Charles Hoskinson, the man behind Cardano, has spoken out on the Vasil hard fork delay. In a live broadcast from his residence in Colorado, titled “Some Brief Comments on Vasil,” Hoskinson explains what’s taking so long. He says,
“The issue is that you have to correct something every time it’s detected. The patch must then be verified, and the full testing workflow must be repeated.”
He further added, “So you get to a situation where you feature complete. But then you have to test, and when you test, you may discover something, and then you have to repair that, and then you have to go back through the entire testing pipeline. So this is what causes release delays.”
During the most recent Cardano360 event, IOG’s technical manager Kevin Hammond suggested that there might be a few more weeks of delay without offering a specific release date. According to him, carrying out this test was essential to ensuring a smooth process and subsequent testing.
After IOG disclosed a change in the timeframe around the end of June, the eagerly awaited Vasil mainnet hard fork had previously been anticipated to happen in the last week of July.
Cardano founder foresees no further delays
On July 3, the IOG team hard forked the Cardano testnet to include Vasil functionality. After the announcement of the testnet hard fork, development resumed with the release of the initial node v.1.35.0. The IOG teams continued working on nodes v.1.35.1 and v.1.35.2 after the problems were found.
The new node v.1.35.3 is identified by the inventor of Cardano as the most likely contender for the hard fork.
The good news, according to Hoskinson, is that the list of potential problems has shrunk significantly, and in that regard, testing is currently nearing its conclusion.
He further said,
“So unless anything new is discovered, I don’t anticipate that we’ll have any further delays.”
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