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v0.7.2: Nakamoto's Pre-approval by US Congress

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We're pleased to announce c-lightning 0.7.2, named by @darosior.

Note: new dependency python3-mako required when building from source!
(Also: note git tag is v0.7.2.1, due to last-minute build and packaging fixes)

Highlights for Users

  • Dynamic plugin support: add and remove without restarting lightningd.
  • We now ignore sync error which lnd sends if we're too slow, instead of freaking out and closing the channel.
  • close defaults change: now unilterally closes after 48 hours if peer unreachable/uncooperative.
  • A few operations are restricted if we're not yet synced with the bitcoin network on startup.
  • contrib/ script to help connect your new node to the network.
  • Signet support: overzealously merged before bitcoind did, but now we're owning it.
  • Bugfixes and more plugin hooks for plugin authors.

Highlights for the network

  • We now notice if old channels (before this node existed) close, and won't spam them in gossip.
  • We correctly ignore unknown odd-numbered messages, as per the specification.
  • We space out reconnection on startup if there are more than 5 channels.

More details can be found in


Thanks to everyone for their contributions and bug reports: please keep them coming!

Since 0.7.1 we've had 334 commits from 18 different authors, with 6 first-time contributors!

Rusty, Christian, ZmnSCPxj and Lisa.