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Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind version 0.8.1 released
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:16:03 PM »

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[greenalert]Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind version 0.8.1 released[/greenalert]

Gavin Andresen, Lead Core Bitcoin Developer posted today on Bitcoin Talk:

Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind version 0.8.1 is now available from:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.8.1/

This is a maintenance release that adds a new network rule to avoid
a chain-forking incompatibility with versions 0.7.2 and earlier.

Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:
  https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues


How to Upgrade
--------------

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait
until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older
versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over
/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).

If you are upgrading from version 0.7.2 or earlier, the first time you
run 0.8.1 your blockchain files will be re-indexed, which will take
anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the speed of
your machine.
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Re: Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind version 0.8.1 released
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 07:26:58 PM »
Admin put a banner at homepage with warning to upgrade bitcoind to 0.8.1 before may15.

 

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