[Bitcoin-development] Adding callback hooks to the satoshi client

Michael Grønager gronager at ceptacle.com
Thu Mar 22 09:56:00 UTC 2012


Hi Eric,

What hooks are you looking for in particular ?

libcoin supports registration of listeners for new blocks and new transactions. These are e.g. used for connecting the Wallet to the Node.

Cheers,

M


On 22/03/2012, at 06:39, bitcoin-list at bluematt.me wrote:

> You might also want to check out libcoin. Its a fork of the satoshi client: https://github.com/ceptacle/libcoin
> 
> Matt
> 
> Eric Lombrozo <elombrozo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, guys.
> 
> I've been writing a number of apps that require realtime event
> notifications, where the JSON-RPC API clearly doesn't suffice.
> 
> There are two approaches I've been taking to this end:
> 
> 1) Writing my own library for dealing with raw bitcoin structures and
> connecting to bitcoin nodes via the bitcoin protocol.
> 2) Making custom builds of the satoshi client putting callback hooks
> in key points.
> 
> Neither of these two approaches is ideal. (1) involves a lot of code
> duplication, (2) involves patching the satoshi client source
> each time I grab a later version, with the everpresent risk of
> something breaking and the need to continue maintaining these patches.
> Moreover, unfortunately many of these key points happen to be in files
> like main.cpp which see frequent changes.
> 
> I would like to propose adding these
> callback hooks to the main
> 
> branch. I am willing to help locate these key points, reorganize the
> code
> to place these methods in separate source files, define a callback
> mechanism, and contribute source code.
> 
> -Eric Lombrozo
> 
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