[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoin miner heads-up: "getwork" RPC going away

Pieter Wuille pieter.wuille at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 15:14:15 UTC 2014


On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Wladimir <laanwj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 3:55 AM, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik at bitpay.com> wrote:
>> As such, it is planned to remove "getwork" in the next release.  Most
>> if not all pool servers have switched away from "getwork" years ago.
>
> To be clear, they switched to "getblocktemplate" and "submitblock"
> which provides a much more flexible and scalable way to do mining.
> This is explained in https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Getblocktemplate .

As there doesn't seem to be any objection, we may go ahead and merge
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/4100 (which among other things
removes the getwork RPC).

-- 
Pieter




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