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Project Health

The state of the Sawtooth is good.

We continue to ride the momentum from the production release earlier this year. Commit traffic is strong and diverse. New features are being developed and released.

New features:

Sawtooth added a governance/RFC process to accommodate the growing community interest:


  • Disconnection between TSC and projects may be improving.
  • Not plugged into HL meetups
  • One maintainer reported he was rejected from accessing the project page managed by LF.
  • Our latest bug fix release (1.0.5) was delayed due to competing priorities.
  • Slight increase in PR backlog given increased submissions
  • Not necessarily an issue yet, but porting our build from Intel provided servers to LF/HL is still WIP.


  • 1.0.4 May - bug fixes
  • 1.0.5 July TBD - bug fixes
  • 1.0.6 July/Aug - doc updates & bug fixes
  • 1.1-RC1 Aug - Developer Preview

Overall Activity in the Past Quarter

  • Chat activity continues to increase.
  • listserv traffic remains light.
  • Very positive reaction to Application Developer weekly calls.
  • * We are adding an Asia-friendly timeslot.

See community calendar for occurrences of our

  • Tech Forum
  • Application Developer Support
  • Sprint Planning

Current Plans

Sawtooth 1.1 targeting August timeframe to include

  • Performance enhancements via Rust port
  • Raft (also performance)
  • PoET2
  • PBFT (tbd)
  • Enhanced documentation

See RFCs for descriptions for PoET2, PBFT, Sabre (wasm) and others.

Note that the SDKs are splitting out into their own repos.

Maintainer Diversity

Bitwise has eclipsed Intel in the maintainer count. Overall Sawtooth governance is now established under our RFC process as noted above.

Contributor Diversity

  • Commits since 2018-04-01 : 1160
  • Committers since 2018-04-01 : 35
  • Domains since 2018-04-01 : 10

Additional Information

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groups/tsc/project-updates/sawtooth-2018-jul.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/19 17:20 by Dan Middleton