Hi all, I’ll be leaving Chaincode Labs next week and will no longer be contributing full time to Bitcoin Core. I won’t be entirely gone, just contributing within the restriction of my leftover bandwidth (IIRC fjahr has been doing this).
I’ve tapped TheCharlatan as the point person for driving forward libbitcoinkernel (although I see all contributors, reviewers, and PR authors whose PRs we depend on as part of the libbitcoinkernel effort).
I strongly believe that he has the right skillset and drive for completing what’s left of phase 1 of libbitcoinkernel and making phase 2 happen. I’m currently ramping him up, and he is set to be able to devote full-time attention starting November and I will assist in helping him find full-time sponsors (there are parties who have indicated
TheCharlatan: Perhaps you’d like to introduce yourself, what you’ve done in the past, what your interest is in libbitcoinkernel?
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well thank you for your contributions carl
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I will still be an alive human though! (at least I expect to be)
carl's are big shoes to fill, but he's been super helpful in getting men up to speed so far
I was hoping for a bit more than "alive".
libbitcoinkernel aside, is anyone going to be actively maintaining the guix stuff? :x
luke-jr: Oh I think fanquake and hebasto have been doing more than an excellent job
ok, sorry, I don't mean to downplay their work, I don't pay close attention to the "who" on PRs
but yes it was a bit of a shock to me as well to hear you're moving to something else, I fully understand of course. Hopefully TheCharlatan can take it over the finish line.
TheCharlatan: Perhaps you can speak a bit about your past work?
Will he turn into TheCarlatan?
I've been lurking here since a long time, and am keen to keep carl's work alive. Im also a guix user, so over time I hope to keep at it as well. I'll slowly ramp up my contributions over the next months.
You have uncovered my ploy
The current plan is to have TheCharlatan do chainparams<->ArgsManager circular dependency decoupling as the first PR, we'll see as we go along!