Our latest patch release — 0.17.1 — has finally arrived. What you can expect from this incremental upgrade are various improvements to both the UI as well as to Golem Core. The most evident changes are the streamlined task creation GUI, the support for partial task restart in case of subtask timeouts and the fix that should alleviate the issues with the Docker service on Windows.

Apart from that, we have introduced improvements to the Blender verification and transaction tracking subsystems and addressed several minor pain-points in the UX.

Transaction history will now become more user-friendly with separate tabs for payments and incomes.

There are also some UX improvements for our requestors. For instance, when a user forgets to add some resource file during the task creation (eg. texture), he’s able now to add them without having to repeat the task creation procedure.

If you forget to add some textures to your scene, you can now fix that easily from Golem GUI.

We have also worked on bringing clearer in-app information about the state of the finished subtasks and a button that allows the user to add a node to blacklist straight from the GUI. Before, the user had to edit the configuration file to do it.

You can now blacklist nodes right from the GUI.

Additionally, now the requestors are able to restart just parts of tasks that was not computed in time (while keeping previous results).

New restart option was added

You’re more than welcome to download and test this new release. For a more detailed changelog, details and troubleshooting information, please visit our official GitHub repository or pay a visit to our Rocket channel.

As always, we’ll be eagerly anticipating your comments and feedback as the development of our product is an ongoing process and our users are an indispensable part that makes it better and more efficient.


Upgrading to Brass Golem Beta 0.17.1

You can find detailed information here:

macOS

brew update
brew upgrade golem
brew cask upgrade golem

sudo chown root:wheel $(brew --prefix)/opt/docker-machine-driver-xhyve/bin/docker-machine-driver-xhyve
sudo chmod u+s $(brew --prefix)/opt/docker-machine-driver-xhyve/bin/docker-machine-driver-xhyve

Ubuntu
Download the installation script from here. In terminal, run 
chmod +x install.sh && ./install.sh.

Windows
Download and execute the installer from here.

If you encounter any errors please let us know in the testers channel at chat.golem.network or write an email to contact@golem.network.