The web-based user interface is likely your main tool for interacting with the SPL Governance program, especially in the context of Solana's Realms. So, to wrap up this article, we'll provide a short recap of the concepts we've discussed as they relate to this interface.
Previous articles that have been discussed up to this point can be found at the bottom of this article at the Learn More headline.
Creating a Realms
When you navigate to the Realms page , you can see the list of existing realms. Clicking on the
Create DAO button presents you with three options to choose from:
All three options present a walkthrough wizard where different default parameters are predefined, and a different set of parameters has to be provided. The
Multi-Signature wallet option creates a
Realm where only the council is expected to vote, and community is not enabled. The
NFT Community DAO option creates a
Realm where voting power comes from ownership of NFTs. It is a voter weight plugin that provides functionality for voting power calculation. The
Community Token DAO is meant for community-driven DAOs where both the
community are enabled.
Realm is created, the main Realm configuration page is presented. When you change some config, it is usually done via a configuration page that ends up creating a
proposal. The proposal is a usual way to change the configuration of the
Pathway through the UI
My governance power - After connecting the wallet, the user can deposit tokens to the
Realmand manage their delegation of voting power, withdraw tokens, and check on their created proposals. The
My Proposalsbutton shows proposals that the token owner has voted for, including active and unrelinquished ones. The menu names the unrelinquished proposals as
Unreleased Proposals. To withdraw tokens, the user has to relinquish all proposals (i.e.,
Release Allbutton). Even for finished proposals, the user has to do the unrelinquish action to withdraw tokens.
Params - This section shows the parameters of the
Realmand allows for changes. The user can change the configuration of the
RealmConfigAccount) in the top right corner by clicking on
Config -> Change Config. All
Governanceinstances are listed below, and the voting settings can be changed by clicking on the
Change Configbutton. There are other tabs on the right side of the list of
Accounts, where the user can list all related accounts to the Governance. The
Accountstab lists the
native treasurywallet, ATA token wallets managed by the governance, program accounts or a mint if available.
DAO Wallets - This section provides a different perspective on the
Governanceaccounts. Importantly, the user can create a new Governance instance by clicking on the
New DAO walletbutton. The list below the button represents the addresses of the
native treasurywallets (every
Governancehas one). To add an asset to a wallet, the user can click on the
Add Assetbutton at the to right side. A new token account can be crated so. The tabs on the right side of the list of
native treasuryaddresses show a list of processed transactions. The
Rulestab provides a way to change
Governanceparameters (similar to
Paramssubpage), and the
NFTstabs provide information about the assets.
Programs - This section allows the user to manage the
upgrade authorityof programs and do code upgrades. The
New programbutton creates a new program type
Governance(see Different types of governances) and takes management power for the program.
New proposal - The last section we will touch on is the
New proposalscreen. Here, the user can create a new proposal that can be chosen from a list of common proposals (such as mint token, transfer, etc.) or pass a base64-encoded transaction as a proposal. The switch
Vote by councildefines if the proposal will be created as a council or community proposal (a council proposal is voted only by the council and vice versa). At
Preview transactionbutton, the user can check the instruction by simulating it. The
Add proposalbutton then creates a new proposal that is eventually listed on the main configuration page.
In this article, we touched on the Realms UI and its main features as to how we can interact with the SPL Governance program and its main concepts.
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