Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.1

[Failed] Testing Comments Feature


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    @Lizhi @Wellenreiter
    Tests : Comments Feature Feathercoin - version 0.9.3.2

    Test :

    1. Open Comments feature
    2. Send Comments
    3. Try to read Comments

    Test results :

    No transaction fee was taken out for comment

    Was not able to find which address it was sent from

    Second test : System message did not show where the comment was sent :
    Comment Message

    I was not able to right click transaction to get the address.

    Guessing the address : I was not able to find what an “OP_RETURN” is on the explorer
    6j9s2N4FgC6foPYJ5u1CTccE5EZjznq2Di

    (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/OP_RETURN)

    http://explorer.feathercoin.com/tx/96d954dc26873558507533822581aa7f3a8a57df9d3cdb1f1fd4c272ba22ffae#o1

    Incorrect details / fee amounts were shown on right click transactions. No details of Address.

    Does not include the fee 0.001 FTC…

    Comment Message

    Information about the comments should be given Before not after making the comment.

    The opportunity to pay more should have been given.

    From : Guide to creating comments / Help:**

    Include comments in the Feathercoin Blockchain

    Feathercoin Wallet Include encrypted comments into the Blockchain

    Comments can be included in the Feathercoin Blockchain. Click on Advanced in the Wallet menu and select comments.

    Comments Dialog

    Comments of up to 40 characters can be included in the Feathercoin Blockchain. The cost of a comment has been set at 10 times the dust, or minimum block transmission value, currently that is .

    Comments Dialog

    Comments Dialog

    Feathercoin comments Find encrypted comments on the blockchain

    Once you have made a comment you can find it in the Feathercoin Blockchain.

    http://explorer.feathercoin.com/chain/Feathercoin

    First find the transaction with the comment, the copy the contents of OP_RETURN.

    You then use Hex to Ascii on OP_RETURN to return your message.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    Complicated 😞

    We should include the read comments feature directly in the wallet, so people can easily read the comments, when checking the transaction. That’s the only way to make use of the insert comment feature


  • | Tip lizhi

    I want to create a page for read comments.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Re: Form for reading comments

    Thanks for that @Lizhi, it’s a good idea for 0.11. Would it be possible to improve the Blockchain Explorer or set up a comments page, like the Bitcoin ones (for 0.9.3.2) so we can get an “acceptable” version of that, then work on improvements in 0.11?


  • | Tip lizhi

    I think it was wonderfully successful. I see what you write in blockchain.

    http://block.ftc-c.com/tx/96d954dc26873558507533822581aa7f3a8a57df9d3cdb1f1fd4c272ba22ffae

    alt text


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    @Lizhi, Thanks for showing how you can do it. I knew that.

    You have op_return on the Chinese explorer, it need to be on the “Official” FTC explorer.

    Testing is a very hard job unless the programmers take it seriously. It is not saying your code is wrong.

    Some of the fixes can be documentation,or compatibility with other programs, not just code.

    There is always some room for improvement, before it becomes brilliant…


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    So the question was:

    What is the procedure (currently) to view the comment, if the Chinese web site is down or inaccessible?

    I will then add that to the guide.

    I will add the procedure to decode the message by access the Chinese FTC explorer, for version 0.9.3.2, if that is the only way to do it when we do the release, shortly.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Test results :

    The Comments feature in the Feathercoin wallet passed a basic operational test. It didn’t crash and it is possible to read a message, if the Chinese FTC site is available.

    The testing was only meant to address additional issues in 0.9.3.2, however the failure to easily complete the guide or easily read comments and other observations, that should have been completed “before the release of 0.9.3.1”, have diverted my effort back to checking previous work in more detail.

    Enhancements do not need exclusively to code and can be in the help or guides, although many are trivial updates as the hard work on the backend has been done. There are some complex features, as a tester I am asking these be double checked. We have already found that interesting and powerful features like sending graphical QRCode invoices, do not necessarily run as you intuitively think.

    The way to handle feedback such as testing, is to double check it, comment on any issues, inform on difficulty of correcting the issue and estimate a priority.

    These test results and observation, show possible user/tester confusion, errors or enhancement requirements :

    No transaction fee was taken out for comment

    It was not easy to find which address the comments was set from

    Second test :

    System message did not show where the comment was sent :
    Comment Message

    It was not possible to right click transaction on the main screen to get the address.

    Guessing the address : I was not able to find what an “OP_RETURN” is

    6j9s2N4FgC6foPYJ5u1CTccE5EZjznq2Di

    (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/OP_RETURN)

    http://explorer.feathercoin.com/tx/96d954dc26873558507533822581aa7f3a8a57df9d3cdb1f1fd4c272ba22ffae#o1

    Incorrect details / fee amounts were shown on right click transactions. No details of Address.

    Does not include the fee 0.001 FTC…

    Comment Message

    Information about the comments, like cost, should be given before, not after making the comment.

    The opportunity to pay more should have been given.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    I have improved the text output for comments with a quick fix. (note to self) Is this in any translations?