The week's coming to an end; a progress report appears. That's how it goes! This week, we've been making progress on all fronts while maintaining the Particl Desktop 3.2.1 testnet round that's currently ongoing and working along the feedback received from the community.
So without further ado, let's jump into the nitty gritty details of this week's development progress!
Particl Desktop Progress Report
Testnet Status 🧪
Shortly after the publication of last week's progress report, we released, on testnet, the latest version of Particl Desktop (3.2.1). So far, we have received very few reports of issues from the community. And so, the builds seem to be stable on the various environments that used to be problematic, which means we'll be able to release it on mainnet within the next few days. Should there be any issue with the
Particl Desktop 3.3 🛠️
Aside from taking care of the current testnet round, most of the rest of the week has been spent digging into the coming changes for Particl Desktop 3.3.
At this time, we're currently working on changing the way Particl Core interacts with Particl Desktop so that it doesn't necessarily automatically starts when the desktop client is launched. That's part of the user configuration-related updates coming to Particl Desktop 3.3.
Indeed, you will have the option to launch Particl Core automatically, and that may be the preferred way for the vast majority of people, but you will also be able to manually start it after the application launches. This will allow you to configure various startup options first, such as having core connect via Tor from the first launch. Or providing more controls for connecting to an already running core service.
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.
Minor Core Bug Fix (Edge Case) 🩹
We've pushed a minor commit that fixes an edge case with Particl Core. It changes the code so that outputs will be marked as "change only" if the script they're received on is derived from the internal key chain and the containing transaction spends outputs from the wallet.
Before this fix, the only criteria was that the output script was from the internal key chain, meaning if a transaction was sent from another wallet to an internal key (path m/1/...), the receiving wallet would treat all the outputs as "change" despite not owning any of the inputs to the transaction. And because change outputs are hidden in the output of some RPC functions, the transaction would not show in
listsinceblock without a debit entry. It would, however, show in
filtertransactions, but without output details.
This week, we've merged minor BasicSwap DEX improvements and have been working through the process of finalizing the first version of the GUI for the open beta phase before we run a final internal testing round. As always, we've been making steady progress and haven't encountered many obstacles, although there is nothing specific or that stands out to be mentioned. In this case, no news is good news!
Vote to get Particl Listing on Qortal
Particl is currently listed as one of the voting options for a poll the Qortal project is running. If you want to see PART available on their non-custodial wallet or trade portal, then all you need to do is follow this link and vote for Particl! Let's make our voices heard! 📢
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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