The Highway to Altair version 🛣⭐️
Pyrmont forks, testing in progress
After a collection of small however very useful Altair devnets, Pyrmont – a big public testnet – upgraded final week. The transition to Altair went off with out a hitch, setting the stage for the following wave of testing and upgrades.
This week, Pyrmont is being put by the ringer as we run a lot of test scenarios on the soon-to-be-deprecated testnet. Don’t panic! On 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 exams assist shake out nook circumstances within the consensus code as effectively spotlight consumer points in dealing with load below distinctive situations.
Prater up subsequent
With Pyrmont upgraded, Prater – a bigger and longer-term testnet – is up subsequent. Consumer groups have agreed on a September 2nd (12pm UTC) improve date. See full configuration for Altair Prater community here.
Maintain your eyes peeled for consumer releases that embody the Prater fork configuration. These ought to drop over the following 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 varied operations on the community – exit a validator, get your self slashed – have enjoyable!
When mainnet Altair?
Though there’s nonetheless lots 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, consumer groups are concentrating on an end-of-September Altair mainnet launch 🚀