I am concerned about the negative feedback here. But I am also concerned that people for some reason think that there is some ill motivation at play. My role, and DCG's role is to serve the network. My incentives are that the Dash network does well. I am here in good faith to try to explain why a certain system might improve things, but I am not here trying to force anything down anyone's throat. I will do my best to respond to questions and rectify some things that were said in error.
So far the results of the poll inside DCG (it's the weekend):
All nodes running it : 0 votes.
4k collateral: 3 votes
10k collateral: 0 votes
4 or 10k collateral (doesn't matter): 2 votes
All nodes or 4k collateral: 1 vote
All options work for me: 1 vote
Ok, that does indeed establish censensus for the High Perrformance Masternode solution among the Dash Platform team so far (mostly for the 4K it seems)
Here's the thing, this change is somethings like 15 lines of code. We'll spend 1 hour on Monday writing it. I'll time one dev to see, so we can dispel any thoughts that it might delay anything.
With Glenn's (our ex CFO) departure I was forced to spend a considerable amount of time dealing with things like actually paying people, changing systems from Glenn to me and or other management. This was very time consuming on top of coding and a lot of other things. I'm not really trying to excuse myself, however there are only so many hours in a day, so I just was not on top of things on the core side. It is true that it's just terrible that v18.0.2 isn't out yet. I just had a call with the core payment chain devs. v18.0.2 will be out on tomorrow. v18.1 will be have a Testnet release on Monday. (Infra might deploy it on Tuesday).
Please also check how this affects voting in our governance model (4 votes instead of 1).
Looking forward to the release of the v18.0.2 hotfix on Dash Mainnet and hopefully a somewhat timely release of v18.1 later on.