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Bump version numbers for 0.8 release

Version numbers changed from 0.7.99 to 0.8.0
Set CLIENT_VERSION_IS_RELEASE to remove pre-release warning
Updated copyright in COPYING and doc/READMEs to 2013
Updated doc/release-notes.txt
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  1. +1 −1 COPYING
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  3. +1 −1 contrib/verifysfbinaries/
  4. +2 −2 doc/README
  5. +2 −2 doc/README_windows.txt
  6. +74 −54 doc/release-notes.txt
  7. +1 −0 doc/release-process.txt
  8. +3 −3 share/setup.nsi
  9. +3 −3 src/clientversion.h
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Copyright (c) 2009-2012 Bitcoin Developers
+Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
TARGET = bitcoin-qt
-VERSION = 0.7.99
+VERSION = 0.8.0
INCLUDEPATH += src src/json src/qt
CONFIG += no_include_pwd
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ WORKINGDIR="/tmp/bitcoin"
#this URL is used if a version number is not specified as an argument to the script
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-Bitcoin 0.7.99 BETA
+Bitcoin 0.8.0 BETA
-Copyright (c) 2009-2012 Bitcoin Developers
+Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers
Distributed under the MIT/X11 software license, see the accompanying
file COPYING or
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-Bitcoin 0.7.99 BETA
+Bitcoin 0.8.0 BETA
-Copyright (c) 2009-2012 Bitcoin Developers
+Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers
Distributed under the MIT/X11 software license, see the accompanying
file COPYING or
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in
@@ -3,71 +3,91 @@ release time)
Building this from
- $ git shortlog --no-merges v0.7.0..
-How to Upgrade
-If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait
-until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older
-versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over
-/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).
-If you were running on Linux with a version that might have been compiled
-with a different version of Berkeley DB (for example, if you were using an
-Ubuntu PPA version), then run the old version again with the -detachdb
-argument and shut it down; if you do not, then the new version will not
-be able to read the database files and will exit with an error.
-Explanation of -detachdb (and the new "stop true" RPC command):
-The Berkeley DB database library stores data in both ".dat" and
-"log" files, so the database is always in a consistent state,
-even in case of power failure or other sudden shutdown. The
-format of the ".dat" files is portable between different
-versions of Berkeley DB, but the "log" files are not-- even minor
-version differences may have incompatible "log" files. The
--detachdb option moves any pending changes from the "log" files
-to the "blkindex.dat" file for maximum compatibility, but makes
-shutdown much slower. Note that the "wallet.dat" file is always
-detached, and versions prior to 0.6.0 detached all databases
-at shutdown.
-New features
+ $ git shortlog --no-merges v0.7.1..
+Incompatible Changes
+This release no longer maintains a full index of historical transaction ids
+by default, so looking up an arbitrary transaction using the getrawtransaction
+RPC call will not work. If you need that functionality, you must run once
+with -txindex=1 -reindex=1 to rebuild block-chain indices (see below for more
-* Added a boolean argument to the RPC 'stop' command, if true sets
- -detachdb to create standalone database .dat files before shutting down.
+Mac and Windows binaries are signed with certificates owned by the Bitcoin
+Foundation, to be compatible with the new security features in OSX 10.8 and
+Windows 8.
-* -salvagewallet command-line option, which moves any existing wallet.dat
- to wallet.{timestamp}.dat and then attempts to salvage public/private
- keys and master encryption keys (if the wallet is encrypted) into
- a new wallet.dat. This should only be used if your wallet becomes
- corrupted, and is not intended to replace regular wallet backups.
+LevelDB, a fast, open-source, non-relational database from Google, is
+now used to store transaction and block indices. LevelDB works much better
+on machines with slow I/O and is faster in general. Berkeley DB is now only
+used for the wallet.dat file (public and private wallet keys and transactions
+relevant to you).
-* Import $DataDir/bootstrap.dat automatically, if it exists.
+Pieter Wuille implemented many optimizations to the way transactions are
+verified, so a running, synchronized node uses much less memory and does
+much less I/O. He also implemented parallel signature checking, so if you
+have a multi-CPU machine all CPUs will be used to verify transactions.
-Dependency changes
+New Features
+"Bloom filter" support in the network protocol for sending only relevant transactions to
+lightweight clients.
+contrib/verifysfbinaries is a shell-script to verify that the binary downloads
+at sourceforge have not been tampered with. If you are able, you can help make
+everybody's downloads more secure by running this occasionally to check PGP
+signatures against download file checksums.
+contrib/spendfrom is a python-language command-line utility that demonstrates
+how to use the "raw transactions" JSON-RPC api to send coins received from particular
+addresses (also known as "coin control").
-* Qt 4.8.2 for Windows builds
+New/changed settings (command-line or bitcoin.conf file)
-* openssl 1.0.1c
+dbcache : now controls LevelDB memory usage. Running with (for example) -dbcache=1000
+will use a gigabyte of memory and might make the initial blockchain download faster.
-Bug fixes
+par : controls how many threads to use to validate transactions. Defaults to the number
+of CPUs on your machine, use -par=1 to limit to a single CPU.
-* When running -testnet, use RPC port 18332 by default.
+txindex : maintains an extra index of old, spent transaction ids so they will be found
+by the getrawtransaction JSON-RPC method.
-* Better detection and handling of corrupt wallet.dat and blkindex.dat files.
- Previous versions would crash with a DB_RUNRECOVERY exception, this
- version detects most problems and tells you how to recover if it
- cannot recover itself.
+reindex : rebuild block and transaction indices from the downloaded block data.
-* Fixed an uninitialized variable bug that could cause transactions to
- be reported out of order.
+New JSON-RPC API Features
-* Fixed a bug that could cause occasional crashes on exit.
+lockunspent / listlockunspent allow locking transaction outputs for a period of time so
+they will not be spent by other processes that might be accessing the same wallet.
+addnode / getaddednodeinfo methods, to connect to specific peers without restarting.
+importprivkey now takes an optional boolean parameter (default true) to control whether
+or not to rescan the blockchain for transactions after importing a new private key.
+Important Bug Fixes
+Privacy leak: the position of the "change" output in most transactions was not being
+properly randomized, making network analysis of the transaction graph to identify
+users' wallets easier.
+Zero-confirmation transaction vulnerability: accepting zero-confirmation transactions
+(transactions that have not yet been included in a block) from somebody you do not
+trust is still not recommended, because there will always be ways for attackers to
+double-spend zero-confirmation transactions. However, this release includes a bug
+fix that makes it a little bit more difficult for attackers to double-spend a
+certain type ("lockTime in the future") of zero-confirmation transaction.
+Dependency Changes
-* Warn the user that they need to create fresh wallet backups after they
- encrypt their wallet.
+Qt 4.8.3 (compiling against older versions of Qt 4 should continue to work)
@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
src/clientversion.h (change CLIENT_VERSION_IS_RELEASE to true)
+ contrib/verifysfbinaries/
* tag version in git
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ SetCompressor /SOLID lzma
# General Symbol Definitions
!define REGKEY "SOFTWARE\$(^Name)"
-!define VERSION 0.7.99
+!define VERSION 0.8.0
!define COMPANY "Bitcoin project"
!define URL
@@ -45,13 +45,13 @@ Var StartMenuGroup
!insertmacro MUI_LANGUAGE English
# Installer attributes
-OutFile bitcoin-0.7.99-win32-setup.exe
+OutFile bitcoin-0.8.0-win32-setup.exe
InstallDir $PROGRAMFILES\Bitcoin
CRCCheck on
XPStyle on
BrandingText " "
ShowInstDetails show
VIAddVersionKey ProductName Bitcoin
VIAddVersionKey ProductVersion "${VERSION}"
VIAddVersionKey CompanyName "${COMPANY}"
@@ -7,12 +7,12 @@
// These need to be macros, as version.cpp's and bitcoin-qt.rc's voodoo requires it
// Set to true for release, false for prerelease or test build
// Converts the parameter X to a string after macro replacement on X has been performed.
// Don't merge these into one macro!

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