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MEOWCOIN CORE 1.0.7 is Live!



We have several huge pieces of exciting news today. This is a milestone for the community, for miners and our growing team. 


First things first, we’d like to introduce to you @catbreeder - our new dev who has come on board recently. He has been a superb addition to the team and we’re very grateful for his acceptance to join. 


Having him on board means a lot of the roadmap work we’ve been delaying to complete is now in play to be acted on. This is exciting for the project, exciting for you and the community and exciting for us as we can’t wait to see our plans come to fruition.



Upgrade to 1.0.7. 

As you may be aware, our existing code base stems from Ravencoin and the chosen fork we used had a code base that was a little older than we’d have liked. To get ourselves into a space to implement and deploy MeowPoW, we needed the code base refreshed and revitalised. @catbreeder has done that for us, with this update forming the foundation, we’ll springboard from it to build MeowPoW.


No doubt you’re asking - ‘what does this all mean?’ 


Key elements are now improved for the project and you!

  • Improved security

  • Faster syncing and code base - making us more attractive to devs and people who might be looking for a chain to build on

  • Improved code for integrations to Dapps and other crypto resources looking to add MEWC to their tools.

  • The first step to MeowPoW! This is about helping save our miners’ electricity (thus making us more profitable)  This will also mean more profitability = more hash = more miners = bigger community = more holders

  • Something we can take to the wider crypto community - it gives us a reason to talk (and gives you something to talk about!)

  • New design upgrade to match the brand. (Thanks, Rhubarb!)


The main technical changes are (overview):

  • Development based on v 1.0.6.

  • For users of older versions (1.0.3 and 1.0.4): Refer to changes made in versions 1.0.5 and 1.0.6.

  • Update highly recommended as a preparatory step for hard-forking to the version with the new algorithm.

  • Functional unit tests executed in the real network: transactions and new block announcements tested successfully. 

  • Integration tests with Meowcoin network, running several deployed instances compiled for Linux and Windows.

  • Backwards compatible with nodes running old Core versions. This update is not a hardfork.

  • Not built yet for MAC. (Coming soon!)

  • Install recommendation: save wallet.dat and install over the existing installation for a smooth migration.

  • New stratum proxy requirement: needed to add in the config file (meowcoin.conf) these lines:


We encourage everyone to update their Core wallet to the new update. 

If you are running a node, we’d love for you to redeploy on this new update. These changes can be made immediately with the release.


For those who need some instructions, the document here will help on how to install and set up your node: https://docs.mewccrypto.com/how-to-run-a-meowcoin-full-node-on-windows


Our third update is that MeowPoW work is fully underway.

For the execution of this, we need help from you to ensure the network converts over and we don’t split the chain. Once the MeowPoW algo change is done, we’ll set a block height that it becomes active on. The Meowcoin team will reach out to every exchange and pool to get them to switch over; this should ensure the network continues. But we also need you, the miner, to support us in this endeavor and upgrade when the next update comes out. 



Finally, @Meowcoinbaker has done a wonderful job of building an FAQ that we’ll log into our GitBook repository soon. It explains a lot of the Q’s people have when they join the Meowcoin community and will be a resource we’ll keep up to date.


Look forward to hearing your thoughts on this! Please share your experience (text, photo, video) on socials and use the tag #MeowcoinNewWallet



DETAILED RELEASE NOTES FOR 1.0.7

January 18, 2024 Meowcoin Project

Author: MeowCoinbaker

Reviewed by: CatBreeder, Meowmancer, Meowman, Mana, Nameless, MrTheKing43 Rhubarbarian.


INTRODUCTION

Objectives

The Meowcoin Core software is the central piece of the Meowcoin network, as it is the application running in the nodes of its network. It is often referred to as Core wallet.

It is an open source solution available publicly in this GitHub repository and whose deliverables are available here for different platforms like Windows, Linux and MAC. . This software implements the network protocol in its entirety, so it can be taken as the basis for the development of third-party applications aiming to interact with the nodes of the network (wallets, exchanges, marketplaces, pools, mining software, etc.).

This document provides:

  • a full list of all the major features, enhancements, bug fixes and other corrections on the Meowcoin Core software, from the user’s point of view.

  • a list of the known bugs and known limitations, if any.

  • a list of planned features, fixes and improvements, to be available in future releases.

  • a list of useful documentation from the user’s point of view, like user manuals, integration guides, etc.

  • optionally, a list of engineering documentation endorsing what it is expressed in this document: test plans and test results, design notes and architectural documentation, etc. When this documentation is referred to, it will be highlighted.

Notice that this document constitutes a top-level informative note and does not aim to provide other details than the entry point to the available documentation where all the necessary details are available. All the released versions are included in this document.

Audience

The recipients of this document are individuals willing to install the Meowcoin Core or willing to build applications interacting with it.

Optionally, this document could be referenced as documentation related to the implementation details of the Meowcoin Core. 


MEOWCOIN Core Releases 

The following table provides a full list of features and related documentation, in chronological descending order (newer first). Also indicated the recommended version(s) to be in use for the benefit of the network. 

Date & Version

Description 

Documentation links

17-JAN-2024

 1.0.7

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • Development based in v 1.0.6.

  • For users of older versions (1.0.3 and 1.0.4): Refer to changes made in versions 1.0.5 and 1.0.6.

  • Update highly recommended as a preparatory step for hardforking to the version with the new algorithm.

  • Functional unit tests executed in real network: transactions and new block announcements tested.

  • Integration tests with Meowcoin network, running several deployed instances compiled for Linux and Windows.

  • Backwards compatible with nodes running old Core versions. This update is not a hardfork.

  • Not built yet for MAC.

  • Install recommendation: save wallet.dat and install over existing installation for a smooth migration.

  • New stratum proxy requirement: needed to add in the config file (meowcoin.conf) these lines:

rpcport=9766

rpcbind=0.0.0.0

Features:

  • No additional features.

Improvements:

  • Great GUI improvements to match Meowcoin brand.

Bugs solved:

  • N/A

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Sometimes a “too large transaction” message appears. when a wallet address has received a lot of small MEWC amounts.

Future plans:

  • Implementation of new algorithm by means of optimizing PROGPOW algorithm parameters, for lower power consumption in mining with GPUs. Current PROGPOW parameters are coincidental with KAWPOW algorithm.

  • Solve bug fixes and mitigate limitations

14-JAN-2024

1.0.6

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • Development based in v 1.0.5.

  • Functional unit tests executed: transactions and new block announcements tested.

  • Tested against live network, running several deployed instances compiled for Linux and Windows.

  • Backwards compatible with nodes running old Core versions.

  • Not built yet for MAC.

  • Install recommendation: save wallet.dat and install over existing installation for a smooth migration.

  • Stratum proxy requirement: needed to add in the config file (meowcoin.conf) these lines:

rpcport=9766

rpcbind=0.0.0.0

Features:

  • No additional features.

Improvements:

  • Build framework for incoming GUI improvements.

  • Some minor GUI improvements.

Bugs solved:

  • Corrected block template for proper integration with Stratum proxy.

  • Heap overflow vulnerability fixed.

  • When new updates, now do not link to the BTC releases repository.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Sometimes a “too large transaction” message appears. when a wallet address has received a lot of small MEWC amounts.

13-JAN-2024

1.0.5

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • Development based in v 1.0.4.

  • Functional unit tests executed.

  • Tested against live network, running several deployed instances compiled for Linux and Windows

  • Not built yet for MAC

  • Install recommendation: save wallet.dat and install over existing installation for a smooth migration.

Features:

  • MEWC price is now displayed (LTC or USDT).

  • Backwards compatible with nodes running former versions.

Improvements:

  • Aligned with the latest core implementations from RVN 4.6.1, bringing the codebase up-to-date with patches, newer dependencies, and security vulnerabilities (effectively bringing 2 years of code revisions).

  • Time for blockchain synchronization improved by a factor of 100/16 = 6.25 times faster at a rate of 100 blocks/second.

  • Faster start up and cleaner and faster shutdown.

  • Code reorganized for easier and faster build.

  • Aesthetic improvements.

Bugs solved:

  • Several minor bugs were solved across the code.

Known issues and limitations:

  • Link to new version (when available) points to BTC repository.

  • Sometimes a “too large transaction” message appears when a wallet address has received a lot of small MEWC amounts.

  • This version does not interface well with Stratum Proxy as the block template had a missing field (CommunityAutonomousValue).


24-AUG-2023

1.0.4

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • Development based in v 1.0.3.

Features:

  • No additional features.

Improvements:

  • Added DNS seeder for faster acquisition and sync times.

Bugs solved:

  • Several minor bugs were solved across the code.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Link to new version (when available) points to BTC repository

  • Sometimes a “too large transaction” message appears when a wallet address has received a lot of small MEWC amounts.

11-OCT-2022

1.0.3

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • Development based in v 1.0.2.

Features:

  • No additional features.

Improvements:

  • Added more checkpoints for security and additional nodes for ease of syncing.

Bugs solved:

  • Several minor bugs were solved across the code.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Link to new version (when available) points to BTC repository

  • Sometimes a “too large transaction” message appears when a wallet address has received a lot of small MEWC amounts.


15-SEP-2022

1.0.2

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • Development based in v 1.0.1.

Features:

  • No additional features.

Improvements:

  • Added more checkpoints for security and additional nodes for ease of syncing.

Bugs solved:

  • Several minor bugs solved across the code.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Link to new version (when available) points to BTC repository

06-SEP-2022

1.0.1

Download links

WINDOWS LINUX MAC

Notes:

  • First version.

Features:

  • NFT and digital assets support.

  • Nakamoto consensus implementation, with 100 blocks maturity time.

  • Block size 5000 MEWC, with distribution to donation address and miner.

  • Block time 1 minute

  • KAWPOW algorithm (a customization of PROGPOW algorithm)

  • Halvings every 4 years

  • Maximum coin issuance 21 Billion MEWC.

Improvements:

  • N/A

Bugs solved:

  • N/A.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Link to new version (when available) points to BTC repository



CHANGES HISTORY


Date

Version

Changes

Author

14-JAN-2024

1.0

First issue: Includes all versions and latest version 1.0.5.

MeowCoinbaker

15-JAN-2024

1.1

Added notes of version 1.0.6.

MeowCoinbaker

17-JAN-2024

1.2

Added notes of version 1.0.7

MeowCoinbaker

18-JAN-2024

1.3

Added clarifications to notes of version 1.0.5

MeowCoinbaker




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