Bitcoin version 0.3.24 released
8 July 2011

Full announcement (including signatures)

Bitcoin v0.3.24 is now available for download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.3.24/

This is another bug fix release. We had hoped to have wallet encryption ready for release, but more urgent fixes for existing clients were needed – most notably block download problems were getting severe. Wallet encryption is ready for testing at https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/352 for the git-savvy, and hopefully will follow shortly in the next release, v0.4.

Notable fixes in v0.3.24, and the main reasons for this release:

  • Block downloads were failing or taking unreasonable amounts of time to complete, because the increased size of the block chain was bumping up against some earlier buffer-size DoS limits.
  • Fix crash caused by loss/lack of network connection.

Notable changes in v0.3.24:

  • DNS seeding enabled by default.
  • UPNP enabled by default in the GUI client. The percentage of bitcoin clients that accept incoming connections is quite small, and that is a problem. This should help. bitcoind, and unofficial builds, are unchanged (though we encourage use of “-upnp” to help the network!).
  • Initial unit testing framework. Bitcoin sorely needs automated tests, and this is a beginning. Contributions welcome.
  • Internal wallet code cleanup. While invisible to an end user, this change provides the basis for v0.4’s wallet encryption.
Go back to the version history