With the week wrapping up, you know it's time for our weekly development progress report! This week has been quite productive and a fruitful one, so let's not waste any time and get into the details!
Particl Desktop Progress Report
The week has been spent mostly dealing with getting the marketplace to run in the updated electron version, and we can confirm that this is all completed and sorted by now.
We've also been able to continue with fixing some of the bugs reported, with only one last issue left to fix. This issue relates to disappearing listings on the marketplace. Once it is resolved, we'll then need to do a final set of tests across all the different operating systems, just to check that there are no unexpected surprises for each. This process is going to take a few days, but we expect it to go smoothly.
With that being said, next week will mostly be focused on pushing this whole change out of the door onto new testnet builds.
Particl Core and BasicSwap Progress Report
Core Codebase Maintenance 🛠️
We've been keeping up with upstream updates as part of our ever-ongoing effort to maintain Particl Core up-to-date with Bitcoin's latest version. You can always keep track of those changes by following this link.
On top of these usual merges, we've added a minor improvement to the display of cold staking information.
We're happy to confirm that we've nearly completed an important update to BasicSwap, which allows for the fast syncing of a full Bitcoin node using BTCPayServer's "datadir" file. That means BasicSwap can be configured to quickly sync the Bitcoin blockchain so that you can get started swapping cryptocurrencies in just a few minutes! Keep in mind that Monero can simply connect to a public node, so Monero swappers can get started super fast as well! 🎉
Additionally, we've also almost completed a major change to BasicSwap's behavior that allows for multiple or fractional orders to be picked up to complete one trade. For example, if you wish to swap XMR for a total of 0.15 BTC, but there isn't any order of precisely 0.15 BTC on the order book, this change allows you to either take a fraction of a larger order or multiple smaller orders.
While these two major changes are nearly completed, there are a few DB-related changes that still need to happen before they are fully ready, but that should be completed shortly.
Finally, we've been making additional back-end improvements to the BasicSwap protocol and have been making steady progress to the DEX's user interface as well.
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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