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Merge #7881: Update release process

f154470 [contrib] Remove reference to sf and add doc to (MarcoFalke)
182bec4 contrib: remove hardcoded version from (Wladimir J. van der Laan)
c907f4d doc: Update release process (Wladimir J. van der Laan)
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laanwj committed Apr 25, 2016
2 parents f9c2ac7 + f154470 commit c4e8390047a1ba14e32ac4f3e3ac425eb5824f21
@@ -51,5 +51,5 @@ Test and Verify Tools
### [TestGen](/contrib/testgen) ###
Utilities to generate test vectors for the data-driven Bitcoin tests.
### [Verify SF Binaries](/contrib/verifysfbinaries) ###
This script attempts to download and verify the signature file SHA256SUMS.asc from SourceForge.
### [Verify Binaries](/contrib/verifybinaries) ###
This script attempts to download and verify the signature file SHA256SUMS.asc from
@@ -1,6 +1,13 @@
### Verify Binaries ###
### Verify Binaries
This script attempts to download the signature file `SHA256SUMS.asc` from
It first checks if the signature passes, and then downloads the files specified in the file, and checks if the hashes of these files match those that are specified in the signature file.
The script returns 0 if everything passes the checks. It returns 1 if either the signature check or the hash check doesn't pass. If an error occurs the return value is 2.
./ bitcoin-core-0.11.2
./ bitcoin-core-0.12.0
@@ -23,9 +23,6 @@ BASEDIR=""
#this URL is used if a version number is not specified as an argument to the script
if [ ! -d "$WORKINGDIR" ]; then
@@ -53,7 +50,8 @@ if [ -n "$1" ]; then
echo "Error: need to specify a version on the command line"
exit 2
#first we fetch the file containing the signature
@@ -1,6 +1,21 @@
(note: this is a temporary file, to be added-to by anybody, and moved to
release-notes at release time)
Bitcoin Core version *version* is now available from:
This is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes
and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.
Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
To receive security and update notifications, please subscribe to:
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