It’s been roughly a year since the initial manage names tab
code was ported from legacy Namecoin to Namecoin Core. Since then, development
of namecoin-qt has been progressing on two fronts: merging the manage names Qt
interface into Namecoin Core’s master branch and the development of a
DNS configuration interface.
In October, I initiated a pull request to merge the manage names tab into Namecoin Core’s master branch. This patch replaces the previous, experimental manage names (v0.13.99) interface and brings it current with Namecoin Core version 0.15.99. There have been many bugfixes and improvements, so we welcome users to test the code and report any issues.
Secondly, thanks to support
from the NLnet Foundation’s Internet Hardening Fund, I’ve began developing the
DNS configuration dialog. The goal is to make managing Namecoin domains much simpler
and will remove the need for many users to build
d/ spec JSON documents
altogether. We currently have a set of mocks available
for comments from users. Until a pull request is issued, development can be tracked
in the manage-dns
branch of my Namecoin Core repo.