11.2 - Dash Release

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This is the first Dash release and it’s huge! The team has been hard at work for over 2 months on improving various parts of the core client. The client should overall be much faster to use, require less bandwidth, will require a level-of-service from masternodes, perform Darksend transactions faster and has a new beautiful look and feel.

All users must update!

This includes protocol changes, so all users must update. Enforcement will be turned off briefly while the network updates, then turned on when we hit 80% in a day or two. Older version masternodes will cease to be paid immediately due to the incompatibility of the protocol!

Special thanks to Crowning and Snogcel for the new look and feel, check it out below:





Another special thanks to UdjinM6 for writing a really nice masternode management system. You can check it out here: https://github.com/darkcoin/darkcoin/blob/v0.11.2.x/src/masternodeman.cpp

This module makes it much faster to restart a node, because it won’t have to request the masternode list every time. It also keeps a record of the DS variables, which will make the network much more harder to trick.

Configurations Have Been Moved!

Configurations have been moved from .darkcoin to .dash! You’ll need to do the following when updating your client. First close Darkcoin and backup your data directory.

Windows: %APPDATA%\Darkcoin\
Mac OS: ~/Library/Application Support/Darkcoin/
Unix/Linux: ~/.darkcoin/

After that rename it to Dash for Windows/Mac, or .dash for linux. Next go open the directory and locate the darkcoin.conf file, rename this to dash.conf.

Next, simply update to the newest Dash client and restart.

Other new things in this release:

  • Proof-of-service (PoSe), all masternodes MUST have their port opened correctly, otherwise they will be removed. This also checks to make sure masternodes are responding to work requests such as InstantX. This basically will ensure that all nodes are on the same fork and their network functionality is working properly. This was implemented so that the part of the masternode network checks another part of the network, so it's 100% decentralized.
  • New command “masternode list pose”, shows all of the masternodes PoSe scores, good for debugging if your masternode is getting punished for not providing proper service.
  • New DarkSend caching, which improves the experience of using DarkSend vastly
  • Masternode Blinding is NOT part of this release, while it’s in the code, it’s currently disabled. It’ll take a bit more work to complete and we were running out of time before the March 25th deadline, so it’s being moved to the next release.
  • Thanks to PoSe, InstantX should work nearly all of the time now.
  • New masternode voting system for new Dash initiates, each masternode gets one vote. See the new commands “masternode list votes” and “masternode vote yea|nay”. First vote, what color is this dress : http://imgur.com/QjqfntR ? Blue and Black (yea) or White and Gold (nay)
  • Full release notes: https://github.com/darkcoin/darkcoin/blob/master/doc/release-notes/release-notes-0.11.2.md

v0.11.2.22 - Downloads

https://www.dashpay.io/downloads/

Thanks for helping with this release:

-UdjinM6
-Crowning
-Snogcel
-Propulsion, for maintaining our great forums we tested on
-Flare for setting up Transifex again
-All of those who helped translate the new version

Our awesome testers this release:

AjM,Moli, Tante, Lariondos, xxxsexygirls, Sub-Ether, Moocowmoo, AlexMomo
Bridgewater, elbereth, HowlingMad, JPCrypto, the-baker, Lukas_Jackson
coingun, darkred, MangledBlue, yikadee
 

Darkuopm

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Looks great!! I know its not really important at this time but are we sticking with Darksend? I thought that was being re-branded as well.
 

Sub-Ether

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Innovation as it happens in real time :cool::cool::cool:
Interesting voting system, so how does one propose a vote then, can any masternode do it, whats the command?
 
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xxxsexygirls

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When I try to launch ./dashd getinfo I keep getting error: you must set rpcpassword <password> in the configuration file, although I have set a proper dash.conf.
Any hint?

edit: nvm solved
 
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Sub-Ether

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https://dashninja.pl is updated, this version shows the Proof-of-Service score (worst found accross monitoring nodes): 0 is OK, 6 is error, in between (1 to 5) something is wrong.
Last Paid is also shown (started gathering the info 18h ago so it won't show for older blocks).
Wondering, can you list all the variables that effect proof of service rating? TIA
 

Walter

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My MNs seem to have updated ok but when I do a ./dash masternode list command nothing show up...! And the MN count is also 0. All seems ok but thought I'd mention it in case there is a bug in there somewhere...
 

UdjinM6

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My MNs seem to have updated ok but when I do a ./dash masternode list command nothing show up...! And the MN count is also 0. All seems ok but thought I'd mention it in case there is a bug in there somewhere...
There's a protocol bump and network messages incompatibility with older version. Guess we need "masternode start" from cold wallet to force it go live.
 
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Jeztah

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I'm getting log errors:

2015-03-30 16:14:33 ProcessMessages(dsee, 253 bytes): Exception 'CDataStream::read() : end of data' caught, normally caused by a message being shorter than its stated length
2015-03-30 16:14:33 ProcessMessage(dsee, 253 bytes) FAILED

Can this be ignored or do I need to do something on my end?

Thanks
 

Sub-Ether

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I'm getting log errors:

2015-03-30 16:14:33 ProcessMessages(dsee, 253 bytes): Exception 'CDataStream::read() : end of data' caught, normally caused by a message being shorter than its stated length
2015-03-30 16:14:33 ProcessMessage(dsee, 253 bytes) FAILED

Can this be ignored or do I need to do something on my end?

Thanks
Yes to be ignored, I have been getting this error for months and no problems.
 
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Walter

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There's a protocol bump and network messages incompatibility with older version. Guess we need "masternode start" from cold wallet to force it go live.
It's all good now, just took a few mins to get itself together I think. All MNs updated and responding properly. Even got a MN payment just then :)

Good work dev team!!

Walter
 

oaxaca

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Any more info regarding the "really nice masternode management system"?
 

coingun

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No idea, that's direct from masternode list pose command. :p
It's really teh same as before. I'm making this up but I think it's some what close...

1) Is your mn ip reachable
2) Is your port responding
3) Do you have any cookies
 

pille

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Found a small bug, occurs when window width is very small. (DASI? another rebrand?? ahhh)

A question about this voting system. Does it only work from hot/cold wallet of from both of them?

 

yidakee

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Final tweak is needed on the OSx side.

When opening the .dmg, the app icon is still the old darkcoin D.

Once copied over to the system, the app does have the new D. On the dock its the new D too, looks really really cool !
 

GreyGhost

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Congratulations on a great achievement - the very 1st Dash Wallet.

Could you guys help me with my OCD issue. My new Dash wallet installer placed it into Program Files / Dash. Alas, when I run it, all associated files - including but not limited to wallet.dat | peers.dat | database folder | db.log | blocks folder | chainstate folder | dash.conf appear on Desktop??

Aren't those not supposed to be in the respective folder? Could you please help me with this because I can't stand them there (a case of severe OCD might result in deleting, removing whatever-ing of the files and thusly, with a loss of my Dash) and I need to resolve that before I move all Darkcoins from old wallet to a new one.

BTW, dash.conf file is empty.
 
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moli

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Congratulations on a great achievement - the very 1st Dash Wallet.

Could you guys help me with my OCD issue. My new Dash wallet installer placed it into Program Files / Dash. Alas, when I run it, all associated files - including but not limited to wallet.dat | peers.dat | database folder | db.log | blocks folder | chainstate folder | dash.conf appear on Desktop??

Aren't those not supposed to be in the respective folder? Could you please help me with this because I can't stand them there (a case of severe OCD might result in deleting, removing whatever-ing of the files and thusly, with a loss of my Dash) and I need to resolve that before I move all Darkcoins from old wallet to a new one.

BTW, dash.conf file is empty.
On windows your "wallet.dat | peers.dat | database folder | db.log | blocks folder | chainstate folder" are stored in "Dash" file and by default it's stored in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Dash.

Go to Start, type "%appdata%" (without the quotes), press ENTER and you'll see the screen open for you.
 

GreyGhost

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Thanks moli - but nope, there's isn't a Dash folder in AppData\Roaming. All these files wallet.dat | peers.dat | database folder | db.log | blocks folder | chainstate folder appear on Desktop?
 

moli

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Thanks moli - but nope, there's isn't a Dash folder in AppData\Roaming. All these files wallet.dat | peers.dat | database folder | db.log | blocks folder | chainstate folder appear on Desktop?
I'm not sure how it got there unless you moved it there.
 

thefrog

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Hi,
anyone can post how to do masternode vote ?

Solved: you have to execute it on each masternode separately
" dashd masternode vote yea"
 
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GreyGhost

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I didn't -- I ran dash-0.11.2-win64-setup.exe which placed it into Program Files / Dash. Next / next, installation done, run the program, and voila!, all these files popped up on my desktop...

installer.JPG