The Street to Altair version 🛣⭐️
Pyrmont forks, testing in progress
After a sequence of small however very beneficial Altair devnets, Pyrmont — a big public testnet — upgraded final week. The transition to Altair went off and not using a hitch, setting the stage for the subsequent wave of testing and upgrades.
This week, Pyrmont is being put by the ringer as we run a lot of check situations on the soon-to-be-deprecated testnet. Do not panic! On the time of writing, Pyrmont is already 482 epochs with out finality with a big share of validators taken offline for a couple of days. Such checks assist shake out nook circumstances within the consensus code as effectively spotlight consumer points in dealing with load below distinctive situations.
Prater up subsequent
With Pyrmont upgraded, Prater — a bigger and longer-term testnet — is up subsequent. Shopper groups have agreed on a September 2nd (12pm UTC) improve date. See full configuration for Altair Prater community right here.
Hold your eyes peeled for consumer releases that embody the Prater fork configuration. These ought to drop over the subsequent week and permit you to improve your testnet nodes in preparation for the fork subsequent Thursday.
After the Prater improve, it is a good time to induce varied operations on the community — exit a validator, get your self slashed — have enjoyable!
When mainnet Altair?
Though there’s nonetheless loads to do between right here and there, the Altair mainnet fork is quick approaching. Assuming a comparatively uneventful testing of Pyrmont and a profitable Prater improve, consumer groups are concentrating on an end-of-September Altair mainnet launch 🚀