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v0.25.0

September 22, 2018

Special thanks to external contributors on this release: @scriptionist, @bradyjoestar, @WALL-E

This release is mostly about the ConsensusParams - removing fields and enforcing MaxGas. It also addresses some issues found via security audit, removes various unused functions from libs/common, and implements ADR-012.

Friendly reminder, we have a bug bounty program.

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • CLI/RPC/Config

    • [rpc] #2391 /status result.node_info.other became a map
    • [types] #2364 Remove TxSize and BlockGossip from ConsensusParams
      • Maximum tx size is now set implicitly via the BlockSize.MaxBytes
      • The size of block parts in the consensus is now fixed to 64kB
  • Apps

    • [mempool] #2360 Mempool tracks the ResponseCheckTx.GasWanted and ConsensusParams.BlockSize.MaxGas and enforces:
      • GasWanted <= MaxGas for every tx
      • (sum of GasWanted in block) <= MaxGas for block proposal
  • Go API

    • [libs/common] #2431 Remove Word256 due to lack of use
    • [libs/common] #2452 Remove the following functions due to lack of use:
      • byteslice.go: cmn.IsZeros, cmn.RightPadBytes, cmn.LeftPadBytes, cmn.PrefixEndBytes
      • strings.go: cmn.IsHex, cmn.StripHex
      • int.go: Uint64Slice, all put/get int64 methods

FEATURES:

  • [rpc] #2415 New /consensus_params?height=X endpoint to query the consensus params at any height (@scriptonist)
  • [types] #1714 Add Address to GenesisValidator
  • [metrics] #2337 consensus.block_interval_metrics is now gauge, not histogram (you will be able to see spikes, if any)
  • [libs] #2286 Panic if autofile or db/fsdb permissions change from 0600.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [libs/db] #2371 Output error instead of panic when the given db_backend is not initialised (@bradyjoestar)
  • [mempool] #2399 Make mempool cache a proper LRU (@bradyjoestar)
  • [p2p] #2126 Introduce PeerTransport interface to improve isolation of concerns
  • [libs/common] #2326 Service returns ErrNotStarted

BUG FIXES:

  • [node] #2294 Delay starting node until Genesis time
  • [consensus] #2048 Correct peer statistics for marking peer as good
  • [rpc] #2460 StartHTTPAndTLSServer() now passes StartTLS() errors back to the caller rather than hanging forever.
  • [p2p] #2047 Accept new connections asynchronously
  • [tm-bench] #2410 Enforce minimum transaction size (@WALL-E)

0.24.0

September 6th, 2018

Special thanks to external contributors with PRs included in this release: ackratos, james-ray, bradyjoestar, peerlink, Ahmah2009, bluele, b00f.

This release includes breaking upgrades in the block header, including the long awaited changes for delaying validator set updates by one block to better support light clients. It also fixes enforcement on the maximum size of blocks, and includes a BFT timestamp in each block that can be safely used by applications. There are also some minor breaking changes to the rpc, config, and ABCI.

See the UPGRADING.md for details on upgrading to the new version.

From here on, breaking changes will be broken down to better reflect how users are affected by a change.

A few more breaking changes are in the works - each will come with a clear Architecture Decision Record (ADR) explaining the change. You can review ADRs here or in the open Pull Requests. You can also check in on the issues marked as breaking.

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • CLI/RPC/Config

    • [config] #2169 Replace MaxNumPeers with MaxNumInboundPeers and MaxNumOutboundPeers
    • [config] #2300 Reduce default mempool size from 100k to 5k, until ABCI rechecking is implemented.
    • [rpc] #1815 /commit returns a signed_header field instead of everything being top-level
  • Apps

    • [abci] Added address of the original proposer of the block to Header
    • [abci] Change ABCI Header to match Tendermint exactly
    • [abci] #2159 Update use of Validator (see ADR-018):
      • Remove PubKey from Validator (so it's just Address and Power)
      • Introduce ValidatorUpdate (with just PubKey and Power)
      • InitChain and EndBlock use ValidatorUpdate
      • Update field names and types in BeginBlock
    • [state] #1815 Validator set changes are now delayed by one block
      • updates returned in ResponseEndBlock for block H will be included in RequestBeginBlock for block H+2
  • Go API

    • [lite] #1815 Complete refactor of the package
    • [node] #2212 NewNode now accepts a *p2p.NodeKey (@bradyjoestar)
    • [libs/common] #2199 Remove Fmt, in favor of fmt.Sprintf
    • [libs/common] SplitAndTrim was deleted
    • [libs/common] #2274 Remove unused Math functions like MaxInt, MaxInt64, MinInt, MinInt64 (@Ahmah2009)
    • [libs/clist] Panics if list extends beyond MaxLength
    • [crypto] #2205 Rename AminoRoute variables to no longer be prefixed by signature type.
  • Blockchain Protocol

    • [state] #1815 Validator set changes are now delayed by one block (!)
      • Add NextValidatorSet to State, changes on-disk representation of state
    • [state] #2184 Enforce ConsensusParams.BlockSize.MaxBytes (See ADR-020).
      • Remove ConsensusParams.BlockSize.MaxTxs
      • Introduce maximum sizes for all components of a block, including ChainID
    • [types] Updates to the block Header:
      • #1815 NextValidatorsHash - hash of the validator set for the next block, so the current validators actually sign over the hash for the new validators
      • #2106 ProposerAddress - address of the block's original proposer
    • [consensus] #2203 Implement BFT time
      • Timestamp in block must be monotonic and equal the median of timestamps in block's LastCommit
    • [crypto] #2239 Secp256k1 signature changes (See ADR-014):
      • format changed from DER to r || s, both little endian encoded as 32 bytes.
      • malleability removed by requiring s to be in canonical form.
  • P2P Protocol

    • [p2p] #2263 Update secret connection to use a little endian encoded nonce
    • [blockchain] #2213 Fix Amino routes for blockchain reactor messages (@peerlink)

FEATURES:

  • [types] #2015 Allow genesis file to have 0 validators (@b00f)
    • Initial validator set can be determined by the app in ResponseInitChain
  • [rpc] #2161 New event ValidatorSetUpdates for when the validator set changes
  • [crypto/multisig] #2164 Introduce multisig pubkey and signature format
  • [libs/db] #2293 Allow passing options through when creating instances of leveldb dbs

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [docs] Lint documentation with write-good and stop-words.
  • [docs] #2249 Refactor, deduplicate, and improve the ABCI docs and spec (with thanks to @ttmc).
  • [scripts] #2196 Added json2wal tool, which is supposed to help our users restore (@bradyjoestar) corrupted WAL files and compose test WAL files (@bradyjoestar)
  • [mempool] #2234 Now stores txs by hash inside of the cache, to mitigate memory leakage
  • [mempool] #2166 Set explicit capacity for map when updating txs (@bluele)

BUG FIXES:

  • [config] #2284 Replace db_path with db_dir from automatically generated configuration files.
  • [mempool] #2188 Fix OOM issue from cache map and list getting out of sync
  • [state] #2051 KV store index supports searching by tx.height (@ackratos)
  • [rpc] #2327 /dial_peers does not try to dial existing peers
  • [node] #2323 Filter empty strings from config lists (@james-ray)
  • [abci/client] #2236 Fix closing GRPC connection (@bradyjoestar)

0.23.1

August 22nd, 2018

BUG FIXES:

  • [libs/autofile] #2261 Fix log rotation so it actually happens.
    • Fixes issues with consensus WAL growing unbounded ala #2259

0.23.0

August 5th, 2018

This release includes breaking upgrades in our P2P encryption, some ABCI messages, and how we encode time and signatures.

A few more changes are still coming to the Header, ABCI, and validator set handling to better support light clients, BFT time, and upgrades. Most notably, validator set changes will be delayed by one block (see #1815).

We also removed make ensure_deps in favour of make get_vendor_deps.

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • [abci] Changed time format from int64 to google.protobuf.Timestamp
  • [abci] Changed Validators to LastCommitInfo in RequestBeginBlock
  • [abci] Removed Fee from ResponseDeliverTx and ResponseCheckTx
  • [crypto] Switch crypto.Signature from interface to []byte for space efficiency #2128
    • NOTE: this means signatures no longer have the prefix bytes in Amino binary nor the type field in Amino JSON. They're just bytes.
  • [p2p] Remove salsa and ripemd primitives, in favor of using chacha as a stream cipher, and hkdf #2054
  • [tools] Removed make ensure_deps in favor of make get_vendor_deps
  • [types] CanonicalTime uses nanoseconds instead of clipping to ms
    • breaks serialization/signing of all messages with a timestamp

FEATURES:

  • [tools] Added make check_dep
    • ensures gopkg.lock is synced with gopkg.toml
    • ensures no branches are used in the gopkg.toml

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [blockchain] Improve fast-sync logic #1805
    • tweak params
    • only process one block at a time to avoid starving
  • [common] bit array functions which take in another parameter are now thread safe
  • [crypto] Switch hkdfchachapoly1305 to xchachapoly1305
  • [p2p] begin connecting to peers as soon a seed node provides them to you (#2093)

BUG FIXES:

  • [common] Safely handle cases where atomic write files already exist #2109
  • [privval] fix a deadline for accepting new connections in socket private validator.
  • [p2p] Allow startup if a configured seed node's IP can't be resolved (#1716)
  • [node] Fully exit when CTRL-C is pressed even if consensus state panics #2072

0.22.8

July 26th, 2018

BUG FIXES

  • [consensus, blockchain] Fix 0.22.7 below.

0.22.7

July 26th, 2018

BUG FIXES

  • [consensus, blockchain] Register the Evidence interface so it can be marshalled/unmarshalled by the blockchain and consensus reactors

0.22.6

July 24th, 2018

BUG FIXES

  • [rpc] Fix /blockchain endpoint
    • (#2049) Fix OOM attack by returning error on negative input
    • Fix result length to have max 20 (instead of 21) block metas
  • [rpc] Validate height is non-negative in /abci_query
  • [consensus] (#2050) Include evidence in proposal block parts (previously evidence was not being included in blocks!)
  • [p2p] (#2046) Close rejected inbound connections so file descriptor doesn't leak
  • [Gopkg] (#2053) Fix versions in the toml

0.22.5

July 23th, 2018

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • [crypto] Refactor tendermint/crypto into many subpackages
  • [libs/common] remove exponentially distributed random numbers

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [abci, libs/common] Generated gogoproto static marshaller methods
  • [config] Increase default send/recv rates to 5 mB/s
  • [p2p] reject addresses coming from private peers
  • [p2p] allow persistent peers to be private

BUG FIXES:

  • [mempool] fixed a race condition when create_empty_blocks=false where a transaction is published at an old height.
  • [p2p] dial external IP setup by persistent_peers, not internal NAT IP
  • [rpc] make /status RPC endpoint resistant to consensus halt

0.22.4

July 14th, 2018

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • [genesis] removed deprecated app_options field.
  • [types] Genesis.AppStateJSON -> Genesis.AppState

FEATURES:

  • [tools] Merged in from github.com/tendermint/tools

BUG FIXES:

  • [tools/tm-bench] Various fixes
  • [consensus] Wait for WAL to stop on shutdown
  • [abci] Fix #1891, pending requests cannot hang when abci server dies. Previously a crash in BeginBlock could leave tendermint in broken state.

0.22.3

July 10th, 2018

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Update dependencies
    • pin all values in Gopkg.toml to version or commit
    • update golang/protobuf to v1.1.0

0.22.2

July 10th, 2018

IMPROVEMENTS

  • More cleanup post repo merge!
  • [docs] Include ecosystem.json and tendermint-bft.md from deprecated aib-data repository.
  • [config] Add instrumentation.max_open_connections, which limits the number of requests in flight to Prometheus server (if enabled). Default: 3.

BUG FIXES

  • [rpc] Allow unquoted integers in requests
    • NOTE: this is only for URI requests. JSONRPC requests and all responses will use quoted integers (the proto3 JSON standard).
  • [consensus] Fix halt on shutdown

0.22.1

July 5th, 2018

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Cleanup post repo-merge.
  • [docs] Various improvements.

BUG FIXES

  • [state] Return error when EndBlock returns a 0-power validator that isn't already in the validator set.
  • [consensus] Shut down WAL properly.

0.22.0

July 2nd, 2018

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • [config]
    • Remove max_block_size_txs and max_block_size_bytes in favor of consensus params from the genesis file.
    • Rename skip_upnp to upnp, and turn it off by default.
    • Change max_packet_msg_size back to max_packet_msg_payload_size
  • [rpc]
    • All integers are encoded as strings (part of the update for Amino v0.10.1)
    • syncing is now called catching_up
  • [types] Update Amino to v0.10.1
    • Amino is now fully proto3 compatible for the basic types
    • JSON-encoded types now use the type name instead of the prefix bytes
    • Integers are encoded as strings
  • [crypto] Update go-crypto to v0.10.0 and merge into crypto
    • privKey.Sign returns error.
    • ed25519 address changed to the first 20-bytes of the SHA256 of the raw pubkey bytes
    • tmlibs/merkle -> crypto/merkle. Uses SHA256 instead of RIPEMD160
  • [tmlibs] Update to v0.9.0 and merge into libs
    • remove merkle package (moved to crypto/merkle)

FEATURES

  • [cmd] Added metrics (served under /metrics using a Prometheus client; disabled by default). See the new instrumentation section in the config and metrics guide.
  • [p2p] Add IPv6 support to peering.
  • [p2p] Add external_address to config to allow specifying the address for peers to dial

IMPROVEMENT

  • [rpc/client] Supports https and wss now.
  • [crypto] Make public key size into public constants
  • [mempool] Log tx hash, not entire tx
  • [abci] Merged in github.com/tendermint/abci
  • [crypto] Merged in github.com/tendermint/go-crypto
  • [libs] Merged in github.com/tendermint/tmlibs
  • [docs] Move from .rst to .md

BUG FIXES:

  • [rpc] Limit maximum number of HTTP/WebSocket connections (rpc.max_open_connections) and gRPC connections (rpc.grpc_max_open_connections). Check out "Running In Production" guide if you want to increase them.
  • [rpc] Limit maximum request body size to 1MB (header is limited to 1MB).
  • [consensus] Fix a halting bug where create_empty_blocks=false
  • [p2p] Fix panic in seed mode

0.21.0

June 21th, 2018

BREAKING CHANGES

  • [config] Change default ports from 4665X to 2665X. Ports over 32768 are ephemeral and reserved for use by the kernel.
  • [cmd] unsafe_reset_all removes the addrbook.json

IMPROVEMENT

  • [pubsub] Set default capacity to 0
  • [docs] Various improvements

BUG FIXES

  • [consensus] Fix an issue where we don't make blocks after fast_sync when create_empty_blocks=false
  • [mempool] Fix #1761 where we don't process txs if cache_size=0
  • [rpc] Fix memory leak in Websocket (when using /subscribe method)
  • [config] Escape paths in config - fixes config paths on Windows

0.20.0

June 6th, 2018

This is the first in a series of breaking releases coming to Tendermint after soliciting developer feedback and conducting security audits.

This release does not break any blockchain data structures or protocols other than the ABCI messages between Tendermint and the application.

Applications that upgrade for ABCI v0.11.0 should be able to continue running Tendermint v0.20.0 on blockchains created with v0.19.X

BREAKING CHANGES

  • [abci] Upgrade to v0.11.0
  • [abci] Change Query path for filtering peers by node ID from p2p/filter/pubkey/<id> to p2p/filter/id/<id>

0.19.9

June 5th, 2018

BREAKING CHANGES

  • [types/priv_validator] Moved to top level privval package

FEATURES

  • [config] Collapse PeerConfig into P2PConfig
  • [docs] Add quick-install script
  • [docs/spec] Add table of Amino prefixes

BUG FIXES

  • [rpc] Return 404 for unknown endpoints
  • [consensus] Flush WAL on stop
  • [evidence] Don't send evidence to peers that are behind
  • [p2p] Fix memory leak on peer disconnects
  • [rpc] Fix panic when per_page=0

0.19.8

June 4th, 2018

BREAKING:

  • [p2p] Remove auth_enc config option, peer connections are always auth encrypted. Technically a breaking change but seems no one was using it and arguably a bug fix :)

BUG FIXES

  • [mempool] Fix deadlock under high load when skip_timeout_commit=true and create_empty_blocks=false

0.19.7

May 31st, 2018

BREAKING:

  • [libs/pubsub] TagMap#Get returns a string value
  • [libs/pubsub] NewTagMap accepts a map of strings

FEATURES

  • [rpc] the RPC documentation is now published to https://tendermint.github.io/slate
  • [p2p] AllowDuplicateIP config option to refuse connections from same IP.
    • true by default for now, false by default in next breaking release
  • [docs] Add docs for query, tx indexing, events, pubsub
  • [docs] Add some notes about running Tendermint in production

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [consensus] Consensus reactor now receives events from a separate synchronous event bus, which is not dependant on external RPC load
  • [consensus/wal] do not look for height in older files if we've seen height - 1
  • [docs] Various cleanup and link fixes

0.19.6

May 29th, 2018

BUG FIXES

  • [blockchain] Fix fast-sync deadlock during high peer turnover

BUG FIX:

  • [evidence] Dont send peers evidence from heights they haven't synced to yet
  • [p2p] Refuse connections to more than one peer with the same IP
  • [docs] Various fixes

0.19.5

May 20th, 2018

BREAKING CHANGES

  • [rpc/client] TxSearch and UnconfirmedTxs have new arguments (see below)
  • [rpc/client] TxSearch returns ResultTxSearch
  • [version] Breaking changes to Go APIs will not be reflected in breaking version change, but will be included in changelog.

FEATURES

  • [rpc] /tx_search takes page (starts at 1) and per_page (max 100, default 30) args to paginate results
  • [rpc] /unconfirmed_txs takes limit (max 100, default 30) arg to limit the output
  • [config] mempool.size and mempool.cache_size options

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [docs] Lots of updates
  • [consensus] Only Fsync() the WAL before executing msgs from ourselves

BUG FIXES

  • [mempool] Enforce upper bound on number of transactions

0.19.4 (May 17th, 2018)

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [state] Improve tx indexing by using batches
  • [consensus, state] Improve logging (more consensus logs, fewer tx logs)
  • [spec] Moved to docs/spec (TODO cleanup the rest of the docs ...)

BUG FIXES

  • [consensus] Fix issue #1575 where a late proposer can get stuck

0.19.3 (May 14th, 2018)

FEATURES

  • [rpc] New /consensus_state returns just the votes seen at the current height

IMPROVEMENTS

  • [rpc] Add stringified votes and fraction of power voted to /dump_consensus_state
  • [rpc] Add PeerStateStats to /dump_consensus_state

BUG FIXES

  • [cmd] Set GenesisTime during tendermint init
  • [consensus] fix ValidBlock rules

0.19.2 (April 30th, 2018)

FEATURES:

  • [p2p] Allow peers with different Minor versions to connect
  • [rpc] /net_info includes n_peers

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [p2p] Various code comments, cleanup, error types
  • [p2p] Change some Error logs to Debug

BUG FIXES:

  • [p2p] Fix reconnect to persistent peer when first dial fails
  • [p2p] Validate NodeInfo.ListenAddr
  • [p2p] Only allow (MaxNumPeers - MaxNumOutboundPeers) inbound peers
  • [p2p/pex] Limit max msg size to 64kB
  • [p2p] Fix panic when pex=false
  • [p2p] Allow multiple IPs per ID in AddrBook
  • [p2p] Fix before/after bugs in addrbook isBad()

0.19.1 (April 27th, 2018)

Note this release includes some small breaking changes in the RPC and one in the config that are really bug fixes. v0.19.1 will work with existing chains, and make Tendermint easier to use and debug. With <3

BREAKING (MINOR)

  • [config] Removed wal_light setting. If you really needed this, let us know

FEATURES:

  • [networks] moved in tooling from devops repo: terraform and ansible scripts for deploying testnets !
  • [cmd] Added gen_node_key command

BUG FIXES

Some of these are breaking in the RPC response, but they're really bugs!

  • [spec] Document address format and pubkey encoding pre and post Amino
  • [rpc] Lower case JSON field names
  • [rpc] Fix missing entries, improve, and lower case the fields in /dump_consensus_state
  • [rpc] Fix NodeInfo.Channels format to hex
  • [rpc] Add Validator address to /status
  • [rpc] Fix prove in ABCIQuery
  • [cmd] MarshalJSONIndent on init

0.19.0 (April 13th, 2018)

BREAKING:

  • [cmd] improved testnet command; now it can fill in persistent_peers for you in the config file and much more (see tendermint testnet --help for details)
  • [cmd] show_node_id now returns an error if there is no node key
  • [rpc]: changed the output format for the /status endpoint (see https://godoc.org/github.com/tendermint/tendermint/rpc/core#Status)

Upgrade from go-wire to go-amino. This is a sweeping change that breaks everything that is serialized to disk or over the network.

See github.com/tendermint/go-amino for details on the new format.

See scripts/wire2amino.go for a tool to upgrade genesis/priv_validator/node_key JSON files.

FEATURES

  • [test] docker-compose for local testnet setup (thanks Greg!)

0.18.0 (April 6th, 2018)

BREAKING:

  • [types] Merkle tree uses different encoding for varints (see tmlibs v0.8.0)
  • [types] ValidtorSet.GetByAddress returns -1 if no validator found
  • [p2p] require all addresses come with an ID no matter what
  • [rpc] Listening address must contain tcp:// or unix:// prefix

FEATURES:

  • [rpc] StartHTTPAndTLSServer (not used yet)
  • [rpc] Include validator's voting power in /status
  • [rpc] /tx and /tx_search responses now include the transaction hash
  • [rpc] Include peer NodeIDs in /net_info

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [config] trim whitespace from elements of lists (like persistent_peers)
  • [rpc] /tx_search results are sorted by height
  • [p2p] do not try to connect to ourselves (ok, maybe only once)
  • [p2p] seeds respond with a bias towards good peers

BUG FIXES:

  • [rpc] fix subscribing using an abci.ResponseDeliverTx tag
  • [rpc] fix tx_indexers matchRange
  • [rpc] fix unsubscribing (see tmlibs v0.8.0)

0.17.1 (March 27th, 2018)

BUG FIXES:

  • [types] Actually support app_state in genesis as AppStateJSON

0.17.0 (March 27th, 2018)

BREAKING:

  • [types] WriteSignBytes -> SignBytes

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [all] renamed dummy (persistent_dummy) to kvstore (persistent_kvstore) (name "dummy" is deprecated and will not work in the next breaking release)
  • [docs] note on determinism (docs/determinism.rst)
  • [genesis] app_options field is deprecated. please rename it to app_state in your genesis file(s). app_options will not work in the next breaking release
  • [p2p] dial seeds directly without potential peers
  • [p2p] exponential backoff for addrs in the address book
  • [p2p] mark peer as good if it contributed enough votes or block parts
  • [p2p] stop peer if it sends incorrect data, msg to unknown channel, msg we did not expect
  • [p2p] when auth_enc is true, all dialed peers must have a node ID in their address
  • [spec] various improvements
  • switched from glide to dep internally for package management
  • [wire] prep work for upgrading to new go-wire (which is now called go-amino)

FEATURES:

  • [config] exposed auth_enc flag to enable/disable encryption
  • [config] added the --p2p.private_peer_ids flag and PrivatePeerIDs config variable (see config for description)
  • [rpc] added /health endpoint, which returns empty result for now
  • [types/priv_validator] new format and socket client, allowing for remote signing

BUG FIXES:

  • [consensus] fix liveness bug by introducing ValidBlock mechanism

0.16.0 (February 20th, 2018)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • [config] use $TMHOME/config for all config and json files
  • [p2p] old --p2p.seeds is now --p2p.persistent_peers (persistent peers to which TM will always connect to)
  • [p2p] now --p2p.seeds only used for getting addresses (if addrbook is empty; not persistent)
  • [p2p] NodeInfo: remove RemoteAddr and add Channels
    • we must have at least one overlapping channel with peer
    • we only send msgs for channels the peer advertised
  • [p2p/conn] pong timeout
  • [lite] comment out IAVL related code

FEATURES:

  • [p2p] added new /dial_peers&persistent=_ unsafe endpoint
  • [p2p] persistent node key in $THMHOME/config/node_key.json
  • [p2p] introduce peer ID and authenticate peers by ID using addresses like ID@IP:PORT
  • [p2p/pex] new seed mode crawls the network and serves as a seed.
  • [config] MempoolConfig.CacheSize
  • [config] P2P.SeedMode (--p2p.seed_mode)

IMPROVEMENT:

  • [p2p/pex] stricter rules in the PEX reactor for better handling of abuse
  • [p2p] various improvements to code structure including subpackages for pex and conn
  • [docs] new spec!
  • [all] speed up the tests!

BUG FIX:

  • [blockchain] StopPeerForError on timeout
  • [consensus] StopPeerForError on a bad Maj23 message
  • [state] flush mempool conn before calling commit
  • [types] fix priv val signing things that only differ by timestamp
  • [mempool] fix memory leak causing zombie peers
  • [p2p/conn] fix potential deadlock

0.15.0 (December 29, 2017)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • [p2p] enable the Peer Exchange reactor by default
  • [types] add Timestamp field to Proposal/Vote
  • [types] add new fields to Header: TotalTxs, ConsensusParamsHash, LastResultsHash, EvidenceHash
  • [types] add Evidence to Block
  • [types] simplify ValidateBasic
  • [state] updates to support changes to the header
  • [state] Enforce <1/3 of validator set can change at a time

FEATURES:

  • [state] Send indices of absent validators and addresses of byzantine validators in BeginBlock
  • [state] Historical ConsensusParams and ABCIResponses
  • [docs] Specification for the base Tendermint data structures.
  • [evidence] New evidence reactor for gossiping and managing evidence
  • [rpc] /block_results?height=X returns the DeliverTx results for a given height.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • [consensus] Better handling of corrupt WAL file

BUG FIXES:

  • [lite] fix race
  • [state] validate block.Header.ValidatorsHash
  • [p2p] allow seed addresses to be prefixed with eg. tcp://
  • [p2p] use consistent key to refer to peers so we dont try to connect to existing peers
  • [cmd] fix tendermint init to ignore files that are there and generate files that aren't.

0.14.0 (December 11, 2017)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • consensus/wal: removed separator
  • rpc/client: changed Subscribe/Unsubscribe/UnsubscribeAll funcs signatures to be identical to event bus.

FEATURES:

  • new tendermint lite command (and lite/proxy pkg) for running a light-client RPC proxy. NOTE it is currently insecure and its APIs are not yet covered by semver

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • rpc/client: can act as event bus subscriber (See https://github.com/tendermint/tendermint/issues/945).
  • p2p: use exponential backoff from seconds to hours when attempting to reconnect to persistent peer
  • config: moniker defaults to the machine's hostname instead of "anonymous"

BUG FIXES:

  • p2p: no longer exit if one of the seed addresses is incorrect

0.13.0 (December 6, 2017)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • abci: update to v0.8 using gogo/protobuf; includes tx tags, vote info in RequestBeginBlock, data.Bytes everywhere, use int64, etc.
  • types: block heights are now int64 everywhere
  • types & node: EventSwitch and EventCache have been replaced by EventBus and EventBuffer; event types have been overhauled
  • node: EventSwitch methods now refer to EventBus
  • rpc/lib/types: RPCResponse is no longer a pointer; WSRPCConnection interface has been modified
  • rpc/client: WaitForOneEvent takes an EventsClient instead of types.EventSwitch
  • rpc/client: Add/RemoveListenerForEvent are now Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  • rpc/core/types: ResultABCIQuery wraps an abci.ResponseQuery
  • rpc: /subscribe and /unsubscribe take query arg instead of event
  • rpc: /status returns the LatestBlockTime in human readable form instead of in nanoseconds
  • mempool: cached transactions return an error instead of an ABCI response with BadNonce

FEATURES:

  • rpc: new /unsubscribe_all WebSocket RPC endpoint
  • rpc: new /tx_search endpoint for filtering transactions by more complex queries
  • p2p/trust: new trust metric for tracking peers. See ADR-006
  • config: TxIndexConfig allows to set what DeliverTx tags to index

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • New asynchronous events system using tmlibs/pubsub
  • logging: Various small improvements
  • consensus: Graceful shutdown when app crashes
  • tests: Fix various non-deterministic errors
  • p2p: more defensive programming

BUG FIXES:

  • consensus: fix panic where prs.ProposalBlockParts is not initialized
  • p2p: fix panic on bad channel

0.12.1 (November 27, 2017)

BUG FIXES:

  • upgrade tmlibs dependency to enable Windows builds for Tendermint

0.12.0 (October 27, 2017)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • rpc/client: websocket ResultsCh and ErrorsCh unified in ResponsesCh.
  • rpc/client: ABCIQuery no longer takes prove
  • state: remove GenesisDoc from state.
  • consensus: new binary WAL format provides efficiency and uses checksums to detect corruption
    • use scripts/wal2json to convert to json for debugging

FEATURES:

  • new Verifiers pkg contains the tendermint light-client library (name subject to change)!
  • rpc: /genesis includes the app_options .
  • rpc: /abci_query takes an additional height parameter to support historical queries.
  • rpc/client: new ABCIQueryWithOptions supports options like trusted (set false to get a proof) and height to query a historical height.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • rpc: /genesis result includes app_options
  • rpc/lib/client: add jitter to reconnects.
  • rpc/lib/types: RPCError satisfies the error interface.

BUG FIXES:

  • rpc/client: fix ws deadlock after stopping
  • blockchain: fix panic on AddBlock when peer is nil
  • mempool: fix sending on TxsAvailable when a tx has been invalidated
  • consensus: dont run WAL catchup if we fast synced

0.11.1 (October 10, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • blockchain/reactor: respondWithNoResponseMessage for missing height

BUG FIXES:

0.11.0 (September 22, 2017)

BREAKING:

  • genesis file: validator amount is now power

  • abci: Info, BeginBlock, InitChain all take structs

  • rpc: various changes to match JSONRPC spec (http://www.jsonrpc.org/specification), including breaking ones:

    • requests that previously returned HTTP code 4XX now return 200 with an error code in the JSONRPC.
    • rpctypes.RPCResponse uses new RPCError type instead of string.
  • cmd: if there is no genesis, exit immediately instead of waiting around for one to show.

  • types: Signer.Sign returns an error.

  • state: every validator set change is persisted to disk, which required some changes to the State structure.

  • p2p: new p2p.Peer interface used for all reactor methods (instead of *p2p.Peer struct).

FEATURES:

  • rpc: /validators?height=X allows querying of validators at previous heights.
  • rpc: Leaving the height param empty for /block, /validators, and /commit will return the value for the latest height.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • docs: Moved all docs from the website and tools repo in, converted to .rst, and cleaned up for presentation on tendermint.readthedocs.io

BUG FIXES:

  • fix WAL openning issue on Windows

0.10.4 (September 5, 2017)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • docs: Added Slate docs to each rpc function (see rpc/core)
  • docs: Ported all website docs to Read The Docs
  • config: expose some p2p params to tweak performance: RecvRate, SendRate, and MaxMsgPacketPayloadSize
  • rpc: Upgrade the websocket client and server, including improved auto reconnect, and proper ping/pong

BUG FIXES:

  • consensus: fix panic on getVoteBitArray
  • consensus: hang instead of panicking on byzantine consensus failures
  • cmd: dont load config for version command

0.10.3 (August 10, 2017)

FEATURES:

  • control over empty block production:
    • new flag, --consensus.create_empty_blocks; when set to false, blocks are only created when there are txs or when the AppHash changes.
    • new config option, consensus.create_empty_blocks_interval; an empty block is created after this many seconds.
    • in normal operation, create_empty_blocks = true and create_empty_blocks_interval = 0, so blocks are being created all the time (as in all previous versions of tendermint). The number of empty blocks can be reduced by increasing create_empty_blocks_interval or by setting create_empty_blocks = false.
    • new TxsAvailable() method added to Mempool that returns a channel which fires when txs are available.
    • new heartbeat message added to consensus reactor to notify peers that a node is waiting for txs before entering propose step.
  • rpc: Add syncing field to response returned by /status. Is true while in fast-sync mode.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • various improvements to documentation and code comments

BUG FIXES:

  • mempool: pass height into constructor so it doesn't always start at 0

0.10.2 (July 10, 2017)

FEATURES:

  • Enable lower latency block commits by adding consensus reactor sleep durations and p2p flush throttle timeout to the config

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • More detailed logging in the consensus reactor and state machine
  • More in-code documentation for many exposed functions, especially in consensus/reactor.go and p2p/switch.go
  • Improved readability for some function definitions and code blocks with long lines

0.10.1 (June 28, 2017)

FEATURES:

  • Use --trace to get stack traces for logged errors
  • types: GenesisDoc.ValidatorHash returns the hash of the genesis validator set
  • types: GenesisDocFromFile parses a GenesiDoc from a JSON file

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Add a Code of Conduct
  • Variety of improvements as suggested by megacheck tool
  • rpc: deduplicate tests between rpc/client and rpc/tests
  • rpc: addresses without a protocol prefix default to tcp://. http:// is also accepted as an alias for tcp://
  • cmd: commands are more easily reuseable from other tools
  • DOCKER: automate build/push

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix log statements using keys with spaces (logger does not currently support spaces)
  • rpc: set logger on websocket connection
  • rpc: fix ws connection stability by setting write deadline on pings

0.10.0 (June 2, 2017)

Includes major updates to configuration, logging, and json serialization. Also includes the Grand Repo-Merge of 2017.

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • Config and Flags:

    • The config map is replaced with a Config struct, containing substructs: BaseConfig, P2PConfig, MempoolConfig, ConsensusConfig, RPCConfig
    • This affects the following flags:
      • --seeds is now --p2p.seeds
      • --node_laddr is now --p2p.laddr
      • --pex is now --p2p.pex
      • --skip_upnp is now --p2p.skip_upnp
      • --rpc_laddr is now --rpc.laddr
      • --grpc_laddr is now --rpc.grpc_laddr
    • Any configuration option now within a substract must come under that heading in the config.toml, for instance:
      [p2p]
      laddr="tcp://1.2.3.4:46656"
      
      [consensus]
      timeout_propose=1000
      
    • Use viper and DefaultConfig() / TestConfig() functions to handle defaults, and remove config/tendermint and config/tendermint_test
    • Change some function and method signatures to
    • Change some function and method signatures accomodate new config
  • Logger

    • Replace static log15 logger with a simple interface, and provide a new implementation using go-kit. See our new logging library and blog post for more details
    • Levels warn and notice are removed (you may need to change them in your config.toml!)
    • Change some function and method signatures to accept a logger
  • JSON serialization:

    • Replace [TypeByte, Xxx] with {"type": "some-type", "data": Xxx} in RPC and all .json files by using go-wire/data. For instance, a public key is now:
      "pub_key": {
        "type": "ed25519",
        "data": "83DDF8775937A4A12A2704269E2729FCFCD491B933C4B0A7FFE37FE41D7760D0"
      }
      
    • Remove type information about RPC responses, so [TypeByte, {"jsonrpc": "2.0", ... }] is now just {"jsonrpc": "2.0", ... }
    • Change []byte to data.Bytes in all serialized types (for hex encoding)
    • Lowercase the JSON tags in ValidatorSet fields
    • Introduce EventDataInner for serializing events
  • Other:

    • Send InitChain message in handshake if appBlockHeight == 0
    • Do not include the Accum field when computing the validator hash. This makes the ValidatorSetHash unique for a given validator set, rather than changing with every block (as the Accum changes)
    • Unsafe RPC calls are not enabled by default. This includes /dial_seeds, and all calls prefixed with unsafe. Use the --rpc.unsafe flag to enable.

FEATURES:

  • Per-module log levels. For instance, the new default is state:info,*:error, which means the state package logs at info level, and everything else logs at error level
  • Log if a node is validator or not in every consensus round
  • Use ldflags to set git hash as part of the version
  • Ignore address and pub_key fields in priv_validator.json and overwrite them with the values derrived from the priv_key

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Merge tendermint/go-p2p -> tendermint/tendermint/p2p and tendermint/go-rpc -> tendermint/tendermint/rpc/lib
  • Update paths for grand repo merge:
    • go-common -> tmlibs/common
    • go-data -> go-wire/data
    • All other go- libs, except go-crypto and go-wire, are merged under tmlibs
  • No global loggers (loggers are passed into constructors, or preferably set with a SetLogger method)
  • Return HTTP status codes with errors for RPC responses
  • Limit /blockchain_info call to return a maximum of 20 blocks
  • Use .Wrap() and .Unwrap() instead of eg. PubKeyS for go-crypto types
  • RPC JSON responses use pretty printing (via json.MarshalIndent)
  • Color code different instances of the consensus for tests
  • Isolate viper to cmd/tendermint/commands and do not read config from file for tests

0.9.2 (April 26, 2017)

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix bug in ResetPrivValidator where we were using the global config and log (causing external consumers, eg. basecoin, to fail).

0.9.1 (April 21, 2017)

FEATURES:

  • Transaction indexing - txs are indexed by their hash using a simple key-value store; easily extended to more advanced indexers
  • New /tx?hash=X endpoint to query for transactions and their DeliverTx result by hash. Optionally returns a proof of the tx's inclusion in the block
  • tendermint testnet command initializes files for a testnet

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • CLI now uses Cobra framework
  • TMROOT is now TMHOME (TMROOT will stop working in 0.10.0)
  • /broadcast_tx_XXX also returns the Hash (can be used to query for the tx)
  • /broadcast_tx_commit also returns the height the block was committed in
  • ABCIResponses struct persisted to disk before calling Commit; makes handshake replay much cleaner
  • WAL uses #ENDHEIGHT instead of #HEIGHT (#HEIGHT will stop working in 0.10.0)
  • Peers included via --seeds, under seeds in the config, or in /dial_seeds are now persistent, and will be reconnected to if the connection breaks

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix bug in fast-sync where we stop syncing after a peer is removed, even if they're re-added later
  • Fix handshake replay to handle validator set changes and results of DeliverTx when we crash after app.Commit but before state.Save()

0.9.0 (March 6, 2017)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • Update ABCI to v0.4.0, where Query is now Query(RequestQuery) ResponseQuery, enabling precise proofs at particular heights:
message RequestQuery{
	bytes data = 1;
	string path = 2;
	uint64 height = 3;
	bool prove = 4;
}

message ResponseQuery{
	CodeType          code        = 1;
	int64             index       = 2;
	bytes             key         = 3;
	bytes             value       = 4;
	bytes             proof       = 5;
	uint64            height      = 6;
	string            log         = 7;
}
  • BlockMeta data type unifies its Hash and PartSetHash under a BlockID:
type BlockMeta struct {
	BlockID BlockID `json:"block_id"` // the block hash and partsethash
	Header  *Header `json:"header"`   // The block's Header
}
  • ValidatorSet.Proposer is exposed as a field and persisted with the State. Use GetProposer() to initialize or update after validator-set changes.

  • tendermint gen_validator command output is now pure JSON

FEATURES:

  • New RPC endpoint /commit?height=X returns header and commit for block at height X
  • Client API for each endpoint, including mocks for testing

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Node is now a BaseService
  • Simplified starting Tendermint in-process from another application
  • Better organized Makefile
  • Scripts for auto-building binaries across platforms
  • Docker image improved, slimmed down (using Alpine), and changed from tendermint/tmbase to tendermint/tendermint
  • New repo files: CONTRIBUTING.md, Github ISSUE_TEMPLATE, CHANGELOG.md
  • Improvements on CircleCI for managing build/test artifacts
  • Handshake replay is doen through the consensus package, possibly using a mockApp
  • Graceful shutdown of RPC listeners
  • Tests for the PEX reactor and DialSeeds

BUG FIXES:

  • Check peer.Send for failure before updating PeerState in consensus
  • Fix panic in /dial_seeds with invalid addresses
  • Fix proposer selection logic in ValidatorSet by taking the address into account in the accumComparable
  • Fix inconcistencies with ValidatorSet.Proposer across restarts by persisting it in the State

0.8.0 (January 13, 2017)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • New data type BlockID to represent blocks:
type BlockID struct {
	Hash        []byte        `json:"hash"`
	PartsHeader PartSetHeader `json:"parts"`
}
  • Vote data type now includes validator address and index:
type Vote struct {
	ValidatorAddress []byte           `json:"validator_address"`
	ValidatorIndex   int              `json:"validator_index"`
	Height           int              `json:"height"`
	Round            int              `json:"round"`
	Type             byte             `json:"type"`
	BlockID          BlockID          `json:"block_id"` // zero if vote is nil.
	Signature        crypto.Signature `json:"signature"`
}
  • Update TMSP to v0.3.0, where it is now called ABCI and AppendTx is DeliverTx
  • Hex strings in the RPC are now "0x" prefixed

FEATURES:

  • New message type on the ConsensusReactor, Maj23Msg, for peers to alert others they've seen a Maj23, in order to track and handle conflicting votes intelligently to prevent Byzantine faults from causing halts:
type VoteSetMaj23Message struct {
	Height  int
	Round   int
	Type    byte
	BlockID types.BlockID
}
  • Configurable block part set size
  • Validator set changes
  • Optionally skip TimeoutCommit if we have all the votes
  • Handshake between Tendermint and App on startup to sync latest state and ensure consistent recovery from crashes
  • GRPC server for BroadcastTx endpoint

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Less verbose logging
  • Better test coverage (37% -> 49%)
  • Canonical SignBytes for signable types
  • Write-Ahead Log for Mempool and Consensus via tmlibs/autofile
  • Better in-process testing for the consensus reactor and byzantine faults
  • Better crash/restart testing for individual nodes at preset failure points, and of networks at arbitrary points
  • Better abstraction over timeout mechanics

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix memory leak in mempool peer
  • Fix panic on POLRound=-1
  • Actually set the CommitTime
  • Actually send BeginBlock message
  • Fix a liveness issues caused by Byzantine proposals/votes. Uses the new Maj23Msg.

0.7.4 (December 14, 2016)

FEATURES:

  • Enable the Peer Exchange reactor with the --pex flag for more resilient gossip network (feature still in development, beware dragons)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Remove restrictions on RPC endpoint /dial_seeds to enable manual network configuration

0.7.3 (October 20, 2016)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Type safe FireEvent
  • More WAL/replay tests
  • Cleanup some docs

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix deadlock in mempool for synchronous apps
  • Replay handles non-empty blocks
  • Fix race condition in HeightVoteSet

0.7.2 (September 11, 2016)

BUG FIXES:

  • Set mustConnect=false so tendermint will retry connecting to the app

0.7.1 (September 10, 2016)

FEATURES:

  • New TMSP connection for Query/Info
  • New RPC endpoints:
    • tmsp_query
    • tmsp_info
  • Allow application to filter peers through Query (off by default)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • TMSP connection type enforced at compile time
  • All listen/client urls use a "tcp://" or "unix://" prefix

BUG FIXES:

  • Save LastSignature/LastSignBytes to priv_validator.json for recovery
  • Fix event unsubscribe
  • Fix fastsync/blockchain reactor

0.7.0 (August 7, 2016)

BREAKING CHANGES:

  • Strict SemVer starting now!
  • Update to ABCI v0.2.0
  • Validation types now called Commit
  • NewBlock event only returns the block header

FEATURES:

  • TMSP and RPC support TCP and UNIX sockets
  • Addition config options including block size and consensus parameters
  • New WAL mode cswal_light; logs only the validator's own votes
  • New RPC endpoints:
    • for starting/stopping profilers, and for updating config
    • /broadcast_tx_commit, returns when tx is included in a block, else an error
    • /unsafe_flush_mempool, empties the mempool

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Various optimizations
  • Remove bad or invalidated transactions from the mempool cache (allows later duplicates)
  • More elaborate testing using CircleCI including benchmarking throughput on 4 digitalocean droplets

BUG FIXES:

  • Various fixes to WAL and replay logic
  • Various race conditions

PreHistory

Strict versioning only began with the release of v0.7.0, in late summer 2016. The project itself began in early summer 2014 and was workable decentralized cryptocurrency software by the end of that year. Through the course of 2015, in collaboration with Eris Industries (now Monax Indsutries), many additional features were integrated, including an implementation from scratch of the Ethereum Virtual Machine. That implementation now forms the heart of Burrow. In the later half of 2015, the consensus algorithm was upgraded with a more asynchronous design and a more deterministic and robust implementation.

By late 2015, frustration with the difficulty of forking a large monolithic stack to create alternative cryptocurrency designs led to the invention of the Application Blockchain Interface (ABCI), then called the Tendermint Socket Protocol (TMSP). The Ethereum Virtual Machine and various other transaction features were removed, and Tendermint was whittled down to a core consensus engine driving an application running in another process. The ABCI interface and implementation were iterated on and improved over the course of 2016, until versioned history kicked in with v0.7.0.