@everyone Announcing the immediate availability of GUI and CLI for all platforms of the NON-MANDATORY v0.8.0-4 UPDATE.
FOR YOUR BENEFIT AND EVERYONE ELSE'S, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL 1:00 AM UTC BEFORE YOU START MINING ON THE NEW VERSION. ONCE THE NEW VERSION BEGINS MINING AND STAKING A MAJORITY OF THE NETWORK POWER, ALL OLDER VERSIONS WILL FORK AWAY. AFTER 1:00 AM UTC, PLEASE MINE AND STAKE TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT. THIS REQUEST ONLY APPLIES TO TESTNET. FOR MAINNET, PROCEED AS USUAL.
This release has no mainnet changes, resolves issues that people using testnet have reported with the Ethereum/Rinkeby bridge, and is mandatory for those who wish to continue using testnet after transactions between the Verus and Rinkeby test nets resume flowing.
If you have pending transactions on the bridge, some requested conversions may come back as refunded, and you should receive all amounts expected, fewer fees. We will not reset the testnet, but within an hour after this availability, the network will resume transaction imports/exports to and from Rinkeby, and anyone who continues running the old version may need to resync to testnet from scratch to continue. If you have upgraded to v0.8.0-4 or do so before connecting again to testnet, you should only see improvement without disruption.
I want to thank everyone who participated already in using this testnet and bridge release. I hope we can keep that level of participation or more up, as it has been extremely helpful. Because of all that’s happened on this testnet to date, we were able to make a lot of progress in finding and resolving the following testnet issues in this release:
I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce the brand new https://verus.io/ website, upgraded with a beautiful new design by @Max@ - greenverus.com, @nward, @englal, @quipacorn, @Consilience, @oink and others! I recommend that you take a look at the new site and share it to anyone who might have questions about our project, community, or technology. It even includes a profile display on the ID lookup if the ID has a profile available!
A HUGE thanks to everyone who stepped up and made this new website possible! (edited)