Should we have a mailinglist for a new wallet?

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Offline mrfixit

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Wallet updates
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:47:11 pm »
Hi there.

Not all will notice the announcment for a Wallet upgrade. Should the wallet get some sort of autoupdate function?

Maybe a "There is a upgrade to the wallet. Do you wish to upgrade?" dialog box, with an option to autoupdate.

The connections to the main Groestlcoin server could also be used to get a counter of how many Wallets are out there as well.



Offline jackielove4u

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Re: Wallet updates
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 08:52:36 pm »

I will try to give some answers.

Can we get autoupdates from the wallet?
- We will not implement this, until we have found a secure and simpler way than: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/1453 (with rubberhose problem). It is considered as far too high risk to make it autoupdate the regular way (think of our server hacked, dns server hijacked, etc). We choose for the safest and that's manual update at the moment.

So is there any other way to get notifications?
- Yes, we could use the mailinglist like this: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ . Or follow us any social media (Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, Irc etc).

How to verify that the wallet is not manipulated/corrupted?
- I have asked the dev to place the MD5 sums on the website to verify the downloads.