Dogecoin Core 1.10 Dogeparty

@rnicoll rnicoll released this Nov 1, 2015 · 0 commits to master since this release

This is an alternative version of Dogecoin Core 1.10 with modifications to make it compatible with Dogeparty. Specifically, this adds support for address indexing and the "searchrawtransactions" RPC command. You should use Dogecoin Core 1.10 unless you need these extensions, as it has undergone further testing.

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Dogecoin Core 1.10.0

@rnicoll rnicoll released this Oct 31, 2015

Dogecoin 1.10 is a complete rebuild based on Bitcoin 0.11. This means in terms of the code-base we introduced all the changes between Bitcoin 0.9 and 0.11 into this version of Dogecoin Core.
We therefore suggest to read the release notes of both Bitcoin 0.10 and Bitcoin 0.11. 1.10 is a recommended update for all users, and if you cannot update to 1.10 for whatever reason, you must update to 1.8.3 which is a critical security fix to 1.8.2.

Upgrading

To upgrade from any version below 1.10 you will need to re-index once, as the block database format has changed. If you run the Qt GUI client, it will prompt you to do so on the first start after the update. If you run a dogecoind daemon, you will need to start it with the parameter -reindex once after you updated. This process can take a few hours, depending on the performance of your machine.

IMPORTANT: During reindex transactions will be "replayed" by the wallet as they're indexed, meaning that your balance will not necessarily be accurate until the end of the reindex process. Do not send transactions during reindex, as this may result in conflicted transactions once the reindex is complete.

Notable changes

For further explanation of these, see the above mentioned Bitcoin release notes.

Faster synchronization

Dogecoin Core 1.10 introduces headers-first and parallel block synchronization to greatly reduce the initial blockchain synchronization time.

Watch only address support

It is now possible to add public keys to your wallet that will be held in a "watch only" state. This means you will get information about incoming/outgoing transactions and resulting balance changes. Especially useful to keep track of your paper wallets.

Strict signature encoding (BIP66)

This release activates BIP66 which enforces strict rules about how transaction signatures are encoded and therefore will introduce a new block version (3). These rules will only activate once a certain number of blocks are mined with this new version. NOTE: This is not a hard fork, as all existing wallets will accept version 3 blocks, although they'll fail to enforce the new requirements.

Block file pruning

It is possible to run a Dogecoin node without keeping the full blockchain on your disk. This is currently incompatible with having a wallet on that client due to the fact that some actions regarding a wallet require the full block data. The minimum amount of kept blocks has been changed from Bitcoin to reflect our shorter block times.

General comments

Please backup your wallet regularly and especially before performing this upgrade. Do not copy your wallet.dat while Dogecoin Core is open. Instead you should either use the backup feature you find in the "File" menu or shut down Dogecoin Core completely before you make a copy of your wallet.dat.

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Dogecoin Core 1.8.3

@rnicoll rnicoll released this Oct 20, 2015 · 3268 commits to master since this release

Dogecoin Core 1.8.3 is a security release for those who cannot upgrade to Dogecoin Core 1.10 ONLY. It fixes a remote security hole in miniupnpnc, as well as issues in regards to an upcoming announcement of possible DoS vulnerabilities. See the announcement on the bitcoin-dev mailing list for reference. It is strongly recommended to upgrade your installation in case you run a node open to inbound connections from the internet.

If you cannot upgrade to Dogecoin Core 1.10, you MUST update to 1.8.3 to remain secure.

Dogecoin Core Release Notes

Pull in patches from upstream to mitigate the risk of a DoS attack.
Update the DNS seeds for more reliable bootstrapping of the initial peer discovery.
Update the list of fixed nodes, in case all other means of peer discovery fail.
Update to latest miniupnpc, which fixes a security hole

Credits

Listed in strictly alphabetical order, using name listed in Github. This
includes those whose contributions to Bitcoin Core have been merged
into this Dogecoin Core release:

P. Kaufmann
Max K.
Ross Nicoll
Wladimir J. van der Laan
Pieter Wuille

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Dogecoin Core 1.8.3 RC 1

@langerhans langerhans released this Oct 18, 2015 · 3268 commits to master since this release

Dogecoin Core 1.8.3

Dogecoin Core 1.8.3 is a security release. It fixes a remote security hole in miniupnpnc, as well as issues in regards to an upcoming announcement of possible DoS vulnerabilities.
See the announcement on the bitcoin-dev mailing list for reference.
It is strongly recommended to upgrade your installation in case you run a node open to inbound connections from the internet.
If your installation is not open to incoming connections this update is not mandatory, but we still recommend keeping your client up to date.

Dogecoin Core Release Notes

  • Pull in patches from upstream to mitigate the risk of a DoS attack.
  • Update the DNS seeds for more reliable bootstrapping of the initial peer discovery.
  • Update the list of fixed nodes, in case all other means of peer discovery fail.
  • Update to latest miniupnpc, which fixes a security hole

Credits

Listed in strictly alphabetical order, using name listed in Github. This
includes those whose contributions to Bitcoin Core have been merged
into this Dogecoin Core release:

  • P. Kaufmann
  • Max K.
  • Ross Nicoll
  • Wladimir J. van der Laan
  • Pieter Wuille

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Dogecoin Core 1.10 RC 1

@langerhans langerhans released this Oct 18, 2015 · 43 commits to master since this release

Dogecoin 1.10 is a complete rebuild based on Bitcoin 0.11. This means in terms of the code-base we introduced all the changes between Bitcoin 0.9 and 0.11 into this version of Dogecoin Core.
We therefore suggest to read the release notes of both Bitcoin 0.10 and Bitcoin 0.11. 1.10 is a recommended update for all users, and if you cannot update to 1.10 for whatever reason, you must update to 1.8.3 which is a critical security fix to 1.8.2.

This first release candidate introduces a number of bug fixes and improvements since beta 2:

  • Correct icon in Help menu for About option
  • Enforce low-S encoding on transactions to be relayed, to eliminate that form of transaction malleability
  • Correct some regressions in operation of AuxPoW mining
  • Update to latest version of miniupnpc (critical security fix!)
  • Switch available units to Doge, kDoge and mDoge.

Upgrading

To upgrade from any version below 1.10 you will need to re-index once, as the block database format has changed. If you run the Qt GUI client, it will prompt you to do so on the first start after the update. If you run a dogecoind daemon, you will need to start it with the parameter -reindex once after you updated. This process can take a few hours, depending on the performance of your machine.

Notable changes

For further explanation of these, see the above mentioned Bitcoin release notes.

Faster synchronization

Dogecoin Core 1.10 introduces headers-first and parallel block synchronization to greatly reduce the initial blockchain synchronization time.

Watch only address support

It is now possible to add public keys to your wallet that will be held in a "watch only" state. This means you will get information about incoming/outgoing transactions and resulting balance changes. Especially useful to keep track of your paper wallets.

Strict signature encoding (BIP66)

One of the reasons why mining is disabled on this release is the introduction of BIP66 which enforces strict rules about how transaction signatures are encoded and therefore will introduce a new block version (3). These rules will only activate once a certain number of blocks are mined with this new version. To not let this happen too early, mining is disabled for now. NOTE: This is not a hard fork, as all existing wallets will accept version 3 blocks, although they'll fail to enforce the new requirements.

Block file pruning

It is possible to run a Dogecoin node without keeping the full blockchain on your disk. This is currently incompatible with having a wallet on that client due to the fact that some actions regarding a wallet require the full block data. The minimum amount of kept blocks has been changed from Bitcoin to reflect our shorter block times.

General comments

Please backup your wallet regularly and especially before performing this upgrade. Do not copy your wallet.dat while Dogecoin Core is open. Instead you should either use the backup feature you find in the "File" menu or shut down Dogecoin Core completely before you make a copy of your wallet.dat.

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Dogecoin Core 1.10 Beta 2

@rnicoll rnicoll released this Sep 8, 2015 · 53 commits to master since this release

Dogecoin 1.10 is a complete rebuild based on Bitcoin 0.11. This means in terms of the code-base we introduced all the changes between Bitcoin 0.9 and 0.11 into this version of Dogecoin Core.
We therefore suggest to read the release notes of both Bitcoin 0.10 and Bitcoin 0.11

Beta 2 introduces a number of bug fixes and improvements since beta 1:

  • Correct AuxPoW support checks to match Dogecoin Core 1.8 rather than Namecoin
  • Correct and expand RPC unit tests
  • Add NODE_BLOOM service bit
  • Fix missing new line in error messages
  • Update testnet checkpoints so syncing is smoother, and add DNS seed
  • Correct incompatibilities in fee calculation code compared to Dogecoin Core 1.8
  • Remove old Bitcoin release notes
  • Replace further references to Bitcoin with Dogecoin where user-facing
  • Use locale-specific number formatting instead of thin spaces as thousand-separator in numbers

Upgrading

To upgrade from any version below 1.10 you will need to re-index once, as the block database format has changed. If you run the Qt GUI client, it will prompt you to do so on the first start after the update. If you run a dogecoind daemon, you will need to start it with the parameter -reindex once after you updated. This process can take a few hours, depending on the performance of your machine.

Mining

For this beta release, we decided to disable AuxPoW mining, while further testing is completed. The functionality will be re-enabled in a later release candidate.

Notable changes

For further explanation of these, see the above mentioned Bitcoin release notes.

Faster synchronization

Dogecoin Core 1.10 introduces headers-first and parallel block synchronization to greatly reduce the initial blockchain synchronization time.

Watch only address support

It is now possible to add public keys to your wallet that will be held in a "watch only" state. This means you will get information about incoming/outgoing transactions and resulting balance changes. Especially useful to keep track of your paper wallets.

Strict signature encoding (BIP66)

One of the reasons why mining is disabled on this release is the introduction of BIP66 which enforces strict rules about how transaction signatures are encoded and therefore will introduce a new block version (3). These rules will only activate once a certain number of blocks are mined with this new version. To not let this happen too early, mining is disabled for now. NOTE: This is not a hard fork, as all existing wallets will accept version 3 blocks, although they'll fail to enforce the new requirements.

Block file pruning

It is possible to run a Dogecoin node without keeping the full blockchain on your disk. This is currently incompatible with having a wallet on that client due to the fact that some actions regarding a wallet require the full block data. The minimum amount of kept blocks has been changed from Bitcoin to reflect our shorter block times.

General comments

Please backup your wallet regularly and especially before performing this upgrade. Do not copy your wallet.dat while Dogecoin Core is open. Instead you should either use the backup feature you find in the "File" menu or shut down Dogecoin Core completely before you make a copy of your wallet.dat.

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Dogecoin Core 1.10 Beta 1

@langerhans langerhans released this Aug 15, 2015 · 70 commits to master since this release

Dogecoin Core 1.10 Beta 1

Dogecoin 1.10 is a complete rebuild based on Bitcoin 0.11. This means in terms of the code-base we introduced all the changes between Bitcoin 0.9 and 0.11 into this version of Dogecoin Core.
We therefore suggest to read the release notes of both Bitcoin 0.10 and Bitcoin 0.11

Upgrading

To upgrade from any version below 1.10 you will need to re-index once, as the block database format has changed. If you run the Qt GUI client, it will prompt you to do so on the first start after the update. If you run a dogecoind daemon, you will need to start it with the parameter -reindex once after you updated. This process can take a few hours, depending on the performance of your machine.

Mining

For this beta release, we decided to disable AuxPoW mining, while further testing is completed. The functionality will be re-enabled in a later release candidate.

Notable changes

For further explanation of these, see the above mentioned Bitcoin release notes.

Faster synchronization

Dogecoin Core 1.10 introduces headers-first and parallel block synchronization to greatly reduce the initial blockchain synchronization time.

Watch only address support

It is now possible to add public keys to your wallet that will be held in a "watch only" state. This means you will get information about incoming/outgoing transactions and resulting balance changes. Especially useful to keep track of your paper wallets.

Strict signature encoding (BIP66)

One of the reasons why mining is disabled on this release is the introduction of BIP66 which enforces strict rules about how transaction signatures are encoded and therefore will introduce a new block version (3). These rules will only activate once a certain number of blocks are mined with this new version. To not let this happen too early, mining is disabled for now. NOTE: This is not a hard fork, as all existing wallets will accept version 3 blocks, although they'll fail to enforce the new requirements.

Block file pruning

It is possible to run a Dogecoin node without keeping the full blockchain on your disk. This is currently incompatible with having a wallet on that client due to the fact that some actions regarding a wallet require the full block data. The minimum amount of kept blocks has been changed from Bitcoin to reflect our shorter block times.

General comments

Please backup your wallet regularly and especially before performing this upgrade. Do not copy your wallet.dat while Dogecoin Core is open. Instead you should either use the backup feature you find in the "File" menu or shut down Dogecoin Core completely before you make a copy of your wallet.dat.

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Dogecoin Core 1.8.2

@langerhans langerhans released this Jan 17, 2015 · 3268 commits to master since this release

Dogecoin Core 1.8.2

Dogecoin Core 1.8.2 is a bugfix release. It updates OpenSSL to 1.0.1l, mainly fixing security issues.

Dogecoin Core Release Notes

  • Update to OpenSSL 1.0.1l

OpenSSL Warning

The main takeaway is that builds from http://dogecoin.com are not affected. But if you build your own version,
please make sure you update to 1.8.2 before updating your OpenSSL!

Please refer to this section in the Bitcoin Core release notes for further info: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/0.9/doc/release-notes.md#openssl-warning

Credits

Listed in strictly alphabetical order, using name listed in Github. This
includes those whose contributions to Bitcoin Core have been merged
into Dogecoin Core:

  • Cory Fields
  • langerhans
  • Patrick Lodder
  • Gregory Maxwell
  • Ross Nicoll
  • Wladimir J. van der Laan

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