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Kickoff meeting notes #1

izqui opened this issue Jul 24, 2017 · 2 comments


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commented Jul 24, 2017

Pre-meeting notes

Goal: Library used by Aragon UI and first- and third-party modules to interact with Aragon contracts.

Implements logic most apps will need to function.

Basic features:

  • Installation of organs and apps

  • Interaction with MetaOrgan

  • Listen and cache events related to app and organ installation.

  • Expose API for apps to listen for events (aragon.js will catch syncing state)

  • APM support:

    • fetching a dependency
    • parsing the aragon package json
    • finding the factory for the application
    • deploying a new instance
    • getting meta info about already installed apps
  • Generic dispatcher:

    • Show info about action (natspec)
    • Bylaws integration for default controls (vote, status, tokenholder). Beware of conditional composable bylaws!
    • plug-in for custom bylaw oracles
    • queue of pending transactions and past transactions
    • sends transaction to the signing provider on user approve

Action items

  • APM will live as its own separate codebase, aragon.js will import it and use part of it.
  • aragon.js responsibility ends once the transaction payload has been constructed. Signing and broadcasting is done at the correspondent signing provider.
  • @onbjerg to explore with desired interface for the module.
  • @izqui to add organ and application installed events to aragon-core for aragon.js to cache.

Open challenges

  • Application inter-operability: When dispatching an unrelated action, aragon.js detects the action needs a voting. Voting is no longer a native action but an application specific one. To what extent aragon.js creates the voting or 'links' to the Voting app for the voting to happen.
  • Application defined bylaws or bylaw oracles: Applications aren't able to define their own type of bylaws (they can use generic ones) in aragon-core right now. Custom bylaws are supported through 'oracle bylaws' in which a certain contract address is asked whether an action is permitted. How do we support this?
@izqui izqui referenced this issue Jul 25, 2017

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commented Jul 25, 2017

These are my notes:

Pre-meeting notes

  • Aragon.js should be its own package
  • Abstract away web3 and other backends (i.e. IPFS)
  • Used like a standard "API client" like for REST
  • Plug in providers (i.e. web3, signer, IPFS, ...)
  • Not sure if apps have a standard-ish interface we can use to easily add multiple apps/organs

Post-meeting notes

  • It should support the APM spec (aragon package manager), but the APM client should be a seperate package and Aragon.js should depend on it
  • Aragon.js should provide helper functions for module developers, because apps should be called through the DAO (even though not in DAO context, i.e. apps have their own storage and events)
  • Aragon.js should perform checks to see if a transaction will succeed or not, e.g. ACL, and provide pre-flight messages so that the UI can provide contextual information based on the user performing the action
  • Caching should be handled by Aragon.js
    • Aragon.js keeps state for the DAO and other things at a current block and tries to catch up with the state from the current block continually
  • Aragon.js creates raw unsigned transactions, and an external signer signs the transaction (because we want to support multiple signers, e.g. uPort, in-memory, ...)
  • The external signer will live in its own package and will probably not be a dependency of Aragon.js, but rather a dependency of the dapp
  • We need to give special meaning to some apps (e.g. bylaws and voting) because they constitute permissions for all apps (needed in the pre-flight step)


  • Read current Aragon dapp code
  • Document contracts (web3 interface)
  • Write some usage examples
  • Flesh out initial functionality

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commented Oct 20, 2017

Closing as it is no longer relevant

@izqui izqui closed this Oct 20, 2017

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