MintCoin v2.0.2

@Fuzzbawls Fuzzbawls released this Mar 2, 2016 · 53 commits to 2.0 since this release

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RECOMMENDED UPDATE - v2.0.2

This is a security and maintenance patch for the 2.0 branch of MintCoin. As work towards the 2.1 overhaul is being extended, we are continuing to make adjustments and forward compatibility patches to our current release branch (2.0). Included in this release are a number of updates related to security. Though mostly edge cases, we feel it is important to include such patches for completeness.

SUPPORT FOR 3RD PARTY TRANSACTION URLS

Included in this release is optional support for 3rd party transaction URLs (Block explorer links). The setting is accessed from within the GUI's options window in the "Display" tab. Users can enter URLs to as many Block Explorers Transaction pages as they like and each entry (after restarting the client) will then be a clickable item in the transaction history's context menu.

This eliminates the need to manually copy/paste a TXID into a block explorer's search field. Some example URLs to include in this field are:

https://chainz.cryptoid.info/mint/tx.dws?%s.htm
https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/BlockExplorer?id=240&txId=%s
SECURITY / DEPENDENCIES UPDATES
  • [f21ebad] Guard against OpenSSL's new strict DER checking
  • [1696dc1] Miniupnpc 1.9 API compatibility
  • [a5d130c] Fix invalid signature with crafted length (PPC)
CLI / GUI UPDATES
  • [470bfb4] Optional support for 3rd party transaction URLs
  • [2215305] Display the Berkeley DB version used in debug.log and RPC Console UI
  • [e8e2d96] Clean up GUI Tooltips and status message handling
MISC UPDATES

HOW TO UPDATE

Since this release still runs on the single-file database format, updating is a simple process of replacing your binary executable from one of the downloads below. Please make sure that no MintCoin processes are currently running before replacing this file! Once the file has been replaced, start up your wallet/daemon as usual.

WINDOWS INSTALLER RETURNS

Windows clients now again have the option of using a self-contained installer (available below) to install MintCoin on their systems. The installer places the binaries in your Program Files folder and adds a handy Start Menu Icon for easy launching.

All startup and RPC commands from previous versions, as well as conf file format remain the same.
All Images, Logos, and GUI elements remain consistent with previous 2.0 branch releases.

Release 2.0.1.0

@Fuzzbawls Fuzzbawls released this Oct 11, 2015 · 77 commits to 2.0 since this release

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OPTIONAL UPDATE - v2.0.1.0

This patch is intended to be the last release of the 2.0 branch and the "beginning of the end" for the old and outdated single-file blockchain database structure. Before the next major version however, we wanted to make some of the network/message/cpu optimizations available. Some of the changes included in this release are:

  • Back ports from mainline bitcoin to improve message handling.
  • Disable some mining code that is no longer used during the pure proof-of-stake phase.
  • Bloom filter feature added to increase privacy.
  • Many small network optimizations.

The biggest benefit is much lower CPU usage and bandwidth used. While memory consumption still remains on the "high" side, a few memory leaks were fixed that will prevent a situation of exponential memory usage increase from occurring when the wallet is left open over extended periods of time.

HOW TO UPDATE

Since this release still runs on the single-file database format, updating is a simple process of replacing your binary executable. Please make sure that no MintCoin processes are currently running before replacing this file! Once the file has been replaced, start up your wallet/daemon as usual.

All startup and RPC commands from previous versions, as well as conf file format remain the same.
All Images, Logos, and GUI elements remain consistent with previous 2.0 branch releases.