The week is coming to an end and, as is usual, so comes the time of our weekly progress update.
This week has been a positive and interesting one with the release of the Particl Desktop 3.2 on testnet and we'd like to report on how this testing round is going and on what else we've been working on as we approach the long-anticipated release of this desktop client update on mainnet.
So let's jump right into it!
Particl Desktop Progress Update
As mentioned, earlier this week, we've released Particl Desktop 3.2 on testnet to allow for community-wide testing of the new client before it hits mainnet.
We can happily report that no significant issue has been found by the community yet in any of the new features and functionality introduced by the new update. However, we are currently investigating an OS-specific display/launch issue observed in Manjaro and potentially some Fedora environments as well. The investigation is still underway and the issue is intended to be fixed for the mainnet launch of Particl Desktop 3.2.
Other than testnet-related matters, we've started preparing and setting things up for the development cycle of Particl Desktop 3.3. This upcoming cycle will focus on improving the back-end code of the desktop application, as opposed to adding new features to the wallet or marketplace, and will lay very important groundwork for the next major phase of the Particl ecosystem. We'll communicate more information about this next major phase, which aims at dramatically improving Particl's potential for adoption, shortly in a blog post dedicated to that topic coming soon to Particl News.
But what we can say now, in regards to Particl Desktop 3.3, is that it will improve the desktop's application level of privacy and security as well as give users more control over the way they want to use the desktop client. This will be reflected, for example, by better integrating the Tor network, or by adding more user-defined configuration, among other similar back-end improvements.
Stay tuned for more information about what Particl Desktop 3.3 will bring and what the next major development phase will bring to the Particl ecosystem as a whole (hint: not exclusively desktop-focused 😉).
Particl Core and BasicSwap Progress Update
Core Codebase Maintenance 🛠️
As usual, we've been keeping up with upstream updates as part of our ever-ongoing effort in maintaining Particl Core up-to-date with Bitcoin's latest version. And this week, this process has taken a particularly good amount of time. You can always keep track of those changes by following this link.
Note that, in the past, we've referred you to look at Particl's "Particl Core" repository to track core updates. But if you've had a look at it this week, you've probably noticed that no code was pushed. That's because new updates are only merged periodically while the bleeding edge stuff stays on a private repository.
Indeed, if you really want to keep track, in real-time, of the progress being made on Particl Core, then the absolute best way to do it is by tracking Particl core developer Tecnovert's private repository here. There, you can see all the code updates being made to Particl Core even before they get officially merged into the official repository. For the Particl addicts, that's the repository to follow!
Aside from the core codebase maintenance, the remaining of this week's efforts on Tecnovert's end has gone towards researching and exploring various features, new capabilities, and potential new coin integrations for the BasicSwap DEX.
However, we don't have much to report in terms of concrete deliverable for the week as most of that time has been spent on research, exploration of possibilities, and testing.
As always, we thank you immensely for your passion and dedication to Particl and what it's working towards achieving. None of it would be possible without you all!
We wish you a great weekend we'll see you all back on Monday! 👋
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