BitShares Core and 3.3.x Release
By way of an introduction and catch up, re-blogging some previous articles from New.BitShares.org. This is our own content and the original can be viewed here.
Following on from the previous post about BitShares Core 3.0 major release, there is a rash of new fixes and features right now for version 3.3.0. The last version 3.2.1 patch was released last month, details of which are on GitHub. In the below we take a look at what’s in the latest release candidate.
From the BitShares Core 3.3.0 release notes:
“The Core software is used to build the validation nodes that perform consensus of all transactions on the BitShares blockchain. This release includes additions and improvements but does not include any changes to the consensus protocol.“
You can check out the source – draft release notes here or simply read the summary explanations we’ve put together below.
What's new in 3.3.0?
The release brings some much needed upgrades to existing features, even better performance, and extensions to new features such as HTLC. It is being recommended for both API and developer node operators, and the block producers (DPoS 'Witnesses') which validate the network transactions.
API node operators will now be able to support clients that wish to:
- track the total amount in collateral,
- query for active HTLC objects, and
- optionally subscribe to database objects.
ElasticSearch example (source)
ElasticSearch and Witness node operators take note
Operators of ElasticSearch nodes can upgrade to get support for Get operation by ID and serving get_account_history API.
Block producing nodes will benefit from being able to accept private key from a file.
Users of the command line interface wallet (CLI) will benefit from the ability to sign messages on behalf of their account (1878).
All Features and Functionality in BitShares Core 3.3.0
The changes for 3.3.0 Feature Release are summarized below.
Track total amount in collateral
1893 1836, 1889, 1894 Add get_htlcs API 1713 1849 Add optional auto-subscription
parameters to APIs: get_objects,
get_assets and get_htlc 1819 1868 ES Plugin:
Get operation by ID; support
get_account_history API 1682 1725
New Node Functionality in 3.3.0
Suppress p2p logs
Witness node switch to correct fork on restart
if was shut down on another long fork 1703 1832 Remove seed node with missing DNS record - 1879
Node Plug-in fixes
Command Line Interface Wallet (CLI)
Description Issue Pull Request Add sign_message command to cli_wallet - 1878
Put seed nodes into separate file
Add htlc parameters to developer genesis
Refactor CLI register_account and
create_account_with_private_key commands, remove duplicate code - 1811 Database_api code refactoring - 1891, 1920 Clean up FC, support native 128-bit integers 998, 1584, 1660,1816 1789, 1917, 1927, FC-137, FC-140 Fix optional API argument bug 1898 FC-145, FC-146, 1912
Where to learn more about the BitShares Core software
- Users documentation: How BitShares Works
- Developer documentation: On the new BitShares Developer Portal
- Previous release information including 3.2.0 on July 17th see https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares-core/releases
Source of this article was taken from the release candidate notes which you can also find on GitHub here.