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All Aragon Devs #24 (Agenda)

Call #24: June 10, 2019 8am PST / 11am EST / 3pm UTC / 5pm CEST


  • Appoint note takers
  • Introduce team members who haven’t already met each other (~0-5min)
  • Updates from the last call and current priorities
    • Aragon One (~5min)
    • Autark (~5min)
    • Open Work Labs (~2min)
    • Aragon Mesh (~5min)
    • Aragon Black (~5min)
    • Association (~2min)
  • Topics
    • Potential caching solutions (A1 / AB)
      • The Graph
      • Centralized cache server
    • IPFS follow-up
    • Accessing indexedDB through aragon apps (Brett)



  • Javi, joined Autark, will be helping with front-end efforts
  • Chad, joined Autark 2 weeks ago, will be helping with front-end and maybe some smart contracts stuff
  • Xavier, joined Aragon Black last week, front-end development, will be focused on AragonPM front-end


Aragon One

  • Release of Aragon 0.7.3
    • Improvements for app caching, making second loads of apps instanteous
  • Working on 0.7.4, looking to be released this week
    • Auto-complete for local identities in input fields
  • Now focused on 0.8.0
  • Facu focused on voting delegation (apps#881)
  • Had a mini-offsite on the Aragon Network, most relevant issue figured out


  • Polish on the home app

    • Markdown and editor improvements
    • Dynamic home options and how to conect them with the smart contracts without modifying the kernel
  • API changes on the forwarder, ready to review (link to PR)

    • Dynamic forwarders
  • Team offsite:

    • First draft of next AGP, should be on forum soon
    • Security audit plan
    • TPS is being finalized for audits

Open Work Labs

  • Integrate profiles as npm packages (link to discussion PR)
  • Profiles:
    • Some issues with bundling IPFS, waiting for feedback before keep going forward

Aragon Mesh

  • Include coveralls and been working on continious development
  • New dao act command option that allow to send ETH with the Agent app
  • Updating roadmap and make it accessible (roadmap)
  • Redeployed aragen snapshot fixing some issues, add survey app and survey-kit
  • Deployed DAO aiming to test AGP-28 (forum post)
  • Will be working on some CLI and APM issues
  • Will release a new minor version

Aragon Black

  • Contracts of Fundraising (Apiary) sent for audit

    • Quick internal review from A1
  • Spend a lot of time trying to create a dao-kit

    • Issue with docker deployment and being a monorepo
    • Will be avaible at the end of the week
  • UI anuncements:

    • Support mobile
    • Design system will be avaible on the Fundraising app
  • First discussions and definitions about the AragonPM front-end

Aragon Association

  • Mostly working on previously existing projects for the next voting
  • Moving forward some security tasks
    • TPS audit


Potential caching solutions (A1 / AB)

  • Issue with caching

    • The first time is going to take a lot of time loading all previous events. This was a security decitions to not relay on other node.
  • The next time you cache it will only cache the last information (30-60 seconds)

  • Goal to make the first caching quick

    • How to share the reduce state between organizations
    • Use The Graph as solution
  • Intro to The Graph:

    • Built a simple graph and simple index
    • It does mostly the same as the client does with events
    • It stores all in a database
    • It is still centralize on the The Graph server
      • How to decentrilize the structure
    • You need to give the address of the contract to listen the events. The issue is how to watch all the necesary infromation. This will be a problem cause it will make the information of all organization freely avaible.
  • Consider as the main infrastructure of the state but it might add to much craft on the developer side.

    • May be useful for main Aragon apps
  • Decentrilize caching server

    • Having a server database containg the reduce state. Need a verification to be confident about the reduce state we are getting from a databse.
  • Other ideas:

    • Instead of linear proccess we could use parallel procceses to handle events
      • We can't jump ahead a lot of blocks and make other computation on the EVM
      • More dificult
    • Trusting decentrilize server, optimistically trust an entity. A server can wrapp and entire state on a hash
      • Good use case, question on how can we make it possible
  • Most application will keep the same model as right now (background worker that update the reduce state)

  • Instead of using a server we could have permissions to get a hash state

IPFS follow-up

  • Jonathan is working on a spec regarding IPFS cluster to work with smart-contracts based authentication

  • Use case: Forwarders (voting app)

  • Authenitcation layer:

    • List of authorized accounts
    • List of authorized CID
  • We should reach out some people from the Ethereum community to see if there are other opinions/thoughts on the topic. We could share Jonathan's spec with them to have some feedback.

Accessing indexedDB through aragon apps

  • No good solution yet. Focused on secure it more tightly as right now.

  • No use case for an Aragon app, solution will be for other libraries.

  • Revisit in the future, really big issue.


Aragon Black: Olivier, Deam, Cory, Xavier

Aragon Mesh: Gabi

Aragon One: Brett, Jorge, Luis, Maria, Facu, Paty, Pierre

Autark: Arthur, Chad, Javi, Kevin, Otto, Radek

Open Work Labs: Jon

Aragon Association: Louis



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