eos-voter 0.5.2 - Proxy Information + Bug Fixes

Today we released a small upgrade to the eos-voter tool, featuring many bug fixes and a new interface to browse and select a BP Voting Proxy (based on the work by AlohaEOS and their regproxyinfo contract). We are pretty deep into the 0.6.0 release, but decided to release a minor build to address the issues plaguing users currently.


Post Overview

  1. Changes
  2. What is eos-voter?
  3. Where to download eos-voter
  4. Feature Overview
  5. Coming Soon
  6. File Signatures

1 - Changes

0.5.2 Changelog

The following features have been released as part of the 0.5.2 eos-voter release.

  • Browse Proxy Information: Added a new "Proxies" tab to the Producer Voting section, which allows browsing of the vote proxies registered through the regproxyinfo contract by AlohaEOS (https://github.com/AlohaEOS/eos-proxyinfo)
  • Register Proxy Information: After an account registers as a proxy, it is then given the opportunity to create a proxy profile through the regproxyinfo contract by AlohaEOS (https://github.com/AlohaEOS/eos-proxyinfo)
  • Fix for Contacts List when no memo is specified
  • Fix for missing authorizations (experienced on EDNA)
  • Lowered validation on RAM values during account creation (4000 -> 2600)
  • Improvements on Error Handling
  • Added "Staked to Others" onto the balances section
  • Fixes to transfer memos, longer strings and better key protection (thanks to lukap3rcic)
  • Improving contract data types detection (thanks to smlu)

2 - What is eos-voter?

eos-voter is a desktop wallet application build for the EOS blockchain, which can be downloaded and run on your computer. eos-voter is free to use and open-source, and is designed to be a way to help secure your account while using the EOS blockchain. When using eos-voter, your private keys never leave the application as transactions are signed locally.

To date the eos-voter tool has seen over 61,000 downloads in one of the largest efforts to help connect EOS stakeholders with the EOS mainnet!

(eos-voter is a temporary application name and we are in the process of rebranding to a much better name!)

Previous updates for more information:

Greymass Initiative

eos-voter is an application being developed and led by members of the @greymass team. Greymass is an EOS block producer candidate (teamgreymass) on the EOS blockchain. For more information about Greymass, please visit our website (greymass.com) or read our Steemit Blog.


3 - Download eos-voter by Greymass

As of 2018/09/18, v0.5.2 is the most recent release.

The most recent version can always be downloaded from our GitHub releases page:

https://github.com/greymass/eos-voter/releases

  • MacOS User: Download either the DMG (mac-eos-voter-***.dmg) or ZIP (mac-eos-voter-***.zip) file.
  • Windows User: Download the EXE (windows-eos-voter-***.exe) file.
  • Linux User: Download either the SNAP (linux-eos-voter-***-_amd64.snap), DEB (linux-eos-voter-***-_amd64.deb), or AppImage (linux-eos-voter-***-x86_64.AppImage) file.
  • Linux (ARM/Raspberry Pi): Download the DEB (linux-eos-voter-***-armv7l.deb) file.

Further useful links:


4 - Features

Browse Proxy Information

Having the time to research and decide on 30 block producers is not an option for everyone, which is why many people choose to use a Proxy to cast their votes. This new section will display all proxies registered through the regproxyinfo smart contract developed by AlohaEOS.

This smart contract allows those who choose to act as a proxy to publish basic information about themselves and their voting philosophies, to pitch themselves those who wish to use a proxy.

Across the top of the "Producer Voting" section two different tabs now exist, the "Block Producers" tab, which has been the default display since the application launched, and a new "Proxies" tab, which will allow you to browse available proxies.

screenshot 38

While using the Proxies section, each proxy is displayed with two buttons:

  • A purple magnify button (like producers) that lets you view more information about a specific proxy (pictured below).
  • A grey button to select this proxy as your proxy.

A search box is also available, which will search the name (not account name) that the proxy has specified.

screenshot 39

Clicking on the purple button will display all the information the proxy has entered into the regproxyinfo contract.

For example, here's @lukestokes proxy profile:

screenshot 40

It's our hope that by providing this additional information, it will help more users make informed decisions about which proxy they should use.

Register Proxy Information

For those who wish to become a proxy, and publish their information into the regproxyinfo smart contract developed by AlohaEOS, we have integrated a form into the Register Voting Proxy section (Tools -> Register Voting Proxy).

Upon registering as a proxy, a second form will be displayed that then allows the proxy to provide additional information to those on the hunt for a proxy.

This information does consume some of the originating accounts RAM - as all contract do. When unregistering as a proxy, this information will be removed from the contract and return the utilized RAM.

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5 - On the horizon...

Greymass has a number of additional features planned to build a modern wallet experience. A rough roadmap of the upcoming features includes:

  • 0.6.0: Referendum Voting + Ledger Support
  • 1.0.0: Rebrand + Website + New User Interface

As an open source project, we encourage all others to help in these efforts!

Supporting Greymass

Greymass is a self-funded organization that accepts no outside funding. There are currently three ways you can help support Greymass in an effort to bring tools like eos-voter to life:


6 - Download Signatures

With each release we will be publishing shasum (512) signatures so you can ensure the integrity of the files you are downloading. This footer on the post serves as immutable reference to the shasum data to validate these files, which key be validated as signed by jesta on keybase.

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