Weekly Dev Update #8

Hey Y’all,

Another weekly dev update to keep everyone up to speed:
Loki Base Layer

  • Pull request submitted for Time Locked transactions to now be locked per output instead of the whole of the transaction: https://github.com/loki-project/loki/pull/104). Testing still needs to be done.
  • Enable storage of the Service Node list in the database, this will reduce time spent scanning the blockchain on startup. Testing still required.

Service Nodes

  • Pull request has been submitted and is in review for quorum cop polling the state of the network. It currently integrates with de-registration to autonomously monitor and vote off nodes on the network. https://github.com/loki-project/loki/pull/105
  • Continue writing tests for preventing regressions on service nodes.
  • Began writing startup guides describing the process of setting up a Service Node. The guide should be detailed enough for the process to be clear for beginners.
  • Set-up multiple VPS/Dedicated servers to come to a better understanding of bandwidth requirements and identify ‘Exit Friendly’ hosting providers.
  • Signatures added to Service Node registration. https://github.com/loki-project/loki/pull/102
  • Multi-party registration TX with automatic payout share calculation for contributors- work in progress.

LLARP / Lokinet

If you’re lucky and join our Discord, you might also catch Jeff or Ryan (the developers of LLARP) live streaming as they code: https://www.twitch.tv/uguu25519 , https://www.twitch.tv/neuroscr

  • Progress continues on Libllarp
    • More hidden services/DHT work
    • Endian correctness
    • Message ordering fixing
    • Started Android, Arm and Windows platform work
    • Memory management clean up
    • Started on dynamic default configuration
  • Multithreaded DNS library (PR6)
    • Continued llarpification of code
    • Refactor pass to make it cleaner
    • Got multithreaded version passing benchmark
    • Allow configuration of upstream DNS server and port
  • GitHub Pulse Stats for the last week: Excluding merges, 3 authors have pushed 92 commits to master and 92 commits to all branches. On master, 145 files have changed and there have been 7,565 additions and 2,564 deletions.
  • Most changes can be found at https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network/commits/master.

Thanks,  
Kee

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