[Bitcoin-development] Lock protocol version numbers

Amir Taaki zgenjix at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 5 15:39:49 UTC 2011

>From talking with Patrick Strateman (phantomcircuit), he suggested this idea (which I will elaborate more on in the BIP):

User-agent strings are a good starting point, however they aren't easy for parsing so we'll make a small modification to them.

We need a hierarchy from protocol, variant, gui, flavour, build


How does that sound? In BitcoinJ's case:



- Do we need a freely defined comments field?

/BitcoinJ:0.2[iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2_1]/AndroidBuild:0.8/
/Satoshi:314700/bitcoin-qt:0.4[Ubuntu Oneiric]/

From: Christian Decker <decker.christian at gmail.com>
To: Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net>
Cc: Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com>; "bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net" <bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 5, 2011 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] Lock protocol version numbers

On BitDroid I stopped updating the protocol version at 31700 and set the string to be both Version and Client, just like BitcoinJ :-)

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:

BitCoinJ already sets the subver field to its name and version.
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