Add logs for Dev and Kovri meeting held on 2016-08-28

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title: Logs for the Kovri Dev Meeting Held on 2016-08-28
summary: Brief review of what has been completed since last meeting, Kovri Logo, code & open tickets discussion
tags: [dev diaries, i2p, crypto]**
author: dEBRUYNE / fluffypony
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*August 28th, 2016*
# Logs
**\<fluffypony>** anonimal: all yours
**\<tewinget>** in the meantime, for those not interested (or relevant to) the kovri meeting, anyone wanna help me test the zmq wallet<->daemon interactions?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Proposed meeting items:
**\<tewinget>** oh
**\<tewinget>** shit
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 1. Greetings
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 2. Brief review of what's been completed since the previous meeting
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 3. Code + ticket discussion / Q & A
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 4. Discuss #282
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 5. Closing #226
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 6. Closing #105
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 7. Closing #46
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 8. Closing #27
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 9. Any additional meeting items
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 10. Confirm next meeting date/time
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** btw, twinget, you are *all* relevant to the meeting and you *ALL* should be interested.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Its that kind of attitude that is preventable advancing kovri development within monero.
**\<fluffypony>>** +100
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 1. Greetings
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Hi, I'm here.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** me three
**\<tewinget>>** anonimal (I'm not relevant in the sense that I have no context, need to learn more about it :))
**\<i2p-relay> {-solmar}>** we need all the help we can get
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** EinMByte ?
**\<ArticMine>>** I will stay for another 20 min then I have to leave.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** tks ArticMine
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Hi ArticMine.
**\<ArticMine>>** Hi
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Hi solmar, EinMByte, fluffypony.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 2. Brief review of what's been completed since the previous meeting
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** $ git checkout master && git log --pretty=oneline --no-merges --since=2016-07-31 | wc -l
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 55
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** - Lots of build work
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** - Reinstate FreeBSD build
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** - Reinstate Clang support
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** - New config features
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** - New logging features
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** - Implemented SNI (part of cpp-netlib)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I'm doing work in branch fix-305, not detailed here.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** We have a new member onbard, 'solmar'. guzzi is back with us too.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** rakhimov is becoming more active, all great.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I hope EinMByte's travels have been well and has returned.
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar] hey all ;)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Did I miss anything for point 2.?
**\<fluffypony>** well
**\<fluffypony>** is it worth discussing #325 now?
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** the quality assurance document is note worthy but i think you got everything
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: no not yet.
**\<fluffypony>** ok
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** solmar: thanks, good point. Yes solmar and I reworked #58 and introduced it into a tangible guide.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Anything on 2. before moving onto 3.?
**\<fluffypony>** nothing more on 2
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Before 3., did solmar want to formally introduce themself?
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** sure i can quickly introduce
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** you guys may have seen me kicking around the various monero-related channels in the past few weeks. monero has peaked great interest in me and moving forward will be quite powerful
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** Welcome :)
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** i am switching focus to kovri because of how unmanned the team is but in the next week i would gladly help test ringct code on the testnet
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** +1
**\<tewinget>** s/peaked/piqued/ <-- fuck English sometimes
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** in the meantime i will continue to learn the kovri code to hopefully in the near future begin to make tangible contributions to the code
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** awesome, everyone should dabble in both
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** any interest and help with kovri is greatly appreciated
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** i think we can move along to 3. now thanks anominal ;)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Alright, thanks solmar.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 3. Code + ticket discussion / Q & A
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I'll open
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** some of the design decisions in Kovri were influenced by Monero, so no getting away from it, Monero devs ;)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Question: WHEN WILL MONERO DEVS START TAKING KOVRI SERIOUSLY?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 10 months in now since our november 1st meeting,
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** Define "taking seriously" ? Send patches ?
**\<tewinget>** anonimal: I take it just as seriously as, say, RingCT, I just haven't had/taken the time to dig into either yet :)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** As a whole, if I could quantify contributions, I'd say kovri is getting ~5% attention to what bitmonero and ecosystem is getting.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** moneromooo: anything.
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** OK, fair enough. A new codebase appearing like that is going to be not so easy to jump back and forth for coders. But I hear your point.
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** I will try to get into kovri a bit once rct is all done.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I understand all the arguments, and I know what sacrifices would need to be made, so I question when and if they will be made.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Thanks moneromooo.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** the easiest way to get hyc involved it for us to use LMDB for storage of something :-P
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** (and feel free to remind me of it if I don't :P)
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** Nah, use liblber for network.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: this goes for you too, as we'll see with the remaining agenda items.
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** Make us fast and secure comms!
**\<tewinget>** fluffypony: in the same way as with hyc, the easiest way to get me involved is something needing refactored >_>
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Anyone else over there have a response beside moneromooo and tewinget?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** If not, we should move onto other Q & A.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** is this still the ticket discussion part?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Point 3.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** yes - but I mean ticket discussion is part of Q&A or can I bring up a ticket now?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I have library questions I would want to debate with EinMByte but I don't think he's around.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Sure but that's least priority at the moment.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** And should be 9.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I'd rather move onto 4. if no one has any questions.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** kk
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 4. Discuss #282
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok so
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** There was a designer guy asking whether help was wanted. He seemed to be after paid work though.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** with the Monero logo we used 99designs
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** eherdesign in #monero
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** moneromooo: I looked at his stuff, it wasn't mind-blowing
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** I'd like to move to use 99designs again
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ref: https://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/monero-mro-cryptocurrency-logo-design-contest-382486
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** I'm happy to put the $500 up for that, and then use the FFS to get it back
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** unless anyone feel we must go for a higher 99designs reward
**\<othe>** i would also sponsor that
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** * hopes it won't be some shady looking concept
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-ArticMine}** It worked very well for Monero so I say yeas with the same package
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-ArticMine}** yes
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** maidsafe also appears to be having success with 99designs so i think it is a good idea
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok - I'll set that up now - do we have any ideas as to what we want to convey?
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-ArticMine}** Well I have to leave now
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** do we want it to be inspired by the Monero logo, like the MRL logo is?
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** The essential qualities of garlic.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** (ref: https://lab.getmonero.org/logo.png)
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** ^ great logo
**\<groeg>** (noob here ...) A podcast I follow have a promo code för 99designs. Interesting?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** groeg: yes plz, can you PM it to me?
**\<cjd>** you'll want to pm it to fluffypony, not to the bot
**\<cjd>** he's in this irc
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** Actually... you could rotate the Monero logo 90% clockwise and arrange colors a bit so it looks like a K. With kind of a hidden M.
**\<groeg>** newbie using IRC, looking up how to pm ...
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** groeg: /query NICKHERE
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** thanks groeg, got it
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** conveying a "veil"-ish esque style to it could be interesting, since kovri means veil in esperanto afaik
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** 90 degrees, not %, of course -_-
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** solmar that's pretty much what I was thinking, something along the lines of a network, but it's private
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** or something
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** doesn't have to be a "veil" in the literal sense
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** ya
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** i agree
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** ya exactly
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Sorry, unexpected AFK emergency, unavoidable.
**\<meeting-bot> * anonimal** reading
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** moneromooo: cool idea, maybe someone can run with that.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** anonimal: the rotated K thing?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** I can suggest that in the 99designs description
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Yeah, but maybe not literally, just an artistic motive I guess.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** yeah
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** But also garlic is a good point as solmar pointed out.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** isn't garlic very Tor?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** So a rotated K inside a garlic clove
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** No, they're onion.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** oh yes
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** my bad
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** onion router similar to garlic routing.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Meh, its practically the same vegetable.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** lo
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** lol
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** we should go wild and create spinach routing
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** lol
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** "Kovri provides essential iron and vitamins"
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** http://paulkieschedesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/shandong-logo.jpg <- perfect
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** "Eat kovri today"
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** the name, not the logo
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** so for a previous April 1 we renamed Monero to DarkFlarb, so I move that for next year April 1 we rename Kovri to Shandong
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ShanDong
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** The ShanDong I2P Router project... hmm...
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: how do we keep track of #282?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** lol
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** anonimal: othe and I will set it up and update in-ticket
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: thanks.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Anything else on #282?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** nada
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** If we use a dog somewhere in there, and Shandong, we should go with a pug.
**\<groeg>** shandong = 山东 = mountain east
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** TIL
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** The eastside rugged pug.
**\<groeg>** (literal meaning of the characters)
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** east mountain pugs unite
**\<meeting-bot> * anonimal** see dog flip gang symbol with fingers
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** DogeI2P
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Here we go, lol
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ok, 5. Closing #226
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** This is useful when: 1) i2p-relay is down 2) slack is not available or people aren't signed up nor want to sign up
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I've registered the channels and am idling.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok so
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** are we happy running this under the core relay and not the community relay?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** By community you mean the one in #monero/#monero-dev?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** the community one is the one that needmoney90 runs, to Slack / Telegram etc.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** the core one is i2p-relay
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** anonimal: is there a #tahoe-lafs on OFTC?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** because I don't want to take tahoe-lafs out the relay list, necessarily
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: yes, with 4 people, no channel topic. Doesn't look official.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok then I'll just relay it, tough for them
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** They will probably enjoy it.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** indeed
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok I'll do that right now
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** So this would be for i2p-relay?
**\<meeting-bot> * anonimal** so many relays, so confused
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** lol
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** What's #tahoe-lafs relation with kovri btw ?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** moneromooo: Nothing really aside from an i2p plugin available to use with tahoe-lafs, AFAIK
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: if you're doing it right now, I'll wait.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** moneromooo: they asked me to run a relay, as their relay has disappeared
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Damn, it's been an hour. Do we continue?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** yes - we started late
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** I think it's mostly up to you, the main kovri person.
**\<meeting-bot> * anonimal** didn't want to stop on necessary bitmonero business
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: do you have to restart the relay? Is #226 resolved?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** the bouncer is connected
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** sec
**\<theRelay__> \<[email protected]>** testing
**\<fluffypony>** testing back
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** and from here
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** meeting-bot might be interfering with it a little, so I'll fiddle with it after I've killed meeting-bot
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** It's only me and the bot on OFTC
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Is [email protected] actually [email protected] ?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** no I don't know - I need to check if it's relaying between all 3, and can't do that with meeting-bot online
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** coz meeting bot is also relaying
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ok, can we quickly review the remaining items?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** sure
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 6. Closing #105
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Hmm, tricky.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** sorry internet is slow
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok so
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** the moneroworld instance is up
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** https://social.moneroworld.com went online but admin has not responded to anything in a month
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** hmmm
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** There were multiple issues, probably still are, that would need to be resolved before we go officially public.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok then I think leave it open
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** But it's not kovri-related.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** That's what annoys me. We have a forum post open for it.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** And there's also that /bitmonero ticket open
**\<meeting-bot> * anonimal** fetches
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** #903
**\<DaveyJones>** gingeropolous aint that your site?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** anonimal: do we want a common gnu-social for the two?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** or separate?
**\<gingeropolous>** wut?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I thought it would be an umbrella instance, more of a 'pro-decentralization' initiative not specific to kovri or bitmonero.
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** https://social.moneroworld.com <- your site ?
**\<gingeropolous>** oh, DaveyJones , no... i just pay for the domain name and put it on afraid.org so anyone can create subdomains for free
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I've already signed up for @kovri and @anonimal at quitter.se in case this issue was never resolved.
**\<meeting-bot> [i2p-relay] {-moneromooo}** Oh, that's nice idea.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** let's leave it open and prod the guy again
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** if we hear nothing by next dev meeting we re-host from scratch
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** quitter.se is nice aside from the psychopath/bot with the sickle and hammer avatar that spams the feed like there is no tomorrow.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ok, I'll make a note.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 7. Closing #46
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** I'm moving registrars for all critical domains, including getkovri.org
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** which is affecting that and the other one
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** (the increased attention means an increase of people poking at our infrastructure, hence the move)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ah, ok. How is content coming along? Did you get that rough draft finished?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** should be done by next meeting, and I'll push the Kovri page to the Monero website in the next week so that we can open it up to the community to work on it
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** it's in a sub-section of its own
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** so it can have as much content as required
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** nice, didn't know we were getting a website
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Alright, I'll make a note.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** EinMByte: I was going to do it in Geocities, but anonimal convinced me not to
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** (then again, I probably missed a lot)
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** snow flake mouse cursors are the bomb
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Yeah, fluffypony has yet to learn the finer points of 90's webdev.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** fo sho
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** We're working on that.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** Backstreet Boys backgrounds everywhere
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Once we get a logo, the site should look snazzy.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 'Kovri's back, alright!'
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** hah hah
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ok, 8. Closing #27
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ah, looks like we've had some activity there lately.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Looks like two issues now. So, 1) updates on zoho? 2) should we ever have a mailing list?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** can't proceed with Zoho till the domain move is done, but that's basically setup
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** I don't think mailing lists are necessary
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** we already have stuff scattered everywhere, another avenue will just make dissipate it more
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Agreed.
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** ever ? maybe, now ? no
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: ETA on domain move completion (or did you already say?... /me reads)?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** anonimal: by next meeting
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** if it's done sooner then great
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ok, great. Once that's resolved we can resolve the HackerOne issue.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Which will be another avenue for more attention.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I'll make a note in #27.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Anything else on #27?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** nope that's it for now
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 9. Any additional meeting items
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** EinMByte, how goes it?
**\<guzzi>** present fgi
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Hi guzzi.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** guzzi: anything you wanted to add to the meeting?
**\<guzzi>** glad to be a back. learning a lot.
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** anonimal: Hopefully some work on SSU soon
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** EinMByte: I had thoughts and questions on library design if you're around after the meeting
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** Sure
**\<guzzi>** looking to focus more on kovri since it has the least devs and is more easy to peneatrate into development.
**\<guzzi>** still getting up to speed.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** EinMByte: nice, I look forward to the day we merge that branch.
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** guzzi: If you're looking for easy stuff to get used to the code, tests and documentation are very much needed so that might be a good idea
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** guzzi: ok, if you have any questions, feel free to shout out.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** solmar: ^ what EinMByte said too if interested.
**\<guzzi>** EinMByte, thanks on it.
**\<guzzi>** i will look for todos.
**\<guzzi>** an prs on that
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: you wanted to talk about #325?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** oh - not necessarily, it was more to find out if it needed discussion
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** i'll check it out thanks ;)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: I think #325 is more of a 'po-tey-to' 'po-tah-to' kind of issue
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** and a possible solution is 'let's call the whole thing off'.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I'll figure itself out.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Anything else on 9.? Any more meeting items?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** With organizational things out of the way, the next meeting can be far more codebase-orieted.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** *oriented
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** kk
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 10. Confirm next meeting date/time
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** https://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/create-beautiful-logo-kovri-privacy-enhancing-open-source-652257/entries
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** https://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/create-beautiful-logo-kovri-privacy-enhancing-open-source-652257/brief that thing
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: nice
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** k next meeting, same time, same place, 2 weeks
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Where's the 'optional dog' button?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** Two Weeks (tm)
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Do we have to do 2 weeks?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** you want to do longer?
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** or shorter?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** I mean, I guess it depends on who is involved. If it's the usual, then I'd say 1 month.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** guzzi / solmar / EinMByte - thoughts ?
**\<meeting-bot> [EinMByte]** We can discuss some of the more technical things separately
**\<guzzi>** 1 mo fine. i will be on irc for technical things. still playing catch up.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** ok
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** then we do it in 4 weeks, same time as the meeting after next Monero dev meeting?
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** 1 month is fine
**\<meeting-bot> [solmar]** i'll be around as often as i can
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Same time is fine with me.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** thankyouverymuch!
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** Ok, thanks everyone.
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** can I kill meeting-bot?
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** fluffypony: swift and painless if possible.
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** She need not suffer.
---
layout: post
title: Overview and Logs for the Dev Meeting Held on 2016-08-28
summary: Trezor and other hardware wallets for Monero, brief update on 0MQ and the official GUI, hardfork schedule
tags: [dev diaries, core, crypto, 0mq]
author: dEBRUYNE / fluffypony
---
*August 28th, 2016*
# Overview
An overview [can be found on Hello Monero](https://hellomonero.com/article/monero-bi-weekly-dev-meeting-note-highlights-2016-08-28)
# Logs
**\<hyc>** ding ding ding
**\<fluffypony>** hello meeting-bot!
**\<meeting-bot> [fluffypony]** hello from the other side!
**\<fluffypony>** ok we're on
**\<fluffypony>** ArticMine / luigi1111w / othe / smooth / hyc / moneromooo / tewinget / redfish / NoodleDoodle / anyoen I forgot
**\<moneromooo>** There's an article about fraud in crypto on the bytecoin blog. Chutzpah, got to admit.
**\<fluffypony>** welcome to the annual "Devs who Drink whilst Developing" meeting
**\<fluffypony>** moneromooo: brave of them
**\<hyc>** lol. I'm on cider today
**\<fluffypony>** ok so
**\<fluffypony>** in today's news
**\<fluffypony>** nothing happened with the Monero price
**\<fluffypony>** and so we focus on dev
**\<hyc>** lol
**\<fluffypony>** let's start with a quick check of open PRs
**\<fluffypony>** except for RingCT which we'll get to
**\<fluffypony>** redfish: how goes the CMake stuff?
**\<NoodleDoodle>** I alive today.
**\<moneromooo>** hey :)
**\<fluffypony>** and a warm welcome to our special guest, NoodleDoodle
**\<fluffypony>** :-P
**\<fluffypony>** whilst we wait for the redfishes
**\<fluffypony>** NoodleDoodle: do you want to talk about Trezor at all?
**\<fluffypony>** ok good chat
**\<hyc>** heh
**\<fluffypony>** :-P
**\<NoodleDoodle>** Sure :P
**\<fluffypony>** yay, take it away
**\<hyc>** redfish doesn't appear to be answering either
**\<NoodleDoodle>** I'm about 1296 behind in commits. Rebasing is pretty much out of the question. Have to manually merge then release.
**\<fluffypony>** NoodleDoodle: do you want any help with that?
**\<NoodleDoodle>** The trezor firmware itself should be easier, except it's split into 5 or 6 repos
**\<fluffypony>** ok cool
**\<NoodleDoodle>** I should be able to do it.
**\<fluffypony>** NoodleDoodle: do you want us to host it on the monero-project Github in its own repo, obvs giving you collab access, to make it more "formal" and part of the core project?
**\<tewinget>** late, but here
**\<NoodleDoodle>** Sure, anything. I actually started on keepkey awhile back as well, although it's not as complete as trezor.
**\<fluffypony>** ok cool
**\<fluffypony>** I've been fiddling with Ledger Blue, as I have the Blue and the Nano S
**\<fluffypony>** I have a feeling they'll be a cinch after Trezor / Keepkey
**\<fluffypony>** and, hopefully, we can PR it in to be part of the default firmware on these devices
**\<fluffypony>** if they'll have us
**\<fluffypony>** ok so next up
**\<fluffypony>** hyc has a small PR to ease up our LMDB speed after you're caught up with the network
**\<fluffypony>** which should lead to an even more robust blockchain DB, not that I've had anything resembling a corruption in ages
**\<fluffypony>** and I kill daemons like I'm playing Doom
**\<fluffypony>** tewinget, would you like to update us on 0MQ plx?
**\<tewinget>** sure
**\<tewinget>** so far, all of the daemon RPC calls pertaining to the wallet are good to go, as well as several others
**\<tewinget>** the wallet is good to go for using the new daemon rpc library
**\<tewinget>** oh, the new daemon rpc has a library, rather than just calling out to networking things directly. >**_>**
**\<tewinget>** (I only got ~1 hr sleep, minor rambling will happen)
**\<fluffypony>** tewinget: do you think it's PR-able now, and then subsequent updates to follow, or is it still too fast-and-loose to be used in "production"?
**\<tewinget>** let's see...next things I need to do are basically polish: make command line flags / parametrize port bind options, and so on. Documentation (both code and RPC spec)
**\<tewinget>** well, as of right now because of how cryptocurrencies work, if it cocks up it'll just...fail? As in, not in a destructive, send all coins to the void way, but in a boring "the tx failed to go to the daemon" or w/e way
**\<tewinget>** that said, I should probably put a bit more time into polish with command line flags and such first, as it currently has hard-coded binding and so on, and I need to doc the API
**\<fluffypony>** ok because that brings us on to the next topic
**\<hyc>** the PR I've submitted actually only changes the default db mode at startup. we didn't quite figure out how to adjust it after sync finished
**\<tewinget>** afaik (as in, if I've done it right) it's JSON-RPC compliant as well, apart from the http layer
**\<fluffypony>** and tewinget maybe you can think about it in this context
**\<fluffypony>** the RingCT PR is now post-review, at least by me, with multiple others having reviewed parts of it
**\<fluffypony>** so it's merge time
**\<fluffypony>** we haven't set fork heights yet
**\<moneromooo>** Wait till I signed commits first.
**\<fluffypony>** moneromooo: yes
**\<fluffypony>** but basically the idea is to run through the testnet forks next week
**\<fluffypony>** which means testnet will do the equivalent of September *and* March 2017 forks
**\<fluffypony>** in one week
**\<fluffypony>** testnet will then have RingCT live
**\<fluffypony>** and we'll be able to focus on efficiency improvements, further testing, and so on
**\<fluffypony>** in the meantime, it will let us code freeze sometime into September
**\<fluffypony>** a little later than we'd have liked, but a necessity to get RingCT in to this freeze instead of only in March
**\<fluffypony>** now here's the nice thing
**\<fluffypony>** old daemons only know about the fork in September, and will only start nagging about that one
**\<fluffypony>** so we can set the subsequent fork to something earlier than March
**\<fluffypony>** but we'd have to make that decision by the next dev meeting pretty much at the latest
**\<fluffypony>** which means
**\<fluffypony>** next week Tue / Wed or so we'll push out binaries for 0.10-beta
**\<fluffypony>** 0.10 will be called Wolfram Warptangent, in honour of the Monero contributor that passed away
**\<tewinget>** well the 6-month window is a "no earlier than", but at the same time since it's basically just miners doing the voting, idk how doing it earlier pans out.
**\* tewinget** approves the name.
**\<ArticMine>** Does that include the GUI?
**\<fluffypony>** ArticMine: no, this is core only
**\<tewinget>** ArticMine: We can tag a release with GUI at any time, no forking and such
**\<tewinget>** same with ZMQ
**\<fluffypony>** but it includes the GUI lib changes that are needed
**\<fluffypony>** so anyone compiling the GUI will have working beta bins to play with
**\<fluffypony>** so I'd please like commitments from as many people as possible to participate in testnet next week
**\* moneromooo** commits fluffypony
**\<fluffypony>** lol
**\* tewinget** rejects the unsigned commit
**\* iDunk** sees travis ci build fail
**\<fluffypony>** git commit -S -am "loony bin"
**\<moneromooo>** OK. I'll put in a Pedersen commitment to... something.
**\<moneromooo>** When do we set the forks then ?
**\<tewinget>** at dinner?
**\* fluffypony** giggles
**\<moneromooo>** For v3, ok. v4 (rct) on monday lunchtime.
**\<fluffypony>** moneromooo: for testnet?
**\<moneromooo>** Obviously :P
**\<moneromooo>** And v5 (rct only) on tuesday.
**\<fluffypony>** you mean Monday tomorrow, or Monday next week?
**\<moneromooo>** Fine ?
**\<moneromooo>** Tomorrow.
**\<fluffypony>** hmmm
**\<moneromooo>** Too fast ?
**\<fluffypony>** yes actually good idea - the actual fork process has been tested on private testnet, and in the previous fork
**\<fluffypony>** so we push bins out after the fork
**\<fluffypony>** then people can play without needing to fiddle
**\<gingeropolous>** and this is still a no-vote fork?
**\<moneromooo>** Yes. Screw votes, they were coded by an idiot.
**\<fluffypony>** LOL!
**\<fluffypony>** gingeropolous: yeah - we can re-address that in the next 6-12 months, but at the moment it's move-it-or-lose-it
**\<gingeropolous>** yeah absolutely
**\<fluffypony>** also the schedule is pretty widely known, except for ShapeShift who we'll email and then they'll claim they have no knowledge of the update
**\<tewinget>** gingeropolous: plus it's technically never a no-vote fork, as if the miners get pissed off and don't want it, well, they just won't. >**_>**
**\<gingeropolous>** lol fluffypony
**\<fluffypony>** ok so moneromooo, your fork points are fine
**\<moneromooo>** So will you merge the PR then build off that, or build off my branch ?
**\<moneromooo>** (for the test builds)
**\<fluffypony>** no, merge
**\<moneromooo>** OK
**\<fluffypony>** people must be able to build head on their boxes if they want
**\<moneromooo>** (oh, the supreme importance of punctuation)
**\* gingeropolous** hides
**\<fluffypony>** lol
**\<fluffypony>** ok
**\<fluffypony>** I think that's it from my side
**\<fluffypony>** does anyone have any questions or thoughts or anything?
**\<gingeropolous>** im still not super clear on the fork schedule.... but it could be sleep dep
**\<gingeropolous>** for mainnet
**\<fluffypony>** for mainnet it's still the September v3 fork, as expected
**\<fluffypony>** if we want we can have the v4 and v5 forks at any point after that, even though March would be the "expected" date
**\<hyc>** iDunk: build log shows no errors, just too slow to build
**\<tewinget>** I have a few questions, but I'll wait for others' for a few minutes first.
**\<hyc>** testnet sched sounds good
**\<hyc>** 0.10-beta sounds fine
**\<iDunk>** hyc: was a joke
**\<hyc>** iDunk: but it's unfortunately true :P
**\<fluffypony>** so even though we wouldn't normally push a fork forward, we have to consider the influx of new users, and maybe we feel that the added privacy is essential enough to do v4 end of Oct, v5 in Dec
**\<fluffypony>** something like that
**\<gingeropolous>** gotcha.
**\<fluffypony>** so we start 2017 with RingCT as the only way to transact
**\<gingeropolous>** is there a place where the fork plan /etc is laid out?
**\<gingeropolous>** maybe the readme of the github is a good home
**\<fluffypony>** gingeropolous: this one, or generally?
**\<gingeropolous>** generally
**\<gingeropolous>** and this one
**\<fluffypony>** generally, the Monero Forum post + all other posts that talk about the mandatory hard forks
**\<tewinget>** gingeropolous: plans are probably in /usr/share/doc, not in /etc
**\<fluffypony>** I agree that the Readme shoudl include it
**\<hyc>** seems to me like we have a lot of profiling and tuning to do before ringCT will play for real
**\<hyc>** october might be too soon
**\<gingeropolous>** its gonna be a helluva fall
**\<fluffypony>** this one is dev meeting specific, we'll have a summary post after that and solicit feedback from the non-dev community
**\<fluffypony>** hyc: we do have new contributors, so we might be able to get through the tuning stuff faster
**\<hyc>** cool
**\<fluffypony>** I'm no fan of pushing it too hard, because it means I have to get MyMonero working with RingCT, but it's doable
**\<gingeropolous>** yeah, I know there's the forum posts.. but considering fork early, fork often is kind of our thing, it should / could be ... more prominent
**\<gingeropolous>** ah screw it. time to by moneroforks.whatever
**\<fluffypony>** gingeropolous: do you want to PR a change to the readme?
**\<fluffypony>** it'll take you from troll-dev status to readme-dev
**\<fluffypony>** :-P
**\<gingeropolous>** :)
**\<fluffypony>** ok tewinget
**\<fluffypony>** before we run out of time
**\<fluffypony>** ask away
**\<tewinget>** ok
**\<tewinget>** so for one thing, I haven't seen a GUI progress update today, figured I'd ask if we have a tentative timeline?
**\<fluffypony>** othe: any thoughts?
**\<fluffypony>** ^^
**\<othe>** sorry was busy drinking
**\<othe>** yeah so ilya is traveling but back next week, we hope to fix all small reamaining issues till the week after
**\<fluffypony>** ok
**\<othe>** and then we can release a beta
**\<tewinget>** awesome
**\<othe>** together with a new tagged rls
**\<fluffypony>** othe is there any way he can stop submitting huge PRs
**\<othe>** and then whats following is mostly advanced settings and stuff like that
**\<fluffypony>** it's killing it for other potential contributors
**\<othe>** yeah i can tell him
**\<tewinget>** if there's desire for it and nobody else takes up the task, I may sign up to do a plugin system (unless that's already in place?)
**\<fluffypony>** he needs to PR on a feature / fix by feature basis
**\<othe>** oh thats not in the place but something that would be cool to have tewinget
**\<hyc>** yeah, narrow scope PRs
**\<fluffypony>** yeah definitely, hyc
**\<moneromooo>** And move the twitter stuff in there, just to be sure.
**\<fluffypony>** OH!
**\<fluffypony>** before I forget
**\<fluffypony>** the big thing I wanted to discuss
**\<fluffypony>** https://github.com/monero-project/bitmonero/issues/80
**\<fluffypony>** that's going to happen before the bins are pushed
**\<fluffypony>** so if anyone has any final thoughts on that, you'd best comment on the issue, else suck it up later :-P
**\<fluffypony>** I'd also like us to start refactoring the parts that have CryptoNote in the name to be Monero instead
**\<tewinget>** something something `sed`
**\<fluffypony>** as RingCT + several thousand commits puts us quite far beyond the reference protocol
**\<moneromooo>** Renaming things for the fun of it ? I'd rather not.
**\<moneromooo>** (in the code, I mean. I'm ok with the binaries thing)
**\<tewinget>** btw fluffypony, I *think* that the zmq-dev branch is PR-ready, but I'm not comfortable making that call without some testing, so if anyone would like to give it a go (testnet and mainnet are affected identically, so testnet is 100% fine for, well, testing)
**\<ArticMine>** It simple reflects the reality of how much the code has changed from the original Cryptonote implementation
**\<tewinget>** as I said before, I'd like to polish it up a bit first, but that's not a blocking issue for PR-ing
**\<fluffypony>** tewinget: if you're of the opinion it can go into a mid-Sept code freeze / release then sure, else leave it till after the release because it's not HF worthy
**\<fluffypony>** your call
**\<tewinget>** I'm reluctantly okay with doing merges on my end before a PR, so it can wait, just figured I'd give the option. Testing would still be great though...I need to sync the testnet chain on my VPS but then I'll badger you for some testnet moneyz
**\<tewinget>** I'll need to discuss with someone(s) how "blocknotify" should work, and perhaps about doing something similar for miners (call it templatenotify if you like)
**\<fluffypony>** oh that could be interesting
**\<fluffypony>** the templatenotify I mean
**\<hyc>** yeah templatenotify would make an immediate difference for miners
**\<tewinget>** yea, I'm thinking a configurable parameter that is like "if there is 20% more value to be had via tx fees by changing the block template, notify the miner to update its block template with the new transactions included"
**\<tewinget>** plus the obvious implications of changing when a new block is learned about
**\<hyc>** right
**\<tewinget>** but that can be done with the blocknotify that the wallet wants anyway
**\<gingeropolous>** ooh we talkin dynamic fees?
**\<tewinget>** at any rate, that's a design discussion for another time.
**\<fluffypony>** tewinget: I'd prefer earlier PRs
**\<fluffypony>** I mean
**\<tewinget>** fluffypony: yes, yes, I meant for after that PR
**\<fluffypony>** if it's properly borked by mid-September we can revert 0MQ for release
**\<meeting-bot> [anonimal]** 17:06
**\<fluffypony>** tewinget: so what I'm saying is PR soon, plx
**\<fluffypony>** anonimal apologies
**\<fluffypony>** is there anything else or can we call it?
**\<hyc>** think that's good for today
**\<tewinget>** I'd say go nuts for your kovri meeting, we're not going anywhere
**\<fluffypony>** yay, nuts
**\<tewinget>** so if something else comes up, address it after that meeting
**\<fluffypony>** kk
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