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May 29, 2013, 09:20:28 PM
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Bitcoin-Qt version 0.8.2 is now available from:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.8.2/

This is a maintenance release that fixes many bugs and includes
a few small new features.

Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
  https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues


How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait
until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older
versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over
/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).

If you are upgrading from version 0.7.2 or earlier, the first time you
run 0.8.2 your blockchain files will be re-indexed, which will take
anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the speed of
your machine.

0.8.2 Release notes

Fee Policy changes

The default fee for low-priority transactions is lowered from 0.0005 BTC
(for each 1,000 bytes in the transaction; an average transaction is
about 500 bytes) to 0.0001 BTC.

Payments (transaction outputs) of 0.543 times the minimum relay fee
(0.00005430 BTC) are now considered 'non-standard', because storing them
costs the network more than they are worth and spending them will usually
cost their owner more in transaction fees than they are worth.

Non-standard transactions are not relayed across the network, are not included
in blocks by most miners, and will not show up in your wallet until they are
included in a block.

The default fee policy can be overridden using the -mintxfee and -minrelaytxfee
command-line options, but note that we intend to replace the hard-coded fees
with code that automatically calculates and suggests appropriate fees in the
0.9 release and note that if you set a fee policy significantly different from
the rest of the network your transactions may never confirm.

Bitcoin-Qt changes

* New icon and splash screen
* Improve reporting of synchronization process
* Remove hardcoded fee recommendations
* Improve metadata of executable on MacOSX and Windows
* Move export button to individual tabs instead of toolbar
* Add "send coins" command to context menu in address book
* Add "copy txid" command to copy transaction IDs from transaction overview
* Save & restore window size and position when showing & hiding window
* New translations: Arabic (ar), Bosnian (bs), Catalan (ca), Welsh (cy),
  Esperanto (eo), Interlingua (la), Latvian (lv) and many improvements
  to current translations

MacOSX:
* OSX support for click-to-pay (bitcoin:) links
* Fix GUI disappearing problem on MacOSX (issue #1522)

Linux/Unix:
* Copy addresses to middle-mouse-button clipboard


Command-line options

* -walletnotify will call a command on receiving transactions that affect the wallet.
* -alertnotify will call a command on receiving an alert from the network.
* -par now takes a negative number, to leave a certain amount of cores free.

JSON-RPC API changes

* fixed a getblocktemplate bug that caused excessive CPU creating blocks.
* listunspent now lists account and address infromation.
* getinfo now also returns the time adjustment estimated from your peers.
* getpeerinfo now returns bytessent, bytesrecv and syncnode.
* gettxoutsetinfo returns statistics about the unspent transaction output database.
* gettxout returns information about a specific unspent transaction output.


Networking changes

* Significant changes to the networking code, reducing latency and memory consumption.
* Avoid initial block download stalling.
* Remove IRC seeding support.
* Performance tweaks.
* Added testnet DNS seeds.

Wallet compatibility/rescuing

* Cases where wallets cannot be opened in another version/installation should be reduced.
* -salvagewallet now works for encrypted wallets.


Known Bugs

* Entering the 'getblocktemplate' or 'getwork' RPC commands into the Bitcoin-Qt debug
console will cause Bitcoin-Qt to crash. Run Bitcoin-Qt with the -server command-line
option to workaround.

Thanks to everybody who contributed to the 0.8.2 release!

APerson241
Andrew Poelstra
Calvin Owens
Chuck LeDuc Díaz
Colin Dean
David Griffith
David Serrano
Eric Lombrozo
Gavin Andresen
Gregory Maxwell
Jeff Garzik
Jonas Schnelli
Larry Gilbert
Luke Dashjr
Matt Corallo
Michael Ford
Mike Hearn
Patrick Brown
Peter Todd
Philip Kaufmann
Pieter Wuille
Richard Schwab
Roman Mindalev
Scott Howard
Tariq Bashir
Warren Togami
Wladimir J. van der Laan
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May 29, 2013, 09:23:17 PM
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Thank you for the improvements.
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May 29, 2013, 09:36:57 PM
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Awesome! I'm looking forward to upgrading when I get home. Thanks, Gavin.

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May 29, 2013, 09:41:45 PM
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Great job! I will download it now :-)

Thanks for the great work.
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May 29, 2013, 09:43:49 PM
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Ugh I hate the mandatory downloads..
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May 29, 2013, 09:47:35 PM
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That's awesome, going to download now.
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May 29, 2013, 09:48:21 PM
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Appreciated.  Thanks for time and hard work.
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May 29, 2013, 09:56:30 PM
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Ugh I hate the mandatory downloads..

There is nothing mandatory here.

I do Bitcoin stuff.
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Thanks for your continued work, Gavin.

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May 29, 2013, 10:15:02 PM
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Nice update. Thanks for this. Bitcoin-Qt continues to be one of my favorite wallets.

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May 29, 2013, 10:25:21 PM
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Nice update. Thanks for this.
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May 29, 2013, 10:27:52 PM
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Thanks for the update. I'm trying it now!
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thanks for the update Gavin

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May 30, 2013, 12:33:53 AM
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already installed on my 2 pc's...

happy node here!
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May 30, 2013, 12:49:10 AM
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Good work.

I will soon release my forked version of this so people can send more free transactions.

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May 30, 2013, 01:20:15 AM
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Bitcoin-Qt version 0.8.2 is now available from:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.8.2/

This is a maintenance release that fixes many bugs and includes
a few small new features.

Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
  https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues


How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait
until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older
versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over
/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).

If you are upgrading from version 0.7.2 or earlier, the first time you
run 0.8.2 your blockchain files will be re-indexed, which will take
anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the speed of
your machine.

0.8.2 Release notes

Fee Policy changes

The default fee for low-priority transactions is lowered from 0.0005 BTC
(for each 1,000 bytes in the transaction; an average transaction is
about 500 bytes) to 0.0001 BTC.

Payments (transaction outputs) of 0.543 times the minimum relay fee
(0.00005430 BTC) are now considered 'non-standard', because storing them
costs the network more than they are worth and spending them will usually
cost their owner more in transaction fees than they are worth.

Non-standard transactions are not relayed across the network, are not included
in blocks by most miners, and will not show up in your wallet until they are
included in a block.

The default fee policy can be overridden using the -mintxfee and -minrelaytxfee
command-line options, but note that we intend to replace the hard-coded fees
with code that automatically calculates and suggests appropriate fees in the
0.9 release and note that if you set a fee policy significantly different from
the rest of the network your transactions may never confirm.

Bitcoin-Qt changes

* New icon and splash screen
* Improve reporting of synchronization process
* Remove hardcoded fee recommendations
* Improve metadata of executable on MacOSX and Windows
* Move export button to individual tabs instead of toolbar
* Add "send coins" command to context menu in address book
* Add "copy txid" command to copy transaction IDs from transaction overview
* Save & restore window size and position when showing & hiding window
* New translations: Arabic (ar), Bosnian (bs), Catalan (ca), Welsh (cy),
  Esperanto (eo), Interlingua (la), Latvian (lv) and many improvements
  to current translations

MacOSX:
* OSX support for click-to-pay (bitcoin:) links
* Fix GUI disappearing problem on MacOSX (issue #1522)

Linux/Unix:
* Copy addresses to middle-mouse-button clipboard


Command-line options

* -walletnotify will call a command on receiving transactions that affect the wallet.
* -alertnotify will call a command on receiving an alert from the network.
* -par now takes a negative number, to leave a certain amount of cores free.

JSON-RPC API changes

* fixed a getblocktemplate bug that caused excessive CPU creating blocks.
* listunspent now lists account and address infromation.
* getinfo now also returns the time adjustment estimated from your peers.
* getpeerinfo now returns bytessent, bytesrecv and syncnode.
* gettxoutsetinfo returns statistics about the unspent transaction output database.
* gettxout returns information about a specific unspent transaction output.


Networking changes

* Significant changes to the networking code, reducing latency and memory consumption.
* Avoid initial block download stalling.
* Remove IRC seeding support.
* Performance tweaks.
* Added testnet DNS seeds.

Wallet compatibility/rescuing

* Cases where wallets cannot be opened in another version/installation should be reduced.
* -salvagewallet now works for encrypted wallets.


Known Bugs

* Entering the 'getblocktemplate' or 'getwork' RPC commands into the Bitcoin-Qt debug
console will cause Bitcoin-Qt to crash. Run Bitcoin-Qt with the -server command-line
option to workaround.

Thanks to everybody who contributed to the 0.8.2 release!

APerson241
Andrew Poelstra
Calvin Owens
Chuck LeDuc Díaz
Colin Dean
David Griffith
David Serrano
Eric Lombrozo
Gavin Andresen
Gregory Maxwell
Jeff Garzik
Jonas Schnelli
Larry Gilbert
Luke Dashjr
Matt Corallo
Michael Ford
Mike Hearn
Patrick Brown
Peter Todd
Philip Kaufmann
Pieter Wuille
Richard Schwab
Roman Mindalev
Scott Howard
Tariq Bashir
Warren Togami
Wladimir J. van der Laan
freewil
gladoscc
kjj2
mb300sd
super3


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May 30, 2013, 02:09:27 AM
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Win 7 32 bit.  No problems during upgrade

The splash screen is excellent and the UI is improving nicely.
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May 30, 2013, 02:22:35 AM
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Reminder:  for those of you downloading a fresh copy of the blockchain, please consider using the blockchain data torrent.

Testing feedback still welcome and encouraged. Post your platform/OS version in your report, as David M just did (thanks!).


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May 30, 2013, 02:28:34 AM
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I was waiting for this new release to really start developing my web service. Now basically all the puzzle pieces are in their box. Can't wait to sink my teeth in. Cheers!
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May 30, 2013, 05:19:35 AM
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Ooooh love the new splash:



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64-bit version is working in Linux perfectly!

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