Thursday, August 22, 2013 Test Version

Tag v0.8.4.1 is the Litecoin equivalent to Bitcoin 0.8.4rc2.
Tag v0.8.4.1-cc is the Coin Control variant
Regular builds
Coin Control Builds

  • Bitcoin 0.8.4 contains minor bug and security fixes.  Litecoin contains equivalent patches although they are unimportant as Litecoin disabled bloom by default.
  • Minor efficiency improvement in block peer request handling.
  • MacOS X LevelDB corruption
    One fix in particular may be of interest is a rare block index LevelDB corruption issue that happened for MacOS X users.  Only Bitcoin 0.8.x users have been reporting that bug, but Litecoin would be similarly affected so we are testing the potential fix.  This issue was annoying but non-fatal for MacOS X users as they would occasionally need to reindex to recover.  Hopefully now they can avoid that annoyance.
  • Norwegian and Swedish translation fixes were submitted by community members.  They were actually errors in the Bitcoin translations.  Litecoin dev fixed it for the upcoming Bitcoin 0.9 release.
Please Report your Test Results
This test version should behave identically to litecoin-  If you find any differences please report it in comments here or in Github.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Free Software Foundation 501(c)(3) accepts Litecoin
Since 1985 the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a U.S. 501(c)(3) charity has been at the forefront of defending the free software movement with GNU software, advocacy and legal protection of the community's rights under the GNU General Public License.
200 LTC 2013-08-07 20:27:33
The Litecoin Project uses GNU/Linux software and development tools created by the FSF. The FSF needs and deserves our support, thus we lead by example by contributing 200 LTC. We encourage the Litecoin Community to consider supporting this important charitable organization.

Can you spare 1 LTC?
Judging from the the GPG signed message by their Executive Director, William John Sullivan, it seems that the FSF takes Bitcoin and Litecoin security seriously.

pub   4096R/61A0963B 2010-07-21
      Key fingerprint = A462 6CBA FF37 6039 D2D7  5544 97BA 9CE7 61A0 963B
uid                  William John Sullivan <>
uid                  William John Sullivan <>
uid                  William John Sullivan <>
uid                  William John Sullivan <>
sub   4096R/B501C8DB 2010-07-21