We can’t release the next version of ElectrumSV without the help of our users. Already people generous with their time have helped us track down bugs that were in the previous beta release. As much as we try to test the things we change, sometimes we don’t notice that things are broken.
We’ve previously written about what is new in 1.2.1.
How you can help
If you’re a Windows or MacOS user, download the appropriate build file listed below and try out the things you normally do with it. If you want me to come up with a list of things you might try, I’ll pop one onto the end of this article.
Download links (SHA256 hashes posted separately in a tweet):
If you’re a Linux user (or run from source), after feedback about how our existing source distribution is causing problems, we’re just going to distribute the source code snapshots for now.
- Download either the zip archive or the tarball. We’ll link directly to github for these, so you can tell by the URL that they come directly from our source code repository there.
pip3 -r --user contrib/deterministic-build/requirements.txt
pip3 -r --user contrib/deterministic-build/requirements-binaries.txt
pip3 -r --user contrib/deterministic-build/requirements-hw.txt(if you are using a hardware wallet).
- Now you should be able to run
python3 ./electrum-svand ElectrumSV should open it’s UI.
That’s it for downloading and running the beta versions.
Some things you might try
- Create a new wallet in ElectrumSV with your seed words (mnemonic phrase) from pre-fork from Bitcoin Core.
- Create a new wallet in ElectrumSV with your seed words (mnemonic phrases) from pre-fork from Bitcoin Cash.
- Find an old wallet from pre-fork from Bitcoin Core, copy it, and open the copy in ElectrumSV. Verify that it opens and synchronises. It does not matter if you have since moved the coins, and they are not longer present. It should still synchronise to a zero balance in that case.
- Find an old wallet from pre-fork from Bitcoin Cash, copy it, and open the copy in ElectrumSV. Verify that it opens and synchronises. It does not matter if you have since moved the coins, and they are not longer present. It should still synchronise to a zero balance in that case.
- Find a new or old xpriv and create a new wallet using it.
- If you are using an old wallet of some form, and it has coins in it you wish to split, please consider using our coin-splitting tab to split them! Report back if you have problems, maybe we can’t split them because you use an old key of an unusual type.
- Find a friend and create a multi-sig wallet (maybe on testnet — instructions here). Turn on the co-signing extension in the preferences, and send some coins in and out of the multi-sig wallet.
- Get out your hardware wallet and check that it works for all the things you normally use it for.
And for that matter, think of the things you normally use ElectrumSV for, and give them a shot.
Where can you provide feedback?
If you find a bug, please create an issue on our github repository. You can also leave a comment on this article if you have questions, but it is not as useful a forum for us to interact with users.