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by dolphin
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Segregated Name Values
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: Segregated Name Values

I agree segregated name values is a great idea. In fact, I think it is a must-have for meaningful NameCoin adoption. Let's face it, it is irrational to require any name system client to download the full blockchain or even the last 36k blocks - that is prohibitively expensive from lay man user prosp...
by dolphin
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV
Replies: 33
Views: 13013

Re: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV

Reviving an old thread... I was away working on something fundamentally different for a while, but came back to NameCoin lately. Looking at forum posts, I have a feeling that a completely trustless SPV is not implemented yet. Is that so or am I missing important updates in the buzz? Is it still wort...
by dolphin
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV
Replies: 33
Views: 13013

Re: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV

I don't see a huge difference between installing a browser addon and running an installer program. Assuming that both are well-designed in terms of UI, they seem to me to have similar difficulty. I think the blockchain download time is by far the biggest issue involved here, long term. (Short term ...
by dolphin
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV
Replies: 33
Views: 13013

Re: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, good pointers and very interesting discussion. So, having the code written in Javascript probably isn't necessary. If we did want it to run as JS, using Emscripten would probably be better than hand-writing a bunch of Javascript code. I agree. No need to implement a...
by dolphin
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV
Replies: 33
Views: 13013

Re: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV

AFIAK, we will need an SPV client to manage while the client downloads the UTXO set. We should probably do this in C, C++ or JavaScript. We need to shove this into the browser at some point : / I agree and, in fact, incorporating it in the browser is the specific reason why I posted my comments. We...
by dolphin
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV
Replies: 33
Views: 13013

Re: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV

@biolizard89 Hmmm... I didn't know that anyone is actively working on this. Are there threads or discussions that you could point to? Thanks for the catch though! I'd certainly not want multiple people working on the same.
by dolphin
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Compiling NameCoin on RedHat and CentOS
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Compiling NameCoin on RedHat and CentOS

I agree, that would be ideal. That being said, it feels like there is no defined timeline for rebased NameCoin release... at least, I was unable to find date. It also feels that it won't happen soon and all that time RHEL/CentOS/Fedora users will have to jump through hoops which will artificially re...
by dolphin
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Tools, GUI & other softwares
Topic: Automated Build
Replies: 55
Views: 11546

Re: Automated Build

To follow-up on CentOS/RedHat support, my initial patch , while fully workable, did not seem to be the best option going forward as some of core development team members pointed out. I started working on another option, per recommendations made in the pull request, but run into questions that people...
by dolphin
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Compiling NameCoin on RedHat and CentOS
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Compiling NameCoin on RedHat and CentOS

A while back I've submitted a pull request to enable compilation and operation of NameCoin software on RedHat derivatives (CentOS, Fedora etc.). As some of you, who followed that request, may recall, the key issue with these platforms is that their OpenSSL version is missing the Secp256K1 algorithm,...
by dolphin
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV
Replies: 33
Views: 13013

Re: [Brainstorming] Namecoin SPV

The forum did not let me add more than 3 images. Here is one more to illustrate the lookup by lightweight client