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October 04, 2011, 01:07:42 PM
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does anyone have (or could make) screenshots of very early bitcoin client software?

for those of us that just got started this year, were the early versions (pre 0.3) much different in looks/functionality?

i'd be interested to see what the very first ones looked like.
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October 04, 2011, 01:26:37 PM
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They didn't look too different, http://web.archive.org/web/20100106082749/http://www.bitcoin.org/

The biggest difference is the notes field an ip based transactions.
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October 04, 2011, 01:35:51 PM
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They didn't look too different, http://web.archive.org/web/20100106082749/http://www.bitcoin.org/

The biggest difference is the notes field an ip based transactions.

ah okay so that's 0.2.

when satoshi first introduced bitcoin, did he write a gui?

...or what date was the first gui made?
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October 09, 2011, 08:13:16 PM
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Old versions are always available on Sourceforge.net

The oldest version there is 0.2.0 check it out! http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.2.0/

The GUI have not changed much and this is good! If it works then don't fix it!

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October 09, 2011, 09:06:19 PM
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Because current gui is so much fail?

Or better, it work, that's sure but it's just the minimum, much more things can be added (a lot of them already exist but not in the gui also)
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October 09, 2011, 10:10:50 PM
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The GUI have not changed much and this is good! If it works then don't fix it!

No that's bad. It means there's a lack of innovation. Everything can be improved.
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October 09, 2011, 10:19:35 PM
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The GUI have not changed much and this is good! If it works then don't fix it!

No that's bad. It means there's a lack of innovation. Everything can be improved.
There is small step from improving to bloating software. Just like Michael Jackson started with anal bleaching and it got out of control...

Look what Skype have become. The free software is less prone to bloating and pokemonization, but examples exist, such as Azureus.

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October 09, 2011, 10:32:07 PM
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How about not having to wait 24 hours to download the block chain to be able to use it? How about transfering BTC's being instant instead of waiting 1-2 hours until 6 verifications?

How about making the UI less Linuxy and more like an Apple UI? Easy to use for everyone. If I have to read a manual/FAQ to figure out how to use it then it is already a failure.
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October 09, 2011, 11:42:29 PM
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Hi,

How about not having to wait 24 hours to download the block chain to be able to use it? How about transfering BTC's being instant instead of waiting 1-2 hours until 6 verifications?

How about making the UI less Linuxy and more like an Apple UI? Easy to use for everyone. If I have to read a manual/FAQ to figure out how to use it then it is already a failure.

I guess thats a bit offtopic, but check out the multibit GUI: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=43616.0
it uses bitcoinj and downloads only the blockheaders (like the android wallet on my phone) should be much faster to get started.

And the confirmations thing is just the way it is designed, still much better than a bank which can take days.

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October 10, 2011, 12:58:32 AM
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How about not having to wait 24 hours to download the block chain to be able to use it? How about transfering BTC's being instant instead of waiting 1-2 hours until 6 verifications?
You can download the block chain manually from the archive... but I agree that it would be nice if the client did that for you automatically. ie. on first time start up, get the block chain archive and do a rescan operation, rather than build it block by block from peers.

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October 10, 2011, 01:11:03 AM
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 still much better than a bank which can take days.


My credit/debit card is instant.
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October 10, 2011, 01:36:31 AM
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 still much better than a bank which can take days.


My credit/debit card is instant.
It's also only one-way - take money out and not put money in. And mine costs me $7 each time I make an international ATM withdraw (my normal use). Sure, BTC doesn't excel at all uses, and currently it barely excels at some, but it has the potential to excel at many and unlike a credit card you aren't being tracked and managed by your overlords. You don't need to register with them for the privilege of use - anyone can grab an address/key and start using it, even some hill tribe villager sitting at a web cafe (if they only knew). Amazing.

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October 10, 2011, 02:49:40 AM
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 still much better than a bank which can take days.


My credit/debit card is instant.
That may be how it looks from the user's prospective, but if you asked a business, they'd tell you that credit cards actually take days.

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October 10, 2011, 03:10:55 AM
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and charge backs can happen up to 6 months after the transaction

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