Bitcoin Core version 0.10.1 released
27 April 2015
Bitcoin Core version 0.10.1 is now available. This is a new minor version release, bringing bug fixes and translation updates. If you are using 0.10.0, it is recommended to upgrade to this version.
Please report bugs using the issue tracker at GitHub.
Upgrading and downgrading
How to Upgrade
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over /Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).
Because release 0.10.0 and later makes use of headers-first synchronization and parallel block download (see further), the block files and databases are not backwards-compatible with pre-0.10 versions of Bitcoin Core or other software:
Blocks will be stored on disk out of order (in the order they are received, really), which makes it incompatible with some tools or other programs. Reindexing using earlier versions will also not work anymore as a result of this.
The block index database will now hold headers for which no block is stored on disk, which earlier versions won’t support.
If you want to be able to downgrade smoothly, make a backup of your entire data directory. Without this your node will need start syncing (or importing from bootstrap.dat) anew afterwards. It is possible that the data from a completely synchronised 0.10 node may be usable in older versions as-is, but this is not supported and may break as soon as the older version attempts to reindex.
This does not affect wallet forward or backward compatibility.
This is a minor release and hence there are no notable changes. For the notable changes in 0.10, refer to the release notes for the 0.10.0 release at https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/v0.10.0/doc/release-notes.md
0.10.1 Change log
Detailed release notes follow. This overview includes changes that affect external behavior, not code moves, refactors or string updates.
Block (database) and transaction handling:
1d2cdd2Fix InvalidateBlock to add chainActive.Tip to setBlockIndexCandidates
c91c660fix InvalidateBlock to repopulate setBlockIndexCandidates
002c8a2fix possible block db breakage during re-index
a1f425bAdd (optional) consistency check for the block chain data structures
1c62e84Keep mempool consistent during block-reorgs
57d1f46Fix CheckBlockIndex for reindex
bac6fcaSet nSequenceId when a block is fully linked
P2P protocol and network code:
78f64efdon’t trickle for whitelisted nodes
ca301bfReduce fingerprinting through timestamps in ‘addr’ messages.
200f293Ignore getaddr messages on Outbound connections.
d5d8998Limit message sizes before transfer
aeb9279Better fingerprinting protection for non-main-chain getdatas.
cf0218fMake addrman’s bucket placement deterministic (countermeasure 1 against eclipse attacks, see http://cs-people.bu.edu/heilman/eclipse/)
0c6f334Always use a 50% chance to choose between tried and new entries (countermeasure 2 against eclipse attacks)
214154eDo not bias outgoing connections towards fresh addresses (countermeasure 2 against eclipse attacks)
aa587d4Scale up addrman (countermeasure 6 against eclipse attacks)
139cd81Cap nAttempts penalty at 8 and switch to pow instead of a division loop
d148f62Acquire CCheckQueue’s lock to avoid race condition
8752b5c0.10 fix for crashes on OSX 10.6
2c08406some mac specifiy cleanup (memory handling, unnecessary code)
81145a6fix OSX dock icon window reopening
786cf72fix a issue where “command line options”-action overwrite “Preference”-action (on OSX)
1117378add RPC test for InvalidateBlock
c9e022bInitialization: set Boost path locale in main thread
23126a0Sanitize command strings before logging them.
323de27Initialization: setup environment before starting QT tests
7494e09Initialization: setup environment before starting tests
df45564Initialization: set fallback locale as environment variable
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release:
- Alex Morcos
- Cory Fields
- Gavin Andresen
- Gregory Maxwell
- Ivan Pustogarov
- Jonas Nick
- Jonas Schnelli
- Matt Corallo
- Pieter Wuille
- Ruben de Vries
- Suhas Daftuar
- Wladimir J. van der Laan
As well as everyone that helped translating on Transifex.