github decred/decred-binaries v1.0.7

2017-08-17

Install

To install Paymetheus download and run either Paymetheus 64bit or Paymetheus 32bit depending on your version of Windows.

To install the command line tools, please see dcrinstaller.

To install decrediton download, uncompress, and run decrediton Linux or decrediton OSX.

See manifest-v1.0.7.txt, and the package specific manifest files for sha256 sums and the associated .asc files to confirm those shas.

See README.md for more info on verifying the files.

Contents

dcrd v1.0.7

This release of dcrd primarily contains improvements to the infrastructure and other quality assurance changes that are bringing us closer to providing full support for Lightning Network.

A lot of work required for Lightning Network support went into getting the required code merged into the upstream project, btcd, which now fully supports it. These changes also must be synced and integrated with dcrd as well and therefore many of the changes in this release are related to that process.

Notable Changes

Dust check removed from stake transactions

The standard policy for regular transactions is to reject any transactions that have outputs so small that
they cost more to the network than their value. This behavior is desirable for regular transactions, however
it was also being applied to vote and revocation transactions which could lead to a situation where stake pools
with low fees could result in votes and revocations having difficulty being mined.

This check has been changed to only apply to regular transactions now in order to prevent any issues. Stake
transactions have several other checks that make this one unnecessary for them.

New feefilter peer-to-peer message

A new optional peer-to-peer message named feefilter has been added that allows peers to inform others about the minimum transaction fee rate they are willing to accept. This will enable peers to avoid notifying others about transactions they will not accept anyways and therefore can result in a significant bandwith savings.

Bloom filter service bit enforcement

Peers that are configured to disable bloom filter support will now disconnect remote peers that send bloom
filter related commands rather than simply ignoring them. This allows any light clients that do not observe
the service bit to potentially find another peer that provides the service. Additionally, remote peers that
have negotiated a high enough protocol version to observe the service bit and still send bloom filter
related commands anyways will now be banned.

Changelog

All commits since the last release may be viewed on GitHub here.

Protocol and network:

Transaction relay (memory pool):

RPC:

dcrd command-line flags:

dcrctl:

Documentation

Developer-related package changes:

Testing and Quality Assurance:

Misc:

Contributors (alphabetical order):

  • Alex Yocomm-Piatt
  • Atri Viss
  • Chris Martin
  • Dave Collins
  • David Hill
  • Donald Adu-Poku
  • Jimmy Song
  • John C. Vernaleo
  • Jolan Luff
  • Josh Rickmar
  • Olaoluwa Osuntokun
  • Marco Peereboom

dcrwallet v1.0.7

This release focused on fixing several issues related to corrupted spend
tracking that would cause double spend errors when sending transactions. All
users are recommended to upgrade.

This release also lays the groundwork for more staking features to be
implemented in future releases. The wallet now tracks more details about all
tickets and the votes or revocations that spend them. In future releases, this
can be used to implement highly requested features such as detailed listings of
all tickets, votes, and revocations and subsidy calculations.

Database upgrade notice

This release contains a wallet database upgrade. Once upgraded, the database
can not be used on older releases and downgrading will require restoring from
seed or backup. The Decred project recommends ensuring you have access to your
wallet seed before upgrading in case a downgrade is necessary.

Bug fixes

  • Gaps are no longer created between watched addresses. This in turn fixes
    issues where incoming transactions were not received by the wallet and
    subsequently fixes various double spending and orphan transaction errors when
    sending transactions or purchasing tickets. Users affected by these issues
    are asked to rescan or restore from seed after upgrading.

  • Adding multiple double spending unconfirmed transactions to the wallet no
    longer corrupts spend tracking.

  • Database usage has been altered to avoid known data corruption issues caused
    by Bolt cursors.

  • Wrapped address child indexes now continue to stay wrapped across wallet
    restarts instead of returning to the highest returned child index. This may
    avoid unintended address reuse issues.

  • The first address of newly-created accounts is no longer skipped over when
    generating addresses.

  • Handling of stake transactions has been rewritten to keep data consistent with
    missed votes and blockchain reorganizations.

  • Balance reporting has been corrected for the voting authority and locked by
    tickets balances by taking the ticket purchase's transaction fee into account.

  • The sendtoaddress, sendfrom, and sendmany JSON-RPC methods now verify
    that the intended network of addresses in the request match the active
    network.

  • Missing an explicitly specified config file now errors instead of only logging
    a warning.

New features

  • The signrawtransaction JSON-RPC and WalletService.SignTransaction gRPC
    methods are now capable of being used on offline wallets.

  • The WalletService.SignMessage and MessageVerificationService.VerifyMessage
    gRPC methods have been introduced to add message signing and verification
    features to the gRPC API. These methods operate similarly to the
    signmessage and verifymessage JSON-RPC methods.

  • The getbalance JSON-RPC method now includes fields for unconfirmed balances
    of each account. These balances are calculated as the spendable (by
    consensus) balance which is not already included under the spendable field,
    which is the spendable balance by both consensus rules and the minimum number
    of required confirmations. The addition of both fields equals the total
    spendable-by-consensus balance.

  • Private passphrases can now be specified on the command line or in a config
    file with the --pass option. When used, the passphrase prompt at startup is
    avoided when the auto ticket buyer is enabled.

Other improvements

  • The auto ticket buyer takes better advantage of the improved ticket price
    algorithm by reducing the default maximum ticket purchase fee from 0.1/kB to
    0.01/kB and reducing the maximum number of tickets purchased per block from 5
    to 1.

  • Ticket purchases are now removed from the wallet once the ticket price
    changes. As a result, the --prunetickets config option is no longer required
    or useful and has been deprecated.

  • Performance enhancements have been made for the getstakeinfo JSON-RPC and
    WalletService.StakeInfo gRPC methods.

  • The logger has been rewritten for improved performance. Rolled log files are
    now gzipped.

  • Error logs for duplicate script imports when the wallet is locked have been
    removed.

  • Code quality has improved over several areas.

Changelog

All commits since the last release may be viewed on GitHub here.

Paymetheus v1.0.7

This release focused on under-the-hood improvements to the backend (dcrwallet)
instead of new features or UI changes. Users should no longer encounter double
spend or orphan transaction errors sending transactions due to fixes for wallet
spend tracking corruption, but a seed restore is necessary to fix
already-corrupted wallets.

Database upgrade notice

This release contains a wallet database upgrade. Once upgraded, the database
can not be used on older releases and downgrading will require restoring from
seed or backup. The Decred project recommends ensuring you have access to your
wallet seed before upgrading in case a downgrade is necessary.

Bug fixes

  • Gaps are no longer created between watched addresses. This in turn fixes
    issues where incoming transactions were not received by the wallet and
    subsequently fixes various double spending and orphan transaction errors when
    sending transactions or purchasing tickets. Users affected by these issues
    are asked to restore from seed after upgrading.

  • Adding multiple double spending unconfirmed transactions to the wallet no
    longer corrupts spend tracking.

  • Database usage has been altered to avoid known data corruption issues caused
    by Bolt cursors.

  • Wrapped address child indexes now continue to stay wrapped across wallet
    restarts instead of returning to the highest returned child index. This may
    avoid unintended address reuse issues.

  • The first address of newly-created accounts is no longer skipped over when
    generating addresses.

  • Handling of stake transactions has been rewritten to keep data consistent with
    missed votes and blockchain reorganizations.

Other improvements

  • Performance enhancements have been made for querying stake statistics in the
    "Stake mining" view.

Changelog

All commits since the last release may be viewed on GitHub here.
Also see all changes to dcrwallet here.

decrediton v1.0.7

This release of decrediton aims to smooth out various issues that users have
consistently reported since the release of v1.0.6. Extra care has been taken
to ensure that users get as much information as possible to understand some
of the innerworks of Decred. But at the same time, ticket purchasing and other
features are actively being simplified and refined. We have also added
some basic animations instead of the default loading screens. We hope to
integrate several pieces of art and animations from our amazing community of
artists.

In the coming releases we are expecting the following: Windows releases and
a completely revamped onboarding procedure. This release is a step toward
realizng those goals.

We have also begun a complete refactor and reorganization of the React
components. This issue describes the end goal of this project.
Ideally, we will be able to make the UX/UI development open to all designers,
which will allow for a true collborative effort.

Database upgrade notice

This release contains a wallet database upgrade. Once upgraded, the database
can not be used on older releases and downgrading will require restoring from
seed or backup. The Decred project recommends ensuring you have access to your
wallet seed before upgrading in case a downgrade is necessary.

Bug fixes

  • Gaps are no longer created between watched addresses. This in turn fixes
    issues where incoming transactions were not received by the wallet and
    subsequently fixes various double spending and orphan transaction errors when
    sending transactions or purchasing tickets. Users affected by these issues
    are asked to restore from seed after upgrading.

  • Adding multiple double spending unconfirmed transactions to the wallet no
    longer corrupts spend tracking.

  • Database usage has been altered to avoid known data corruption issues caused
    by Bolt cursors.

  • Wrapped address child indexes now continue to stay wrapped across wallet
    restarts instead of returning to the highest returned child index. This may
    avoid unintended address reuse issues.

  • The first address of newly-created accounts is no longer skipped over when
    generating addresses.

  • Handling of stake transactions has been rewritten to keep data consistent with
    missed votes and blockchain reorganizations.

  • Ticket autobuyer was not properly starting and stopping. Now user is
    properly notified when the ticket buyer has started. In the coming releases,
    we will be adding even more feedback from ticket buyer so the the user
    is able to see some of the decision making happening each block.

  • Autobuyer settings are now properly set on config updates and have confirmed
    that dcrwallet receives all settings as expected configuration changes.

  • Under strange circumstances, users with multiple stakepools reported that
    settings were being overwritten. Now, only the pool fees field is updated if
    necessary.

  • Revocations are now shown in the transaction History page.

  • Small display fixes now allow clear rendering on Windows. We are in the
    process of fully releasing on Windows in the next release.

  • Font files were previously configured incorrectly due to not have the
    corresponding font files for request font weight. It made all fonts look
    fuzzy and unclear.

  • Some fields have been fixed to allow expected double-click-to-select
    functionality. We are auditting and trying to fix all of them soon.

  • Testnet2 Wallets weren't properly being located.

  • Update to use current network minfees by default (0.001 DCR/kB).

  • New account creation and account renaming are now shown immediately after
    successful response from wallet. Previously it would take an extra render
    for them to be updated in the accounts list.

New features:

  • Transaction details page has been revamped to provide the used inputs and new
    outputs that each transaction creates. We will be adding more to this page
    as new information is added to be received from dcrwallet.

  • Transaction notifications have been moved to the bottom of the screen and
    now contain a much clearer idea of each new transaction received. We will
    be adding the ability to click on these notifications to show the full
    transaction details page.

  • Implement new seed entry system (react-select). Now users can use the
    bubble entry system to ensure they have proper spellings and length when
    entering existing seed or confirming new ones.

  • We have started to add tooltips to various fields with the react-tooltip
    package. We are trying to avoid putting tooltips on everything. We mostly
    try to follow feedback we're getting from users as to where tooltips might
    clear up confusion in terms of the UX.

  • Add copy-to-clipboard functionality to address generation on the Receive page.
    We're currently auditing other places that it would make sense to add these
    buttons (or some other trigger to copy). Most likely, tx and block hashes,
    scripts and other long strings that are annoying to highlight to copy.

  • Add logging with winston package. This is the first step at revamping the
    startup procedure for decrediton. The more instances where users are can
    see where something wrong, the better we can fix/diagnose further issues.

  • Introduce custrom animations for loading times. Currently we have a simple
    rotating DCR logo and a sprite animated Stakey. We are planning on adding
    a few more from various artists to showcase some of the great art being
    created by our community.

Other improvements:

  • Add working wallet/account buttons to go to Accounts page for better UX.

  • Move stakeinfo to an expandable div on tickets page.

  • Overhaul of various styling according to designer input.

  • Refactor redux actions for cleaner reading.

  • Add better instructions for stakepool apikey entry.

  • Begin complete react component/container refactor. This is the first step
    towards fixing component structure and reuse.

  • Begin removing inline styles and Radium, replaced with Less styling.

  • Add config option to use a remote daemon set up.

  • Update README.md to include quirk about installing decrediton for the first
    time for development.

  • Add core-decorators library and utilize @autobind annotation.

  • Update to use webpack 3.

  • Add rpm and deb linux builds.

  • Fixes to DockerFile support.

Changelog

All commits since the last release may be viewed on GitHub here.
Also see all changes to dcrwallet here.

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