[Bitcoin-development] A critique of bitcoin open source community

Jean-Paul Kogelman jeanpaulkogelman at me.com
Mon Oct 21 06:40:26 UTC 2013


I was wondering, would it be possible to create an area where proposals like your NODE_BLOOM and BIP 38 could live? 

On 2013-10-20, at 11:25 PM, Peter Todd <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:27:47PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Peter Todd <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:
>>> FWIW I think that BIP's should have been done as a github repository,
>>> allowing for dealing with this stuff transparently as a pull-request.
>>> It'd also be useful to handle BIP's that way to make it easy to archive
>>> them, update them, and keep a log of what and why they were updated.
>>> Just put them in markdown format, which is pretty much feature
>>> equivalent to the wiki now that markdown supports images.
>> 
>> Agreed -- let's do it.  I nominate you to do the conversion, and we'll
>> put it up at github.com/bitcoin/bips.git.
> 
> Done: https://github.com/petertodd/bips/
> 
> GitHub supports MediaWiki these days, so just directly copying from
> 'View Source' in the bitcoin.it wiki worked pretty well; I archived the
> exact text of BIP. Tables, images and math is all supported by github
> and look fine, although github doesn't seem to support coloration in
> tables. Users wishing to edit their pull-req's or create new ones can do
> so easily by forking the repository - they can see their changes as they
> go in GitHub.
> 
> I've probably missed some stuff re: formatting, and I haven't changed
> any of the submission guideline text in bip 1 yet, but that's probably
> 90% of the work done.
> 
> -- 
> 'peter'[:-1]@petertodd.org
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