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The new wallet is ready for everyone to download!

This release is highly recommended but NOT mandatory. You can identify you are on the correct wallet by looking for our latest logo, the stylized flaming E visible in our Discord thumbnail.

Usage Instructions

  • Backup your wallet.dat via File -> Backup Wallet in the Ember Wallet, in multiple locations.
  • Extract the new Ember-Qt file where you will want it (desktop or program files).
  • Turn off your old wallet.
  • Double click on the new client.
  • That's it! Enjoy your stakes!

If you have problems:

  • You may be told about a ".lock" file. You will find it in %appdata%\Ember.lock Delete it and make sure the old client is not running.
  • You may be told "it's already running" Do not close the process manually, just wait 10 seconds and it will end at some point.

Changes

• Replaced boost to updated version
• Changed to libressl instead of openssl
• Reduced compiler warnings and notices
• Added freebsd as a supported host
• Made it freebsd and clang friendly
• Updated EmberCoin logo
• Integer Overflow Fix - Noticed on Exchanges
• Network Weight Fixed
• Other misc back-end changes

Extra Notes

We must not forget the hard work of the Dev team, who have all put in their heart and soul into this project. Thanks go to them all for their contributions!

Also, a huge thank you to our exchanges that have worked with us on this issue. We appreciate you!

@EmberCoin EmberCoin released this Nov 11, 2017 · 15 commits to master since this release

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This minor release fixes FPU errors that trapped along the blockchain Linux headless versions and Mac versions.
This version is recommended for usage over v1.1.5.1 for both Linux and Mac. Windows is available, but not required.

Replaced Linux Headless build with a much more secure version as well as statically linked.

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WARNING: Mac and Linux versions are available in the next release v1.1.5.1!

This is a crucial bugfix version that must be installed before Oct 31.

If you are still running the previous wallet by Oct 31, your stake rate will decrease one day early and initiate a soft fork that will be rejected by the new wallet. Any stakes occurring as of Oct 31 UTC time with previous wallets will not be valid on the new wallet's blockchain, so update ASAP!

Usage Instructions

  • Backup your wallet.dat via File -> Backup Wallet in the Ember Wallet, in multiple locations.
  • Extract the new Ember-Qt file where you will want it (desktop or program files).
  • Turn off your old wallet.
  • Start the new wallet.
    If you are having problems with Windows Defender you should "right click and run as administrator" and choose "run anyways" to bypass Windows Defender.
  • That's it! Enjoy your stakes!

If you have problems:

  • You may be told about a ".lock" file. You will find it in %appdata%\Ember.lock Delete it and make sure the old client is not running.
  • You may be told "it's already running" Do not close the process manually, just wait 10 seconds and it will end at some point.

Changes

  • CPU usage fixed when not affixing blocks after Oct. 29th
  • Network usage returned to previous levels after Sunday, October 29- no need for parameters such as "maxconnections=8 listen=0"
  • DNS seeders implemented
    • DNS seeders are on the Internet and contacted by the wallet for getting new nodes
    • addnodes from ember.conf or peers.dat are optional but no longer needed
    • The order of precedence for getting new nodes is: 1) ember.conf if present, 2) peers.dat if present, 3) DNS seeders
    • Less sync time needed
  • Buildbot server implemented and the route to Continuous Integration started with the first successful automated windows build.
  • Bug fixed for timing of stake rate decrease (Oct 31 vs Nov 1)
  • Bug fixed for calculation of stake rate decrease
  • Addition of checkpoints to ensure wallet handles previous blockchain forks properly without reloading
  • Money supply variable changed to allow for larger numbers
  • Stake light will stay off when not synced
  • No viruses detected by virustotal.com: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/a969cba86bdbb1037bf1fff551a359460db9502d176647c00f88640b5cac1113/detection

@EmberCoin EmberCoin released this Oct 9, 2017 · 55 commits to master since this release

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Usage Instructions

  • Backup your wallet.dat via File -> Backup Wallet in the Ember Wallet, in multiple locations.
  • Turn off your old wallet.
  • Make sure it is off by hitting ctrl-shift-esc and looking for Ember-qt, and after 30 seconds, right click, end task.
  • Backup peers.dat
  • Replace the %appdata%\Ember\ folder with these contents: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4PPmqI-4mwSVjJLU1UxRGtwaXM
  • Replace wallet.dat into %appdata%\Ember\
  • Extract the new Ember-Qt file where you will want it (desktop or program files).
  • Double click on the new client.
  • Wait at least overnight to pickup clients.
  • That's it! Enjoy your stakes!

If you have problems:

  • You may be told about a ".lock" file. You will find it in %appdata%\Ember.lock Delete it and make sure the old client is not running.
  • You may be told "it's already running" You need to make sure the old client is actually off. You may need to open Task Manager (ctrl-shift-esc) to close the process manually.

What You Want to Know

Your staking will NOT change nor reset.

Changes

  • We implemented the bugfix via OpenSSL's CBigNum class primarily and block finessing DoS.
  • Continual Compounding Interest implemented and tested. Math.
  • Rate reduction implemented and tested. Begins Nov. 1st at 0:00 UTC til exactly 3 days later when the rate will be 720%. A year from Nov. 1st on 2018, it will be 72%. A year later on Nov. 1st 2019, it will be 7.2%.
  • Removing IRC. To be fair, you were great. It's such a shame that every AV hates you so much. Ahh the 90's.
  • Autoupdater removed
  • No AV hits. Due to the previous removals.
  • Actually close when you exit. Takes 1-30 seconds. Wait for it patiently or risk corruption.
  • Stability Improvements.
  • Some slight tweaks to socket handling speed.
  • UPNP fixed, and new API version targeted and new code.
  • NEW OSes SUPPORTED! (MacOS, Linux).
  • Coming very soon! RaspberryPI, Emberd core builds.

Audio for your Earholes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCDIYvFmgW8

Virus Scanner

https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/f8d50fbe9023e5b5e724f3111c07aebacf391df1a0e58621fc0e438125d7be32

@EmberCoin EmberCoin released this Sep 14, 2017 · 159 commits to master since this release

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Usage Instructions

  • Backup your wallet.dat
  • Extract the new Ember-qt.exe where you will want it (desktop or program files)
  • Turn off the old client (See below for help)
  • Turn on new client
  • That's it! Enjoy your stakes!~

If you have problems:

  1. You may be told about a ".lock" file. You will find it in %appdata%\Ember.lock Delete it and make sure the old client is not running.
  2. You may be told "it's already running" You need to make sure the old client is actually off. You may need to ctrl-shift-esc to close the process manually.

DO NOT DO THESE THINGS

  • DO NOT change any files.
  • DO NOT delete any files.
  • DO NOT move wallets between their folders. It's the same folder.

What You Want to Know

Your staking WILL NOT CHANGE. Your money is safe where it is, you don't need to move it. Your address won't change either. You will just notice improvements in the networking and the connections for everybody. And slight fixes here and there.

We have modified this release to be less threatening to AV scanners, and smaller than zipped as well:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/140a9bcc03a8c1990fba2da2b1499b09447c4d0f064e8d7fa8ac418d2490633c/detection

Changes

  • New splash with easier to see font.
  • UI text changes. (Monospaced, Formatted pleasantly, 0 padding.)
  • P2P bootstrapping and load balancing
  • IRC address sharing
  • DNS Seed nodes
  • Ignoring addnodes in Ember.conf that are detrimental to network health yet necessary to get started. No longer.
  • Network Improvements. (Much faster without getting flooded or saturating connections.)
  • Network Bugfixes (No errant sockets that you didn't handle properly, one single recv() code path.)
  • One Button Press Updater implemented. (Currently blocked by Qt 4.8 network mishandling and nginx bug.)
  • Backend versioning scheme laid out.
  • Gradual downward sloping of reduction in payouts. Begins Nov. 1st at 0:00 UTC til 3 days later when the rate will be 720%.
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Daemon (non-GUI) Windows x86 Release

It's out the door and ready to be gawked at by absolutely nobody. Regardless, this is much like one pebble that brings a landslide. I couldn't help it and fixed a few things along my way. This aggression will not stand, man. Uh uh... y'know?

BACK UP YOUR WALLET.DAT IN MULTIPLE PHYSICAL PLACES

Hopefully this goes without saying but I'm saying it anyway in hopes of forestalling a catastrophe by some individual out there. I sincerely hope you might otherwise have nothing happen and no one to thank. Be safe.

What's Changed?

  • Upgraded to LibreSSL 2.5.5 ( Fixes #6 )
  • Upgraded to BDB embedded 5.3
  • Rewrote some networking code so recv() happened in one place only and did it correctly. ( Fixes #1 )
  • Added our own IPs in hopes of being able to set up our infrastructure. Blocked by FreeBSD build.

Look out to the horizon, is that a GUI build coming soon to a git repo near you?