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Weekly Dev Update #152

Weekly Dev Update #152

24 May 2021Kee Jefferys

Hey y’all, 

This week we continued to work on stability fixes for Lokinet, in particular focusing on path handover issues. The Session team focused heavily on Android development, specifically squashing outstanding bugs so that we can move onto overhauling the conversation screen — as we previously did for iOS. The Oxen core team continued working on Service Node reward batching PR and began the process of making some upgrades to the Oxen storage server, which will enhance Session’s security.  

Oxen Core

Lokinet 

This week in Lokinet we’ve been drilling down into recent code changes to identify connectivity issues that have been appearing since the 0.9.0 release. In what has become known internally as the 42-second bug, we sometimes see a temporary disconnection of precisely 42 seconds (okay, it’s actually 43 more often, but it’s close enough to 42, and 42 is special). We’re still not completely sure of what the fix is, but have definitively identified it as being related to path handover (i.e. how Lokinet transitions from one short-lived path to another, which normally happens every 10-20 minutes).  Work on squashing this bug (and a few minor related ones that have appeared while experimenting with this one) is ongoing this week.

Session

Session Android 

Session Desktop 

Session iOS

Thanks,  

Kee

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