Reddcoin Weekly Development Update
Welcome again to another weekly update of Reddcoin Development.
There continues to be good progress on all fronts for the Core wallet development. The main focus currently remains on completing v2.0 wallet as it forms the foundation for Reddcoin moving forward. With this, there continues to be improvements and validation of the work that has been done so far. The good news is we are getting close to providing a full release
Building on the foundation of the Core Wallet will be the ReddID blockchain based identification system. As we have discussed before, the ReddID system will allow for the easy translation between an easy to remember UserID and a wallet address. This will simplify the transaction process between users
However, ReddID is just the beginning and how we use the ReddID system will go beyond just being able to easily identify the destination of a transfer. I have always promoted, usability and utility and on the side of utility is putting in place functions for the Reddcoin network that help promote and support an entire crypto-currency eco-system.
I will be providing updates to ReddID as development progresses
New Wallet - RC1d development update
We are working through at a good pace with the new wallet. I have pushed it out to a few more users this last week for testing and review. The more eyeballs on it now looking for bugs and the like will help to make a successful deployment.
We are getting close to the point where we need to start inform exchanges and service providers that a new release is pending. I would like to give them the opportunity to test and prepare themselves with the new version first before pushing out to the general population. The intention here is not to have a coordinated upgrade, but rather allow these businesses to prepare themselves as best as possible as usually there is addition checks and balances they will perform.
Over the last week @Didi has been begun preparing a document to detail the degree of improvement in the speed of syncing the blockchain from the initial start to completion. As everyone knows, the time to sync the blockchain is ever increasing and can take quite a while before the wallet can be used.
@Didi graciously has set up an environment to test using a combination of win32/64bit wallets using either SSD or normal HDD and to compare between v1.4.1 and v2.0.0. There are a lot of combinations to go over and a lot of data to download, so the testing is not yet complete , but I thought it worthwhile to mention that in the tests thus far the improvement has been significant. The sample data is small, but in the tests so far it is about twice as fast to download using v2.0.0
The following image shows a comparison of one pass
After the discussion on translations last week, @Deadpool jumped in and immediately started getting the French translations into shape. He has now completed the 3 French files to 100%
Fantastic effort @Deadpool
This week, I will be making a pull of the language files and generating an updated binary suite
The reported bug from last week on the import of the addressbook has been removed from the issues list. This was not a bug, but rather the display of addresses moved within the GUI to a new location. This triggered an improvement to the labelling of the Tab to better indicate the operation.
The next stage will be to test the upgrade process of the network, simulating the the switch over to v4 blocks and a fall back plan.
Great progress and thanks to all.
Development progress on ReddID is coming along nicely. With some basic functionality now available in that I am able to write to and read data from the testnet blockchain.
There is a lot to cover here with both backend services and the client side. The goal is to provide a seamless user experience.
On the front end, I am focussing on the original browser wallet and incorporating the functionality to both register, maintain and use the ReddID. The importance here is to be as simple yet functional as possible. There are some additional functions to be able to search for users and verify the sending address
On the backend, I am looking at a number of different functions, the core component obviously being the managing and maintaining of the user space, but also some as yet not announced functions that will extend ReddID as an all encompassing tipping platform.
The goal is to create as decentralised platform as possible for tipping. That is, keep your funds off centralised servers, and have them in a wallet that you control.
Since last week, a few more of you have stepped up to get involved in the community in a more tangible way. I find it encouraging that the community support for this project continues to grow.
Since becoming involved as a developer, I have been less inclined to talk about price as a measure of success. And you wont find me talk about it too much these days. What I do look for is the trends and statistics showing the over all interest that the community has in this project.
It has been all of you who continue to contribute to comments on the forums, running nodes, participating in trading that show a steady upward trend. This has brought many new faces.
In the last week, I have also been visiting our friends on some of the chinese forums. It is good to see there is an interest there even though there are no trading exchanges.
If you would like to get involved and dont know where to start, reach out and we will see where you can jump in
One of the activities that needs to be done is to review the current translations for Reddcoin V2.0. We follow the same procedure as Bitcoin, using a service by Traniflex to manage and maintain the translation files.
I am looking for people who would like to have a look into the following languages:
- Russian (27% completed)
- Ukrainian (43% completed)
- German (69% completed)
- Chinese (73% completed)
- Hindi (11% completed)
- Spanish (69% completed)
- Portugese (27% completed)
- French (100% completed)
- Dutch (69% completed)
- Tagalog (0% completed) Have someone interested in doing this
Of course your welcome to contribute to any other of the languages as well.
We currently have 60 languages on file, and you can add to this if needed (Klingon anyone??)
PM me if you are interested (we have already had some starters)
This coming week is going to be rather short for me with a 4 day weekend looming. Suffice to say I find it hard to stop the ideas for Reddcoin coming. I have a running “Gnashers Brainstorming Doc” that is constantly updated and revised.
Where ever you are, have a good week
Keep on staking!