The following Aries releases occurred in the last quarter:
- Aries Cloud Agent Python – 0.8.1, 0.8.2, 0.9.0
- Aries Askar – v0.2.9
- [Aries VCX Releases] – v0.54.0-v0.57.1
- Aries Framework Go – v0.2.0, v0.3.0, v0.3.1,v0.3.2
- Aries Bifold – v0.0.0 - v0.1.0-alpha.53
Interoperability status can be seen here: https://aries-interop.info.
Per the Aries Activity Dashboard for the months of April-June 2023, Aries codebases had 387 PRs (down 12%) from 70 contributors (down 13%).
- A new repository — aries-socketdock — will be a key component of a fully scalable Aries mediator deployment. The work by Indicio is a substantial improvement over the current strategy for managing mediator to Mobile Wallet connections using websockets. Next up is using SocketDock in a full mediator deployment.
- The Overlays Capture Architecture (OCA) Aries RFC (“OCA for Aries”) was merged and deployment of the feature expanded to include its use in production apps.
- Interop compatibility improvements
- Initial did-exchange implementation, working interop with aca-py
- Implementation of new components:
did_doc- build and work DID documents
did_resolver- infrastructure for resolving arbitrary did methods
did_parser- parse and build DIDs
did:peer- did:sov, did:web, did:peer resolvers
indy_ledger_response_parser- data model for indy ledger responses
- Complete transition for anoncreds operations from
- Additional features for indy-vdr integration
- Pluggable txn submitter (indy-vdr, indy-vdr-proxy, …)
- Pluggable txn response caching
- Pluggable txn signing
- 2 projects LFX mentorship program in progress:
Aries Cloud Agent Python (ACA-Py) Release 0.9.0 was an important upgrade that changes the dependency on the now archived Hyperledger Ursa project to its updated, improved replacement, AnonCreds CL Signatures. ACA-Py users are strongly encouraged to use Aries Askar for all deployments, and to eliminate the use of the Indy SDK. An Indy SDK to Askar migration document has been added to the aca-py.org documentation site, and a deprecation warning added to the ACA-Py startup.
There was a significant uptick in activity around Aries Framework Go this quarter. The focus has been on adding support for the proposed SD-JWT verifiable credential approach, as well as updates to the DIF Presentation Exchange implementation, and VC Data Integrity Specification handling.
- Completing the work on eliminating the use of the Indy SDK in favor of the Aries Askar/[Indy VDR]/Hyperledger AnonCreds across frameworks and deployments of those frameworks.
- Continued expansion of features in Aries Bifold mobile wallet apps, including building on the wallet-to-wallet support added in Q1, and expanding support for OCA to enable beautifully displayed credentials.
- Defining and executing a Community Coordinated Update to convert the use of Unqualified DIDs to use
- Explore and implement features aligned with the EUDI/ARF guidelines.
There are currently 62 people on the 48 Hyperledger Aries teams representing at least 19 organizations.
In 2023Q2 there were contributions from 70 individuals representing at least 18 organizations.