Polkadex v1.0.8 is now available

The release of v1.0.8 is the first step towards the upcoming mainnet releases of Thea, PolkaIDO and Polkadex Orderbook

Upgrading to v1.0.8

It is important for validators to upgrade to v1.0.8 sooner than later as a speedier upgrade process will have a positive impact on the release timeframe. In order to gauge how many validators have upgraded to v1.0.8 and execute the runtime upgrade, we’ve created this form. If — and only if — you are a Polkadex validator, fill out the form once you’ve upgraded to v.1.0.8 using the step by step guide below.

Step by step upgrade guide for validators

Since this update only changes the Substrate version run by the Polkadex network, there is no need to build a node from scratch. Most validators will only need to download the new binary and replace it, which will mean your node is merely offline for a few minutes as you follow the steps below:

  • Download v1.0.8 release
  • Unzip v1.0.8 Binary
  • Stop service file (Command to use: systemctl stop polkadex.service)
  • Replace old polkadex-node binary with new one
  • Restart service file (Command to use: systemctl start polkadex.service)

What about validators who use OnFinality?

OnFinality makes it even easier to upgrade to the latest build. From your main OnFinality dashboard, simply select Actions → Change Image and select v1.0.8

Already upgraded?

Remember to fill out the form to let the team know your node is upgraded as that will help the team make a data-backed decision on the timing of the runtime upgrade and help avoid any potential missteps.

Getting ready for the ramp up

The release of v1.0.8 is the first step in the release of Polkadex’s products to the mainnet. Once the new release has been adopted by network participants and once the runtime upgrade is applied, releases will start making their way to the Polkadex network. Prior to that, look for a handful of releases coming to the public testnet very soon!

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