So hawk, if you had to choose right now which is better, cherrypicker or bithopper? What are the big differences if any?
Trying to figure out if I want to spend the time tonight setting up cherrypicker.
I'm pleased with CP. I really like BH and had been die-hard on BH-RYO since it released.
Here's some pros/cons.CP
Some algo work on PPLNS/SCORE so more possible pools (though I know these are gambles)
Easy to setup - install JRE, the jssecacerts, add your miner accounts and go.
A responsive dev who is putting in a lot of work
No web interface to monitor what's happening (so no monitoring when away from rigs)
No realtime monitoring of any sort (other than watching lines scroll by on the console)
Currently only uses poclbm
Web interface to control pool enable/disable and monitor shares, speed, submitted, stales, etc.
Dynamic Penalty (ryo)
Slicing (if it gets stable)
Open source, easy to fork
Responsive group of devs
Web Interface of main has become a camel
Frequent updates that can break things - burning mining time
BitClockers hates bithopper for its getwork behavior - that signature will allow other pools to follow BitClockers
Easy to fork - and then features you like don't make it back into the main and you end up with giving up one set of features or the other
Can be difficult to setup due to dependencies.
Bottom line: I'm good with CP right now. The rate of return is comparable to slightly better than BH (primarily because BitClockers has been on a bit of a roll). I see it as the next evolutionary step for hopping software. Proxy -> Client control -> Client integrated.
I would love to see both CP and BH join together and work with the poclbm-autohop guy and bring in some of the work of the Long Polling and Hopping thread guy to create a miner that is self-contained, unblockable, with a web control interface and slicing, drawing stats from unfakeable sources, hopping every pool type.
Until then, a lot of it comes down to your personal preference. Dropping .10 for CP won't be wasted, but sticking with BH has some good benefits too.