New Release: 2.0.6

This release of zcashd v2.0.6 is a maintenance release, focusing on code clean-ups and minor bug fixes. It precedes v2.0.7 which is planned to include the implementation of the Blossom upgrade for testnet.

This release will be supported until block 617512, expected to arrive around October 9th 2019, at which point the software will end-of-support halt and shut down.

Notable Changes in this Release

As of this release, Debian Stretch (v9) is fully supported for zcashd. While previous versions of zcashd worked with Stretch, this release marks full infrastructure support for the current version of Debian. If you are still running Debian Jessie (v8) for your zcashd environment, we highly recommend upgrading due to the increasing lack of support and security updates for Jessie. Please see our documentation on how to proceed. 

Summary of the Changes Included in this Release

  • Debian Stretch is now a supported platform.
  • Fixed a bug in z_mergetoaddress, that prevented users sending from ANY_SPROUT or ANY_SAPLING when a wallet contained both Sprout and Sapling notes (#3910)
  • Insight Explorer: we have been incorporating changes to support the Insight Explorer directly from zcashd. v2.0.6 includes the first change to an RPC method (#3863)
  • Cherry-picked upstream improvements (#2912)

For a more complete list of changes, see our 2.0.6 milestone.