Project Health

Hyperledger Besu remains a strong project with a growing community network of contributors. This quarter the team has passed a major milestone for the Ethereum Mainnet "merge".

Required Information

  1. Have you switched from master to main in all your repos? - Yes
  2. Have you implemented the Common Repository Structure in all your repos? - Yes
  3. Has your project implemented these inclusive language changes listed below to your repo? - Yes
  4. Have you added an Inclusive Language Statement to your project's documentation and/or Wiki pages? - Yes (Point 5)

Questions/Issues for the TSC

None at this time


  • 22.1.3 - 30 Mar
  • 22.4.0-RC1 - 4 Apr
  • 22.4.0-RC2 - 28 Apr
  • 22.4.0 - 3 May
  • 22.4.1 - 20 May
  • 22.4.2 - 27 May
  • 22.4.3 - 16 Jun

Overall Activity in the Past Quarter

Most of the work has been focused on performance and merge preparedness.  Bonsai Tries left experimental status. Snap Sync and Checkpint sync have entered experimental status and have reduced sync time 10-30x.

Besu has participated in multiple mainnet shadow forks and in the merging of the Ropsten and soon the Sopolia testnets. There is no fixed timeframe for the Ethereum Mainnet merge, but Besu has been tracking well with all clients in merge readiness.

Current Plans

The Besu Roadmap contains the current working set of future tasks, including merge participation and cleanup, migration to an injection library, and support of post merge hard forks.

Maintainer Diversity

Two maintainers were moved to emeritus status.  A new "Curator" status was created to allow contributors to manage issues and project plans without having rights to push the "merge" button, moving two previous committers to curator status and hence to emeritus status.

This reduces the non-consensys maintainer share to 15% (3 of 20).

Corporate distribution is unchanged from the last quarters report (ConsenSys, Splunk, Hedera, ETC Co-operative).

Contributor Diversity

LFX Insights Report

Additional Information

Hyperledger, the Ethereum Foundation, and ConsenSys are  finalizing the agreements and documentation for the Client Incentive Program.

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