[Bitcoin-segwit2x] September/October SegWit2x Status Update

bitPico bitpico at icloud.com
Wed Oct 25 18:28:17 UTC 2017


Thanks Jeff!

> On Oct 25, 2017, at 1:54 PM, Jeff Garzik via Bitcoin-segwit2x <bitcoin-segwit2x at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
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> Hi all!
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> This is a follow-on from the previous status update in August: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-segwit2x/2017-August/000265.html
> 
> 1. To state the obvious, everything is still full steam ahead for segwit2x upgrade in mid-November.
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> 2. As noted in August, the project continues to be in a code freeze for the fork:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeze_(software_engineering)   Only changes or fixes thought to be important pre-fork will be included.
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> 3. Reviewing the btc1 project and branch policies, btc1 is a source code fork of Bitcoin Core, very much like Fedora Linux is a fork/distribution intended for end users.  As such, we track Bitcoin Core updates as necessary and pull those into the project.
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> 4. "segwit2x" is the production release branch for the SegWit2x Working Group, and the latest release can be downloaded here: https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/releases/tag/v1.14.5
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> 5. "segwit2x-dev" is the development and testing release branch.  New changes go to segwit2x-dev first, for external testing and feedback, before being merged into the production branch, and labelled a production release.
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> 6. The current segwit2x production release, on the segwit2x branch, is based on Bitcoin Core 0.14.x.   The current dev release is based on Bitcoin Core 0.15.x.
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> 7. I've been paying close attention to the Bitcoin Core 0.15.x rollout.    Based on instability and bugs that upstream Bitcoin Core project is seeing - ie. Core's bugs not ours - segwit2x will stay on Bitcoin Core 0.14.x through the November fork.  This is the most stable path for users, based on upstream Bitcoin Core instability.
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> In short we -do not- feel that Bitcoin Core bugs and instability will impact our project in the short term, because this is not yet in a segwit2x production release on a production branch.
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> 8. The only change worth noting is a likely be an adjustment of miner policy defaults that will be accepted through the code freeze: https://github.com/btc1/bitcoin/pull/136
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> Thanks everyone!
> 
> -- 
> Jeff Garzik
> CEO and Co Founder
> Bloq, Inc.
> 
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