PIVX Release Wallet v2.2.1
PIVX Core version 2.2.1 is now available from:
This is a new minor version release, including various bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.
Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
PIVX Core is extensively tested on multiple operating systems using the Linux kernel, macOS 10.8+, and Windows Vista and later.
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, No attempt is made to prevent installing or running the software on Windows XP, you can still do so at your own risk but be aware that there are known instabilities and issues. Please do not report issues about Windows XP to the issue tracker.
PIVX Core should also work on most other Unix-like systems but is not frequently tested on them.
Block Data Corruption
Additional startup procedures have been added to fix corrupted blockchain databases. The majority of users that are experiencing #106 (ConnectBlock() assertion on startup) that have tested the new wallet have reported that their corrupt blockchain has successfully been repaired. The new code will automatically detect and repair the blockchain if it is able to.
If users still experience corruptions with the new wallet and it is not fixed with the new startup procedures, it is suggested that they try using the
-forcestartstartup flag which will bypass the new procedures altogether, and in rare cases allow the wallet to run. If the database is not fixed by either the automatic procedures or the
-forcestartflag, the user should resync the blockchain.
Additional progress has been made to prevent the wallet crashes that are causing the corrupted databases, for example removing the Trading Window (explained below) and fixing several other minor memory leaks that were inherited from the version of Bitcoin that PIVX was forked from.
Exporting or dumping an addresses' private key while the wallet is unlocked for anonymization and Staking only is no longer possible.
A new command (
getstakingstatus) has been added that returns the internal conditions for staking to be activated and their status.
KeePass integration has been removed for the time being due to various inefficiencies with it's code.
Trading Window Removed
The Bittrex trading window in the GUI wallet was problematic with it's memory handling, often leaking, and was overall an inefficient use of resources in it's current implementation. A revised multi-exchange trading window may be implemented at a later date.
2.2.1 Change log
Detailed release notes follow. This overview includes changes that affect behavior, not code moves, refactors and string updates. For convenience in locating the code changes and accompanying discussion, both the pull request and git merge commit are mentioned.
RPC and other APIs
4319af3[RPC] Require password when using UnlockAnonymizeOnly
6b5cf7f[RPC] Remove Keepass code due to Valgrind warnings
Block and Transaction Handling
bce67cb[Wallet] Look at last CoinsView block for corruption fix process
1b3c0d7[Consensus] Don't pass the genesis block through CheckWork
P2P Protocol and Network Code
ac912d9[Wallet] Update checkpoints with v2.2 chain
0c0d080Remove legacy Dash code IsReferenceNode
96b8b00[P2P] Change alert key to effectively disable it
238977b[Qt] Adds base CSS styles for various elements
f7cabbe[Qt] Edit masternode.conf in Qt-wallet
f8f1904[Qt] Show path to wallet.dat in wallet-repair tab
53705f1[Qt] Fix false flags for MultiSend notification when sending transactions
ad08051[Qt] Fix Overview Page Balances when receiving
17a9e0f[Qt] Squashed trading removal code
0409b12[Qt] Avoid OpenSSL certstore-related memory leak
0dad320[Qt] More place for long locales
fceb421[Docs] Add GitHub Issue template and Contributor guidelines
e4e68bc[Wallet] Reduce usage of atoi to comply with CWE-190
6a1de07[Trivial] Use LogPrint for repetitive budget logs
41fdeaa[Budget] Add log for removed budget proposals
d37b4aa[Utils] Add ExecStop= to example systemd service
a6becee[Utils] makeseeds script update
Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:
- Aaron Miller
As well as everyone that helped translating on Transifex.