The BitShares Core software has been updated to the 3.1.0 Feature Release. The Core software is used to build the validation nodes that perform consensus of all transactions on the BitShares blockchain. This release includes additions and improvements but does not include any changes to the consensus protocol.
Documentation for users may be be found at How BitShares Works.
Documentation for BitShares developers may be now be found at the new BitShares Developer Portal.
Who Should Upgrade?
No upgrade is required by any operator of a validation node. Yet many operators will benefit by upgrading.
Operators of API nodes should upgrade
- to ensure consistent history numbering with other API nodes,
- to provide additional API for HTLC operations,
- to provide missing explanation for failed proposals,
- to provide genesis data if using the ElasticSearch plug-in,
- to configure data limits for certain API calls, and
- a bandwidth reduction while communicating with cooperative clients.
A replay will automatically be executed after the upgrade.
How to Upgrade from Source Code
Obtain the Source Code
The source code may be obtained by checking out the 3.1.0 tag. Download the source at:
Build the Binaries
The binaries may be built by using your pre-existing process, or by following the standard instructions that can be found in the wiki:
Deploy the Binaries
Your standard process for deploying the node software may be used. No additional requirements or precautions will be required to deploy the new release.
How to Upgrade with Docker
The latest Docker image may be found at BitShares Core Docker page and updated with
docker pull bitshares/bitshares-core
Binaries of the command line interface (CLI) wallet, node software, and delayed node are pre-built and available for download.
The changes for 3.1.0 Feature Release are summarized below.
|get_full_accounts includes htlc; New HTLC APIs||1713||1742|
|Fix: ElasticSearch-objects plugin does not load genesis data||1652||1717|
|Add fail_reason to reflection meta of proposal_object||1730||1732|
|Deterministic numbering of virtual operations in account history||1675||1676|
|Change hard-coded limitations in APIs to configurable||782||1513|
|Improve performance of markets||982||1608,1621|
|Improve fee_schedule::calculate_fee() performance||1660||1662|
|Skip transaction size check during replay||1619||1716|
|Reduce precision of numbers in replay output||1666||1674|
|Add plugin section headers for auto-generated config.ini||1407||1641|
Command Line Interface Wallet (CLI)
|Fixed saving keys in wallet||-||1613|
|Add CLI command to add signatures to a partially signed transaction
|wallet info() change participation to int||-||1666|
|Avoid segfault in CLI bid_collateral command||-||1649|
|Install debug_witness headers||1727|
|Remove old hardfork checks||1553||1718|
|Removed unused header file||1219||1740|
|Replace smart_ref with shared_ptr||1548||1556|
|Make chain_parameters::current_fees const||1670||FC-115,1678|
|valgrind inspired fixes||-||1693|
|Change indentation in quit command||-||1684|
|Recent build errors on Windows platform||1593||FC-110,FC-111,1633,1704|
|Support Boost version 1.69||1557||1587,1648|
|ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64 Mac issue||1545||1556|
|Fix compiler warnings||-||1515,1597,1721,1736,FC-116,1677|
|Prove owner->active delegation||BSIP-94||1601|
|cli_tests memory access violation at address: no mapping at fault address||1303||1626|
|Update Documentation for
|Dynamically linking OpenSSL||1304||DevDocs-111|
|Add genesis-dev.json and move genesis jsons out of root source directory||1591||1592|