The Road to Altair version 🛣⭐️
Pyrmont forks, testing in progress
After a collection of small however very precious 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 following wave of testing and upgrades.
This week, Pyrmont is being put via the ringer as we run numerous check situations 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 number of days. Such exams assist shake out nook circumstances within the consensus code as nicely spotlight consumer points in dealing with load beneath distinctive situations.
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 consumer releases that embrace the Prater fork configuration. These ought to drop over the following week and help you improve your testnet nodes in preparation for the fork subsequent Thursday.
After the Prater improve, it is a good time to induce varied operations on the community — exit a validator, get your self slashed — have enjoyable!
When mainnet Altair?
Although 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 focusing on an end-of-September Altair mainnet launch 🚀