[bitcoin-dev] [Meta] Re: Bitcoin Core 0.13.2 released

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Sat Jan 7 03:25:47 UTC 2017


I don't think release announcements are really appropriate for the bitcoin-dev 
mailing list. People who want these can subscribe to the bitcoin-core-dev list 
and/or the Core announce mailing list. Maybe sending to bitcoin-discuss would 
also make sense, but not bitcoin-dev...

Luke


On Tuesday, January 03, 2017 8:47:36 AM Wladimir J. van der Laan via bitcoin-
dev wrote:
> Bitcoin Core version 0.13.2 is now available from:
> 
>   <https://bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.13.2/>
> 
> Or by bittorrent:
> 
>  
> magnet:?xt=urn:btih:746697d03db3ff531158b1133bab5d1e4cef4e5a&dn=bitcoin-co
> re-0.13.2&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%
> 3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%
> 3A80%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%
> 2Ftracker.leechers-paradise.org%3A6969&ws=https%3A%2F%2Fbitcoin.org%2Fbin%2
> F
> 
> This is a new minor version release, including various bugfixes and
> performance improvements, as well as updated translations.
> 
> Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
> 
>   <https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues>
> 
> To receive security and update notifications, please subscribe to:
> 
>   <https://bitcoincore.org/en/list/announcements/join/>
> 
> Compatibility
> ==============
> 
> Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on [April 8th,
> 2014](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/end-of-xp-support
> ), an OS initially released in 2001. This means that not even critical
> security updates will be released anymore. Without security updates, using
> a bitcoin wallet on a XP machine is irresponsible at least.
> 
> In addition to that, with 0.12.x there have been varied reports of Bitcoin
> Core randomly crashing on Windows XP. It is [not
> clear](https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/7681#issuecomment-2174398
> 91) what the source of these crashes is, but it is likely that upstream
> libraries such as Qt are no longer being tested on XP.
> 
> We do not have time nor resources to provide support for an OS that is
> end-of-life. From 0.13.0 on, Windows XP is no longer supported. Users are
> suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, or install an
> alternative OS that is supported.
> 
> No attempt is made to prevent installing or running the software on Windows
> XP, you can still do so at your own risk, but do not expect it to work: do
> not report issues about Windows XP to the issue tracker.
> 
> From 0.13.1 onwards OS X 10.7 is no longer supported. 0.13.0 was intended
> to work on 10.7+, but severe issues with the libc++ version on 10.7.x keep
> it from running reliably. 0.13.1 now requires 10.8+, and will communicate
> that to 10.7 users, rather than crashing unexpectedly.
> 
> Notable changes
> ===============
> 
> Change to wallet handling of mempool rejection
> -----------------------------------------------
> 
> When a newly created transaction failed to enter the mempool due to
> the limits on chains of unconfirmed transactions the sending RPC
> calls would return an error.  The transaction would still be queued
> in the wallet and, once some of the parent transactions were
> confirmed, broadcast after the software was restarted.
> 
> This behavior has been changed to return success and to reattempt
> mempool insertion at the same time transaction rebroadcast is
> attempted, avoiding a need for a restart.
> 
> Transactions in the wallet which cannot be accepted into the mempool
> can be abandoned with the previously existing abandontransaction RPC
> (or in the GUI via a context menu on the transaction).
> 
> 
> 0.13.2 Change log
> =================
> 
> Detailed release notes follow. This overview includes changes that affect
> behavior, not code moves, refactors and string updates. For convenience in
> locating the code changes and accompanying discussion, both the pull
> request and git merge commit are mentioned.
> 
> ### Consensus
> - #9293 `e591c10` [0.13 Backport #9053] IBD using chainwork instead of
> height and not using header timestamp (gmaxwell) - #9053 `5b93eee` IBD
> using chainwork instead of height and not using header timestamps
> (gmaxwell)
> 
> ### RPC and other APIs
> - #8845 `1d048b9` Don't return the address of a P2SH of a P2SH (jnewbery)
> - #9041 `87fbced` keypoololdest denote Unix epoch, not GMT
> (s-matthew-english) - #9122 `f82c81b` fix getnettotals RPC description
> about timemillis (visvirial) - #9042 `5bcb05d` [rpc] ParseHash: Fail when
> length is not 64 (MarcoFalke) - #9194 `f26dab7` Add option to return
> non-segwit serialization via rpc (instagibbs) - #9347 `b711390` [0.13.2]
> wallet/rpc backports (MarcoFalke)
> - #9292 `c365556` Complain when unknown rpcserialversion is specified
> (sipa) - #9322 `49a612f` [qa] Don't set unknown rpcserialversion
> (MarcoFalke)
> 
> ### Block and transaction handling
> - #8357 `ce0d817` [mempool] Fix relaypriority calculation error (maiiz)
> - #9267 `0a4aa87` [0.13 backport #9239] Disable fee estimates for a confirm
> target of 1 block (morcos) - #9196 `0c09d9f` Send tip change notification
> from invalidateblock (ryanofsky)
> 
> ### P2P protocol and network code
> - #8995 `9ef3875` Add missing cs_main lock to ::GETBLOCKTXN processing
> (TheBlueMatt) - #9234 `94531b5` torcontrol: Explicitly request RSA1024
> private key (laanwj) - #8637 `2cad5db` Compact Block Tweaks (rebase of
> #8235) (sipa)
> - #9058 `286e548` Fixes for p2p-compactblocks.py test timeouts on travis
> (#8842) (ryanofsky) - #8865 `4c71fc4` Decouple peer-processing-logic from
> block-connection-logic (TheBlueMatt) - #9117 `6fe3981` net: don't send
> feefilter messages before the version handshake is complete (theuni) -
> #9188 `ca1fd75` Make orphan parent fetching ask for witnesses (gmaxwell) -
> #9052 `3a3bcbf` Use RelevantServices instead of node_network in
> AttemptToEvict (gmaxwell) - #9048 `9460771` [0.13 backport #9026] Fix
> handling of invalid compact blocks (sdaftuar) - #9357 `03b6f62` [0.13
> backport #9352] Attempt reconstruction from all compact block
> announcements (sdaftuar) - #9189 `b96a8f7` Always add
> default_witness_commitment with GBT client support (sipa) - #9253
> `28d0f22` Fix calculation of number of bound sockets to use (TheBlueMatt)
> - #9199 `da5a16b` Always drop the least preferred HB peer when adding a
> new one (gmaxwell)
> 
> ### Build system
> - #9169 `d1b4da9` build: fix qt5.7 build under macOS (theuni)
> - #9326 `a0f7ece` Update for OpenSSL 1.1 API (gmaxwell)
> - #9224 `396c405` Prevent FD_SETSIZE error building on OpenBSD (ivdsangen)
> 
> ### GUI
> - #8972 `6f86b53` Make warnings label selectable (jonasschnelli)
> (MarcoFalke) - #9185 `6d70a73` Fix coincontrol sort issue (jonasschnelli)
> - #9094 `5f3a12c` Use correct conversion function for boost::path datadir
> (laanwj) - #8908 `4a974b2` Update bitcoin-qt.desktop (s-matthew-english)
> - #9190 `dc46b10` Plug many memory leaks (laanwj)
> 
> ### Wallet
> - #9290 `35174a0` Make RelayWalletTransaction attempt to AcceptToMemoryPool
> (gmaxwell) - #9295 `43bcfca` Bugfix: Fundrawtransaction: don't terminate
> when keypool is empty (jonasschnelli) - #9302 `f5d606e` Return txid even
> if ATMP fails for new transaction (sipa) - #9262 `fe39f26` Prefer coins
> that have fewer ancestors, sanity check txn before ATMP (instagibbs)
> 
> ### Tests and QA
> - #9159 `eca9b46` Wait for specific block announcement in p2p-compactblocks
> (ryanofsky) - #9186 `dccdc3a` Fix use-after-free in scheduler tests
> (laanwj)
> - #9168 `3107280` Add assert_raises_message to check specific error message
> (mrbandrews) - #9191 `29435db` 0.13.2 Backports (MarcoFalke)
> - #9077 `1d4c884` Increase wallet-dump RPC timeout (ryanofsky)
> - #9098 `ecd7db5` Handle zombies and cluttered tmpdirs (MarcoFalke)
> - #8927 `387ec9d` Add script tests for FindAndDelete in pre-segwit and
> segwit scripts (jl2012) - #9200 `eebc699` bench: Fix subtle counting issue
> when rescaling iteration count (laanwj)
> 
> ### Miscellaneous
> - #8838 `094848b` Calculate size and weight of block correctly in
> CreateNewBlock() (jnewbery) - #8920 `40169dc` Set minimum required Boost
> to 1.47.0 (fanquake)
> - #9251 `a710a43` Improvement of documentation of command line parameter
> 'whitelist' (wodry) - #8932 `106da69` Allow bitcoin-tx to create v2
> transactions (btcdrak) - #8929 `12428b4` add software-properties-common
> (sigwo)
> - #9120 `08d1c90` bug: Missed one "return false" in recent refactoring in
> #9067 (UdjinM6) - #9067 `f85ee01` Fix exit codes (UdjinM6)
> - #9340 `fb987b3` [0.13] Update secp256k1 subtree (MarcoFalke)
> - #9229 `b172377` Remove calls to getaddrinfo_a (TheBlueMatt)
> 
> Credits
> =======
> 
> Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:
> 
> - Alex Morcos
> - BtcDrak
> - Cory Fields
> - fanquake
> - Gregory Maxwell
> - Gregory Sanders
> - instagibbs
> - Ivo van der Sangen
> - jnewbery
> - Johnson Lau
> - Jonas Schnelli
> - Luke Dashjr
> - maiiz
> - MarcoFalke
> - Masahiko Hyuga
> - Matt Corallo
> - matthias
> - mrbandrews
> - Pavel Janík
> - Pieter Wuille
> - randy-waterhouse
> - Russell Yanofsky
> - S. Matthew English
> - Steven
> - Suhas Daftuar
> - UdjinM6
> - Wladimir J. van der Laan
> - wodry
> 
> As well as everyone that helped translating on
> [Transifex](https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/bitcoin/).
> 
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