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December 02, 2011, 08:19:08 PM
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[rant]Testnet is awfully hard to use for testing when mining is not consistent.  It's been 4.5 hours since the last block.  I understand needing to test mining setups, but I'm trying to test transaction processing for a website and I can't even seed my test payments into the chain.[/rant]

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December 04, 2011, 01:14:26 AM
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[rant]Testnet is awfully hard to use for testing when mining is not consistent.  It's been 4.5 hours since the last block.  I understand needing to test mining setups, but I'm trying to test transaction processing for a website and I can't even seed my test payments into the chain.[/rant]

Look at testnet-in-a-box.  It lets you run a local testnet, and then you can point your gpu miner at it and get several blocks in less than a minute. 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/testnet-in-a-box/


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