Advertisements were blocked or nothing was served
We understand that advertisements are annoying, and fully support the usage with ads disabled. please support us in any way you can.
Browsing Testnet Chain
You are currently browsing the testnet chain on Gridcoin.

The following news story was loaded from an external source. The story is not related to this site.

Tag: github:gridcoinReleases
Published 2023-03-26 05:22:24

[] 2023-03-26, leisure, "LaVerne"
This is the leisure release, the final release in the LaVerne milestone.
The changelog for this release is shorter than usual, but don't let that fool
you! Here are the most significant features in this release:

#2540: HD wallet functionality (BIP32, but NOT BIP39 seed phrase support).
See details below.
#2620: Inclusion of Berkeley DB version 5.3 in tree and standardization of
all wallet.dat files to the bdb 5.3 format. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT See
details below.
#2619: Optimization of critical section locking during poll refresh to fix
non-responsive GUI with wallets that have slow disks. This addresses the
complaint of non-responsive GUI when there are a lot of polls in progress and
the poll refresh is done on a computer with a regular HDD.
#2645, #2659: Improvements to the MRC request screen to improve information
and reduce confusion.
#2624: Update of pool cpids and avw rules. This adds the new pool (GRC Pool
5) to the list of valid pools for pool mode and also updates the poll % AVW
requirements passed by governance poll "Adopt New AVW Percentage Requirements
for Polls" c186e2fd5fa81541e74838c1f3b1268c471b55dc6c37aa1b3b9ea84ecd20801c.
#2612: Backport of Bitcoin Core ARMv8 SHA2 intrinsics which should speed up
newer ARM devices that are running a wallet.

For HD wallet functionality, please see the documentation in the PR:
#2540. Note that
people with existing wallets that choose to upgrade will have a HYBRID wallet
that contains both legacy private keys, the new hdseed key, and keys that are
generated from the hdseed. Backing up the hdseed covers all of the keys
generated from the hdseed, but not legacy keys. Those must also be backed up. It
is still safest to store copies of the wallet backup file(s) automatically
stored by the wallet every 24 hours in the walletbackups subdirectory of the
wallet data directory.
We have not yet implemented seed phrase support (BIP39).
If you are running a Windows wallet or certain Linux distribution wallets that
use the older Berkeley DB 4.8, such as Fedora or OpenSUSE, your Berkeley DB
version of your wallet.dat file will be upgraded automatically to 5.3 when you
first run Gridcoin after upgrading to this release. This should be completely
transparent to you. If for some reason you decide to downgrade, you need to be
aware that the older release will NOT successfully read your wallet.dat file
without doing a special procedure. If you downgrade to or earlier,
before starting the downgraded wallet, you need to go to the data directory,
which is at %AppData%\GridcoinResearch on Windows or ~/.GridcoinResearch on
Linux by default, and go to the database subdirectory and delete the log.* files
found there. Then you can start the downgraded client and it should be able to
successfully read your wallet.dat file. If you downgrade and forget to do this,
your wallet will warn you about an unrecoverable error. If so, shut the wallet
down, and perform step discussed above, then restart. THIS IS ONLY NECESSARY IF
The advantage of having everyone on the same bdb version, 5.3, is that
wallet.dat files will now be portable across ALL of Gridcoin's supported
operating systems/architectures that are on this version or higher (or were
already running bdb 5.3, such as Debian/Ubuntu, Mint, and Arch for example).
Just remember if you take a wallet.dat that is running on this release and move
it over to a machine running an earlier release on Windows, you will need to do
the procedure above or you will run into an error trying to read the
wallet.dat. Alternatively you can upgrade the target machine's wallet
installation before moving the wallet.dat, which would be preferred.
Thanks to the following contributors for this release:


[] 2023-03-26, leisure, "LaVerne"

[3/3] key, wallet: HD wallets #2540 (@div72)
ARMv8 SHA2 Intrinsics #2612 (@barton2526)
build: vendor bdb 5.3 #2620 (@div72)
scraper, gui: Add external adapter projects indication #2625 (@jamescowens)
gui: implement INSUFFICIENT_MATURE_FUNDS status for the mrcmodel #2628 (@jamescowens)
gui, accrual: Implement accrual limit warning #2636 (@jamescowens)
rpc: add getnodeaddresses #2646 (@Pythonix)
consensus: Add new checkpoints #2651 (@barton2526)


voting: Optimize poll locks #2619 (@jamescowens)
util: move threadinterrupt.{cpp,h} to util #2613 (@Pythonix)
gui, voting: Update pool cpids and avw rules #2624 (@jamescowens)
ci: bump python and setup-python action version #2626 (@div72)
gui: Change text from username to name (real name or nickname) #2633 (@jamescowens)
locale: Translation update, phase 1 #2637 (@jamescowens)
gui: Change MRC too soon to submit error to be less confusing #2645 (@jamescowens)
locale: Update translations prior to release (phase 2/2) #2658 (@jamescowens)
gui: Enhance MRC request form to avoid fee boost field confusion #2659 (@jamescowens)


net: Turn net structures into dumb storage classes (backport) #2561 (@Pythonix)
build: Include before #2609 (@barton2526)
depends: fix OpenSSL for Darwin builds #2610 (@div72)
build: Change actions runner image to Focal, Force Lint to use 22.04, Change cd runner version #2611 (@barton2526)
gui: don't show datadir error msgbox if arg isn't specified #2617 (@div72)
rpc: Repair auditsnapshotaccrual rpc function #2621 (@jamescowens)
gui: Correct updateBeaconIcon() function in bitcoingui.cpp #2622 (@jamescowens)
wallet: Strengthen CWalletTx::RevalidateTransactions #2627 (@jamescowens)
test: Fix Wambiguous-reversed-operator compiler warning, drop boost::assign #2632 (@barton2526)
gui: Fix wallet overview displaying lower-case poll name #2640 (@delta1513)
Fix and optimize ResendWalletTransactions #2642 (@jamescowens)
build(nsis): Write registry keys to HKLM instead of HKCU, Install shortcuts for all users, Fix INSTALLDIR removal bug #2643 (@sitiom)
gui: Fix TransactionRecord::decomposeTransaction to properly display self-sidestake #2647 (@jamescowens)
rpc: Fixed the RPC error when running help voting while syncing #2649 (@delta1513)
build: Fix compilation with GCC 13 #2653 (@theMarix)
rpc: Formatting - typo correction rpc help for listresearcheraccounts #2654 (@PrestackI)

Read the story on the source
All content provided herein our website, hyperlinked sites, associated applications, forums, blogs, social media accounts and other platforms is for your general information only, procured from third party sources. We make no warranties of any kind in relation to our content, including but not limited to accuracy and updatedness. No part of the content that we provide constitutes financial advice, legal advice or any other form of advice meant for your specific reliance for any purpose. Any use or reliance on our content is solely at your own risk and discretion. Sources are Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing or Gridcoin. Read on what and how you can remove yourself
Rendered in 0.0112s with 3 backend requests in 0.01s
Memory Usage: 426.59 kb (1.26 mb)
App version: 4563c34@refs/heads/master
Updated on: