Weekly Dev Update #9

Hey Y’all,

Some big things on the horizon for Loki, and a new dev update so we keep the community in the loop!

Service Nodes


LLARP / Lokinet

If you’re lucky and join our Discord, you might catch Jeff or Ryan, the developers of LLARP, live streaming as they code.

We want to give a special shout out to Despair, an open source contributor who has started porting Lokinet over to Windows (and improve BSD support).

  • Progress continues on Libllarp
    • Protocol updates, hidden service progress and DHT improvements
    • INI writer can now write to an existing INI file and preserve comments
    • Reorganise threading, logic and netio now run in the same thread
    • Fix epoll/kqueue tick logic, add timeouts for kqueue
    • Buffer bit function refactor, also allow aligned buffers to be filled with random data
    • Private IP range 172 accuracy improvements
      • Multiplatform work:
      • Per platform building instructions now in README
      • Android: Fixed headers
      • MacOS: Make pthread CMakeList more favorable to XCode
      • Windows: initial port (requires Windows NT 5.0+)
      • Shared Library and FFI fixes
    • Don’t put private addresses into RCs, allow nicknames and don’t store non-public RCs in nodedb
    • Nodedb now only loads .signed files
    • Deterministic logging and builds
  • DNS library
    • A couple refactor clean up passes
    • Newer hook interface to make .loki handling easier
    • Better packet parser, support SOA response parsing
    • Actually sends NXDOMAIN if not found
    • Handle multiple responses to already answered packets more gracefully
  • GitHub Pulse Stats for the last week: Excluding merges, 4 authors have pushed 50 commits to master and 47 commits to all branches. On master, 100 files have changed and there have been 5,120 additions and 1,116 deletions.
  • Most changes can be found at https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network/commits/master
  • Current version: v0.0.2
    https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network/releases/tag/v0.0.2
  • Compile helper (include assets and dependencies)
    https://github.com/loki-project/lokinet-builder

Loki Locker

Loki Locker will be Loki’s version of MyMonero. A web based wallet you can use to store your Loki. Work has kicked off as a fork of OpenMonero. This should be ready for release quite soon, giving the community another way to store their Loki.

  • Work has continued on the visual redesign of Open Monero you can see a teaser of the visual design here. https://i.imgur.com/ScLpzbM.png
  • Worked on Integrated QR code scanning, and a new interface for transactions.

We also just got our third pull request merged back into Monero, and we’re aiming for our fourth to be IPV6 support to be PR’ed soon.

Thanks,  
Kee

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