Tao Core integration/staging tree
What is the Tao Blockchain?
The Tao Blockchain is an experimental smart contract platform protocol that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world in a private, secure manner. Tao uses peer-to-peer blockchain technology developed by Bitcoin to operate with no central authority: managing transactions, execution of contracts, and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Tao Core is the name of open source software which enables the use of this protocol.
For more information, see https://tao.network/index.html, or read the original whitepaper.
To automatically setup and install Linux Tao nodes, run the following command as root.
wget -O taoNode.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/taoblockchain/tao-core/master/contrib/autonode.sh ; sudo bash taoNode.sh
Tao Core is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.
master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be
completely stable. Tags are created
regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Tao Core.
The contribution workflow is described in CONTRIBUTING.md.
The developer mailing list should be used to discuss complicated or controversial changes before working on a patch set.
Developer Slack can be found at http://taoblockchain.slack.com.
Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test on short notice. Please be patient and help out by testing other people's pull requests, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.
Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to
submit new unit tests for old code. Unit tests can be compiled and run
(assuming they weren't disabled in configure) with:
There are also regression and integration tests of the RPC interface, written in Python, that are run automatically on the build server.
Manual Quality Assurance (QA) Testing
Changes should be tested by somebody other than the developer who wrote the code. This is especially important for large or high-risk changes. It is useful to add a test plan to the pull request description if testing the changes is not straightforward.