The Weekly Burst Report is a report published every Sunday meant to centralize and outline the important Burst information of the week.
Core development statistics since last week:
– Files modified: 243
– New insertions (+): 7,200
– New deletions (-): 3,562
Total since the release of 1.3.6cg: 93,628 insertions (+), 138,713 deletions (-).
- Developers have been extremely busy working on the core wallet and other technical things – this is why there have not been many public announcements this week. The core version 2.0.0 is to be expected soon (end of January) and things are looking promising so far, as indicated by the high GitHub activity.
- The PoC Consortium developers had a hackathon this weekend in preparation to the 2.0.0 core version. It was “very productive, with lots of bug fixes, removed cruft, code changes and insight”, according to rico666. Some of that insight should be unveiled next week, but the general sentiment among developers is that there is a lot that can be done and improved on-chain and pre-Dymaxion, in particular in the DB area.
- We can see that some PoC2-related code has been merged into the core master branch. This is happening!
- In addition to that, @Brabantian introduced some automated tests and plans to add many more in the future. He has been doing a lot of refactoring to the tested code, as you can see in the recent commits.
- I am very pleased to announce that ac0v is finally out of the hospital and back in action, as some could see in the Burst Discord today. He was involved in a car crash more than a week ago. Yet, we could get some positive things out of this very unfortunate event: the PoC Consortium has enough resources to not be slowed down by such unexpected situations. The community is happy to welcome you back ac0v.
- The PoC Consortium released two new mining pools running on their new pool software. Written in Go, they allow a much better scalability and stability. The software will be open source and available to every pool operator by the end of january.
- Version 1.9 of Qbundle was released. You can read the full changelog and download it on GitHub. If you are already a Qbundle user, just click “File” -> “Check for update” -> “Download updates”.
- The Android wallet has been updated to version 0.2.1. Changelog includes a decreased startup time, Czech translation and bug fixes.
- The Burst Bitcointalk OP has been completely overhauled: new images, up-to-date links, better and simpler text. Join the discussion on this thread – the older one should be closed soon.
- A new “information for exchanges” page has been added to burst-coin.org. It contains all the information of interest for exchanges looking to add Burst to their services and for community members who want to contact new exchanges but are not sure what to say. I encourage everyone to send to new exchanges the link to this page on Twitter or by email. It is a simple thing that can have a great impact!
- The Spanish community now has a local website (with a forum included): https://burst-coin.es/. You can find the list of international websites on the Burst wiki – we currently have Chinese, Danish, English, French, German and Spanish websites.
- New “Supporting Dymaxion” badges have been added to the Marketing_Resources repository. They are available in PNG and SVG. Wear them proudly on your website or any resource you run to express your support to the Dymaxion!
- The well-known German magazine PC Magazin published an article dedicated to Burst.
- Burst has now more than 1000 followers on CryptoCompare. We are exceeding 5000 subscribers in the Burst subreddit.
- Burst has been added to the list of available CryptCards.
- Reddit user shadowglider released a “Plot Integrity Checker”. The Ruby script can be downloaded on GitHub. This is NOT endorsed by the PoC Consortium – as always be very cautious with anything you download online.
As you can see, this week was dedicated to heavy development in preparation to the 2.0.0 core version. More people than ever are now working on the Burst code: the Dymaxion white paper played an important role in drawing the attention of many talented individuals. This is of course the foundation to a powerful snowball effect and I expect our ecosystem to continue its exponential trend in 2018. As always, stay tuned for more exciting development and community news!
Thank you and see you next week,
Tom Créance (@Gadrah)
If I forgot something in that report, let me know and I will make sure to mention it next week.