@rustyrussell rustyrussell released this Sep 13, 2018 · 193 commits to master since this release

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We're pleased to announce c-lightning 0.6.1, named by co-maintainer ZmnSCPxj.

Highlights for c-lightning users

  • Less stuck payments: Liveness ping test before locking up funds with peers.
  • Better routing: now considers size of channels.
  • Fewer spurious closes: fee estimate improvements, and new feerates command
  • Several annoying bugs fixed.

Highlights for the network

  • Gossipd now less spammy with channel_update.
  • option_data_loss_protect to protect peers against being out-of-date.
  • Payment errors now refer to the correct channel.

Internal Improvements

  • Simplified client flow; after init message exchange by connectd, each is isolated in its own daemon.
  • JSON parameter handling vastly simplfied.
  • Python testing framework now uses proper fixtures, and split into separate files.
  • Many other cleanups and clarifications.
  • We keepachangelog.com!

The details can be found in the CHANGELOG:
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/blob/v0.6.1/CHANGELOG.md

Contributions

We're grateful for all the bug reports and suggestions and your patience as we sometimes struggled to address them: please keep them coming!

Since 0.6 we've had 517 commits from 31 different authors, 15 of whom were first-time c-lightning contributors:

Bertrand Marlier
Cryptcoin Junkey
Fabian Raetz
Hiroki Gondo
Jonathan Zernik
Jordan Baczuk
Ronald Mannak
Simon Vrouwe
Stephanie Stroka
gallizoltan
lisa neigut
lucash-dev
mikhaelsantos
tock203
wintercooled

Cheers,
Rusty, Christian and ZmnSCPxj.