Release notes – ndau v1.2.1

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NOTE: As of November 8, 2019, both Mainnet and Testnet have been upgraded to v1.2.1.

Overview

This document outlines the changes between ndau v1.2.0 and v1.2.1.

ndau blockchain changes

No new transactions have been added and no transaction semantics have changed. The v1.2.1 blockchain is playback-compatible with v1.2.0

ndau transaction changes

To accrue EAI, ndau accounts must be delegated to registered nodes. Those nodes then credit that accrued EAI to their delegated accounts. The requirement to delegate accounts only to currently-registered nodes has not been enforced, but it is now required. The Delegate and CreateChildAccount transactions each specify the delegated node address, and those transactions now enforce this constraint.

The new /node/registered-nodes API endpoint (see below) returns the ndau addresses of all currently-registered nodes. At the moment there are five registered nodes on the ndau testnet and mainnet. Their addresses are:

ndarw5i7rmqtqstw4mtnchmfvxnrq4k3e2ytsyvsc7nxt2y7
ndaq3nqhez3vvxn8rx4m6s6n3kv7k9js8i3xw8hqnwvi2ete
ndahnsxr8zh7r6u685ka865wz77wb78xcn45rgskpeyiwuza
ndam75fnjn7cdues7ivi7ccfq8f534quieaccqibrvuzhqxa
ndaekyty73hd56gynsswuj5q9em68tp6ed5v7tpft872hvuc 

ndau API changes


/block/before

Fixed documentation for its expected behavior. The before suggests that the given block will not be included in the results, but it is. So think of “before” as “on or before”. This is similar to the behavior of the new /transaction/before endpoint. It’s inclusive.


/node/registered-nodes

Documentation for this new endpoint is pending.


/transaction

This endpoint is still supported but deprecated and will be removed in the future. It is replaced by the more usable and informative /transaction/detail endpoint. Please update any existing code as soon as possible.


/transaction/detail

The format of the response has changed. Here is an example of the new format:

 {
  "BlockHeight": 30000,
  "TxOffset": 0,
  "Fee": 1000000,
  "SIB": 0,
  "TxHash": "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv",
  "TxType": "Transfer",
  "TxData": {
    "source": "nda...",
    "destination": "nda...",
    "qty": 1000000000,
    "sequence": 100,
    "signatures": [
      "abc123..."
    ]
  },
  "Timestamp": "2018-07-10T20:01:02Z"
 } 

The "Tx" and "TxBytes" objects have been removed. The following objects have been added:

  • "TxHash"
    • The transaction’s unique hash.
  • "TxType"
  • "TxData"
    • The transaction-specific data. This object differs for each transaction type. The previous format was not fully deserializing all of the transaction’s fields. The new format is intended to be easier to interpret and more convenient for consumption.
  • "Timestamp"
    • The timestamp of the block that contains the transaction. It’s the time when the block was committed to the blockchain. All transactions in a block share the same timestamp.


/transaction/before

This endpoint has been added to the API (live on Testnet, currently pending on Mainnet). The documentation for it can be found in the ndauapi README.md file (also here). But here it is, for convenience:


GET /transaction/before/:txhash

Returns a sequence of transaction metadata for transactions on or before a given transaction hash.

Parameters:

NameKindDescriptionDataType
txhashPathOnly transactions on or before this will be returned. Use 'start' to get the most recent page of transactions. Use a numeric block height to get transactions in and before that blockstring
typeQueryCase-insensitive transaction type name to filter by. Use multiple instances of this parameter to get results for multiple transaction types. Leave off to get transactions of any typestring
limitQueryThe maximum number of items to return. Use a positive limit, or 0 for getting max results; default=0, max=100int

Produces: [application/json]

Writes:

 {
  "Txs": [
    {
      "BlockHeight": 1234,
      "TxOffset": 3,
      "Fee": 0,
      "SIB": 0,
      "TxHash": "123abc34099f",
      "TxType": "Lock",
      "TxData": {
        "target": "ndamgmmntjwhq37gi6rwpazy4fka6zgzix55x85kkhepvuue",
        "period": "1m",
        "sequence": 1234,
       "signatures": null
      },
      "Timestamp": "2018-07-10T20:01:02Z"
    }
  ],
  "NextTxHash": "123abc34099f" } 

Response object

  • "Txs"
    • The transaction elements in this list have the same format as the response from the /transaction endpoint, documented earlier. Will be null if there are no results.
  • "NextTxHash"
    • This is the transaction hash to use on the next call to /transaction/before to return the next page of results. It will be "" if there are no more pages after the one just returned.
  • If a hash was given but is not valid, then null is returned instead of an object with nil/empty "Tx" and "NextTxHash" fields.

Internal improvements

  • Minor logging enhancements
  • Compatibility fixes for upgraded noms
  • Compatibility fixes for upgraded tendermint
  • Refactored ndau API to be mockable

Dependency changes

  • Upgraded github.com/alexflint/go-arg from v1.0.0 to v1.1.0
  • Using github.com/alecthomas/template revision fb15b899a75114aa79cc930e33c46b577cc664b1
  • Using github.com/alecthomas/units revision c3de453c63f4bdb4dadffab9805ec00426c505f7
  • Using github.com/attic-labs/kingpin versionv2.2.6
  • Upgraded github.com/attic-labs/noms to revision 1d6d4689808c155bccec3764720abfcb4ff9a3e7
  • Using github.com/libp2p/go-buffer-pool version v0.0.2
  • Upgraded github.com/tendermint/tendermint from v0.31.7 to v0.32.3
  • Using github.com/tendermint/tm-db version v0.1.1

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