[Bitcoin-ml] Can we decide on a roadmap now?

Erik Hedman e at srkrt.se
Mon Sep 4 06:03:24 UTC 2017

Do we really need a community wide roadmap for software features? As I
see it, to not have a roadmap for all, not need to find consensus for
all software features and not having a reference implementation is a
major feature.

I think major drawbacks from having a single roadmap is creating tension
within the community and stiffle innovation, and it will be Bitcoin Core
all over again.

Let the different software implementations implement what they see fit.
The implementation with the features the users/miners/businesses want
will gain majority. If the users/miners/businesses want something that
not a single implementation has, there will be a software fork to get
that, or implementations will adapt.

As I see it, the thing we need to agree on, is that if you have a
feature that you want implemented, you do proper documentation for
others to use and be able to implement from.

Den Sön 3 sep 2017 kl 22:30 skrev Mirco Romanato via bitcoin-ml:
> Il 02/09/2017 23:42, Tom Zander via bitcoin-ml ha scritto:
> > The reason I object to a SMF is simply because this is a problem that has 
> > been known for over 6 years. Everyone in Bitcoin works around it. Yes, it 
> > should be fixed eventually.
> > At this point nobody gains by pushing out a quick fix.
> > Especially since it doesn't actually fix things for all transactions, just 
> > new transactions.
> Small question and suggestion:
> 1) How far away is Child Pay For Parents (CPFP) in Unlimited / Classic /
> ABC?
> 2) If we have CPFP how much work is needed to have the wallet to create
> an unmalleable "zero-fee tx spent by a fee paying tx"?
> This is the only "Quick fix" to malleability we should have right now.
> It doesn't change formats, no new transaction type, can be done without
> changing any consensus rule I know about.
> After this "fix" is out, we will see what real demand for unmalleable
> transactions is there.
> If LN can someway work without a malleability fix, I suppose it can work
> with this fix also. Then, if this fix is not enough, more reasons to
> push for a comprehensive fix of malleability.
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> Mirco Romanato
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