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February 14, 2011, 07:12:05 PM
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The user do not know that blocks needed to be download before using it.

Therefore, I am proposing that the client check other clients or the web for information about the number of blocks downloaded and then warn the user that recent transaction will not show up until all the blocks are downloaded.

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February 14, 2011, 07:14:10 PM
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The user do not know that blocks needed to be download before using it.

Therefore, I am proposing that the client check other clients or the web for information about the number of blocks downloaded and then warn the user that recent transaction will not show up until all the blocks are downloaded.

I agree with this.  I started another thread on this earlier too so this must be important.
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February 15, 2011, 05:10:04 PM
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February 15, 2011, 05:13:05 PM
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All it needs is for a message to pop up if there's no block chain present when the client starts up. It could say something like:

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"Bitcoin is downloading a local copy of the transaction block chain. This can take several hours. When the download is complete, your transactions will be visible."
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February 15, 2011, 05:22:43 PM
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All it needs is for a message to pop up if there's no block chain present when the client starts up. It could say something like:

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"Bitcoin is downloading a local copy of the transaction block chain. This can take several hours. When the download is complete, your transactions will be visible."


Sounds good to me.
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February 15, 2011, 05:29:14 PM
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This is needed.

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February 17, 2011, 08:46:12 PM
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Bitcoin has hardcoded block checkpoints and may warn if the last checkpointed block has not been downloaded.

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February 18, 2011, 02:34:30 AM
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I am adding this. Grin
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April 12, 2011, 11:03:40 AM
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Bumpy bump.

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April 12, 2011, 01:47:17 PM
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Yes!  Usability improvements like this are key!!

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April 12, 2011, 02:05:00 PM
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Created issue for it:

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/148

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April 15, 2011, 04:46:47 PM
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I can not imagine how this can be done safely

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