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July 22, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
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-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
There is a new release of MultiBit at:
https://multibit.org

Version 0.5.13

Changes:
#190. The backing up of wallets has been improved.
      There is now a data directory for each wallet.

#111. Failing test fixed. Also fixed functional tests.
#174. Send address is properly trimmed.
#182. Swiss Francs now has correct currency prefix.
#189. Receiving addresses that are manually added to the info file do not appear in the UI.
#191. Swahili added as a target language.
#195. Fixed Verify Message tooltip on a Mac.
#201. Fixed blank validation message if fee takes total over amount in wallet.

Release checklist:
https://multibit.org/test/releaseCheckList-0.5.13.jpg


Bitcoin signing:
This message text (starting with "There is a new release" and ending with "Jim")
is Bitcoin signed with the https://multibit.org donation address.


SHA256 hashes for files:
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-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

HFtPFVkjPBWmDj1Btw/xQ+wlML+NBTunvXURBBOaNvxrSjHFMQGNxB6frFTmW8qQhBOBxuQqEOkazt18KfmyRpE=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----

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July 22, 2013, 11:24:33 PM
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FYI: When I copy the release information from Firefox into MultiBit the signature cannot be verified (on MacOS). Could be due to line breaking?!
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July 23, 2013, 05:42:45 AM
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create auto-installation script? what is it?...advanced use only I suppose for future releases im guessing

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July 23, 2013, 06:08:16 AM
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FYI: When I copy the release information from Firefox into MultiBit the signature cannot be verified (on MacOS). Could be due to line breaking?!

I checked it using Safari on a Mac - check that the last character is the 'm' of Jim. It is easy to add an extra line break at the end.

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July 23, 2013, 06:09:57 AM
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create auto-installation script? what is it?...advanced use only I suppose for future releases im guessing

It is one of the standard features in the installer creator I use. I must admit I never really use it.

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July 23, 2013, 08:39:52 AM
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FYI: When I copy the release information from Firefox into MultiBit the signature cannot be verified (on MacOS). Could be due to line breaking?!
I checked it using Safari on a Mac - check that the last character is the 'm' of Jim. It is easy to add an extra line break at the end.

Curiously, on Safari it works. Firefox trims the whitespace before the line breaks:

Line breaks indicated by "$"
Code:
diff safari.txt firefox.txt
7c7
< #190. The backing up of wallets has been improved. $
---
> #190. The backing up of wallets has been improved.$
41c41
< You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572 $
---
> You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572$

Does anyone else see this behaviour? The solution would be not to have trailing white space in the announcement, which could be quite annoying to check.
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July 23, 2013, 09:02:03 AM
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Well investigated !

I'll make sure I do not put any trailing spaces in the release.txt in future.

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July 23, 2013, 07:28:28 PM
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FYI: When I copy the release information from Firefox into MultiBit the signature cannot be verified (on MacOS). Could be due to line breaking?!
I checked it using Safari on a Mac - check that the last character is the 'm' of Jim. It is easy to add an extra line break at the end.

Curiously, on Safari it works. Firefox trims the whitespace before the line breaks:

Line breaks indicated by "$"
Code:
diff safari.txt firefox.txt
7c7
< #190. The backing up of wallets has been improved. $
---
> #190. The backing up of wallets has been improved.$
41c41
< You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572 $
---
> You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572$

Does anyone else see this behaviour? The solution would be not to have trailing white space in the announcement, which could be quite annoying to check.

I was also not able to verify using Chrome.

Edit: I even downloaded the release text but it doesn't work when I download it either.
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July 23, 2013, 07:54:31 PM
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Thanks for your feedback.
Signing certainly is fiddly to verify at the moment.

I just tried Chrome Version 28.0.1500.71 on a Mac by going to the release page and simply copy-pasting and it verified ok in MultiBit 0.5.13

It really needs a proper agreed "Bitcoin Signed Message' format so that you can just verify the whole thing without the CopyPasta.

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July 24, 2013, 03:49:22 AM
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Thanks for your feedback.
Signing certainly is fiddly to verify at the moment.

I just tried Chrome Version 28.0.1500.71 on a Mac by going to the release page and simply copy-pasting and it verified ok in MultiBit 0.5.13

It really needs a proper agreed "Bitcoin Signed Message' format so that you can just verify the whole thing without the CopyPasta.


Sorry to bug you again but I can't seem to get it to verify it via bitcoin verification on 0.5.12.  I downloaded the release.txt file and opened it in Notepad, copied the donation address from bitcoin.org, the bitcoin signed message, and the bitcoin signature.  Then I hit "Verify Message".

I get the following error:

The verification of the message failed.
The error was "java.security.SignatureException Header byte out of range: 85".

Not sure what I am doing wrong.  I was able to verify the message in the prev release so I have successfully verified before and at the moment I don't think it is user error...hmmm.  Any ideas?
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July 24, 2013, 05:14:22 AM
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From your post it looks like you used the bitcoin.org donation address rather than the https://multibit.org donation address.
I have the private key for the multibit.org one and that is the address I used to sign it.

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July 24, 2013, 04:43:53 PM
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Ok, it was user error.  For the signature I pasted this:

Quote
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

HFtPFVkjPBWmDj1Btw/xQ+wlML+NBTunvXURBBOaNvxrSjHFMQGNxB6frFTmW8qQhBOBxuQqEOkazt18KfmyRpE=

which didn't work.  But, this works for the signature and it verifies:

Quote
HFtPFVkjPBWmDj1Btw/xQ+wlML+NBTunvXURBBOaNvxrSjHFMQGNxB6frFTmW8qQhBOBxuQqEOkazt18KfmyRpE=

In the relase notes it says this:

Quote
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

HFtPFVkjPBWmDj1Btw/xQ+wlML+NBTunvXURBBOaNvxrSjHFMQGNxB6frFTmW8qQhBOBxuQqEOkazt18KfmyRpE=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----

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July 24, 2013, 04:56:09 PM
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Glad you got it sorted.

Gary has written a blog item on the steps required to verify the downloads. It should go on multibit.org in a day or two.
That will make it easier for others to repeat your steps.

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September 03, 2013, 06:40:23 PM
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-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
There is a new release of MultiBit at:
https://multibit.org

Version 0.5.14

Changes:
#133. The Windows installer is signed with authenticode.
#161. Fixed bug: Still prompted for password after a send.
#179. Moved 'Show transaction details' to button bar on Transactions tab.
#180. Added 'Export transactions' to Transactions tab.
#181. Improved build to check dependencies using Gary's dependency checker.
#202. Improved closedown of MultiBit. There are now messages in the titlebar.
#209. Fixed bug: Request labels being wiped after private key import.
#223. Tidied up UI.
#224. Updated to bitcoinj 0.10.1.
#225. Updated to XChange 1.8.0.
#229. Renamed windows installer to get automatic administrator elevation.


Release checklist:
https://multibit.org/test/releaseCheckList-0.5.14.jpg


Bitcoin signing:
This message text (starting with "There is a new release" and ending with "Jim")
is Bitcoin signed with the https://multibit.org donation address.


SHA256 hashes for files:
faa5963fbed111c552b1bb12c45157d3e0d7bb7b6a2531f5aac507c808cb3a3c  multibit-0.5.14-linux.jar
9fff5bd10d2f04756d9a249a32e991efd4238840dd0b8f042dc1f933f9947cf2  multibit-0.5.14-linux.jar.asc
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PGP signing:
You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572
from http://pgp.mit.edu. The files are signed with the subkey with id 0x23F7FB7B.

Jim
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

G/4pb5HDIC2e+vpeRkrMUHIcCJVFOYcIiSCwF78rSEPf4YQt14q4iFaAo6qU+XBmjaz/8GAIjZ1B+/knOAQHFNI=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----

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November 21, 2013, 09:59:05 AM
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-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
There is a new release of MultiBit at:
https://multibit.org

Version 0.5.15

Changes:
#196. Fixed: Bitcoin URI protocol handler does not work properly under Windows.
#203, #276. Inverted colour scheme now working ok.
#230. Fixed: Exception when sending coins.
#234. Fixed: The addresses in Sign Message / Verify Message need white space trimming.
#235. Fixed: USB drive installation instructions are out of date.
#262. Added support for new blockchain.info wallet format to Import Private Keys.
#280, #284. Fixed: MultiBit does not build.
#283. Fixed: Misleading error message when trying to send very small amount.
#293. Updated build to bitcoinj 0.10.2
#297. Added a message when wallet closes (with location of wallet).
#299. Added Serbian as a target language.
#304. Updated XChange library to 1.10.0

Release checklist:
https://multibit.org/test/releaseCheckList-0.5.15.jpg


Bitcoin signing:
This message text (starting with "There is a new release" and ending with "Jim")
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SHA256 hashes for files:
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PGP signing:
You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572
from http://pgp.mit.edu. The files are signed with the subkey with id 0x23F7FB7B.

Jim
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

HFJJFTWRzCFU2U4b5k2gTmKha1aPKVtlQYzNflJ5UpNTNQyWooytTXcvUEuQxeBp2p4wzHPKFNph1Et 6kl3RqaM=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----

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December 18, 2013, 04:51:21 PM
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-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
There is a new release of MultiBit at:
https://multibit.org

Version 0.5.16

Changes:
#340. Fixed: if you close a wallet then open it immediately it does not appear.
#347, #410. Updated code to bitcoinj 0.10.3 (transaction is now resent ok if not initially sent).
#407. Changed reset block chain and transactions to always run before wallet creation date.
#408. Send is now prevented until sync completes.
#409. Examined code to see if 'tx is missing' can be improved.
#415. Removed 'File | Delete Wallet' entirely for safety reasons.
#418. Now performs a ping of peers before send as a network check.

Release checklist:
https://multibit.org/test/releaseCheckList-0.5.16.jpg


Bitcoin signing:
This message text (starting with "There is a new release" and ending with "Jim")
is Bitcoin signed with the https://multibit.org donation address.


SHA256 hashes for files:
9ddd139167500036520e322ed6a4feecaf962446e2eb520cf9b28ea05548fbf6  multibit-0.5.16-linux.jar
fc02c2d089e9b3b46146252d44d2342de8cf249b39ad1ae7a38d168555a73788  multibit-0.5.16-linux.jar.asc
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PGP signing:
You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572
from http://pgp.mit.edu. The files are signed with the subkey with id 0x23F7FB7B.

Jim
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

HGCqMGGX8Wn7Gd99WkFcXu3dDCj7Sl9XiPGHLCFPveDXQT8p+nXGtkb++oGLH3SQQwtSEMwXll1BA201wA4f5KM=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----

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December 19, 2013, 08:40:14 PM
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-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
There is a new release of MultiBit at:
https://multibit.org

Version 0.5.16

Changes:
#340. Fixed: if you close a wallet then open it immediately it does not appear.
#347, #410. Updated code to bitcoinj 0.10.3 (transaction is now resent ok if not initially sent).
#407. Changed reset block chain and transactions to always run before wallet creation date.
#408. Send is now prevented until sync completes.
#409. Examined code to see if 'tx is missing' can be improved.
#415. Removed 'File | Delete Wallet' entirely for safety reasons.
#418. Now performs a ping of peers before send as a network check.

Release checklist:
https://multibit.org/test/releaseCheckList-0.5.16.jpg


Bitcoin signing:
This message text (starting with "There is a new release" and ending with "Jim")
is Bitcoin signed with the https://multibit.org donation address.


SHA256 hashes for files:
9ddd139167500036520e322ed6a4feecaf962446e2eb520cf9b28ea05548fbf6  multibit-0.5.16-linux.jar
fc02c2d089e9b3b46146252d44d2342de8cf249b39ad1ae7a38d168555a73788  multibit-0.5.16-linux.jar.asc
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PGP signing:
You can verify the PGP signatures by installing gpg and importing the key id 0x79F7C572
from http://pgp.mit.edu. The files are signed with the subkey with id 0x23F7FB7B.

Jim
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 1AhN6rPdrMuKBGFDKR1k9A8SCLYaNgXhty

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Did you remove calendar from reset blokcain - If you did I think this is not good idea because when I import one private key from date long time ago before wallet creation  and like to reset blockchain for this date this will be impossible. 
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December 20, 2013, 12:10:56 PM
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When you import a private key it automatically replays the blocks from the key creation date that is in the private key inport file.
See the help article on importing a single private key for the exact format.


Yes - I removed it because it was causing problems.

The reason for its removal was that people would have a problematic transaction that consumed an earlier output in their wallet.
They were doing a reset from the date of the problematic transaction but the earlier transaction also needed to be resynced. It did not fix things.

It is a bit annoying with older wallets but I have had to go for safety over convenience.
You can sync (on coffeeshop wifi) about a year in 5 minutes so it is not too bad.


In a similar vein, you now cannot send before sync is complete. This is to stop people accidentally double spending themselves because they have shared private keys between two wallets and there are spends that need to be added to the wallet. Again, it would be nice not to have to enforce this but it is necessary now with so many users to avoid errors occurring.

The other fixes are similar - v0.5.16 is all about trying to close down error paths. Removing the delete wallet functionality entirely is like destroying a sharp knife because it 'cuts' the user more often than not when they use it.

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Last edit: December 20, 2013, 06:19:59 PM by filchef
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When you import a private key it automatically replays the blocks from the key creation date that is in the private key inport file.
See the help article on importing a single private key for the exact format.


Yes - I removed it because it was causing problems.

The reason for its removal was that people would have a problematic transaction that consumed an earlier output in their wallet.
They were doing a reset from the date of the problematic transaction but the earlier transaction also needed to be resynced. It did not fix things.

It is a bit annoying with older wallets but I have had to go for safety over convenience.
You can sync (on coffeeshop wifi) about a year in 5 minutes so it is not too bad.


In a similar vein, you now cannot send before sync is complete. This is to stop people accidentally double spending themselves because they have shared private keys between two wallets and there are spends that need to be added to the wallet. Again, it would be nice not to have to enforce this but it is necessary now with so many users to avoid errors occurring.
I don't understand why you make changes  which restrict advanced users.
The other fixes are similar - v0.5.16 is all about trying to close down error paths. Removing the delete wallet functionality entirely is like destroying a sharp knife because it 'cuts' the user more often than not when they use it.
But wen you import private key and you don't know when it is generated like in Bitcoin-Qt wallet you can't try to reset blockcain to earlier date it is not gut solution so I don't like to instal new version - you have to back the calendar and just make impossible to fix date more near then creating the wallet date.
I don't think this is very hard to programme  just check if date is before date of creating the wallet and if it is start reset blokcain from this date if not start reset from date of first generation

I do not understand why you make changes which restrict advanced users.
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December 22, 2013, 05:58:34 PM
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The date you used to use in the 'reset blockchain' screen, you can just use the same date in the import file.
It only has to be before the date of the first transaction, which you could look up from a block explorer.


It is a balance, to get the features 'right' for any particular wallet.
We aim MultiBit (and MultiBit HD even more so) for entry level and novice users so want to keep things simple.

Moving private keys around is quite advanced use (most users are probably a bit fuzzy about what a private key actually is).
Fortunately, there are several teams now working on wallets e.g. Hive, Armory, Electrum and (next year) Dark Wallet so you might be better served by the wallets targets for advanced users.

We don't mind at all if people start off using MultiBit and then, when they want to do more advanced things, move over to different wallets.


We've found over 2013 that some features, whilst useful if you know what you are doing, can sometimes lead users to make mistakes and cause confusion. 'Delete Wallet' is a good example. For the entry level bitcoin user it is almost always a bad idea to delete your wallet. For advanced users such as yourself - sure - you know what they are doing.

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