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Devnet Pre-Release 1.3.0alpha2

The O(1) Labs team is proud to announce that we have additional features from the compatible branch ready for alpha testing on Devnet in the form of this 1.3.0alpha2 release. The scale of the changes since 1.2.2 is massive after months of work across many different parts of the application, and we have not yet fully documented those changes beyond what git will show. Look out for more thorough release notes in the next beta if not before. Below you can read the full scope of changes between 1.3.0alpha1 and 1.3.0alpha2.

Of the changes included in 1.3.0alpha2, we are most hopeful that the staged ledger diff optimizations in #9782 will help keep nodes in sync with the tip of the chain, even under higher transaction load.

If you run into any issues, please include Release: 1.3.0alpha2 in the name of any issues you create. Please report any issues you encounter here or join the Discussion!

New Features for alpha2:

  • Initial support for bitswap in libp2p helper #9626
  • Fix SetGatingConfig RPC banning behavior #9895
  • Choose the best VRF evaluation for a given slot rather than the first #8327
  • Optimized Staged Ledger Diff Application #9782 #10018

Testing Improvements:

  • Catchup Failure Unit Tests #9889
  • Utility File Integration Tests #9955
  • Fix race condition in Integration Tests #10009
  • Peer Graph Connectivity Integration Test #9977
  • Remove verbose log #10007
  • Unit test for SetGatingConfig #9895
  • Unit test for sparse ledger subset extraction #9782

Archive Node:

Some important archive node changes, including a new database schema, are not yet included in this release, so we advise anyone that is waiting for the 1.3.0+ archive node to wait for a future alpha with the final database schema and more complete migration instructions.

Highlighted New Features introduced in alpha1:

  • This version supports both MINA_ environment variables and the old CODA_ prefix, but the 1.3.X will be the last releases to support CODA. We recommend you take this opportunity to use MINA everywhere going forward (example: MINA_PRIVKEY_PASS, MINA_CLIENT_TRUSTLIST, etc.)
  • Support for Debian Buster in addition to Ubuntu18.04/ Debian Stretch. Official support for 20.04 is coming soon, hopefully before 1.3.0 stable. To use the new buster-based package or images, replace stretch with buster in either the docker image tag or the debian repository setup command.

Complete Changelog since 1.3.0alpha1:

The change set is far too large for github to display, but the github comparison still shows the immense scale of 1.3.0 and why we are so excited to get it out into your hands to test.
https://github.com/MinaProtocol/mina/compare/1.3.0alpha1...1.3.0alpha2
For more information about the changes included in 1.3.0alpha1, see the previous release notes

Upgrading & Connecting to Devnet

Debian Packages:

Debian Repository:
First, set up and update the alpha Debian Repository for your platform (stretch or buster, ubuntu 20.04 coming soon)

echo "deb [trusted=yes] http://packages.o1test.net stretch alpha" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mina-alpha.list
sudo apt-get update

Then, install the package(s) that you need:
Mina Daemon: sudo apt-get install -y mina-devnet=1.3.0alpha2-2717385
Mina Archive: NOT READY YET - see the note above for more details

Docker Images:

Mina Daemon: minaprotocol/mina-daemon:1.3.0alpha2-2717385-stretch-devnet
or for a Debian Buster image: minaprotocol/mina-daemon:1.3.0alpha2-2717385-buster-devnet
Mina Archive: NOT READY YET - see the note above for more details

Sandbox Node: For testing in an isolated, single-node network without snarks

As of 1.2.0, the demo functionality is built into the standard daemon container, via the environment variable RUN_DEMO=true.
Just docker run -it --name mina-demo -e RUN_DEMO=true minaprotocol/mina-daemon:1.3.0alpha2-2717385-buster-devnet and go!

Step by Step Guide:

Check out our documentation for complete instructions on using this version to connect to Devnet. Docker only Make sure to run with --peer-list-url https://storage.googleapis.com/seed-lists/devnet_seeds.txt.

If you are running the correct version on the correct network DEVNET, mina client status will show:

Chain id:     b6ee40d336f4cc3f33c1cc04dee7618eb8e556664c2b2d82ad4676b512a82418
Git SHA-1:    271738546ff38127772494949de5c23fb6336727

Upgrading & Connecting to Mainnet

As this release may improve block production on mainnet, we are releasing installation instructions for mainnet early. Use alpha releases on mainnet on one block producing node only, and with caution. Please report back your results, if testing goes well and the archive node changes are ready we would like to graduate 1.3.0 to beta status very soon.

Debian Repository:
First, set up and update the alpha Debian Repository for your platform, via the same instructions shown above.
Then, install the mainnet mina daemon package:
Mina Daemon: sudo apt-get install -y mina-mainnet=1.3.0alpha2-2717385

Mainnet Docker Images:

Mina Daemon: minaprotocol/mina-daemon:1.3.0alpha2-2717385-stretch-mainnet
or for a Debian Buster image: minaprotocol/mina-daemon:1.3.0alpha2-2717385-buster-mainnet

Step by Step Guide:

Check out our documentation for complete instructions on using this version to connect to Mainnet. Docker only Make sure to run with --peer-list-url https://storage.googleapis.com/mina-seed-lists/mainnet_seeds.txt.

If you are running the correct version on the correct network MAINNET, mina client status will show:

Chain id:     5f704cc0c82e0ed70e873f0893d7e06f148524e3f0bdae2afb02e7819a0c24d1
Git SHA-1:    271738546ff38127772494949de5c23fb6336727
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