Goldcoin Core integration/staging tree
What is Goldcoin?
Launched on BCT in 2013.
Goldcoin is an open-source cash payment system that scales on-chain without the need for L2 solutions. It enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world, and can been sent with or without a transaction fee.
Goldcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. The network capacity is 1,120 Tx/s with 2-min confirmations and 32 MB blocks. The network is SegWit-free and 0-Conf is fully supported.
For more information, as well as an immediately useable, binary version of the Goldcoin Core software, see https://www.goldcoinproject.org.
master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be
completely stable. Tags are created
regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Goldcoin Core.
The contribution workflow is described in CONTRIBUTING.md.
The #core-client channel on Discord should be used to discuss complicated or controversial changes before working on a patch set.
Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test on short notice. Please be patient and help out by testing other people's pull requests, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.
Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to
submit new unit tests for old code. Unit tests can be compiled and run
(assuming they weren't disabled in configure) with:
make check. Further details on running
and extending unit tests can be found in /src/test/README.md.
There are also regression and integration tests of the RPC interface, written
in Python, that are run automatically on the build server.
These tests can be run (if the test dependencies are installed) with:
The Travis CI system makes sure that every pull request is built for Windows, Linux, and OS X, and that unit/sanity tests are run automatically.
Manual Quality Assurance (QA) Testing
Changes should be tested by somebody other than the developer who wrote the code. This is especially important for large or high-risk changes. It is useful to add a test plan to the pull request description if testing the changes is not straightforward.