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README.md

Javacoin integration/staging tree

https://javacoin.me

Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Litecoin Developers Copyright (c) 2017 Javacoin Developers

What is Javacoin?

Javacoin is a lite version of Bitcoin using scrypt as a proof-of-work algorithm.

  • 30 seconds block targets
  • subsidy halves in 8400k blocks (~8 years)
  • ~84840 million total coins

The rest is the same as Bitcoin.

  • 5000 coins per block
  • 4320 blocks to retarget difficulty

For more information, as well as an immediately useable, binary version of the Javacoin client sofware, see https://javacoin.me.

License

Javacoin is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.

Development process

Developers work in their own trees, then submit pull requests when they think their feature or bug fix is ready.

If it is a simple/trivial/non-controversial change, then one of the Javacoin development team members simply pulls it.

The patch will be accepted if there is broad consensus that it is a good thing. Developers should expect to rework and resubmit patches if the code doesn't match the project's coding conventions (see doc/coding.txt) or are controversial.

The master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be completely stable.

Testing

Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test. Please be patient and help out, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.

Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to submit new unit tests for old code.

Unit tests for the core code are in src/test/. To compile and run them:

cd src; make -f makefile.unix test

Unit tests for the GUI code are in src/qt/test/. To compile and run them:

qmake JAVACOIN_QT_TEST=1 -o Makefile.test javacoin-qt.pro
make -f Makefile.test
./javacoin-qt_test
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