Release candidate of Octez (v16.0~rc2)

v16.0~rc2, the second release candidate for Octez 16.0 is available. If this release candidate proves to be stable, it will be released as version 16.0.
We invite you to test this release candidate on test networks such as Ghostnet or Mumbainet. The latter can now be joined using the mumbainet built-in network alias.

Octez v16.0~rc2 introduces the following breaking change:

  • It is no longer possible to export snapshots from storage created by Octez v13.0 or earlier, as they are not compatible with the context pruning storage layout.

Compared to v16.0~rc1, this release candidate:

  • Improves the performance of the octez-smart-rollup-node binary, by drastically reducing disk consumption.
  • Fixes an issue where old context storages (that is, from data directories created by Octez v13.0 or earlier) would become corrupted at cycle dawn.
  • Fixes an issue with the docker images that resulted in a “permission denied” error on Docker images should now work seamlessly.

The full changelog and update instructions are available in the version 16 release page.

The Git tag for this release is v16.0-rc2 and the corresponding commit hash is a2b26dc44674be9e5801f162d18146057ae68992.

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