UFO Coin Released

While the 0.9 release is in the final stages of testing before being released the last 0.8 client has just been released. This is a maintenance release back porting features from future versions of UFO Coin to the current version. This allows anyone running or build from the master-0.8 branch on GitHub to be able to accept and handle the changes made in BIP66 which introduced v3 blocks with Strict DER signature validation.

This change was made in reaction to changes made in OpenSSL, deviations to the DER standard were accepted until OpenSSL 1.0.0p and 1.0.1k changed to only accept DER standard signatures. This could potentially be a source of unintentional forks.

More info on BIP66

The new client is currently only available for Windows and can be downloaded from the front page. Source is available on GitHub. The 0.9 client will be released soon, 0.9 clients for Windows and Mac will be available and 0.9 source pushed to GitHub.