The legacy stakepool service continues to vote for tickets for a few users that have not yet migrated. So the plan is to purge email addresses, the last remaining user identifiable information, from the database. This way the operation can persist for as long as necessary while still adhering to our goal of optimizing stakeholder privacy.
Just completed maintenance on vspd. The web interface for the old dcrstakepool has been removed, however the legacy stakepoold nodes and the legacy api will continue to be maintained until users have migrated to vspd. If you're still using the legacy voting service, please upgrade or you may not be able to cast your votes when the next hard fork comes up. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns!
Congrats to the Decred project on releasing version 1.6!
Don't forget to verify your installer by hashing with sha256 and comparing to the PGP signed manifests on github.
And of course if you've been buying ticktes using the Decrediton 1.6 release candidate, you don't need to log into the website at all. You can simply (and privately) select your voting choice directly in your own wallet.
I finally spent some time learning to use vimdiff as a git mergetool!
Testnet vsp is back and upgraded. :D
Make sure to upgrade to RC5 if you're running release candidates. RC4 and prior will no longer be able to purchase tickets after a recent api change.
At the very least, I can say the backups are working! 😂
There was an unplanned server reboot this morning, after which mastodon-web/tootctl were throwing an exception "NameError: uninitialized constant ActiveSupport::Logger::WARNING"
After debugging for a couple hours, blowing away and restoring several times, I finally compared fresh-install environment variables to the production config. That's when I found the spurious var "RAILS_LOG_LEVEL=warning" that I must have forgotten about. Removing that resolved the exception. Derp! Lesson learned..
vspd has been upgraded to head which includes a new api improvement (the ticket parent transaction) that should signficantly reduce the amount of time to confirm a fee for a ticket and verify that it has been added to the vsp. all voting nodes have been moved up to rc3 as well over the weekend. ie. we're ready for RC4 which will include this api improvement!
This Decred citadel is a modestly fast, secure, and up-to-date Mastodon instance with monitored server availability and nightly off-site backups. Open to the Decred community.