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README.md

Givecoin integration/staging tree

http://www.Givecoin.info

Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers Copyright (c) 2013-2014 Givecoin Developers

What is Givecoin?

    • Givecoin is a hybrid of the long-lasting Litecoin crytocurrency implementation, and x11 hash algorithm
    • 2.5 minute block targets
    • 1000 coins per block
    • subsidy halves in 250k blocks (~6 years)
    • 60 second block targets
    • Proof of Work
    • Difficulty retarget is handled by KGW with the time warp patch
    • Block Maturation - 120 Confirmations
    • 4 Confirmations
  • For more information, as well as an immediately useable, binary version of the Givecoin client sofware, see http://www.givecoin.info

License

Givecoin is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.

Development process

As always, developers work in their own trees, then submit pull requests when they think their feature or bug fix is ready.

If it is a simple/trivial/non-controversial change, then one of the Givecoin development team members simply pulls it.

If it is a more complicated or potentially controversial change, then the patch submitter will be asked to start a discussion (if they haven't already) on the mailing list.

The patch will be accepted if there is broad consensus that it is a good thing. Developers should expect to rework and resubmit patches if the code doesn't match the project's coding conventions (see doc/coding.txt) or are controversial.

The master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be completely stable. Tags are created regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Givecoin.

Testing

Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test. Please be patient and help out, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.

Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to submit new unit tests for old code.

Unit tests for the core code are in src/test/. To compile and run them:

cd src; make -f makefile.unix test

Unit tests for the GUI code are in src/qt/test/. To compile and run them:

qmake BITCOIN_QT_TEST=1 -o Makefile.test bitcoin-qt.pro
make -f Makefile.test
./Givecoin-qt_test