Weekly Dev Update #93
Last week we released the 7.0.x Valiant Vidar binaries, which represent much of our work from the last three months. Valiant Vidar will add features like support for full onion routing in Session (instead of the current proxy requests system), sweeping Lokinet changes involving a complete rebuild of the DHT for increased reliability at scale, and the release of LNS for use in Session and the Loki wallets.
LNS support for subaddresses
Add version to status screen
Harden LNS checking
Changes to LNS name decryption and name leak fixes
Make contrib work in a xenial chroot
Fix register_height uint16_t truncation for LNS
Add status & startup timer delay during blockchain scanning
Mingw contrib fixes
Fix warnings on Mac, evaluation order and uninit var
Eliminate superfluous new top block info logs
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What went on last week with Lokinet:
Lokinet on mainnet continues to look good; as of time of writing, there are 853 Service Node Lokinet routers online.
This has been a light week for Lokinet 0.8 development: One of the Lokinet developers took much of the week off for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Meanwhile, we’ve started work on a serious revamp of the configuration files; the current approach is difficult to use (even for Lokinet devs!) both in the code and in terms of describing all available options. By rewriting it, we’ll make it better documented, machine-editable (so that we can write tools to better generate update configuration sections), and we’ll also significantly simplify how options are handled in the code. We also started building Debian/Ubuntu packages for the graphical Lokinet control panel ( https://github.com/loki-project/loki-network-control-panel), along with some necessary changes for this Debian package to interact with the system-managed Lokinet service.
Fix JSON RPC memory leak
Final 0.7.0 tag and release
Configuration overhaul (WIP)
Systemd service control
Add a –nohide option (to be able to start the control panel on systems without a system tray)
Debian packaging (WIP, no PR yet)
Changes are represented on the dev branch here:
Fix Signal UI elements displaying sporadically, and other user interface issues
Remove unused fonts and imports
Notify user of unexpected device linking requests
Work continues on integration testing framework for desktop messenger
Fix bug where pairing with open group would case friend requests to be sent
Allow .loki tld open groups, improve logging in console
Fix improperly created open group messages
Loki Storage Server
Improved error handling for onion requests
Fix non-returning value