That would be annoying for testing. Regtest mode allows you to create a new block by just running "setgenerate true" (it switches itself off after creating a block). If you had to set up a complicated set of separate programs just to do regtest mode that'd be a step backwards, IMO.

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 5:36 AM, Maciej Trebacz <> wrote:
> Will removing "getwork" from the client impact the "setgenerate" RPC call?
> I.e. would you still be able to generate coins on testnet-in-a-box this way,
> or would you need a dedicated miner for that? testnet-in-a-box is very
> useful for testing and easy to setup, it would be great if it stays that way

Yes, that is currently being discussed in a separate pull request.  My
pull request does not impact setgenerate, but an added proposal does
remove the internal miner completely.

Jeff Garzik
Senior Software Engineer and open source evangelist
BitPay, Inc.

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