Please help sanity test version 0.5.1 release candidate 1.
Why a version 0.5.1 ? To fix the bugs listed below before starting on 0.6 release candidate testing.
After doing some testnet testing to make sure it works properly, I plan on using the "alert" system built in to the client to warn 0.4 users that if they have an encrypted wallet they need to upgrade to be secure.
Bitcoin version 0.5.1 release candidate 1 is now available for download at:
This is a bugfix-only release.
This release includes 13 translations, including 5 new translations:
Italian, Hungarian, Ukranian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Simplified Chinese.
More translations are welcome; join the project at Transifex if you can help:
Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
Project source code is hosted at github; we are no longer
distributing .tar.gz files here, you can get them
directly from github: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tarball/v0.5.1
# .tar.gz https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/zipball/v0.5.1
For Ubuntu users, there is a new ppa maintained by Matt Corallo which
you can add to your system so that it will automatically keep
bitcoin up-to-date. Just type
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
in your terminal, then install the bitcoin-qt package.
Re-enable SSL support for the JSON-RPC interface (it was unintentionally
disabled for the 0.5.0 release binaries).
The code that finds peers via "dns seeds" no longer stops bitcoin startup
if one of the dns seed machines is down.
Tooltips on the transaction list view were rendering incorrectly (as black boxes
or with a transparent background).
Prevent a denial-of-service attack involving flooding a bitcoin node with
The wallet passphrase dialog now warns you if the caps lock key was pressed.
Improved searching in addresses and labels in bitcoin-qt.
Thanks to everybody who contributed code or helped test this release:
Wladimir J. van der Laan