The Graph Indexer Office Hours #137

Events By Dec 15, 2023 1 Comment
TL;DR: Important updates for indexers and Graph enthusiasts, including the latest releases, monthly core dev team updates, and a lively discussion with some of the team from Optimism.

Welcome to another edition of Indexer Office Hours!

Today is December 12, and this is Indexer Office Hours 137.

Opening remarks

Shout out to GRTiQ episode 146, featuring Anthony Zhang, Graph Foundation Community Manager for Asia.

Repo watch

The latest updates to important repositories

Execution Layer Clients

  • Erigon v2.0 New release v2.55.1 :
    • Fix snap initialization from frozen blocks
    • Estimate: less RAM for indexing
  • sfeth/fireeth: New releases:
    • v2.0.1
      • Fixed SF_TRACING feature (regression broke the ability to specify a tracing endpoint)
      • Fixed substreams gRPC/Connect error codes not propagating correctly
      • Firehose connections rate-limiting will now force an (increased) delay of between 1 and 4 seconds (random value) before refusing a connection when under heavy load
    • v2.0.2
      • Fixed gRPC error code when shutting down: changed from Canceled to Unavailable
  • Arbitrum-nitro: New release v2.2.0-alpha.6 :
    • This release fixes batch posting for L3 chains, replace by fee for validators, and external signer support compared to the last alpha release.

Consensus Layer Clients

Information on the different clients

  • Nimbus: New release v23.11.0 :
    • Nimbus v23.11.0 is a low-urgency upgrade bringing enhanced support for the Obol DVT middleware, further profit optimizations for the Nimbus validator client, and a simplified and safe alternative to the trusted node sync.

Graph Stack

  • Subgraph-radio New release 0.1.11-alpha.4:
    • switch to SQLite instead of JSON for state persistence

Graph Orchestration Tooling

Join us every other Wednesday at 5 pm UTC for Launchpad Office Hours and get the latest updates on running Launchpad. The next one is on December 20. Bring all your questions!

Protocol watch

The latest updates on important changes to the protocol

Forum Governance

Forum Research

Contracts Repository

Open discussion

  • Special guests from Optimism!
  • Marine, Infrastructure Partnerships at OP Labs, and Soyboy, Developer Support Engineer, joined the call.
  • Soyboy offers resources for running Optimism nodes and indexing the network.
  • Links were provided for Optimism node architecture overview, tutorials, simple dockerized node, open-source indexer, and more.
  • Participants expressed enthusiasm for Optimism’s open architecture and commitment to user needs.
  • Discussion on the potential for OP mainnet support in The Graph protocol.
  • The community was encouraged to share feedback and suggestions for improvement.
  • Optimism’s commitment to Aragon integration and user experience was lauded.
  • Indexers express frustration with the five-minute CAPTCHA quiz for obtaining POPs, suggesting alternative verification methods.
  • Lively exchange on the balance between spam prevention and user experience, with The Graph team open to feedback.
  • Derek’s high-AF CAPTCHA struggle becomes an unexpected highlight, reminding everyone of the human element behind the technology.
  • Decentralized subgraph Oracle and SEO discussions hint at exciting future developments.
  • The Optimism team earns praise for their openness and willingness to collaborate with The Graph community.

Next steps

Please join us live for the next Indexer Office Hours on December 19.


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1 Comment

  1. Wisdom Nwokocha says:

    Thanks for converting the OfficeHour to an article.

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