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The Road to Altair version ?⭐️


Pyrmont forks, testing in progress

After a sequence of small however very helpful 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 way of the ringer as we run quite a few take a look at eventualities on the soon-to-be-deprecated testnet. Don’t panic! At 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 nicely spotlight shopper points in dealing with load beneath distinctive eventualities.

Prater up subsequent

With Pyrmont upgraded, Prater – a bigger and longer-term testnet – is up subsequent. Client groups have agreed on a September 2nd (12pm UTC) improve date. See full configuration for Altair Prater community right here.

Keep your eyes peeled for shopper releases that embody the Prater fork configuration. These ought to drop over the subsequent week and assist you to improve your testnet nodes in preparation for the fork subsequent Thursday.

After the Prater improve, it’s a good time to induce numerous operations on the community – exit a validator, get your self slashed – have enjoyable!

When mainnet Altair?

Although there may be 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, shopper groups are focusing on an end-of-September Altair mainnet launch ?

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