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Version 0.3.9 rc1, please test

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#1
Here's a test build if you'd like to help test before 0.3.9 is released.
(or if you'd rather get upgrading out of the way now instead of waiting)

Downloads:  (binaries only)
http://www.bitcoin.org/download/bitcoin-0.3.9.rc1-win32.zip
(http://www.bitcoin.org/download/bitcoin-0.3.9.rc1-linux.tar.gz)

SHA1 a36ea00cce27b4b083755df73a3d1e5e5729884e bitcoin-0.3.9.rc1-win32.zip
SHA1 bbb333b0ea57302740ad1bb9948520d00f884f9d bitcoin-0.3.9.rc1-linux.tar.gz

Edit:
Linux please test rc2 instead.  This adds a -4way switch for tcatm's 4-way SSE2.  This will only be for Linux:
http://www.bitcoin.org/download/bitcoin-0.3.9.rc2-linux.tar.gz

SHA1 47d9998f7d15fe81234a5c89a542da9d0664df40 bitcoin-0.3.9.rc2-linux.tar.gz

Please report back your results
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=820
#2
What's new? Do we have an official changelog yet?
#3
What's new? Do we have an official changelog yet?
Unfortunately we don't have an official changelog yet (except for the SVN revision descriptions).

Here is my unofficial changelog:
  • fix: makefile.osx
  • change: enable SSE2 in 64 bit builds
  • change: connection rules
    - always make 8 outbound connections
    - only one connection per a.b.*.* range
  • add: switch "-maxconnections=#" (discussed here)
  • change: JSON-RPC API prints floats with 8 decimal places
  • change: "bitcoind help <command>" instead of "bitcoind <command> -?" (based on a patch by jgarzik)
  • add: JSON-RPC "gethashespersec" (based on a patch by lachesis)
  • add: "version" and "hashespersec" fields in JSON-RPC "getinfo"
  • fix: "-datadir=<path>" with relative path (bug described here)
  • change: autostart disabled by default except on Windows (requested here)
  • fix: occasional "vector iterator not dereferencable" assertion when compiled with msvc
  • fix: readlink compile warning on Linux build
  • fix: BSD detection (bug described here)
  • add: "-paytxfee=#" switch (explained here)

Please tell me if you know of any other forum threads discussing the bugs/changes so I can add them to the list.
#4
Unfortunately we don't have an official changelog yet (except for the SVN revision descriptions).
...
Please tell me if you know of any other forum threads discussing the bugs/changes so I can add them to the list.
That's a great changelog. I sent you \u0e3f2 for your trouble. Smiley
#5
Don't wanna take credit where it's not due Smiley

the hashes/sec patch was from lachesis, and the extended-help might have been based on my idea, but the code was somewhat different.
#6
the extended-help might have been based on my idea, but the code was somewhat different.
The idea was the main part.  When you posted your patch, I realized it should have been done that way instead of "-?".  I always had reservations about "-?" because it intrudes on the possible parameter values, and the help response is based on the version of the caller instead of the server.