The development team can launch a test version of Ethereum’s second generation in the near future, project coordinator Danny Ryan reported recently. He said that he hopes the team will finalize critical specifications, without which launching the testnet is impossible, this weekend.
“A more orchestrated testnet is not something that I want to do until we have what looks like a near spec freeze with these 0.9 updates coming out. We need another two weeks to do single client testnet things and get these 0.9 updates out.” – Danny Ryan said.
Recall that earlier, Ryan published on the official project page on the GitHub portal that work is currently underway to standardize a deposit contract. With its help, it will be possible to connect the network of the first and second generations.