Yesterday we tagged the new v0.6.0 release on Github:
This release uses the leveldb database ported from bitcoin and therefore requires a full blockchain redownload.
At the time of writing, the team is working on the packages for windows, linux and OSX. More elaborate upgrade instructions will be released together with the packages.
Early adopters can already start running the v0.6.0 source code on mainnet.
This version includes a protocol soft fork that activates when 90% of the PoS blocks signal the fork.
After the soft fork activated, v0.5 nodes will still follow the chain (will not fork off) but won’t be able to produce valid blocks anymore.
The fork is prevented to activate before Tue 12 Dec 03:40:00 UTC 2017, which should provide enough time for mining pools and exchanges to update without risking to be in the last 10% group.
v0.6 allows to opt-out of checkpoints, the protocol is ready to function without them. However the code is still in the client as a ultimate lifeboat in turbulent times.
- Rebase to bitcoin v0.8 codebase (leveldb backend)
- 90% supermajority softfork including:
- BIP34: block height in coinbase
- Port of peerunity features into reference client
I’d rather wait
never compile the wallet
just he created a launcher to peercoin-qt and it executed
on page https://peercoin.net/download, it already comes out as v0.6.0ppc.tar.gz, when it is supposed to list the version for linux
in aur already appears the version 0.6, but it does not give me confidence to install wallets from there
Hey guys. Sorry about the confusion. We are currently waiting on Sunny King to produce gitian builds for Windows and Linux. We’re not sure when he will have the time to do this, but hopefully it will be soon. Consider this early access for those who know how to compile the source code. As soon as we have the builds though, we’ll let everyone know so they can download and install.
I’m excited for V0.6.0 and look forward to running it although as I attempt to do so I find myself a bit lost.
The OS I use is Fedora, so I’ve downloaded v0.6.0ppc.tar.gz for Linux, unpacked it and have tried to run bin/64/ppcoin-qt in terminal but it says ‘no such file or directory’, I look for it manually in the folders as I would have with Peerunity but can’t find one.
Is this what the previous posts are referring to as the binaries and builds that are soon to come?
Yes, the v0.6.0ppc.tar.gz is only the source code, not “ready to run”. You would have to compile the code to binaries on your system, but normally only software developers and sysadmins are used to that.
The peercoin developers are currently preparing binaries (ready to run) on the various systems.