new Gridcoin version: IMPORTANT/"Mandatory" for WINDOWS users

in gridcoin •  last year

           Gridcoin version is available! 

For Windows users specifically:                  

  • the new Windows installer is soon downloadable from here,
  • or you can update from within your Windows client

All other users (Linux, Mac, ...):                  

  • can treat this version as leisure for now. It is specifically for helping superblock stability!
  • can find the source code here OR: 
  • upgrade from their used location (e.g. package managers, once the   responsible person for those package managers made the new version   available)

Changes in this version are (more detailed here, changelog, and commits 1 and 2:    

  • Revised Neural Network business logic rule fix inability to stake current superblock
  • Revised Neural Network magnitude calculation to prevent diluted magnitudes
  • Cap magnitude to 32766 in NeuralNet to avoid future hash inconsistencies when packing binary superblocks
  • Fix binary pack/unpack bug which could cause the contract to get a different hash when unpacked
  • and see this: +35% magnitude increase

Keep in mind this is NOT a global mandatory (Windows AND Linux, etc...) release:    

  •     the last "real mandatory" was: version (released on 2017 April 2)
  • BUT... if you're running WINDOWS: it would HELP US A LOT when you install and run this new version!

Please tell us when you experience problems!    

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Here some appetizers (also for Linux users) to get onto the train ;-)

Maybe it's just my perception or I never paid attention before but the last few versions of the wallet seem to be eating up a lot more of my processor and memory. Steady 13-17% on the proc and sitting at 590MB or ram. Has it always used this much?

In other news, upgrade via the client to went smoothly.


How much RAM did it have before ?

... and as comparison, the UI version on linux eats 1 GB RAM for me

CPU load:

  • if you don't have much balance, it could perhaps try to always stake a block ?
  • ideally, looking in the !debug.log (in: %appdata%\GridcoinResearch) could tell you more, e.g. about repeating operations

Iirc it used to sit around 300MB. And yeah, my balance is low. I very very rarely see it staking though - pretty much always at Stake 0.00 GRC. Although I might just not understand how it works... =)

debug shows it signing for blocks every 1-2 seconds but not much else. debug2 has it listing contracts in project and whitelist count multiple times per second. debug2 also claimed on startup that I had a Mag of 00, client shows 25 and NN shows 30. /shrug

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While it would be great to see all Windows users (at least) upgrade to this version, in this instance "mandatory" should be 'not mandatory'...