We are releasing a new version of our Pollen testnet: v0.3.1. The full list of changes include:  

  • Refactor message structure according to the new Tangle RFC, including support for multiple parents, updated local dashboard, new unit tests, max payload size changed to 65157 bytes and more.
  • Add a community-based entry node.
  • Add commit tag to version.
  • Add package for common sentinel errors.
  • Improve dashboard websocket management.
  • Integrate NTP-based clock to the network delay app.
  • Switch from packer to pkger to pack dashboard.
  • Switch from Viper to koanf as core library for configuration.
  • Fix Value Tangle tip selection management.
  • Fix mps query label in grafana.
  • Fix potential race condition within the clock package.
  • Upgrade to latest hive.go
  • Upgrade NodeJS dependencies of the dashboard.

As for the previous release, this version bump resets the network as well as the Tangle, and all the balances and tokenized assets.

We would also like to let you know what the team is currently working on: Levente Pap and Bill Acha are mainly focusing on the development of the Mana module. For this task, they are implementing both consensus mana and access mana as well as some tools, such as new APIs and enriched dashboards, so that we can monitor and analyze mana dynamics on the Pollen testnet. Hans Moog is working on merging the Message Tangle with the Value Tangle as well as several mechanisms to minimize the need to walk into the Tangle, thus, optimizing its performance. Jonas Theis, Vivian Lin and Angelo Capossele are working on speccing out various aspects of our protocol and implementing features throughout the entire protocol stack. Wolfgang Welz, Olivia Saa and Billy Sanders are managing the bridge between research and development by providing valuable guidelines and support on the most cutting edge modules.  

As a side note, our colleague Sam Chen released a client library that helps you develop IoT applications with a GoShimmer node in C language. It aims at running on IoT devices such as Raspberry(Banana/Orange) Pi, ESP32, and microcontrollers with network stack.  

We would like to thank, once again, our entire community for their help and support. As always, we welcome your comments and questions either here on Medium or in the #tanglemath channel on our Discord. You can also join in the #goshimmer-discussion on Discord.  

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