Dear Users – it’s been a while since I last posted (been rather busy, both in day job and in mining) – and even for this one I’ll keep it short (tons of things to write about, but not enough time right now). For now, I’ll only post this little update and request.
New Release – v0.11.0
After a ton of work I’ve finally put live the latest release (v0.11.0), that contains an equal ton of updates, bugfixes, improvements, etc – I’ll write a bit more about that later, when I’ve also updated the new lukSticks (that will have an equally long list of fixes and improvements…); but the latter will take a little bit longer because I want to run just a few more burn-in tests.
Though the lukSticks are still copying, the miner release itself is already live, at the usual place (http://www.lukminer.net/releases).
To everybody that mines Heavy : Please update ASAP
If you’re mining cryptonight heavy, chances are you’ve seen – or at least heard about – the blow-up of sumokoin. I still don’t completely get who are the good guys and who are the bad guys; but at the end of the day, that’s neither here nor there – the bottom line is that after a long of what looks like a civil war in this coin, the Sumo community has decided to go back from cryptonight heavy to the original, old, cryptonight classic.
Now if you like this (I certainly don’t!) you can still mine sumo with the “-a xnclassic” flag – but since Sumo will now be ASIC-mineable whatever you’re going to put to it with lukMiner probably won’t make a dent. Maybe at least for Sumo that change is for the better – who knows – and if it does prosper this way then I’ll wish it all the best (I still have a lot of currently locked coins, so won’t complain) …. but bottom line, that coin is now no longer of interest to me.
All that said, the real problem is that v0.10.7 actually diverted all developer shares to a sumo pool – but with sumo having just changed back to xnclassic those hashes will no longer be valid, so chances are your miner will stop working. If you were mining sumo to start with you’ll already have found that out; but if you’re mining another ‘heavy’ coin (I’m currently going Loki and Saronite) then you’ll probably run into this trap: The miner itself will still be able to mine Loki and Saronite – but since the devShares won’t work it’ll likely die, anyway. As such: If you are mining any heavy coins, please update to 0.11.0 immediately.
I’ll send a few more updates later, but at least for now that’ll have to be it.
With that…. Happy Mining!