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@rustyrussell rustyrussell released this Jul 3, 2019 · 64 commits to master since this release

We're pleased to announce c-lightning 0.7.1, named by new C-Lightning Core Team member Lisa Neigut.

Highlights for Users

  • Gossip (both serving to others and listchannels) is much faster and uses much less memory.
  • Infrastructure to fund a channel from an external wallet (probably needs a plugin to make it user friendly).
  • listpeers now show how many confirms until channel is open.
  • Ability to set a minimum channel size to accept.
  • Invoices now default to 7 days, rather than 1 hour.
  • fundchannel can now specify exactly what utxos to use, if you want coin control.
  • Various JSON API corner cases and bugs have been removed, more information added.
  • Lots of new plugin hooks to play with; we expect some more impressive plugins soon!

Highlights for the network

  • We no longer ask every peer for all the gossip which ever happened!
  • We respect and enforce option_upfront_shutdown_script (mainly for Eclair)
  • We no longer allow tiny 1000 satoshi channels: default minimum is now 10,000 satoshis.
  • Improved compatibility with corner cases for both lnd (esp. older versions) and Eclair.

More details can be found in


We've seen a lot more contributions and bug reports coming in: please keep them coming!

Since 0.7.0 we've had 591 commits from 31 different authors, with a record 12 first-time contributors!

Rusty, Christian, ZmnSCPxj and Lisa.

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