ARK.io Goes Against Tradition To Release Date For Its v2 Codebase
In a somewhat surprising move, ARK.io finally release the time it sets to conduct public testing of its new ARK Core v2 codebase on the DevNet network. ARK is set to release the Core V2 codebase on June 14.
If you avid followers of ARK do recognize the firm's motto of “Ark Fives No Dates,” the platform decides to finally give the public the code for the v2 for the world to see, try it out and contribute to developing the innovation even further. But before dwelling much on the date here's how the ARK plans to hold out its release event.
Releasing Of The ARK Core v2 Codebase
Anyone running the DevNet node will get access to the code when it is made available on the Github repository. A blog post on the public release specific will follow after the code release. ARK Node codebase users will need to also update to the ARK Core v2 repository.
Preparing And Installing ARK Core On The DevNet
The next step is for the DevNet nodes v1 delegates also to update their server with the new ARK Core v2. ARK Core v2 will provide a detailed guide to walk users through the replacement or installation of the current ARK Node on the DevNet. After, the public testing starts.
Transitioning From DevNet To The MainNet
After the public testing is complete, ARK will provide for a future release date announcing the transitioning of the ARK Core v2 to the MainNet. However, the time for holding the MainNet will depend on the results of the public testing and how much work is necessary.
The AIP-11 types (multi payments, timelock, IPFS, delegate resignation) will form part of the hardfork that follows the initial release of the v2 model on the MainNet. Delegates running the old AIP-11 version will need to update their servers to switch their networks to support the new transactions. ARK does also recognize that the hardfork they will carry out is not backward compatible and the release date will depend on the initial ARK Core v2 development onto the MainNet.