The Steem 0.14.2 Hardfork is Tomorrow, Anyone Compiled it for Windows Yet
The next Steem hardfork to version 0.14.2 is scheduled for Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:00:00 UTC, so not much time is left and it seems that there is still no version of the new steemd and cli_wallet compiled for Windows available. @bitcube is the one that previously has released Windows binaries of Steem on his GitHub page, but it seems that he has not been around lately - no activity on Steemit for the last month or so.
Normally witnesses and seed nodes are ran on Linux, so that should not cause problems for Steemit in general, but there are some people like me that run nodes on Windows to play around with things like bots and write scripts for Steemit. There are also other people that are mining Steem on Windows, even though it is currently not very favorable to do so with the miner-witness queue overtaken by a few accounts for quite some time. In short there is a need for a Windows version of Steem 0.14.2 in time for the hardfork and there is currently not one available for 0.14.2.
I have tried to compile Steem 0.14.2 on Windows yesterday, but ran into some issues and haven't fully resolved those yet. If I manage to compile it successfully I will be posting it here for others to use, but meanwhile if somebody with more experience can do it and release a Windows binary of Steem 0.14.2 it will be great. The alternative solution to prevent downtime until a Windows binary becomes available would be to go for a Linux VM, but that is not as convenient as having a native window binary for people that use it under Windows normally.
Update: Thanks to @steem-id there is a compiled a Windows Binary, it is available here for anynone that might be interested: Windows x64 binaries for Steem v0.14.2 (MinGW), so show some support if you needed that... :)
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