The Weekly Burst Report is a report published every Sunday meant to centralize and describe the major Burst events that happened during the week.

This report exceptionally covers the last 2 weeks.

Development

  • The code base of Burst is going through a heavy refactoring by removing the unnecessary relics from the NXT code, by improving code quality and efficiency and by making it generally better, simpler and more flexible. “The next version will almost have every line of code touched”, according to Rico666, one of the PoC Consortium core developers. Some statistics on core development were displayed on Twitter a few days ago: since the launch of 1.3.6cg a little less than a month ago, there have been 887 files modified, 51,043 insertions (+) and 117,807 deletions (-)!

Keep in mind that these are the numbers from a few days ago so they are already outdated.

  • The version 1.3 of Qbundle, the hands-on Windows launcher, has been released. It brings many new features, such as plotting and mining software, ability to run as a service and much more. With this update, Qbundle proves itself to be the successor of the AIO client for the latest cg versions of the wallet. You can see the full changelog and download Qbundle on GitHub.
  • BurstNation announced a few moments ago that they are still awaiting for Windows approval to get their own wallet on the Windows App Store. However, they shared a link to allow everyone to download the wallet before it gets on the store. “It is a lite version of the wallet you are all used to, kept simple and straight forward. It is aimed at mainstream people, no fluff, no fancy features that would confuse people etc.”

Websites

  • To begin with, a little infographic was posted on Twitter to get a basic overview of the current main Burst websites. If you are new to Burst it should help you get a grasp of our ecosystem (click to enlarge):

  • There has been a major overhaul of many Burst websites.
    • The Burstcoinist has been completely revamped with a new design, a new organization of its categories and many improvements in social media integration and more.
    • The homepage of www.burst-coin.org has been improved with a new video header that we believe better represents the Burst values and also with a new “Latest News” section at the bottom where you can find embedded Twitter feeds and various links.
    • I would like to give a big shoutout to the moderators of the Burst subreddit. As described in this post, the subreddit has been recently completely redesigned and they have many plans to further improve it as one of them told me. I look forward to seeing how this will evolve.

Other

  • The @Burstcoin_dev twitter account surpassed 10,000 subscribers! A big thank you to each and every member of our growing Burst community, and don’t forget to subscribe to get all the latest Burst news and info.
  • The crypto gambling website luckygames.io added Burst to its list of supported currencies.
  • @Zohtar released a new “Burst Notification System” capable of monitoring a Burst address for deposits and withdrawals, a Burst address for block forged, assets buy and sell orders, assets trade orders and assets price monitoring (over a price or below). All notifications are sent by email.

Conclusion

First of all, I would like to apologize for the absence of report last Sunday. This was exceptional and out of my control. That being said, let’s get back to this report. A lot of work has been done to improve the Burst visual identity recently – from the new Burst visual identity guide to all the websites overhauls that we have seen recently, having a better brand identity is something that we really want to achieve. On the development side, the colossal number of modifications since 1.3.6cg (170k insertions and deletions) shows that the code base is currently being rebuilt from the ground up – and that’s something that will be needed to improve Burst even further. More insights on development will come soon.

Thank you and see you next week,

Tom Créance (@Gadrah)

PS: if I forgot something in that report, PM me on any forum and I will make sure to mention it next week.

 


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