Weekly Update: W/C 17th October, 2022

As part of Edge’s ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, the core team write weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 185th of these updates.

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Good evening @everyone 👋

This week we have been focused on a number of features for the Edge account platform, including adding a support system, charges for server backups, and enhanced billing options for commercial partners. It’s been a busy week, which also saw a number of releases.

Account API v1.6.0 and Account v1.11.1 were released to mainnet. These updates improve server and content delivery management, add the option to enable 2FA manually as an alternative to using the QR code as well as more design consistency across the UI and updated dependencies.

Account v1.11.2 then followed, fixing a minor UI bug.

CLI v1.7.7 was made available to download on mainnet and testnet. This patch fixed some issues with stake management. You can install the update by running edge update (or edgetest update for testnet).

Account API v1.6.1 and Account v1.11.3 were deployed to mainnet. These fix a couple of issues with underscores in domain names.

Gateway v2.11.6-166 was deployed to mainnet. This update added a ‘disconnect grace period’ allowing gateway to remain operational for a time should Stargate become unavailable. This allows us to update Stargate without any potential network downtime, whereas previously there was a chance that a slow reconnection would lead to momentary service unavailability.

@edge/xe-utils v1.4.2 was published to npm, adding a stakes type for wallets with stakes, allowing them to be accessed in TypeScript projects.

Gateway v2.11.7-169 was deployed to mainnet. This update fixed a small issue where very occasionally a socket would close prematurely leading to a write error.

Gateway v2.11.8-171 was deployed to mainnet which fixed an issue with uncaught cache exceptions causing process restarts.

Finally, to cap off the week, Gateway v2.11.9-174 was deployed to mainnet, reducing the volume of logs produced during normal operation, enhancing the ability of the team to spot adverse events.


As we’ve mentioned previously, in the spirit of open source software, from which we all benefit so much, we’re taking part in Hacktoberfest this year, the month-long celebration of open-source projects, their maintainers, and the entire community of contributors. Want to learn more about how to participate? Take a look here: https://hacktoberfest.com/participation

In short, we have marked six public repositories with the #hacktoberfest tag: cli, discord-bots, explorer, wallet, mobile-wallet, and account. Feel free to attempt some of the issues in these repositories or, if you have an idea, why not give it a go? Be sure to read the CONTRIBUTING.md file in each repository and if you need any help, just let us know.

You can find all our open source repos on our GitHub page: https://github.com/edge

As ever, contributions are welcome and in the coming months, we’ll be introducing our new XE bounty program for open source contributors.

Now that CDN is live, the time to start referring is here. In your Edge account interface you’ll find a unique referral link, which you can share with your friends, colleagues, and social channels. You will receive 10% commission on the usage of anyone who signs up using your referral code for the lifetime of their engagement. This can easily add up to a highly significant amount.

We continue to migrate clients over to the new billing platform and to Edge Servers, CDN, and DNS, and you’ll have noticed that your Hosts are much busier than they used to be. This activity should increase even further as we continue to introduce clients to the new system.

Today we finished migrating the last of the legacy stakes, with 29 Host stakes migrated. This now concludes the legacy stake migration period.

And that’s all for now!

Join us again next week for 🍿!

Enjoy your weekends 🍻

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