Bitcoin-Qt version 0.6.2 released
8 May 2012
Bitcoin-Qt version 0.6.2 is now available for download at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.6.2/
This is a bug-fix and code-cleanup release, with no major new features.
Much faster shutdowns. However, the blkindex.dat file is no longer portable to different data directories by default. If you need a portable blkindex.dat file then run with the new -detachdb=1 option or the “Detach databases at shutdown” GUI preference.
Fixed https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/1065, a bug that could cause long-running nodes to crash.
Mac and Windows binaries are compiled against OpenSSL 1.0.1b (Linux binaries are dynamically linked to the version of OpenSSL on the system).
git shortlog --no-merges v0.6.0.. for a summary of this release.
Source codebase changes: - Many source code cleanups and warnings fixes. Close to building with -Wall - Locking overhaul, and several minor locking fixes - Several source code portability fixes, e.g. FreeBSD
JSON-RPC interface changes: - addmultisigaddress enabled for mainnet (previously only enabled for testnet)
Network protocol changes: - protocol version 60001 - added nonce value to “ping” message (BIP 31) - added new “pong” message (BIP 31)
Backend storage changes: - Less redundant database flushing, especially during initial block download - Shutdown improvements (see above)
Qt user interface: - minor URI handling improvements - progressbar improvements - error handling improvements (show message box rather than console exception, etc.) - by popular request, make 4th bar of connection icon green
Thanks to everybody who contributed to this release:
- Chris Moore
- Dwayne C. Litzenberger
- Gavin Andresen
- Jeff Garzik
- Luke Dashjr
- Matt Corallo
- Philip Kaufmann
- Pieter Wuille
- R E Broadley
- Timothy Redaelli
- Wladimir J. van der Laan