As you probably red in the title, I am excited to share that rc delegations as a feature are now done. I went through another round of code reviews with @blocktrades' team and the code is now merged onto the develop branch.
What "merged" means is that the feature is now done, and ready to be tested along with the other changes once we release a public HF26 testnet. It's been a VERY long time coming with basically a complete rewrite of the feature (the switch from rc pools to direct rc delegations). And I've basically been working on an off on rc delegations for such a long time that it barely feels real 😄
if you're curious, the commit is this one: https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/commit/7677c46755b8f86ad50153a96fac5143d4232ca6
Anyways, back on the testnets, I assume your question is "when". There was some very cool work done by @blocktrades' team there where you can effectively mirror the main net but as a testnet, which means we can test HF26 features as if it was the real thing. It's really important for RC as RC usage and cost depends on how used some transactions are, so something may look perfectly fine in a testnet but then fail on real world conditions. The work to make that a reality is not finished yet, I will work with @gtg once done to setup a "mirror" hf26 testnet.
So while that's getting done, I will setup a small "light" testnet, without any accounts or anything next week so that you can play with rc delegations, then we'll move onto a bigger/better one :)
Additional vops soon to be done
Meanwhile my other work on adding additional virtual operations for missed blocks (https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/issues/187) and HIVE in / HBD out when sending hive to the DHF (https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/issues/172) is almost done.
you can follow that merge request here: https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/hive/-/merge_requests/332
Back on communities
A lot of the things I wanted to bring to hived are done (or almost done) for this hard fork, so I will shift my focus on...
I know it's been a long time coming and I thank you for your patience.