IRC meeting summary for 2016-01-07
- 0.12 Release candidate
- Detailed roadmap for next projects
Gmaxwell has asked Luke-Jr to take over as BIP-editor. He’ll be working on clearing up the back-log. He mailed the mailinglist for information.
All platforms seem to compile bitcoin with C++11 now. Travis still needs a C++11 compiler, which cfields will enable.
Segnet will do a backwards incompatible change soon, to change the commitment structure.
0.12 Release candidate
Bitcoin Core 0.12 is scheduled for release around February and introduces a lot of fixes and improvements.
It still needs some more info in the release notes.
PR’s #7151 and #7149 are mentioned to possibly still be included in 0.12 as well as a quick fix for #7098 (to be written).
Morcos feels strongly that releasing 0.12 as is, is pretty bad. Due to the smartfee changes stuck transactions should be really rare, but if they happen it’s worse than 0.11, as the network more easily “forgets” transactions.
PR #7312 “Add RPC call abandontransaction” is proposed by Morcos to be a quick-fix to enable users to make their wallet forget about the inputs to a transaction that’s not in the mempool. Better solutions should be build for 0.12.1
Detailed roadmap for next projects
Morcos makes a request for some direction on what sort of timeline projects are on, and what the order of implementation should roughly be. This so there’s a concentration of effort and focus.
A more clear plan could result in investing resources into the right parts.
- Jonasschnelli will work on RBF features for the wallet.
- Cfields is planning to post a request for comments for a network stack overhaul next week.
- BIP 9 versionbits is moved back in priority a bit.
- Libconsensus refactoring needs a scheduled time to do, as well as C++11.
- Clang format might not be worth it, if so we need to communicate that it won’t happen.
Everyone that is working on something that they plan to have finished for 0.13 should send wumpus his proposals, so he can merge it into a plan.
Luke-Jr Luke Dashjr wumpus Wladimir J. van der Laan sipa Pieter Wuille morcos Alex Morcos jonasshnelli Jonas Schnelli cfields Cory Fields petertodd Peter Todd MarcoFalke Marco Falke sdaftuar Suhas Daftuar jgarzik Jeff Garzik btcdrak btcdrak CodeShark Eric Lombrozo droark Douglas Roark jtimon Jorge Timón
19:40 sipa there is a moral obligation to have VB or something with similar functionality available (refering to versionbits) 19:41 Luke-Jr "Pieter Wuille proposes a moral requirement to rewrite Bitcoin in Visual Basic."
This summary was originally compiled by Stefan Gilis aka “G1lius” and posted to the bitcoin-discuss mailing list with the disclaimer “Please bear in mind I’m not a developer so some things might be incorrect or plain wrong.” and placed copyright in the Public Domain.