Welcome to the E-mail Debt Forgiveness Day edition of the MintCoin Development Update. In that spirit, your humble author hopes that you will forgive this late development update.
It was definitely a quiet week for MintCoin, with King's Day and other things distracting our developers, who all seem to live in Holland.
Windows Startup Problems: Workaround Delivered
In the last update we reported that there were some error messages related to problems for users of the Windows wallet. In an awesome feat of debugging, Rebelway518 discovered that for some reason disabling the splash screen fixes the problem. Here's the workaround:
Make a shortcut to
Mintcoin-Qt.exe. Right click on the shortcut->Properties. Then add
-splash=0 to the end of the target string. That way you'll only need to double click the shortcut in the future.
Thanks to Rebelway518 for sticking with it! We'll see if this is still necessary on the wallet when we get a new version out, and if so we'll try to get an actual fix.
Due to other committments, no code changes were made since the last update.
Since the last update, we have manged to push changes from the Linux and Windows builds to a site where they can be used to build release packages. The macOS builds are still not pushing properly, but should hopefully be working soon.
The release will be "2.1-beta1". The Etherpad with the plan is here:
You can always look at the current state of the Travis CI for MintCoin here:
That means that we still have two major things left to do before the beta:
Add 32-bit Linux support to the Travis CI builds
This should be possible with something called multiarch; a system where Linux can include libraries for more than one CPU family at a time. Using multiarch we should be able to build for both i686 (32-bit) and x86_64 (64-bit) CPU on Travis CI.
Export the results of the Travis CI build for macOS Exports of everything but macOS are working, so once this is done we will have all of our binaries in a place that we can easily distribute and test from.
GitHub Repository Status
The official GitHub repository remains:
No issues were added or closed in the official repository.
While the main focus is on the next release, there are also other goals, such as:
Speeding up the initial sync
Packages for popular distributions (like Debian and Fedora packages)
Wallet code automated testing
Reducing the memory footprint
Apologies again for the late update as well as the slow progress. Patience dear MintCoin fans!
Next Time Moar Mint,