Yet another week comes to pass, which means it's time for our weekly development progress report! This week, we've been trucking along the various components on our plate and have been making steady progress, bringing us closer to delivering on some major items.
Let's get into the details right away!
Particl Desktop Progress Update
We're happy to announce that we have finished up the marketplace-related code for the upcoming messaging system! What remains to be completed is the UI and the integration into Particl Desktop, which is currently the main focus.
In the coming week, we'll likely be finishing up the UI changes for the Orders-related messaging and then also work towards finishing up the UI for the listing-related messaging.
And so, with that in mind, it is safe to say that the more challenging parts of this significantly crucial new feature are now mostly done and behind us.
Additionally, we've been busy making minor fixes and improvements based on user feedback. As such, Particl Desktop 3.2 is expected to run much more smoothly and include a wide variety of improvements to the desktop client and the marketplace codebase. Again, thanks to all users taking the time to report bugs and feedback to the team; it is instrumental in making the product as good as possible!
Note: As is usual for any major Particl release, Particl Desktop 3.2 will be released on testnet prior to going live on mainnet. This will make it possible for a larger pool of testers to play around with the new release and ensure that it remains stable under a wider range of environments.
Particl Core and BasicSwap Progress Update
This week on core, we've completed all development and testing for the upcoming light wallet Particl Electrum.
However, within the last 24 hours, an upstream update to one of the packages required to build the Windows client received an upstream update that broke the process. This made building the Windows client not possible until some point today where it was fixed by the Electrum team. With this issue now resolved, we will be able to launch the building process before the end of the day and release Particl Electrum once that is complete!
This is a great milestone for Particl because, as you may know by now, Electrum's back-end is intended to become a cornerstone of Particl's broader accessibility ambitions, notably by enabling Particl Marketplace and the BasicSwap DEX to be deployed on and accessed from the web.
In other words, using Particl Electrum as an end-user wallet is only scratching the surface of what it's intended to be.
Aside from this, we've been pursuing the work mentioned in last week's update regarding BasicSwap and the merging of Bitcoin 23.0 into Particl Core, as is usual.
Super Dangerous Club
As always, we invite you every Thursday at roughly ~2 PM GMT to tune in to the Super Dangerous Club where Particl advocates Dr. Kap and e-commerce expert Joe Fisher discuss various outside-the-box topics about the current trajectory of our society, politics, and tech.
Every week, the show is broadcasted on all your favorite platforms. But to really get into the action, we invite you to come and speak your mind directly with our two wonderful hosts on Clubhouse's live episodes.
To see where the SDC is available, follow the linktree below. Now, be there...or be square! 😉
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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