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Bitcoin Core version 0.17.1 is now available from:

https://bitcoincore.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.17.1/

or through BitTorrent:

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This is a new minor version release, with various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.

Please report bugs using the issue tracker at GitHub:

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues

To receive security and update notifications, please subscribe to:

https://bitcoincore.org/en/list/announcements/join/

How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over /Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).

If your node has a txindex, the txindex db will be migrated the first time you run 0.17.0 or newer, which may take up to a few hours. Your node will not be functional until this migration completes.

The first time you run version 0.15.0 or newer, your chainstate database will be converted to a new format, which will take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the speed of your machine.

Note that the block database format also changed in version 0.8.0 and there is no automatic upgrade code from before version 0.8 to version 0.15.0. Upgrading directly from 0.7.x and earlier without redownloading the blockchain is not supported. However, as usual, old wallet versions are still supported.

Downgrading warning

The chainstate database for this release is not compatible with previous releases, so if you run 0.15 and then decide to switch back to any older version, you will need to run the old release with the -reindex-chainstate option to rebuild the chainstate data structures in the old format.

If your node has pruning enabled, this will entail re-downloading and processing the entire blockchain.

Compatibility

Bitcoin Core is extensively tested on multiple operating systems using the Linux kernel, macOS 10.10+, and Windows 7 and newer (Windows XP is not supported).

Bitcoin Core should also work on most other Unix-like systems but is not frequently tested on them.

From 0.17.0 onwards macOS <10.10 is no longer supported. 0.17.0 is built using Qt 5.9.x, which doesn't support versions of macOS older than 10.10.

Notable changes

listtransactions label support

The listtransactions RPC account parameter which was deprecated in 0.17.0 and renamed to dummy has been un-deprecated and renamed again to label.

When bitcoin is configured with the -deprecatedrpc=accounts setting, specifying a label/account/dummy argument will return both outgoing and incoming transactions. Without the -deprecatedrpc=accounts setting, it will only return incoming transactions (because it used to be possible to create transactions spending from specific accounts, but this is no longer possible with labels).

When -deprecatedrpc=accounts is set, it's possible to pass the empty string "" to list transactions that don't have any label. Without -deprecatedrpc=accounts, passing the empty string is an error because returning only non-labeled transactions is not generally useful behavior and can cause confusion.

0.17.1 change log

P2P protocol and network code

  • #14685 9406502 Fix a deserialization overflow edge case (kazcw)
  • #14728 b901578 Fix uninitialized read when stringifying an addrLocal (kazcw)

Wallet

  • #14441 5150acc Restore ability to list incoming transactions by label (jnewbery)
  • #13546 91fa15a Fix use of uninitialized value bnb_used in CWallet::CreateTransaction(…) (practicalswift)
  • #14310 bb90695 Ensure wallet is unlocked before signing (gustavonalle)
  • #14690 5782fdc Throw error if CPubKey is invalid during PSBT keypath serialization (instagibbs)
  • #14852 2528443 backport: [tests] Add wallet_balance.py (MarcoFalke)
  • #14196 3362a95 psbt: always drop the unnecessary utxo and convert non-witness utxo to witness when necessary (achow101)
  • #14588 70ee1f8 Refactor PSBT signing logic to enforce invariant and fix signing bug (gwillen)
  • #14424 89a9a9d Stop requiring imported pubkey to sign non-PKH schemes (sipa, MeshCollider)

RPC and other APIs

  • #14417 fb9ad04 Fix listreceivedbyaddress not taking address as a string (etscrivner)
  • #14596 de5e48a Bugfix: RPC: Add address_type named param for createmultisig (luke-jr)
  • #14618 9666dba Make HTTP RPC debug logging more informative (practicalswift)
  • #14197 7bee414 [psbt] Convert non-witness UTXOs to witness if witness sig created (achow101)
  • #14377 a3fe125 Check that a separator is found for psbt inputs, outputs, and global map (achow101)
  • #14356 7a590d8 Fix converttopsbt permitsigdata arg, add basic test (instagibbs)
  • #14453 75b5d8c Fix wallet unload during walletpassphrase timeout (promag)

GUI

  • #14403 0242b5a Revert "Force TLS1.0+ for SSL connections" (real-or-random)
  • #14593 df5131b Explicitly disable "Dark Mode" appearance on macOS (fanquake)

Build system

  • #14647 7edebed Remove illegal spacing in darwin.mk (ch4ot1c)
  • #14698 ec71f06 Add bitcoin-tx.exe into Windows installer (ken2812221)

Tests and QA

  • #13965 29899ec Fix extended functional tests fail (ken2812221)
  • #14011 9461f98 Disable wallet and address book Qt tests on macOS minimal platform (ryanofsky)
  • #14180 86fadee Run all tests even if wallet is not compiled (MarcoFalke)
  • #14122 8bc1bad Test rpc_help.py failed: Check whether ZMQ is enabled or not (Kvaciral)
  • #14101 96dc936 Use named args in validation acceptance tests (MarcoFalke)
  • #14020 24d796a Add tests for RPC help (promag)
  • #14052 7ff32a6 Add some actual witness in rpc_rawtransaction (MarcoFalke)
  • #14215 b72fbab Use correct python index slices in example test (sdaftuar)
  • #14024 06544fa Add TestNode::assert_debug_log (MarcoFalke)
  • #14658 60f7a97 Add test to ensure node can generate all rpc help texts at runtime (MarcoFalke)
  • #14632 96f15e8 Fix a comment (fridokus)
  • #14700 f9db08e Avoid race in p2p_invalid_block by waiting for the block request (MarcoFalke)
  • #14845 67225e2 Add wallet_balance.py (jnewbery)

Documentation

  • #14161 5f51fd6 doc/descriptors.md tweaks (ryanofsky)
  • #14276 85aacc4 Add autogen.sh in ARM Cross-compilation (walterwhite81)

Credits

Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

  • Andrew Chow
  • Chun Kuan Lee
  • David A. Harding
  • Eric Scrivner
  • fanquake
  • fridokus
  • Glenn Willen
  • Gregory Sanders
  • gustavonalle
  • John Newbery
  • Jon Layton
  • Jonas Schnelli
  • João Barbosa
  • Kaz Wesley
  • Kvaciral
  • Luke Dashjr
  • MarcoFalke
  • MeshCollider
  • Pieter Wuille
  • practicalswift
  • Russell Yanofsky
  • Sjors Provoost
  • Suhas Daftuar
  • Tim Ruffing
  • Walter
  • Wladimir J. van der Laan

As well as everyone that helped translating on Transifex.