[DAO:5ece7b7] [BID-0011] Protocol Squad

by 0xc667d52ab1424a3da6136875622d2a0d346f4671 (ProtocolSquad#4671)

Should funds from the DAO Treasury be allocated to finance a new community-led project addressing issues outlined herein?

Linked Tender Proposal

SDK Support Team


79,900 USD

Project duration

6 months

Delivery Date

Nov 01, 2024

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As Protocol Squad we have been performing the role of Technical Liasion in the first stage while we were documenting the protocol.

This time, we have a full proposal in a document without character limits:

In summary, we subscribe to the entire Tender and Technical Liaison scope of work. The specific deliverables are:

  • Regular meetings with the Foundation SDK team (at least weekly)
  • Daily revision of feedback.decentraland.org and maintenance of https://github.com/decentraland/protocol: having experimental implementations of features requested in the Canny
  • Full feature parity of SDK6 in the Adaptation Layer to get it to work in explorers with only SDK7 support: Mobile Godot, Desktop Bevy and the New Foundation Explorer (Unity)
  • Monthly preparation of scene migration list with a community survey, having the complete list Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. as backup
  • At least one hour of live support on Discord per day
  • Full availability of chat support on Discord
  • Monthly workshops based on community survey: preparation of a topic to extend a deep presentation like optimization, best practices, etc.

Please raise a question if you have any doubts, we’ll be pleased to answer them.

Roadmap and milestones

Technical Liaison and Support Team:

  • Monthly prepare all the capable topics for the next workshop, make a survey, and save the date.

SDK6 Adaption Layer:

  • Q1: UI feature parity
  • mid Q2: interaction feature parity
  • late Q2: full feature parity

SDK6 to SDK7 migration:

  • (Deliverable) Monthly: Create a prioritized list based on a survey to understand the order of priorities for migrating scenes.
  • Monthly publication of selected scenes on Discord along with the progress as we complete them.

Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO

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I’m voting No because I think no resources should be spent on the SDK6 adaptation layer.

That resources would be much better spent on new clients, improving SDK7, or migrating scenes to SDK7.

Supporting SDK6 not only consumes resources now, but also will consume unnecessary resources in the future to keep maintaining the Adaptation Layer.

AFAIK there are no resources allocated for SDK6 here nor in the Foundation. In this case, the allocation is just 14.400, and I think it is definitely worth it because of the value that it brings.

Future support would not be needed at all because the nature of this adaptation layer is an SDK7 scene! Once it is fully done, the maintenance needed would be only in the SDK7 domain.

In my point of view, any scene deployed to Decentraland has to be runtime-support, this doesn’t mean if you want to keep developing there’s going to be tooling support.

The proposal efficiently introduces an adaptation layer, making SDK6 content compatible with SDK7, which is more cost-effective than updating each SDK6 item individually. This approach upholds DCL’s principle of backward compatibility, optimizing resource use and ensuring a seamless transition to the latest technology.