Track request for bitcoin-core snap

The command line and RPC as well as REST interface changes between major versions of Bitcoin Core and thus we need different tracks for each branch (major version).

I kindly request the “0.17” and “0.18” track, where “latest” currently points to “0.17” and in a few weeks (after the 0.18.0 release) points to “0.18”.

See also our currently supported major versions: https://bitcoincore.org/en/lifecycle/#schedule

The bitcoin-core snap: https://snapcraft.io/bitcoin-core (id: lGr3hNoqLtHTp2yV1BgnqyElQtLUDPeA)

Thanks,
Marco

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Hello,

Per Process for aliases, auto-connections and tracks we need two positive votes and there’s a waiting period of 7 days, from the moment you made the request.

The URL you linked to is very clear about the Bitcoin Core release cycle and support commitments for versions, so from a reviewer standpoint I can +1 this. As explained above then, we’ll check again in a few days to see if any other reviewers chimed in, and act depending on how many votes are cast.

Cheers,

  • Daniel

I am also a +1 on the track request. I’ve been working one-on-one with Marco as he’s set up the official bitcoin-core snap. They have a well-documented release process, and 0.17 is the major component where they introduce breaking changes.

Hello folks,

The waiting period has elapsed and we have +2 votes from reviewers, so I’ve created the tracks which are now ready for use.

Enjoy!

  • Daniel

Thanks, working great!

Hi, I’d like to follow up and request the “0.19” track, now that 0.19.0.1 has been released today. See https://bitcoincore.org/en/2019/11/24/release-0.19.0/

Hi!

I’ve added the 0.19 track: +1 from me as reviewer and we invoked Simplified track request process for snaps with predictable cadence for this.

Enjoy!

  • Daniel
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Hi, I’d like to request the 0.20 track, now that rc1 has been released https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-core-dev/2020-April/000089.html

Hi,

0.20 has been created as track, per the usual (my +1 as reviewer).

Enjoy!

  • Daniel
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Hi, we have built the snap https://code.launchpad.net/~bitcoin-core/+snap/bitcoin-core-snap-0.20 but it doesn’t show up as a track on the releases page: https://snapcraft.io/bitcoin-core/releases

Hi,

I think you need to use snapcraft from the command line to release to a track the first time:

snapcraft release bitcoin-core-snap 69 0.20/stable

  • Daniel

There’s currently a bug that I’m working on fixing that doesn’t show available tracks unless there is a release. As @roadmr suggested, if you release a revision to the track it will show in the UI.

I’m hoping to get a fix released by EOD today :slight_smile: