• Indy Contribution Campaign
  • Status of indy-node CI/CD
  • Status of Ubuntu upgrade
  • Status of completed indy-sdk release and follow up tasks
  • Questions from the Indy DID Method Spec team

Recording from the call: 20210302 Indy Contributors Call Recording

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Welcome and Introductions


Related Calls and Announcements

Release Status and Work Updates

  • Indy Node
    • Functionality to remove tokens led by Richard Esplin
      • Blocked by system test dependency on sovrin.deb
      • Will split Sovrin specific tests in indy-test-automation into separate repo in sovrin-foundation org
        • Will break the Sovrin Jenkins pipelines further. Best fix is to setup GitHub Actions pipeline for Sovrin deb.
    • GitHub actions led by Kevin Griffin Wade Barnes
      • We need a GHA pipeline for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 so that we can test in both.
      • The Ubuntu upgrade must interoperate with the then-current 16.04 release, so that we can organize the "one node at a time" Steward OS upgrades.
    • Ubuntu 20.04 upgrade led by Robin Klemens andRyan Marsh
    • New branching model led by Wade Barnes
      • Documenting plan (HIPE?)
      • Merging Stable to Master (Renata Toktar has a PR done)
      • Rename Master to Main
      • Releasing what is currently in Master
      • Evernym can help merge and test.
  • Indy SDK
    • Recent release in progress, led by Ian Costanzo Wade Barnes
      • Release done?
    • GitHub actions led by Patrik Stas
    • Indy Node release needs a build of Indy SDK with freeze ledgers to do system tests. Currently blocked with publishing to pypi.
  • Indy Monitoring -
  • Indy/Aries Shared Libraries - donated to Hyperledger (indy-vdr, indy-shared-rs, aries-askar)
  • Ursa
  • Hyperledger Contribution Campaign (Richard Esplin Stephen Curran )

Meeting Topics

  • GitHub actions led by Kevin Griffin Wade Barnes  - We need a GHA pipeline for Ubuntu 16.04
    • CI for Indy Node - merged
    • CD for Indy Node - active development - no official PR ready
    • CI for Indy Plenum - merged
    • CD for Indy Plenum - draft done - the publishing is not added, but will be – fairly easy.
    • CI/CD for Indy-SDK looks good – ready to move forward (ABSA work).
    • Completion of Sovrin release to produce final artifacts – Alex K working on this.
      • PR-based pipelines now enabled by Wade
      • Sovrin CI/CD needed using the same pattern.
    • indy-test-automation – had been working, but it is dependent on the Sovrin packages that are not made yet.
    • We need to add someone to help with the Sovrin CI/CD based on the patterns established with Node and Plenum.
    • Need to research the publishing of the artifacts from GHA to the Sovrin repos – it's magic right now, needs to be brought into the open.
  • Next Indy-Node release – need CD completed.  Once done, then we can plan the final steps to produce a release.
    • Wade to work on a checklist for what is needed, and who is doing what for the initial release.
  • Ubuntu 20.04 Ryan Marsh (had a baby today – w00t!!) – Renata Toktar taking the work, Robin Klemens
    • Working on tests related to Python 3.8 upgrade – most are running, 4-5 to go, parallel looking at specific packages to be updated
  • PR from Indy-Node and Indy-Plenum Stable to Master - PR is ready for review - Wade Barnes and others with experience.
    • Renata finished that – timely to shift to the Ubuntu release.
    • Can't test fully right now because of the Sovrin dependency.
    • Biggest challenge – handling DCO-less commits.
  • Indy Contribution Campaign
  • Questions from the Indy DID Method Spec team:
    • Adding to the NYM transactions (write and read) a "diddocContent" item, instead of putting it into an associated ATTRIB
      • Client left to assemble the DIDDoc, but need only read a single object
      • History Lesson: Why was the ATTRIB added vs. allowing optional data in the NYM?
      • Old Indy-SDK epic, old Indy epic, (must login to see epics)
  • Indy-SDK – done.  1.1.16 is in the wild!  Merge still needs to be done, but it's ready.  All other steps are done.
  • Can we merge HIPEs for helpers to remove plugins: PR 162 ?
  • Indy Node, and CODEOWNERS in Indy Node and Indy Plenum
    • Updated CODEOWNERS list: WadeBarnes Toktar brentzundel esplinr sergey.khoroshavin, udosson, m00sey, ianco, and askolesov
    • Hyperledger standard Maintainers document?
    • Use GitHub groups instead of CODEOWNERS? Ry set this up. We just need to approve his changes.

Future Calls

Next call:


  • Changed to indy-node as needed for did:indy
  • Status of Indy-SDK
    • Statement on the future of the Indy SDK: PR 2329
    • Plans for future of Indy CLI (move to Indy VDR?)
    • Indy SDK in test for Indy Node (move to Indy VDR?)
    • Status of GitHub Actions for the Indy-SDK
  • Indy bugs
    • Using GitHub tags "Good First Issue" and "Help Wanted" 
    • Node 1490: problems with large catch-up
    • Plenum 1506: view change message consensus calculation error
  • Hyperledger campaign to recruit additional developers.

Action items