A The Input-Output Global (IOG) team needs to resolve seven outstanding bugs that are currently ranked as not serious, so the proposed Vasil hard fork update The team has announced that it will postpone sending the proposed update of the Vasil hard fork due to seven outstanding bugs that are currently ranked as not serious. While acknowledging that this news is likely to be disappointing to some, the IOG team insisted that they are “taking great care to get this rollout right.”
More Time Needed
The Core Input-Output Global (IOG) team working to facilitate the Cardano TestNet upgrade recently “agreed” to delay sending the Vasil hard fork update proposal as previously mentioned and announced that it has “agreed to delay sending the Vasil hard fork update proposal”. The team hinted that the delay was necessary because there are seven outstanding bugs, none of which rank as serious.
According to a June 20blog post, the decision was made to postpone the hard fork. The decision to postpone the hard fork came after an evaluation conference call earlier in the week with the core team. While stating that the team was able to get through 95% of the Plutus V2 test scripts, the post said that the core team still needs to run through some outstanding items to make sure everything is working as expected. The post added:
We have determined that we will need a few more days for this. This has put us behind schedule for June 29, the target date for the mainnet hard fork that we previously told you about.
Meanwhile, in a blog post, the IOG team described the work on the Vasil hard fork as the “most complex program of development and integration” they had ever worked on, which also required close coordination across the ecosystem.
Mainnet Upgrade Postponed
According to the blog post, the final decision to hard fork Cardano Testnet will be made in consultation with “SPO and DApp development community members”
The post states.
Today, the IOG and the Cardano Foundation agreed to a new target date of the end of June for the hard fork of Testnet. Once complete, we will allow four weeks for the exchanges and SPOs to perform the necessary integration and testing work. This is reasonable and should not be rushed. Therefore, the current assumption is that the Cardano mainnet hard fork will occur in the last week of July.
While acknowledging that news of the hard fork delay may disappoint some, the IOG team insisted that the decision was made to ensure that the deployment is done correctly. As previously reported by Bitcoin.com News, Cardano’s supporters predicted that the hard fork would helpADAtokens; ADAtokens were expected to break the $1 mark by the end of June. Since the announcement, however, tokens have hovered between $0.51 and $0.46.
Meanwhile, the IOG team warns that “no timeline can be absolute in software development.” The core team explained that if a lot of time is still needed, developers will be fully accustomed to this.
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