As it was mentioned in previous post this release is an important milestone in the development of the aeternity blockchain since it introduces the support for the new VM, codename FATE (for more details about fate refer to the specifications here and the talk from @Happi here)
The above setup is going to change on the Mainnet HF day (30/10) where the default compiler will be set to version
Starting from the 16/10, when the Lima HF is schedule for Testnet, you will have to switch to the latest compiler (see above) for your contracts deploys and calls to work.
On the same date all the
rcX versions will be removed from the hosted compiler.
In terms of the SDKs, they do already support the new compiler version:
but they use by default the FATE backend, that means that any new contract that you will deploy after the HF will be using FATE (it’s a good thing!).
What does it means practically?
You have a contract deployed before Lima HF
Option 1 (best)
Rebuild and re-deploy the contract using FATE, it is going to be also cheaper on the long run.
When updating to the Lima-capable SDKs, add the
backend="aevm" to the compiler client (TODO: details soon)
After Lima HF you want to deploy a contract X that depends on contract Y that is either pre-Lima (default AEVM) or compiled using the AEVM backend.
Since cross-vm type calls (FATE to AEVM and vice versa, they need to have the same ABI) are not possible you have to make sure to keep using the same VM type (same ABI) used by contract Y, that is AEVM in this case: again in this case you will have to make sure to provide the option
backend="aevm" to the compiler.