Old daemon and wallet version 0.18.3
Valid versions of client
Further to my previous survey of the versions Feathercoin clients being used in the wild. I now note that the majority (90%) are v0.6.4.3.
I note that 0.6.3 and 0.6.4.1 are being used which will have annoying messages, and don’t include some fixes. I know we will have to do a hard Fork at some time with the projected changes and prospective 0.8 versions available, this would get people used to the early adjustments and fixes we will need to make.
I am suggesting the next version (of feathercoind) makes versions before 0.6.3 incompatible with the network, with a message to the users to update to the latest client.
At the moment it looks like our geek audience are happy to update, and in the future we will be in the app stores and software centres and will update automatically anyway.
This will help with Feathercoin security measures, be a positive development we could announce. It would get users used to our development plan, and know we are working on the project.
It would also make it harder for an attacker as they would have to keep updating their software as well, to comply with the network.
I believe that when we hard fork for the diff fix we will change the protocol version which will make any previous client incompatible.