~2018.7.13 Update

Here's a short update from the team at Tlon for the week of ~2018.7.13:

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system."

-[John Gall](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gall_(author)

The Infrastructure team -- Curtis ~sorreg-namtyv, Anthony ~poldec-tonteg, Joe ~master-morzod, Ted ~rovnys-ricfer, Elliot ~littel-ponnys, Mark ~palfun-foslup -- worked on improving the core of the Urbit system:

The documentation team -- Josh ~taglux-nidsep and Robert ~lodleb-ritrul -- improved how we communicate how Urbit works:

The Interface team -- Galen ~ravmel-ropdyl, Anthony ~poldec-tonteg, Jimmy ~haptyl-wanwes, Gavin ~ridlur-figbud, Chris ~sigtus-hossyn, Isaac V ~davtyr-nimren, Logan ~tacryt-socryp, and Keaton ~tonlur-sarret -- worked on Landscape (formerly MVE):

  • Galen, Jimmy, and Gavin have continued work on Landscape's visual design
  • Keaton worked on Landscape cloud onboarding on DigitalOcean
  • Chris improved the desktop client, still in private alpha
  • Logan improved networking in the iOS TestFlight app, still in private alpha
  • Isaac V has been rearchitecting the Landscape backend
  • Anthony has been getting the latest Landscape code onto the testnet: testnet Arvo

The Constitution/Keys team -- Mark ~palfun-foslup, Curtis ~sorreg-namtyv, Morgan ~hidrel-fabtel, Will ~hadrud-lodsef, Anthony ~poldec-tonteg, and Ben ~mirfet-hocbyt -- worked to make Urbit computing cryptographically real:

  • Curtis, Morgan, and Will have been fortifying the current proposed key ceremony, still in private draft mode
  • Ben has been cleaning up Wallet: mercury Wallet
  • Mark has updated our Constitution to ERC721 compliance, among other updates, and built out more of Jael: master Constitution research-constitution Arvo

We're alive and growing.

~tonlur-sarret and ~poldec-tonteg

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