Friday, June 23, 2017

Zcash Developers Update 6-9-17

By Paige Peterson These updates are now categorized by working groups. Meta: Progress has been made for a few of the working groups this past week but we’re still hoping to encourage others to take on coordination of existing and proposed groups. If you’re interested in becoming a coordinator, note taker or member of one of the working groups (listed above), certainly...

Zcash Developers Update 6-2-17

By Paige Peterson These updates are now categorized by working groups. Meta: We’ve been stalling on getting these working groups up and running with regular group meetings and official reports to include in the dev updates as originally intended. So I might revert to the less-structured format I was using at least temporarily until the groups start establishing themselves more formally. That said,...

Zcash Developers Update 5-26-17

By Paige Peterson These updates are now categorized by working groups. Meta: As a reminder, the goal of the working groups is to eventually have regular, specialized meetings so that each area of development can move forward more efficiently and provide meeting notes or reports of their recent progress to include in these updates. If you have interest in participating in the existing...

Zcash Developers Update 5-19-17

by Paige Peterson These updates are now categorized by working groups. Meta: We’re still in the process of getting more of the working groups kick started but have been continuing the process of organizing the related development projects. We took some time this week to discuss some tickets still in the discussion phase of their respective projects and moved them to working-queue...

Zcash Developers Update 5-12-17

By Paige Peterson These updates are now categorized by working groups. A note before diving into things, our detectors have noticed a good amount of nodes still crashing from transactions submitted to the network which trigger the bug fixed in the 1.0.8-1 release. This means that many of you still need to upgrade! We suspect that some of these nodes might...

Zcash Developers Update 5-5-17

By Paige Peterson Before diving into the working groups categories, it’s worth noting that a good amount of engineering resources went into investigating some heavy load on the network which started last weekend. It turns out a large exchange had started a process consolidating funds from many unspent outputs, transmitting them in batches which put strain on nodes to verify...

Zcash Developers Update 4-28-17

By Paige Peterson First of all, happy 6 month anniversary, Zcashers!! Going forward, we’re going to try reformatting these developer updates in accordance with the working groups so I’ll be breaking down work into categories reflected in that document. Meta - organizes other working groups: The process of jumpstarting the working groups model for software and ecosystem development is ongoing. We encourage anyone...

Zcash Developers Update 4-21-17

By Paige Peterson At the beginning of the week, we had the first of our regularly scheduled (once a month) meetings about the pre-Sapling hard fork (HF0) in which we narrowed down tickets into a select group using the tag HF0 wishlist. These tickets address the meta goal of making HF0 and future hard forks safer and simpler. We also had...

Zcash Developers Update 4-14-17

By Paige Peterson Let’s start this update with work done in the middle of the week which focused on squashing a DoS vulnerability coming from an update in 1.0.4 to transaction priority handling. The result was a security announcement and hotfix release (1.0.8-1) which we HIGHLY recommend all users update to asap. Investigation and mitigation of this vulnerability took about 24-48 hours...

Zcash Developers Update 4-12-17

By Paige Peterson These updates are now categorized by working groups. A note before diving into things, our detectors have noticed a good amount of nodes still crashing from transactions submitted to the network which trigger the bug fixed in the 1.0.8-1 release. This means that many of you still need to upgrade! We suspect that some of these nodes might...