The Minerva Fork Improvements, Windows Node and New APIs

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The dev team is preparing for the first scheduled fork of the æternity protocol. Here are some of the most important changes that will be introduced.

After making sure that release 1.4.0 is running smoothly, the æternity dev team focused on the Minerva release.

The release (2.x.x) will be introduced with a scheduled upgrade (fork) of the æternity protocol that will take place around March 6, 2019.

For more information about the fork testing and activation, please refer to this blog post:

Minerva will

  • migrate all Phase 1 AE tokens to the Mainnet,
  • introduce a number of consensus-breaking changes that improve the AEVM, Sophia language and state channels.

In addition, the following tasks have been completed:

The dev team is also getting close to releasing a stable Windows package of æternity node.

A separate CI for testing and creating Windows releases is set up. A number of Windows nodes are currently running on the Testnet in order to ensure a smooth interaction between nodes running Windows, Ubuntu and OS X nodes.

Release 1.4.0 already contains an experimental Windows release.

Please, download it, test it and if you experience any issues running it, report them in the Forum or the GitHub issue tracker.

Thank you for all the support!

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