According to Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, the issues surrounding the upcoming Vasil hard fork have been increasingly damaging and need to stop. Although there have been claims that Cardano’s testnet is ruined beyond repair, Hoskinson implies that these rumors are exaggerated and suggests moving forward with the long-postponed Vasil hard fork.
On Sunday, Hoskinson took to Twitter to express his displeasure with some of the videos claiming there is a “catastrophic” problem with Cardano’s testnet. The issue at hand comes from a thread created by Cardano ecosystem developer Adam Dean.
According to the developer, Cardano’s Node v 1.35.2 contains an undiscovered fault that causes incompatible forking—which had gone unnoticed in the previous testing. Following the bug, Cardano released new client software, Cardano Node v1.35.3, on two separate testnets to address it.
However, according to Dean, because the majority of businesses upgraded to v1.35.2 to mimic the Vasil fork, v1.35.3 is also “incompatible and unable to sync” with the original testnet.
Hoskinson has argued, however, that the coding issue found on that node version had been removed in the 1.35.3 update and shared his frustration that further testing would only lead to more delays of the hard fork. He also mentioned how there’s been an “unfair narrative” concerning Cardano and its testnet issues which he referred to as “infuriating and damaging.”
Hoskinson explained that it is easy to get caught up in what’s not working well when you’re dealing with something large and complex. He went on to say that the Vasil hard fork will result in a new governance process and more inclusive structures that will lead to better code development and faster progress overall.
These are the times when we can grow and learn. Let’s finish off Vasil and then move on to the higher ground, correcting some of the initial errors of the project so that Cardano may improve even further.” The Vasil hard fork has been delayed numerous times this year, with the most recent being at the end of July owing to bugs discovered on the testnet. Hoskinson, however, predicted during his AMA session that the Vasil hard fork will be released “quickly.”
However, Vasil hard fork has been launched on 22nd September and promises many possibilities for the community and developers. The question is what is next?