johnc wrote:From the reddit post, looks like the bitpay library was released as bitcore-namecoin so it should be a non-issue.
In other regards, it will be nice to have some updated binaries on the release tabs of namecore and nmcontrol (even if marked beta) so people can play with them.
I think the Gitian descriptors from Bitcoin Core should still be sufficient for Namecoin Core. We don't need to get a huge, complex, fully-automated build system going to release a version of Namecoin Core. We can just have a bunch of people independently build and sign off and then use the result from anyone no matter how trusted or untrusted that person is. That (and knowing the build result came from the source) is the whole point of reproducible builds.
I did briefly look at a reproducible deb package for Namecoin Core and believe I had succeeded, but we don't even need all that. Bitcoin Core uses Launchpad for deb packages, so afaik, there is no effort on Bitcoin Core's behalf to make the "official" deb packages of Bitcoin Core reproducible.
I think we should release the results of the Gitian build like Bitcoin Core does and not worry about deb or other packages at this point.
I won't comment on NMControl, because I don't know as much of the current state and the format we plan to release it in.
Regarding the naming issue, I still think that Namecore is rather confusing, especially when there is a fork of Bitcore for Namecoin, even if it is named something other than the obvious choice of Namecore.