Charles Hoskinson, Cardano’s creator has continued to deny assertions that the Cardano testnet is “catastrophically damaged,” suggesting its time to finally implement the long-postponed Vasil hard fork.
Hoskinson expressed his dissatisfaction with some of the films asserting Cardano’s testnet has a “catastrophic” problem in a discussion on Twitter on Sunday. The videos were a result of a Friday thread from Cardano ecosystem engineer Adam Dean.
The developer stated that a previously unknown problem in Cardano’s Node v 1.35.2 that generates incompatible forks—which managed to slip under the radar of the earlier testing—is to blame for the testnet being “catastrophically broken.”
In response to the flaw, Cardano released Cardano Node v1.35.3 on two different testnets. Dean pointed out that v1.35.3 is likewise “incompatible and incapable of synchronizing” with the original testnet and that the two testnets are “without a block history” because the bulk of operators switched to v1.35.2 to mimic the Vasil hard fork.
However, Hoskinson has stated that the coding flaw discovered in that node version had been fixed in the 1.35.3 upgrade, expressing his irritation that additional testing would cause the hard fork to be delayed further:
“We of course could as a community delay the launch of Vasil for a few months to retest code that’s already been tested a dozen times and is already running. Is that worth it to all the DApp developers who have been waiting for this update for almost a year now?”
Hoskinson also said that Cardano and its testnet troubles have been the subject of an “unfair narrative” that is “very corrosive and detrimental,” during a Friday Ask-Me-Anything session.
Testnets are constantly being built and destroyed in this sector, so you can’t confuse a failing testnet with the mainnet. They make that point. […] They do not, under any circumstances, hurt Cardano.
The reality of something this big and intricate is that one can easily get caught up in the things that aren’t working well and overlook the ones that are, Hoskinson said on Sunday.
The Vasil hard fork
He continued by saying that the Vasil hard fork will produce “better useful code” and “faster developments” as well as a new governance method and more inclusive institutions.
Moments that offer us the ability to develop and evolve. Together, let’s finish Vasil, then ascend to greater heights and address some of the project’s founding transgressions so that Cardano can advance to its next stage.
The most recent delay of the Vasil hard fork this year occurred at the end of July as a result of problems found on the testnet. Hoskinson expressed optimism that the Vasil hard fork will ship “imminently” during the AMA, nevertheless.
“The features are present, they have been tested extensively, they have worked, and there is a great level of confidence in them. There is no excuse why it won’t cross the finish line soon.
On Monday, the price of Cardano’s ADA was $0.45, a decrease of 18.5% from the previous week.