Created the SPO-Scripts almost 4 years ago, providing the tools for SPOs to create there Pools, Transactions, Voting, HW-Wallet-Integration... Funds are required to continue working on them.
Started to create the SPO-Scripts almost 4 years ago, this proposal should offer funding to continue on the development of new features, updates according to the new features.
This is the total amount allocated to StakePoolOperator Scripts (SPO Scripts) - New Features / Updates
The SPO-Scripts are using tools like cardano-node, cardano-cli, cardano-signer, cardano-hw-cli, koios, ... its in the nature of the scripts. They provide a way to manage "Cardano-Stuff" on the CLI.
Project is and will stay fully open sourced
The SPO-Scripts were created almost 4 years ago, and updated since to be cutting edge with the blockchain development. They provide essential tooling for SPOs, Users, Individuals who are operating on the CLI and interacting with the Cardano Blockchain. They have been updated on a regular base, frontrunning updates to support hardforks, introducing new blockchain features. Providing snippets that are used by other devs to inspire/update there codebase. This challenge now gives the opportunity to fund new features and required updates for those features.
The SPO-Scripts have and will always be 100% open-source. Many StakePoolOperators are using them right now and expressed there will to continue using them in the future. The SPO-Scripts provide a method to interact with the blockchain on the CLI. A similar project is CN-Tools. Developments on the SPO-Scripts and CN-Tools often interact with each other providing better and new tools for the SPOs and all CLI-Users. The SPO-Scripts were used since the ITN-Testnet and by many SPOs since the launch of Shelley. Providing new features / updates guarantees that SPOs are not left out on new developments and can focus on there daily work with the Stakepool.
Hard to measure the impact in numbers for the SPO-Scripts, you can look at the github numbers. But most of the time the feedback comes directly from SPOs via various channels like Telegram, Github, Twitter, Discord.
SPO-Scripts is an open-source project for Stakepool Operators and CLI-Users, the progress and output is instantly accessable via Github.
The SPO-Scripts have made an important impact in the past, especially in the SPO-Community. As the developer of those Scripts i am confident to implement new features and updates in the future. :-)
The main goal is and always has been to provide a method to easily interact with the tools provided by other entities like cardano-node, cardano-cli, jcli, voter-registration, cardano-signer, cardano-hw-cli. The goal is to be a source of documented scripts for other Users/SPOs who wanna learn and use the CLI. The SPO-Scripts are a method to interact on the CLI beside other tools like CN-Tools and Jormanager. We need multiple tools to drive development forward, to learn from each other, to provide a backup-solution.
This proposal contains Milestones with new features and a general part for Update/Maintenance. This proposal is to support the work that has already be done in the past and to provide a funding to continue the work so SPOs and other users can benefit from it using the CLI-Tools.
Milestones - within 6 months:
General - within 6 months:
Updates/NewFeatures related to the upcoming Governance/CIP-1694 voting (Conway Era) are not part of this scope, because its undefined right now what possibilities will be plausable to do on the CLI level. Such updates will most likely be covered via fundings from an external source and not via Catalyst.
Milestones with new features will be released via Github in the MainNet section of the Repo. Before that, it will be released on the TestNet section to allow prior access to other SPOs/Users and to get feedback in case of any bugs, etc.
42.000 ADA in total for the following parts
Milestones in an unsorted order:
General - CloseOut will be with the last delivered MileStone:
The SPO-Scripts have been an essential tooling in the past for Stakepool Operators and others who wanna use the CLI for there daily work with cardano. There is no doubt that this will be important also in the future. The SPO-Scripts have always been on the cutting edge with new integrations and offer features other tools don't offer. Like HW-Wallet integration, Voting-Registration, Transaction messages, Encrypted Transaction messages, Encrypted and Unencrypted Keys, Offline-Mode, Multiple-Distributed-Stakepool Update Signing, Native-Asset generation, Minting, Burning, ...
Development is done by Martin Lang: