[Bitcoin-development] Development Roadmap of Bitcoin Core 0.9.2

Wladimir laanwj at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 08:02:52 UTC 2014


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:28 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Warren Togami Jr. <wtogami at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you are
>> a rare user who needs Bitcoin-Qt on an incompatible system you can at least
>> build it from source.
>
> Tails users usually can't really build it from source— talks is a live
> boot mostly stateless linux distribution for privacy applications.
> It's really good in general.

Aside: But is Bitcoin Core a well-suited application for those uses? I
cannot imagine someone running a full node on a stateless system.

Anyhow: As this is only one symbol, we can probably get rid of it (as
we didn't use it in 0.8.6?), or put it behind some #ifdef
COMPATIBILITY_BUILD...

Another option: Instead of statically building it'd be easy enough to
build against the 4.6 Qt headers instead without even swapping the
library. Qt is, after all, forward-compatible - between the 4.x
versions. This will lose some GUI features but if compatibility is
more important here that's a choice that can be made.

Wladimir




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