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February 21, 2011, 10:38:13 AM
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OK, for the introduction - I'm completely dummy in programming. And I have no intention of learning it now, got other things to do.

But I think that it would be nice to see some tutorial how to apply patches for complete newbies. With all the steps, from choosing a program to install to explaining output files. Honestly, I don't even know in what language is Bitcoin written, but I suppose it's C# (?), because some people here said something about (Microsoft?) Visual Studio...

Now digging into details: I want to apply this patch http://github.com/m0mchil/bitcoin-getwork and from what I understand, a self-made build of Bitcoin is necessary. If this was discussed earlier, please redirect me, maybe I was searching wrongly.

Alternatively, someone keen could build a binary with this patch applied... But an explanation would still be nice.
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February 21, 2011, 10:48:14 AM
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I suppose it's C# (?)
No, it is C++ language.

(Microsoft?) Visual Studio...
Yes, but it is not necessary. You can use MinGW instead.

It is already integrated into the main SVN trunk, is not it?

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February 21, 2011, 12:24:36 PM
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OK, problem solved, I just needed to read the tutorial to OpenCL mining. Thanks for the answers though. I'd like to have two misc questions: do I have to have the option "Generate coins" in Bitcoin enabled when mining with poclbm? And the second question: when I close poclbm, does my work get saved somewhere? Or does it have to be running all the time until it generates a block?
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February 21, 2011, 01:20:19 PM
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do I have to have the option "Generate coins" in Bitcoin enabled when mining with poclbm?

No you don't.

...when I close poclbm, does my work get saved somewhere

There is never any partial work that could be saved. Each hash is a completely independent attempt at solving the block, and your miner makes millions of those attempts every second.
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