Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

[Dev] Packaging feathercoind and feathercoin-qt on Linux


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @aciddude said:

    So apparently it compiled…

    Feathercoin-qt is 143.2MB

    when I try to run it I get an error:
    “Could not display Feathercoin-qt”

    “There is no application install for “shared library” files. do you want to search for an application to open this file?”

    =====
    edit: WHOOOP!! IT WORKS
    in terminal running sudo ./feathercoin-qt loaded it fine. it’s syncing the block chain now. Screen shots coming.

    I never had a problem to run feathercoin-qt as non-root user.
    Can you tell what you did to get it compiled?
    Did you modify the code?
    Did you install additional libraries?


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @wrapper : we should include the strip command in the packaging process and the stripped code NEVER ahould be committed to github, othwise debugging could become a pain.
    Also I think that the 143mB binary is a result of static linking, qhwre all libraries are part of the binary. Dynamic linking should reduce the size also and has the advantage, that we don’t need to release a new version, if a library is patched


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    @Lizhi @Ghostlander @Bushstar

    Development procedure

    @Wellenreiter Thanks for the update, it’s a complex situation and keeping close to Bitcoin development, at least takes advantage of all their testers.

    Although, slower than it could be with dedicated paid staff, the open source “chaos” does seem to work. As you say, so far we have tried to make everything backwardly compatible, where that was not possible, members have moved to the new forks pretty well.

    The main thing FTC seems deficient at is a guide or methodology for “upgrading” a Bitcoin fork to include all FTC specific enhancements / settings. Particularly as of the extra complexity of moving from Litecoin fork directly to Bitcoin core.

    I could be wrong and Bush, Wellenreiter or Lizhi have a way of doing it but it would assist in finding members who could help, if we get everything documented now.

    As far as testing 0.9.3.1 and above, the main thing we must do is test all FTC specific features have been included a work. Even if that is a simple as being “double checked” by someone …

    That is the main effort should be in maintaining the fork difference.

    We could have a Development thread called FTC additional packages, with each as a post, updated with “install in version” and checked by …

    created by the first checker. From a list of commits to 0.6 to 0.8 Feathercoin Github?

    List of FTC Pages and system settings / additional files

    ACP
    Name changes : Bitcoind changed to Feathercoind
    images and icons
    splash screen
    eHRC
    neoscrypt
    Transaction fees
    Block times
    checkpoints

    etc

    Release procedure

    To keep things simple and to allow others to help get involved, we also need an updated release procedure post.

    It again would be a simple check list, from the git hub readme, so a checker can be allocated and sign of the release steps.

    We could of course just point the forum to slight update to the Feathercoin readme, but having it on the forum would help members get involved, reduce errors and spread the development load from staff.


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @Wellenreiter said:

    I never had a problem to run feathercoin-qt as non-root user.
    Can you tell what you did to get it compiled?
    Did you modify the code?
    Did you install additional libraries?

    :Edit, removed my rough draft.

    see here
    http://forum.feathercoin.com/topic/8556/guide-ubuntu-16-04-lts-compile-feathercoin-0-9-3-1-with-gui


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    I have added 32 bit packages for Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 to the ropsitory at https://software.opensuse.org/package/feathercoin

    As usual the packages are under the ‘unstable’ branch, as they are not supported by the distribution owners.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    I am trying to learn about the OpenSuse build service and who owns what and what is where. Pretty mind blowing.

    I noted that : the 9.3.1 build is complex because of bringing in and compiling associated dependencies.

    1. Does this work with the straight 16.04 dev install, without compiling outside dependencies?. (probably not in case of zxing)

    2. If not, it is OpenSuse suggested policy to build (such as zxing or BerkleyDB) as separate repositories, so others could use them and bring the binaries in from there (on the final “release” build). I have searched and no zxing is currently up.

    3. I have registered Feathercoin-qt Opensuse build service name, for consideration as the official name, can pass it over appropriately.

    4. I have researched becoming the Offical FTC openSuse package and have been given and possible way forward, to be assesd by the Factory as the official package. Passed on to Wellenreiter try that angle.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @wrapper said:

    I am trying to learn about the OpenSuse build service and who owns what and what is where. Pretty mind blowing.

    I noted that : the 9.3.1 build is complex because of bringing in and compiling associated dependencies.

    1. Does this work with the straight 16.04 dev install, without compiling outside dependencies?. (probably not in case of zxing)

    If you follow the guide I made for debian/ubuntu installs it should solve all dependencies, as you add my repository as package source and I’ve a xzing package for ubuntu there.

    1. If not, it is OpenSuse suggested policy to build (such as zxing or BerkleyDB) as separate repositories, so others could use them and bring the binaries in from there (on the final “release” build). I have searched and no zxing is currently up.

    The package name is ‘libzxing’ 😉

    1. I have registered Feathercoin-qt Opensuse build service name, for consideration as the official name, can pass it over appropriately.

    2. I have researched becoming the Offical FTC openSuse package and have been given and possible way forward, to be assesd by the Factory as the official package. Passed on to Wellenreiter try that angle.


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    Random idea semi related. Now that Ubuntu builds have been done… maybe posting that on bitcointalk just to make people aware.

    Ubuntu is a popular distro, makes sense no ?


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    @Aciddude Re : To Announce all the builds available — That’s a great idea.

    I would look better if we get all the links sorted so we/Wellenreiter are the official builds on OpenSuse.

    There is a procedure, hopefully short, to apply to the Factory project maintainer. It would look better, especially announcing it.

    I suppose the author could specify each of the "official " builds in a link - and go back later and update them if we end up adjusting the links to release builds.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    I have been investigating the usefulness of “cheap” Arm smart TV boxes. As905 quad core Arm is quite powerful, enough to start running a full desktop. It currently runs Android.

    It is relatively straight forward to compile the Bitcoin codebase for Arm 7 and above should have enough power to run graphics.

    I am looking into wither a build service covers cross compiling a Arm build?

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1386368.0