be able to 🙏



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