The BitShares Core software on the TESTNET has been updated to the TEST-201810 Feature Release. The Core software is used by validation nodes which perform consensus of all transactions on the BitShares blockchain. This release includes new features, optimizations, and bug fixes but does not include any changes to the consensus protocol.
No action is required if you do not operate a validation node or the command line interface (CLI) wallet.
Numerous performance improvements have been made to the software that will benefit all operators of validation nodes including block producers, seed nodes, and API nodes, especially those using the Elasticsearch plugin.
Documentation for BitShares developers may be now be found at the new BitShares Developer Portal (https://dev.bitshares.works).
Who Should Upgrade?
No upgrade is required by any operator of a validation node. Yet many operators will benefit by upgrading.
No special precautions or hardware are expected to upgrade in this release.
How to Upgrade from Source Code
Obtain the Source Code
The source code may be obtained by checking out:
Build the Binaries
The binaries may be built by using your pre-existing process, or by following the standard instructions that can be found in the README.md file.
Platform specific notes
REVIEW: For building under Windows, please checkout 2.0.180823-fix-windows-build tag.
REVIEW: For more information on the macOS binary, see https://github.com/jmjatlanta/bitshares-core/releases/tag/2.0.180823
Deploy the Binaries
Your standard process for deploying the node software may be used. No additional requirements or precautions will be required to deploy the new release.
How to Upgrade with Docker
CLI Binaries for Windows
A binary of the command line interface (CLI) wallet for Windows is pre-built and available for download here TBD (Checksum TBD).
The changes for BitShares Core for the 201810 Feature Release are summarized below.
|Change call_order_update_operation to return order_id||1269||1352|
|Segmentation fault when running several witness nodes on the same machine||377||1286|
|Performance opt pt 1||1079||1359|
|Log console output during replay to file||985||1355, FC-76|
|Change replay percentage to total block size processed||1289||1335|
|Improve block generation performance||-||1251|
|Review and backport EOS patch about unsigned_int unpacking||993||1267|
|Check and port Steem PR 2692: missing FC typenames||1217||1248|
|witness_node uses two incompatible parsers for config.ini||149||1024,1325|
|db_block.cpp: removed unreachable code||-||1312|
|Change object_id to more than 32 bit||1088||1267|
|More 32 bit to 64 bit changes||1206||1347, 1374|
|Remove definition of unused ||-||1235|
|application.cpp: minor optimization||-||1327|
|Call order and bitAsset related code refactory||-||1306|
|Re-add enable-subscribe-notify-all option after GUI issue fixed||752||1049|
|When signing a block that updates the signing witness's signing key, use correct signing key||125||1203|
|remove unused variable _consecutive_production_enabled||-||1294|
|Check Steem issue 2658: Not producing block because node didn't wake up within 500ms of the slot time||1157||1266|
|inconsistent error message for update_asset_issuer||944||1255|
|Possible to generate a block that is too large||1136||1252|
|remove duplicated line in network code node.cpp||-||1231|
|Terminate block production loop when shutting down witness plugin||1314||1332, 1364|
|add dascoin adaptor||-||1356|
|[ES plugin] Wrong value of additional_data.fill_data.fill_order||1295||1351|
|refine es_objects plugin||1271|
Command Line Interface (CLI)
|CLI wallet: avoid directly overwriting wallet file on exit||1109||1195|
|cli_wallet crashes when doing import_key on Mac||1244||1248|
|get to_id from to_account instead of get_account_id()||-||1242|
|Integrating cURL into cmake||-||1329, 1336|
|cli_test doesn't compile on Windows due to using 'sys/socket.h'||1292||1305|
|clean old style codes||-||1250|
|Not able to perform testing [100,000 transactions per second]||1298||1337|
|Test case failed on chain_test||1326||1346|
|Launch BitShares Developer Portal||1031||How-19, Dev-41|
|add new doc portals to readme||953||1358|
|add readme to plugins||-||1319|
|LaTeX project for documentation like C++ ISO/IEC||1288||-|
|Probably wrong comment||1301||1349|
|Create plugin script||-||1302|
|add new doc portals to readme||1363|