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@jcvernaleo jcvernaleo released this Aug 28, 2020 · 58 commits to master since this release

This release of btcd is primarily to act as a catchup for the various changes that have accumulated and to help move back to a more regular schedule.

Verifying the Release

In order to verify the release, you'll need to have gpg or gpg2 installed on your system. Once you've obtained a copy (and hopefully verified that as well), you'll first need to import the keys that have signed this release if you haven't done so already:

Once you have the required PGP keys, you can verify the release (assuming manifest-v0.21.0-beta.txt and manifest-v0.21.0-beta.txt.sig are in the current directory) with:

gpg --verify manifest-v0.21.0-beta.txt.sig

You should see the following if the verification was successful:

gpg: assuming signed data in 'manifest-v0.21.0-beta.txt'
gpg: Signature made Fri 28 Aug 2020 12:40:24 PM EDT
gpg:                using DSA key 0DB39EAF526568682088EEDFB15210D35378BD54
gpg: Good signature from "John C. Vernaleo <john@netpurgatory.com>" [ultimate]

That will verify the signature of the manifest file, which ensures integrity and authenticity of the archive you've downloaded locally containing the binaries. Next, depending on your operating system, you should then re-compute the sha256 hash of the archive with shasum -a 256 <filename>, compare it with the corresponding one in the manifest file, and ensure they match exactly.

Verifying the Release Binaries

As of this release, our release binaries are fully reproducible thanks to go1.13! Third parties are now able to verify that the release binaries were produced properly without having to trust the release manager(s). See our reproducible builds guide for how this can be achieved. The release binaries are compiled with go1.14, which is required by verifiers to arrive at the same ones.

Finally, you can also verify the tag itself with the following command:

git verify-tag v0.21.0-beta

You should see something along the lines of this in the case of a valid tag:

gpg: Signature made Fri 28 Aug 2020 09:58:10 AM EDT
gpg:                using DSA key 0DB39EAF526568682088EEDFB15210D35378BD54
gpg: Good signature from "John C. Vernaleo <john@netpurgatory.com>" [ultimate]

Building the Contained Release

Users are able to rebuild the target release themselves without having to fetch any of the dependencies. In order to do so, assuming that vendor.tar.gz and btcd-source-v0.21.0-beta.tar.gz are in the current directory, follow these steps:

tar -xvzf vendor.tar.gz
tar -xvzf btcd-source-v0.21.0.tar.gz
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor ./cmd/btcctl

The -mod=vendor flag tells the go build command that it doesn't need to fetch the dependencies, and instead, they're all enclosed in the local vendor directory.

Additionally, it's also possible to use the enclosed release.sh script to bundle a release for a specific system like so:

BTCBUILDSYS="linux-arm64 darwin-amd64" ./build/release/release.sh

Release Notes

Network-related changes:

  • Handle notfound messages from peers in netsync package. (#1603)

RPC changes:

  • The Verbose and VerboseTx boolean fields in btcjson.GetBlockCmd have been replaced with a single integer field called Verbosity, to reflect the new getblock RPC call parameters introduced in Bitcoin Core 0.15.0. (#1529)

    The getblock RPC server command in btcd has also been updated with this change.
    Backwards compatibility has been maintained in rpcclient. (#1577)

  • Added an optional Params field to rpcclient.ConnConfig, to represent the network that the server is running. (#1467)

  • Added a new error code ErrRPCInWarmup in btcjson. (#1541)

  • Updated btcjson.GetMempoolEntryResult to reflect the new getmempoolentry response in Bitcoin Core 0.19.0. (#1524)

  • Implemented rpcclient methods to invoke estimatesmartfee and generatetoaddress JSON-RPC commands. (#1500)

  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getblockstats JSON-RPC command. (#1500)

  • Parse serialized transaction from createrawtransaction JSON-RPC command using both segwit, and legacy format. (#1502)

  • Support cookie-based authentication using a new CookiePath field in rpcclient.ConnConfig. (#1460)

  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getchaintxstats JSON-RPC command. (#1571)

  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke fundrawtransaction JSON-RPC command. (#1553)

  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getbalances JSON-RPC command. (#1595)

  • Added a new method rpcclient.GetTransactionWatchOnly to support passing the include_watchonly argument to gettransaction JSON-RPC command. (#1592)

Crypto changes:

  • Fixed panic in fieldVal.SetByteSlice when called with a value larger than 32 bytes. The improved version is approximately 35% faster. (#1602)

btcctl changes:

  • Added -regtest mode to btcctl. (#1556)

Misc changes:

  • Fixed a bug due to a deadlock in connmgr's dynamic ban scoring. (#1509)
  • Replaced TravisCI with GitHub Actions. (#1575)
  • Improved chain state init efficiency. (#1580)
  • Added blockchain.NewUtxoEntry() to directly create entries for UtxoViewpoint. (#1588)
  • Switch to a generic LRU implementation in the peer package, from decred/dcrd. (#1599)

Changelog

The full list of changes since v0.21.0-beta can be found here:

Contributors (Alphabetical Order)

Anirudha Bose
Antonin Hildebrand
Dan Cline
Daniel McNally
David Hill
Federico Bond
George Tankersley
Henry
Henry Harder
Iskander Sharipov
Ivan Kuznetsov
Jake Sylvestre
Javed Khan
JeremyRand
Jin
John C. Vernaleo
Kulpreet Singh
Mikael Lindlof
Murray Nesbitt
Nisen
Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Oliver Gugger
Steven Roose
Torkel Rogstad
Tyler Chambers
Wilmer Paulino
Yash Bhutwala
adiabat
jalavosus
mohanson
qqjettkgjzhxmwj
qshuai
shuai.qi
tpkeeper

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@Roasbeef Roasbeef released this Nov 13, 2019 · 120 commits to master since this release

This is a minor release of btcd that fixes some bugs in the p2p sub-system, and also updates relevant parts of btcjson to be compatible with bitciond 0.19.

Verifying the Release

In order to verify the release, you'll need to have gpg or gpg2 installed on your system. Once you've obtained a copy (and hopefully verified that as well), you'll first need to import the keys that have signed this release if you haven't done so already:

curl https://keybase.io/roasbeef/pgp_keys.asc | gpg --import

Once you have the required PGP keys, you can verify the release (assuming manifest-v0.20.1-beta.txt and manifest-v0.20.1-beta.txt.sig are in the current directory) with:

gpg --verify manifest-v0.20.1-beta.txt.sig

You should see the following if the verification was successful:

gpg: assuming signed data in 'manifest-v0.20.1-beta.txt'
gpg: Signature made Tue Nov 12 19:08:07 2019 PST
gpg:                using RSA key 4AB7F8DA6FAEBB3B70B1F903BC13F65E2DC84465
gpg: Good signature from "Olaoluwa Osuntokun <laolu32@gmail.com>" [ultimate]

That will verify the signature of the manifest file, which ensures integrity and authenticity of the archive you've downloaded locally containing the binaries. Next, depending on your operating system, you should then re-compute the sha256 hash of the archive with shasum -a 256 <filename>, compare it with the corresponding one in the manifest file, and ensure they match exactly.

Verifying the Release Binaries

As of this release, our release binaries are fully reproducible thanks to go1.13! Third parties are now able to verify that the release binaries were produced properly without having to trust the release manager(s). See our reproducible builds guide for how this can be achieved. The release binaries are compiled with go1.13.1, which is required by verifiers to arrive at the same ones.

Finally, you can also verify the tag itself with the following command:

git verify-tag v0.20.1-beta

You should see something along the lines of this in the case of a valid tag:

gpg: Signature made Tue Nov 12 18:29:03 2019 PST
gpg:                using RSA key 4AB7F8DA6FAEBB3B70B1F903BC13F65E2DC84465
gpg: Good signature from "Olaoluwa Osuntokun <laolu32@gmail.com>" [ultimate]

Building the Contained Release

Users are able to rebuild the target release themselves without having to fetch any of the dependencies. In order to do so, assuming that vendor.tar.gz and btcd-source-v0.20.1-beta.tar.gz are in the current directory, follow these steps:

tar -xvzf vendor.tar.gz
tar -xvzf btcd-source-v0.20.1.tar.gz
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor 
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor ./cmd/btcctl

The -mod=vendor flag tells the go build command that it doesn't need to fetch the dependencies, and instead, they're all enclosed in the local vendor directory.

Additionally, it's also possible to use the enclosed release.sh script to bundle a release for a specific system like so:

BTCBUILDSYS="linux-arm64 darwin-amd64" ./build/release/release.sh

Release Notes

The btcjson package as been updated to be compatible with bitcoind v0.19.0 as required by the lnd project.

A race condition in the server related to the set of known addresses for a peer has been eliminated.

We've cleaned up some logic that previously caused log spam due to the stricter version handshake we now enforce.

Changelog

The full list of changes since v0.20.0-beta can be found here:

Contributors (Alphabetical Order)

Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Wilmer Paulino
Eugene Zeigel

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@Roasbeef Roasbeef released this Oct 15, 2019 · 131 commits to master since this release

This marks btcd's first release in nearly 5 years! Long live btcd !!! One major change with this release, and all releases going forward for the foreseeable future is that Olaoluwa Osuntokun (roasbeef) is now the primary maintainer of btcd. As a result, rather than the existing conformal keys, roasbeef's key will be used in place for signing all git tags and releases. Going forward, our goal is to adopt a regular 3-month (or so) release cycle as needed.

Verifying the Release

In order to verify the release, you'll need to have gpg or gpg2 installed on your system. Once you've obtained a copy (and hopefully verified that as well), you'll first need to import the keys that have signed this release if you haven't done so already:

curl https://keybase.io/roasbeef/pgp_keys.asc | gpg --import

Once you have the required PGP keys, you can verify the release (assuming manifest-v0.20.0-beta.txt and manifest-v0.20.0-beta.txt.sig are in the current directory) with:

gpg --verify manifest-v0.20.0-beta.txt.sig

You should see the following if the verification was successful:

gpg: assuming signed data in 'manifest-v0.20.0-beta.txt'
gpg: Signature made Tue Oct 22 15:51:12 2019 PDT
gpg:                using RSA key 4AB7F8DA6FAEBB3B70B1F903BC13F65E2DC84465
gpg: Good signature from "Olaoluwa Osuntokun <laolu32@gmail.com>" [ultimate]

That will verify the signature of the manifest file, which ensures integrity and authenticity of the archive you've downloaded locally containing the binaries. Next, depending on your operating system, you should then re-compute the sha256 hash of the archive with shasum -a 256 <filename>, compare it with the corresponding one in the manifest file, and ensure they match exactly.

Verifying the Release Binaries

As of this release, our release binaries are fully reproducible thanks to go1.13! Third parties are now able to verify that the release binaries were produced properly without having to trust the release manager(s). See our reproducible builds guide for how this can be achieved. The release binaries are compiled with go1.13.1, which is required by verifiers to arrive at the same ones.

Finally, you can also verify the tag itself with the following command:

git verify-tag v0.20.0-beta

You should see something along the lines of this in the case of a valid tag:

gpg: Signature made Tue 15 Oct 2019 08:13:46 AM UTC using RSA key ID 2DC84465
gpg: Good signature from "Olaoluwa Osuntokun <laolu32@gmail.com>"
Primary key fingerprint: 9769 140D 255C 759B 1EB7  7B46 A963 87A5 7CAA E94D
     Subkey fingerprint: 4AB7 F8DA 6FAE BB3B 70B1  F903 BC13 F65E 2DC8 4465

Building the Contained Release

Users are able to rebuild the target release themselves without having to fetch any of the dependencies. In order to do so, assuming that vendor.tar.gz and btcd-source-v0.20.0-beta.tar.gz are in the current directory, follow these steps:

tar -xvzf vendor.tar.gz
tar -xvzf btcd-source-v0.20.0.tar.gz
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor 
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor ./cmd/btcctl

The -mod=vendor flag tells the go build command that it doesn't need to fetch the dependencies, and instead, they're all enclosed in the local vendor directory.

Additionally, it's also possible to use the enclosed release.sh script to bundle a release for a specific system like so:

BTCBUILDSYS="linux-arm64 darwin-amd64" ./build/release/release.sh

Release Notes

Rather than summarize 5 years of development in the release notes below, we've opted to mention only the most major features. Future releases will return to our prior method of enumerating each change in relevant areas of the codebase/system.

Changelog

The full list of changes since v0.12.0-beta can be found here:

Contributors (Alphabetical Order)

Albert Puigsech Galicia
Alex Akselrod
Alex Bosworth
Alex Manuskin
Alok Menghrajani
Anatoli Babenia
Andy Weidenbaum
Calvin McAnarney
Chris Martin
Chris Pacia
Chris Shepherd
Conner Fromknecht
Craig Sturdy
Cédric Félizard
Daniel Krawisz
Daniel Martí
Daniel McNally
Dario Nieuwenhuis
Dave Collins
David Hill
David de Kloet
GeertJohan
Grace Noah
Gregory Trubetskoy
Hector Jusforgues
Iskander (Alex) Sharipov
Janus Troelsen
Jasper
Javed Khan
Jeremiah Goyette
Jim Posen
Jimmy Song
Johan T. Halseth
John C. Vernaleo
Jonathan Gillham
Josh Rickmar
Jon Underwood
Jonathan Zeppettini
Jouke Hofman
Julian Meyer
Kai
Kamil Slowikowski
Kefkius
Leonardo Lazzaro
Marco Peereboom
Marko Bencun
Mawueli Kofi Adzoe
Michail Kargakis
Mitchell Paull
Nathan Bass
Nicola 'tekNico' Larosa
Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Pedro Martelletto
Ricardo Velhote
Roei Erez
Ruben de Vries
Rune T. Aune
Sad Pencil
Shuai Qi
Steven Roose
Tadge Dryja
Tibor Bősze
Tomás Senart
Tzu-Jung Lee
Vadym Popov
Waldir Pimenta
Wilmer Paulino
benma
danda
dskloet
esemplastic
jadeblaquiere
nakagawa
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Merge pull request #171 from gcash/TS_fix_windows_disk_check
Ts fix windows disk check
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@davecgh davecgh released this Nov 21, 2015 · 1068 commits to master since this release

Protocol and network related changes:

  • Add a new checkpoint at block height 382320 (#555)
  • Implement BIP0065 which includes support for version 4 blocks, a new consensus opcode (OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY) that enforces transaction lock times, and a double-threshold switchover mechanism (#535, #459, #455)
  • Implement BIP0111 which provides a new bloom filter service flag and hence provides support for protocol version 70011 (#499)
  • Add a new parameter --nopeerbloomfilters to allow disabling bloom filter support (#499)
  • Reject non-canonically encoded variable length integers (#507)
  • Add mainnet peer discovery DNS seed (seed.bitcoin.jonasschnelli.ch) (#496)
  • Correct reconnect handling for persistent peers (#463, #464)
  • Ignore requests for block headers if not fully synced (#444)
  • Add CLI support for specifying the zone id on IPv6 addresses (#538)
  • Fix a couple of issue where the initial block sync could stall (#518, #229, #486)
  • Fix an issue which prevented the --onion option from working as intended (#446)

Transaction relay (memory pool) changes:

  • Require transactions to only include signatures encoded with the canonical 'low-s' encoding (#512)
  • Add a new parameter --minrelaytxfee to allow the minimum transaction fee in BTC/kB to be overridden (#520)
  • Retain memory pool transactions when they redeem another one that is removed when a block is accepted (#539)
  • Do not send reject messages for a transaction if it is valid but causes an orphan transaction which depends on it to be determined as invalid (#546)
  • Refrain from attempting to add orphans to the memory pool multiple times when the transaction they redeem is added (#551)
  • Modify minimum transaction fee calculations to scale based on bytes instead of full kilobyte boundaries (#521, #537)

Implement signature cache:

  • Provides a limited memory cache of validated signatures which is a huge optimization when verifying blocks for transactions that are already in the memory pool (#506)
  • Add a new parameter --sigcachemaxsize which allows the size of the new cache to be manually changed if desired (#506)

Mining support changes:

  • Notify getblocktemplate long polling clients when a block is pushed via submitblock (#488)
  • Speed up getblocktemplate by making use of the new signature cache (#506)

RPC changes:

  • Implement getmempoolinfo command (#453)
  • Implement getblockheader command (#461)
  • Modify createrawtransaction command to accept a new optional parameter locktime (#529)
  • Modify listunspent result to include the spendable field (#440)
  • Modify getinfo command to include errors field (#511)
  • Add timestamps to blockconnected and blockdisconnected notifications (#450)
  • Several modifications to searchrawtranscations:
    • Accept a new optional parameter vinextra which causes the results to include information about the outputs referenced by a transaction inputs (#485, #487)
    • Skip entries in the mempool too (#495)
    • Accept a new optional parameter reverse to return the results in reverse order (most recent to oldest) (#497)
    • Accept a new optional parameter filteraddrs which causes the results to only include inputs and outputs which involve the provided addresses (#516)
  • Change the notification order to notify clients about mined transactions (recvtx, redeemingtx) before the blockconnected notification (#449)
  • Update verifymessage RPC to use the standard algorithm so it is compatible with other implementations (#515)
  • Improve ping statistics by pinging on an interval (#517)

Websocket changes:

  • Implement session command which returns a per-session unique id (#500, #503)

btcctl utility changes:

  • Add getmempoolinfo command (#453)
  • Add getblockheader command (#461)
  • Add getwalletinfo command (#471)

Notable developer-related package changes:

  • Introduce a new peer package which acts a common base for creating and concurrently managing bitcoin network peers (#445)
  • Blocks heights now consistently use int32 everywhere (#481)
  • The BlockHeader type in the wire package now provides the BtcDecode and BtcEncode methods (#467)
  • Update wire package to recognize BIP0064 (getutxo) service bit (#489)
  • Export LockTimeThreshold constant from txscript package (#454)
  • Export MaxDataCarrierSize constant from txscript package (#466)
  • Provide new IsUnspendable function from the txscript package (#478)
  • Export variable length string functions from the wire package (#514)
  • Export DNS Seeds for each network from the chaincfg package (#544)
  • Preliminary work towards separating the memory pool into a separate package (#525, #548)

Misc changes:

Contributors (alphabetical order):

  • Ben Echols
  • Bruno Clermont
  • danda
  • Daniel Krawisz
  • Dario Nieuwenhuis
  • Dave Collins
  • David Hill
  • Javed Khan
  • Jonathan Gillham
  • Joseph Becher
  • Josh Rickmar
  • Justus Ranvier
  • Mawuli Adzoe
  • Olaoluwa Osuntokun
  • Rune T. Aune

MSI Checksums:

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@davecgh davecgh released this May 27, 2015 · 1155 commits to master since this release

Protocol and network related changes:

  • Use correct sub-command in reject message for rejected transactions (#436, #437)
  • Add a new parameter --torisolation which forces new circuits for each connection when using tor (#430)

Transaction relay (memory pool) changes:

  • Reduce the default number max number of allowed orphan transactions to 1000 (#419)
  • Add a new parameter --maxorphantx which allows the maximum number of orphan transactions stored in the mempool to be specified (#419)

RPC changes:

  • Modify listtransactions result to include the involveswatchonly and vout fields (#427)
  • Update getrawtransaction result to omit the confirmations field when it is 0 (#420, #422)
  • Update signrawtransaction result to include errors (#423)

btcctl utility changes:

  • Add gettxoutproof command (#428)
  • Add verifytxoutproof command (#428)

Notable developer-related package changes:

  • The btcec package now provides the ability to perform ECDH encryption and decryption (#375)
  • The block and header validation in the blockchain package has been split to help pave the way toward concurrent downloads (#386)

Misc changes:

  • Minor peer optimization (#433)

Contributors (alphabetical order):

  • Dave Collins
  • David Hill
  • Federico Bond
  • Ishbir Singh
  • Josh Rickmar

MSI Checksums:

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@davecgh davecgh released this May 6, 2015 · 1173 commits to master since this release

Protocol and network related changes:

  • IMPORTANT: Update is required due to the following point
  • Correct a few corner cases in script handling which could result in forking from the network on non-standard transactions (#425)
  • Add a new checkpoint at block height 352940 (#418)
  • Optimized script execution (#395, #400, #404, #409)
  • Fix a case that could lead stalled syncs (#138, #296)

Network address manager changes:

Optional address indexing changes:

  • Fix an issue where a reorg could cause an orderly shutdown when the address index is active (#340, #357)

Transaction relay (memory pool) changes:

  • Increase maximum allowed space for nulldata transactions to 80 bytes (#331)
  • Implement support for the following rules specified by BIP0062:
    • The S value in ECDSA signature must be at most half the curve order (rule 5) (#349)
    • Script execution must result in a single non-zero value on the stack (rule 6) (#347)
    • NOTE: All 7 rules of BIP0062 are now implemented
  • Use network adjusted time in finalized transaction checks to improve consistency across nodes (#332)
  • Process orphan transactions on acceptance of new transactions (#345)

RPC changes:

  • Add support for a limited RPC user which is not allowed admin level operations on the server (#363)
  • Implement node command for more unified control over connected peers (#79, #341)
  • Implement generate command for regtest/simnet to support deterministically mining a specified number of blocks
    (#362, #407)
  • Update searchrawtransactions to return the matching transactions in order (#354)
  • Correct an issue with searchrawtransactions where it could return duplicates (#346, #354)
  • Increase precision of difficulty field in getblock result to 8 (#414, #415)
  • Omit nextblockhash field from getblock result when it is empty (#416, #417)
  • Add id and timeoffset fields to getpeerinfo result (#335)

Websocket changes:

  • Implement new commands stopnotifyspent, stopnotifyreceived, stopnotifyblocks, and stopnotifynewtransactions to allow clients to cancel notification registrations (#122, #342)

btcctl utility changes:

  • A single dash can now be used as an argument to cause that argument to be read from stdin (#348)
  • Add generate command

Notable developer-related package changes:

  • The new version 2 btcjson package has now replaced the deprecated version 1 package (#368)
  • The btcec package now performs all signing using RFC6979 deterministic signatures (#358, #360)
  • The txscript package has been significantly cleaned up and had a few API changes (#387, #388, #389, #390, #391, #392, #393, #395, #396, #400, #403, #404, #405, #406, #408, #409, #410, #412)
  • A new PkScriptLocs function has been added to the wire package MsgTx type which provides callers that deal with scripts optimization opportunities (#343)

Misc changes:

  • Minor wire hashing optimizations (#366, #367)
  • Other minor internal optimizations

Contributors (alphabetical order):

  • Alex Akselrod
  • Arne Brutschy
  • Chris Jepson
  • Daniel Krawisz
  • Dave Collins
  • David Hill
  • Jimmy Song
  • Jonas Nick
  • Josh Rickmar
  • Olaoluwa Osuntokun
  • Oleg Andreev

MSI Checksums:

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@davecgh davecgh released this Mar 2, 2015 · 1244 commits to master since this release

Protocol and network related changes:

  • Add a new checkpoint at block height 343185
  • Implement BIP066 which includes support for version 3 blocks, a new consensus rule which prevents non-DER encoded signatures, and a double-threshold switchover mechanism
  • Rather than announcing all known addresses on getaddr requests which can possibly result in multiple messages, randomize the results and limit them to the max allowed by a single message (1000 addresses)
  • Add more reserved IP spaces to the address manager

Transaction relay (memory pool) changes:

  • Make transactions which contain reserved opcodes nonstandard
  • No longer accept or relay free and low-fee transactions that have insufficient priority to be mined in the next block
  • Implement support for the following rules specified by BIP0062:
    • ECDSA signature must use strict DER encoding (rule 1)
    • The signature script must only contain push operations (rule 2)
    • All push operations must use the smallest possible encoding (rule 3)
    • All stack values interpreted as a number must be encoding using the shortest possible form (rule 4)
    • NOTE: Rule 1 was already enforced, however the entire script now evaluates to false rather than only the signature verification as required by BIP0062
  • Allow transactions with nulldata transaction outputs to be treated as standard

Mining support changes:

  • Modify the getblocktemplate RPC to generate and return block templates for version 3 blocks which are compatible with BIP0066
  • Allow getblocktemplate to serve blocks when the current time is less than the minimum allowed time for a generated block template (#209)

Crypto changes:

  • Optimize scalar multiplication by the base point by using a pre-computed table which results in approximately a 35% speedup (btcsuite/btcec#2)
  • Optimize general scalar multiplication by using the secp256k1 endomorphism which results in approximately a 17-20% speedup (btcsuite/btcec#1)
  • Optimize general scalar multiplication by using non-adjacent form which results in approximately an additional 8% speedup (btcsuite/btcec#3)

Implement optional address indexing:

  • Add a new parameter --addrindex which will enable the creation of an address index which can be queried to determine all transactions which involve a given address (#190)
  • Add a new logging subsystem for address index related operations
  • Support new searchrawtransactions RPC (#185)

RPC changes:

  • Require TLS version 1.2 as the minimum version for all TLS connections
  • Provide support for disabling TLS when only listening on localhost (#192)
  • Modify help output for all commands to provide much more consistent and detailed information
  • Correct case in getrawtransaction which would refuse to serve certain transactions with invalid scripts (#210)
  • Correct error handling in the getrawtransaction RPC which could lead to a crash in rare cases (#196)
  • Update getinfo RPC to include the appropriate 'timeoffset' calculated from the median network time
  • Modify listreceivedbyaddress result type to include txids field so it is compatible
  • Add 'iswatchonly' field to validateaddress result
  • Add 'startingpriority' and 'currentpriority' fields to getrawmempool (#178)
  • Don't omit the 'confirmations' field from getrawtransaction when it is zero

Websocket changes:

  • Modify the behavior of the rescan command to automatically register for notifications about transactions paying to rescanned addresses or spending outputs from the final rescan utxo set when the rescan is through the best block in the chain

btcctl utility changes:

  • Make the list of commands available via the -l option rather than dumping the entire list on usage errors
  • Alphabetize and categorize the list of commands by chain and wallet
  • Make the help option only show the help options instead of also dumping all of the commands
  • Make the usage syntax much more consistent and correct a few cases of misnamed fields (#305)
  • Improve usage errors to show the specific parameter number, reason, and error code
  • Only show the usage for specific command is shown when a valid command is provided with invalid parameters
  • Add support for a SOCK5 proxy
  • Modify output for integer fields (such as timestamps) to display normally instead in scientific notation
  • Add invalidateblock command
  • Add reconsiderblock command
  • Add createnewaccount command
  • Add renameaccount command
  • Add searchrawtransactions command
  • Add importaddress command
  • Add importpubkey command

showblock utility changes:

  • Remove utility in favor of the RPC getblock method

Notable developer-related package changes:

  • Many of the core packages have been relocated into the btcd repository
    (#214)
  • A new version of the btcjson package that has been completely redesigned from the ground up based based upon how the project has evolved and lessons learned while using it since it was first written is now available in the btcjson/v2/btcjson directory
    • This will ultimately replace the current version so anyone making use of this package will need to update their code accordingly
  • The btcec package now provides better facilities for working directly with its public and private keys without having to mix elements from the ecdsa package
  • Update the script builder to ensure all rules specified by BIP0062 are adhered to when creating scripts
  • The blockchain package now provides a MedianTimeSource interface and concrete implementation for providing time samples from remote peers and using that data to calculate an offset against the local time

Misc changes:

  • Fix a slow memory leak due to tickers not being stopped (#189)
  • Fix an issue where a mix of orphans and SPV clients could trigger a condition where peers would no longer be served (#231)
  • The RPC username and password can now contain symbols which previously conflicted with special symbols used in URLs
  • Improve handling of obtaining random nonces to prevent cases where it could error when not enough entropy was available
  • Improve handling of home directory creation errors such as in the case of unmounted symlinks (#193)
  • Improve the error reporting for rejected transactions to include the inputs which are missing and/or being double spent
  • Update sample config file with new options and correct a comment regarding the fact the RPC server only listens on localhost by default (#218)
  • Update the continuous integration builds to run several tools which help keep code quality high
  • Significant amount of internal code cleanup and improvements
  • Other minor internal optimizations

Code Contributors (alphabetical order):
Beldur
Ben Holden-Crowther
Dave Collins
David Evans
David Hill
Guilherme Salgado
Javed Khan
Jimmy Song
John C. Vernaleo
Jonathan Gillham
Josh Rickmar
Michael Ford
Michail Kargakis
kac
Olaoluwa Osuntokun

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@davecgh davecgh released this Sep 20, 2014 · 2534 commits to master since this release

Protocol and network related changes:

  • Add a new checkpoint at block height 319400
  • Add support for BIP0037 bloom filters (#132)
  • Implement BIP0061 reject handling and hence support for protocol version 70002 (#133)
  • Add testnet DNS seeds for peer discovery (testnet-seed.alexykot.me and testnet-seed.bitcoin.schildbach.de)
  • Add mainnet DNS seed for peer discovery (seeds.bitcoin.open-nodes.org)
  • Make multisig transactions with non-null dummy data nonstandard (#131)
  • Make transactions with an excessive number of signature operations nonstandard
  • Perform initial DNS lookups concurrently which allows connections more quickly
  • Improve the address manager to significantly reduce memory usage and add tests
  • Remove orphan transactions when they appear in a mined block (#166)
  • Apply incremental back off on connection retries for persistent peers that give invalid replies to mirror the logic used for failed connections (#103)
  • Correct rate-limiting of free and low-fee transactions

Mining support changes:

  • Implement getblocktemplate RPC with the following support: (#124)
    • BIP0022 Non-Optional Sections
    • BIP0022 Long Polling
    • BIP0023 Basic Pool Extensions
    • BIP0023 Mutation coinbase/append
    • BIP0023 Mutations time, time/increment, and time/decrement
    • BIP0023 Mutation transactions/add
    • BIP0023 Mutations prevblock, coinbase, and generation
    • BIP0023 Block Proposals
  • Implement built-in concurrent CPU miner (#137)
    • NOTE: CPU mining on mainnet is pointless as the difficulty is far too high. This has been provided for testing purposes such as for the new simulation test network
    • Add --generate flag to enable CPU mining
    • Deprecate the --getworkkey flag in favor of --miningaddr which specifies which addresses generated blocks will choose from to pay the subsidy to

RPC changes:

  • Implement gettxout command (#141)
  • Implement validateaddress command
  • Implement verifymessage command
  • Mark getunconfirmedbalance RPC as wallet-only
  • Mark getwalletinfo RPC as wallet-only
  • Update getgenerate, setgenerate, gethashespersec, and getmininginfo to return the appropriate information about new CPU mining status
  • Modify getpeerinfo pingtime and pingwait field types to float64 so they are compatible
  • Improve disconnect handling for normal HTTP clients
  • Make error code returns for invalid hex more consistent

Websocket changes:

  • Switch to a new more efficient websocket package (#134)
  • Add rescanfinished notification
  • Modify the rescanprogress notification to include block hash as well as height (#151)

btcctl utility changes:

  • Accept --simnet flag which automatically selects the appropriate port and TLS certificates needed to communicate with btcd and btcwallet on the simulation test network
  • Fix createrawtransaction command to send amounts denominated in BTC
  • Add estimatefee command
  • Add estimatepriority command
  • Add getmininginfo command
  • Add getnetworkinfo command
  • Add gettxout command
  • Add lockunspent command
  • Add signrawtransaction command

addblock utility changes:

  • Accept --simnet flag which automatically selects the appropriate port and TLS certificates needed to communicate with btcd and btcwallet on the simulation test network

Notable developer-related package changes:

  • Provide a new bloom package in btcutil which allows creating and working with BIP0037 bloom filters
  • Provide a new hdkeychain package in btcutil which allows working with BIP0032 hierarchical deterministic key chains
  • Introduce a new btcnet package which houses network parameters
  • Provide new simnet network (--simnet) which is useful for private simulation testing
  • Enforce low S values in serialized signatures as detailed in BIP0062
  • Return errors from all methods on the btcdb.Db interface (btcsuite/btcdb#5)
  • Allow behavior flags to alter btcchain.ProcessBlock (btcsuite/btcchain#5)
  • Provide a new SerializeSize API for blocks (btcsuite/btcwire#19)
  • Several of the core packages now work with Google App Engine

Misc changes:

  • Correct an issue where the database could corrupt under certain circumstances which would require a new chain download
  • Slightly optimize deserialization
  • Use the correct IP block for he.net
  • Fix an issue where it was possible the block manager could hang on shutdown
  • Update sample config file so the comments are on a separate line rather than the end of a line so they are not interpreted as settings (#135)
  • Correct an issue where getdata requests were not being properly throttled which could lead to larger than necessary memory usage
  • Always show help when given the help flag even when the config file contains invalid entries
  • General code cleanup and minor optimizations

Code Contributors (alphabetical order):

Dale Rahn
Dave Collins
David Hill
Geert Johan
Glenn Lewis
Guilherme Salgado
Javed Khan
John C. Vernaleo
Jonathan Gillham
Josh Rickmar
Marcell Ortutay
Marco Peereboom
Michalis Kargakis
Nicola Larosa
Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Owain G. Ainsworth
Tomás Senart
Yurii Rashkovskii

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