ThreeFold Product Updates - August 2022
Sneak a peek on TFGrid v3.7.0 Plan (Highlight)
Hi ThreeFold Community!
My name is Sasha from ThreeFold’s Product Management, and I would like to give an update on ThreeFold Product Management planning for August 2022.
Please be aware that this is a product plan, not a release note. Feel free to go to TFGrid v3.6.0 Release Note (July 2022) on TFGrid Manual to see the list of currently live products and improvements.
The products below are still in development and are not yet released. Changes in product planning and priorities can happen within August 2022, thus the upcoming release may differ somewhat from the content of this update.
TFGrid v3.7.0 Sneak a Peek
Let’s take a look at some of TFGrid v3.7.0 upcoming products and improvements (Highlights).
ThreeFold Grid v3.7.0 is currently in the development progress with various products and components being worked on and delivered. Some of the most exciting and essential features are being made, improved, and upgraded as described below:
FreeFlow Twin (previously called Uhuru)
On the upcoming release of TFGrid v3.7.0, we will be introducing you to the new FreeFlow Twin, an all-in-one productivity tool with multi-functionality such as chat, video call, document, and file storage, all with new features, looks, and improved user experience.
Some of the planned improvements and features of FreeFlow Twin :
- Improved notification system on chat messages
- Link preview on chat messages
- Improved mobile look, and many more
FreeFlow Twin is one of the upcoming decentralized solutions that will be offered by an ecosystem of decentralized alternatives called FreeFlow Life. What is FreeFlow Life? Well, stay tuned! Because you will hear much more about FreeFlow Life in the upcoming weeks!
TF Weblet: NEW Node Pilot Deployment
On the upcoming release of TFGrid v3.7.0, users will be able to deploy their own Node Pilot instance via TFGrid Playground.
Node Pilot is a Linux executable that allows anyone to deploy and manage Pocket Validators and other blockchain nodes. Seamless Docker integration brings enterprise-level security and scalability to any level of user will be available on ThreeFold Grid v3.7.0
Newly improved Capacity Management for solution deployment
On the upcoming release of TFGrid v3.7.0, instance deployment will be smarter and more efficient. One of the improvements is enabling the setting of a full VM as the default Virtual Machine for deployment, thus avoiding deployment capacity issues and providing a better user experience.
Profile Manager: Avoid losing deployment with Grace Period Listing
What happens if you forgot to fund your account? Will your deployment get canceled? No! Thankfully, with the Grace Period, we will hold on to your deployment to give you some time to fund your account.
The Contracts List page will now show the state of the contracts in ‘grace period’ along with the expiration date for these contracts when a user fail to fund the accounts. Therefore you can easily know which deployment you would like to extend and fund. Say goodbye to accidentally canceling your contract!
Easily fund a deployment profile / ID by scanning your ID wallet QR Code
Depositing tokens from a wallet to another can be a complex task. We are all tired with the long address copy paste, and sometimes, we too are afraid of sending tokens to the wrong address…
But now, no need to worry anymore for your future deployments. On TFGrid v3.7.0, The wallet / token deposit address QR Code is added in the ‘profile manager’ and it can be scanned through the Threefold Connect App. The Wallet Address and Twin ID are sent correctly through the QR Code and they are matching with the ones available in the portal.
TFGrid Client TS will expand to support Algorand, Stellar, and TFChain Modules.
TF Grid Client TS is a client used for deploying workloads (VMs, ZDBs, k8s, etc.) on TF Grid v3.x. On the next release of TFGrid v3.7.0 , TFGrid Client TS will expand to support Algorand, Stellar, and TFChain** Modules.
So many exciting improvements and new things are being implemented this month!
Some other (but not limited to) TFGrid v3.7.0 improvements that are being implemented are described below:
- UX improvements on Presearch’s solution capacity planning
- Adding new Nodes Minting details on TF Dashboard
- TF Chatbot - interactive UX style for instance deployment
- Generic UI improvements and Implementations on TF Wallet and TF Connect App, and many more.
Again, I would like to remind the community that this is a product plan and progress update, not a release note. Changes in product planning and priorities can happen within August 2022 as announced, thus the upcoming release might differ or varied than the content of this update.
Stay tuned on ThreeFold forum our next product updates. I will be back to announce the official Release Note on my next post, once the official TFGrid v3.7.0 is released.
We’d like to also invite you to join our TFGrid Tester Community telegram channel to meet other community members, test our products, receive new product updates and announcements, and start some conversations on our new improvements, and many more.
Last but not least, are you missing some product updates that you have ben waiting for? Comment below to give us feedback on a specific product update that you’ve been waiting for!
Love and Gratitude,
ThreeFold Product Management