Hyperledger Fabric v1.0.0-beta is now available for testing!

The Hyperledger Fabric maintainers are pleased to announce that the 1.0.0-beta release is now available for testing.

You can read all about it here and dive into the documentation here. We recommend that you try the Getting Started sample, if you haven’t already done so, as a means of exploring the various components. Once you have tried out the end-to-end sample using the CLI, you might want to move on to the Hyperledger Fabric Node and Java SDKs for application development.

We would to thank everyone who helped bring this beta release to life. It was a huge effort that went into reducing the open defect count and upping the level of test coverage over 1.0.0-alpha2. In total, we had 68 developers representing 11 companies and 11 individuals contributing 364 changes affecting about 80k lines of code. Together, we have reduced the open defect count by more than 50% and increased the test coverage to more than 82% across the various repositories.

We plan on weekly releases from this point on to keep up a steady cadence of improvements (defects, tests and documentation). As for the APIs and ABIs, those are officially locked down for 1.0.0, so it should be safe to write applications that are intended for the 1.0.0 release. We’ve also started daily and weekly runs in Hyperledger Fabric official Continuous Integration (CI) services – with more comprehensive integration, performance and scale testing, publishing results on all the supported platforms.

For those of you who have been waiting (eagerly, we hope!) to kick the tires, now would be a great time to get started. A “Writing your first application” tutorial to be added to the official documentation in the upcoming weekly release, on June 15.

We’d love the feedback to help improve all aspects of the system. Please feel free to reach out on the mailing list, (subscribe here: https://lists.hyperledger.org/mailman/listinfo/hyperledger-fabric) or in Rocket Chat with any issues or questions, and of course, if you have specific issues you’d like to report, please post them to JIRA.

Your release managers for Hyperledger Fabric,

Christopher Ferris (IBM)

Jonathan Levi (HACERA)