- 2023-09-14 Created initial post
- 2023-09-14 Added supporting forum link
- 2023-09-18 Removed cryptographic verification of equivocation
The Gaia v13 release is a major release that will follow the standard governance process by initially submitting this post on the Cosmos Hub forum. After collecting forum feedback (~ 1 week) and adapting the proposal as required, a governance proposal will be sent to the Cosmos Hub for voting. The on-chain voting period typically lasts 2 weeks.
On governance vote approval, validators will be required to update the Cosmos Hub binary at the halt-height specified in the on-chain proposal.
The relevant Github epic for this release is: Gaia v13 Release
There are two changes that are planned for the v13 release:
The first change is a housekeeping one, with the removal of the old Gravity Dex Liquidity module code from the Gaia codebase. The Gravity Dex Liquidity module was disabled earlier this year and any remaining funds have been returned to depositors or have been added to the CosmosHub community pool. The v13 release will now remove all redundant code related to this module from the Gaia codebase.
The second change is an update to the Interchain Security provider module for the Cosmos Hub.
A release candidate can be found here.
The roadmap for this and future releases can be found here.
The v13 release will go through rigorous testing, including e2e tests, integration tests, and differential tests. Differential tests are similar to integration tests, but they compare the system state to an expected state generated from a model implementation. In addition, v13 will be independently tested by the team at Hypha co-op.
Validators and node operators can join a public testnet to participate in a test upgrade to a release candidate before the Cosmos Hub upgrades to the final release. You can find the relevant information (genesis file, peers, etc.) to join the release testnet (theta-testnet-001) here, or the Replicated Security testnet (provider) here.
Although very extensive testing and simulation will have taken place there always exists a risk that the Cosmos Hub might experience problems due to potential bugs or errors from the new features. In the case of serious problems, validators should stop operating the network immediately.
Coordination with validators will happen in the #cosmos-hub-validators-verified channel of the Cosmos Network Discord to create and execute a contingency plan. Likely this will be an emergency release with fixes or the recommendation to consider the upgrade aborted and revert back to the previous release of gaia (v12).
The following items summarize the voting options and what it means for this proposal:
YES - You agree that the Cosmos Hub should be updated with this release.
NO - You disagree that the Cosmos Hub should be updated with this release.
NO WITH VETO - A ‘NoWithVeto’ vote indicates a proposal either (1) is deemed to be spam, i.e., irrelevant to Cosmos Hub, (2) disproportionately infringes on minority interests, or (3) violates or encourages violation of the rules of engagement as currently set out by Cosmos Hub governance. If the number of ‘NoWithVeto’ votes is greater than a third of total votes, the proposal is rejected and the deposits are burned.
ABSTAIN - You wish to contribute to the quorum but you formally decline to vote either for or against the proposal.