[Bitcoin-development] [RFC] BIP 14 - Protocol Version and User Agent

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Sat Nov 12 19:31:37 UTC 2011


Looks pretty reasonable to me. If Gavin changes the mainline client to use
this format I'll change BitcoinJ as well. It'll need a bit of API work so
clients are sure to set it up properly.

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:16 PM, Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0014
>
> Thanks to Gavin Andresen for proof reading and suggesting clarifications.
> Thanks to Patrick Strateman for suggesting the hierarchical format and
> pointing out some flaws of browser user-agents to me.
>
> The timeline is written in the past tense since BIPs are meant to be
> readable in the future for explaining why we took certain decisions with
> bitcoin. A nice cache for future historians when bitcoin is ubiquitous ;)
>
> The next version 0.6 should be the protocol version which becomes peeled
> off from the current client. There are still some changes migrating into
> the protocol that need to be finished.
>
>
>
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