At least now we know how many people the development team contains...
There's nothing inherently wrong with having only one active developer (I'm the only active developer for Litecoin).
Here's what's really bad though:
- RealSollid thinks he's a super advanced coder and thinks he can do no wrong
- he works on a closed source project by himself without any input or supervision
- he releases hasty untested buggy releases (a lot of times to patch up previous bugs)
- his project controls a lot of real money, so any transaction related bug can be devastating for users
- and lastly, users are forced to use his latest untested elease because his trusted nodes effectively rejects clients that are not on the latest client.
Really, this is just asking for trouble. Bitcoin developers spend months testing anything that could potentially be harmful to users, because they know that they are working on a critical financial software that affects millions of real dollars.
The releases are clearly labeled "beta", I hope everybody knows what that means
Spacy, it doesn't matter if you label it "beta" or even "alpha" if all users are forced to use the latest client. With Bitcoin (and Litecoin), users are not forced to use the latest beta release if they are not comfortable with the beta quality. They can still use the previous stable release if they want.
Agreed... BUT since the coin is already being traded on exchanges etc. right now then it is a LOT less beta and a lot more live no matter what the client is labeled. Perhaps someone should request the exchanges to pull SC until we go to "live" clients? And not worry about coin generate changes that are based more directly on exchange prices?
viperjbm, hopefully you are realizing how bad the situation with SolidCoin can become. Sure a competent and benevolent dictator may be good, but if you find out that the dictator is not really benevolent nor competent, it's too late.