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Questions about Monero development or development processes

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Is this Monero python implementation complete & trustworthy?

I am trying to develop a variant of Monero. Considering the size and the complexity of the original Monero implementation in C++, I figured it might be easier fork this Python implementation of Monero....
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Getting transaction hash / ID from the raw data

Is it possible to get the hash/ID of the transaction having its raw signed hex value only?
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How GPU gets its mining work and nonce range?

I tried to study source of both xmr-stak and xmrig to understand how it communicates with the kernel running on GPU, but both these softwares are too huge to understand (too many objects calling each ...
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Steps to Fork Monero

I am a newbie to Monero development. I am trying to understand what steps I would need to take to to Fork Monero, make some changes to number of coins etc and create a wallet. Can anyone outline the ...
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How do I compile monero with debugging symbols?

I've tried make debug but when I try to set a breakpoint in gdb I see this: Reading symbols from build/release/bin/monerod...done. (gdb) b tx_pool.cpp:225 No source file named tx_pool.cpp. Make ...
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Create monero browser mining module

I am a young programmer, still in college, interesting in creating a universal plug-in in python that I can apply to a few applications I have created. I would like to develop a python3 module that ...
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parsing the wallet file

I'm trying to parse the wallet (cache) file, that contains the tx information. If I understand it correctly it uses the http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_66_0/libs/serialization/doc/archives.html for ...
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How does check_hash work in difficulty.cpp?

I'm trying to dig into the monero codebase and understand how hashes are validated to be the solution for the current block. The below code returns true if the hash is valid, but I'm trying to ...
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I can't setup a monero pool on current software

I know this is the wrong place, but I need help setting up a pool with the current versions of node.js and the other requirements. Every reference I found is 3 - 4 years old and github code years old ...
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What is the impact on performance of the Monero network by using Kovri

I understand that following implementation of Kovri there is a an affect on overall performance. Is anyone able to elaborate on this?
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block 202612 , how been findet this value?

how been findet this value bool get_block_longhash(const block& b, crypto::hash& res, uint64_t height) { // block 202612 bug workaround const std::string longhash_202612 = "...
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EXCEPTION FOR BLOCK 202612 , from what's it bassed and where it was fixed? [duplicate]

who can asnwer me this for litle qustion , i find this at code // EXCEPTION FOR BLOCK 202612 const std::string correct_blob_hash_202612 = "...
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How does one change Monero's block reward for chosen blocks?

For what I mean, see this example in bitcoin-based coins. We can do this: CAmount GetBlockSubsidy(int nHeight, const Consensus::Params& consensusParams) { int halvings = nHeight / ...
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Using Monero as a C Library

I am looking to build an offline wallet for Monero. However, most of my tooling is in Perl and C. If Monero was written in C, I could just call the C functions from my Perl modules. I think it is ...
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What is the proper Freenode IRC channel for my needs?

There are so many monero related IRC channels. Which one should I use for which topic?
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Why is AEON wallet not working on Bittrex?

Withdrawals and deposits for AEON are disabled on Bittrex, while trading works. Is there actual maintenance going on? Are developers in contact with Bittrex? When do you expect this problem to be ...
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Is the 'pseudoOuts' of 'rctSig' the commitment on input amounts for simple RCT

It seems that the genRctSimple function will make a different input commitment for each input amount (line 675-683 in file src/rct/rctSigs.cpp). And summation of these input commitments = output ...
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Build/Install Instructions for MyMonero App on Android using node/npm

I would like to test the MyMonero App on Android in its current state of development. Please provide instructions for how to use node/npm to build the app and install in on Android. Assume I have a ...
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How to create my own miner?

I am thinking to create my own miner for Monero just for research purpose and understand how is the mining process. First of all, I red the cn008 document and I understand almost everything but I don'...
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Why do the current mobile MyMonero builds use Cordova 6.5.0?

After testing Apache Cordova 7.0.0 why did MyMonero devs decide to remain with 6.5.0? Specifically what is the distinction between how the two versions handle plugins that made 7.0.0 more problematic ...
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Determining the real transaction/balance with view key only

An open source web lightwallet was posted on Reddit the source is https://github.com/moneroexamples/openmonero. It would be able to check the balance of your wallet with only the address and view key (...
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How is code reliability improved?

It seems that blockchain code written in C++ is prone to obscure but serious bugs such as recently seen in Zcoin. I know that rewriting Monero in a safer language is not practical in the short-term, ...
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Failure when using XMR Stak CPU Miner on Linux

I recently set up XMR-Stak-CPU Miner on my Linux system, and, as listed as a common occurrence in the README (located here), the program failed with the "MEMORY ALLOC FAILED: mmap failed" exit code. I ...
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GUI pull request to build and install monerod

Until now users wishing to test the upcoming GUI had to build from source. Following these Monero development stalker instructions, I just noticed a new pull request which excited me. Some relevant ...
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Following coding progress between dev meetings

Monero biweekly development meeting summaries and logs and are published by hellomonero. How can a non developer without the desire to compile from source or idle in IRC stay up to date with recent ...
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Would another node client be valuable to Monero environment?

Ethereum seems to have good experience with alternate node clients, would having another one for monero be a good idea or is it still just to early and would maybe slow devs detracting from more ...
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What is the best way to debug a `segfault-ing` monero daemon on ubuntu

Does it require compiling a debug build, or can it be done with a release build as well? I assume it can be done, but might lack proper feedback!? Either way; which tools are needed and which ...
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How can someone run all blockchain and check if certain block has tx belonging to viewkey

Based on JAXX problem in integrate the monero wallet on their service I was wonder how can one run all the blockchain and check the blocks for belolonging TX from certain viewkey Is there any ...
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Reason for 9 month period between v4 and v5 forks

From this question it is clear that the v4 hard fork was advanced to January 2016 (from March 2016) so that RingCT could be activated sooner. The v5 hard fork scheduling (for September 2016) was ...
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Activity of Moneromooo

What percentage of Monero pull requests so far have been made by Moneromooo? Is Moneromooo the most active Monero developer? How was did Moneromooo choose his name?
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Time between pull requests and merging

I have noticed that some pull requests pass tests and receive comments like "works for me" or "fixes issue #xxx" from other developers but are not merged for several weeks afterwards. Assuming one ...
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Monero trademark control and potential for abuse

Recently, I read about the Zcash Electric Coin Company “Zcash” trademark and active efforts to prevent others from using that name by making pull requests in competing forks and legal reminders. ...
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Purpose of the Monero GitHub “meta”

According the Hello Monero dev meeting highlights for 2016-11-13 a new Github was created for organizational issues. What type of issues is this GitHub meant to address? Will the same Collective Code ...
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MoneyBit GUI compared with “official” GUI

How MoneyBit GUI now in development compare with the official GUI being worked on by Monero developers? Will they ultimately support the same operating systems? Are they both completely open source? ...
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What is novault and what is its connection to Monero?

What is the primary purpose of novault? Is it safe to use? Is the tool meant to be used just Monero or does it had wider applications?
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What language(s) should a new coder learn to contribute to Monero?

What language(s) would be best to learn for someone interested in contributing to XMR (and, less relevantly, Bitcoin)? I have a long term goal to contribute more and more significantly to these ...
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Monero Research Lab - Talent Acquisition. Whom would/do they want?

The MRL, to my knowledge, is made up of four anonymous/pseudonymous academics, who primarily specialize in mathematics (mathematical sciences and algebraic geometry). Are there other specialties that ...
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Any Monero projects in Python? [closed]

I'm curious if there are any interesting projects in Python for Monero. I have to write some big long explanation here so I can post this simple question. Good job SE!
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Can a new platform / cryptocurrency be built on top of Monero?

Can we build a new platform / cryptocurrency on top of Monero like Counterparty / Factom is built on top of Bitcoin?
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Any approximate date we will have Monero wallet with graphical user interface? [closed]

What is the approximate date we will have a Monero wallet with graphical user interface?
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What if the lead developers abandon Monero, like what happened to Boolberry? [closed]

I noticed that CryptoZoidberg basically stopped updating Boolberry in late 2015, as seen here: https://github.com/cryptozoidberg/boolberry/commits/master. Since then, the currency has almost ...
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Why didn't Monero developers just improve bitcoin? [closed]

There are plenty of reasons for creating an altcoin to test a concept, but there are also good reasons to improve the primary protocol. Considering that cryptocurrencies are a strange meld between ...
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What are the pros and cons of relaunching Monero? [closed]

Monero has evolved considerably over the years, and some of the "legacy" and historical facets prove to be sub-optimal (payment IDs, emission curve, mixin 0 transactions on the blockchain, hardcoded ...
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How to save the wallet state in monero-core?

I'm running Linux Mint 18 and I compiled the monero-core GUI from the development branch. Every time I start the wallet, it has to refresh from the beginning of the blockchain. I couldn't find a way ...
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With Monero firmware loaded on a Trezor, how does one create private spend keys from the BIP 39 seed words supplied during a Trezor's configuration?

I’ve experimented with Monero’s V0313 experimental firmware that is installed on a traditionally hierarchical deterministic Trezor hardware device, which is also immune to key loggers and the CSRF ...
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Should Monero start using MIPs(Monero Implementation Protocol) similar to Bitcoin(BIPs)? [closed]

It might be a little early and Monero is still young, but should we in the future start making our own MIPs?
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Fatal Error when trying to build monero-core

I'm trying to follow the directions from here... https://github.com/mbg033/monero-core I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.1 x86 in VirtualBox. When I get to "make" it gives me the ...
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Is there a way to connect the Monero Core (GUI wallet) to a remote testnet node?

I'm trying to make a liveUSB so people can play with the Monero Core GUI, but I don't want them to download the whole testnet blockchain first just to try it out. Maybe something like... monero-...
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How do you run the official GUI?

The pull request for the official GUI was recently merged. How do you get the GUI running?
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How will the world learn of Monero? [closed]

I do my part in sharing the Monero technology with those I know, of whom I think may be interested. However, when I was introduced to Monero a few months ago, I found quite a bit of misinformation ...