Releasing version 8.0

Version 8.0 has just been released.

It contains the new protocol environment (V1) required by Edo, the current protocol proposal. It also contains Edo itself as well as its daemons (baker, endorser and accuser), and the configuration to join Edonet, a test network for Edo.

Version 8.0 also contains general improvements to the node, client and daemons. Among others, the node features a new heuristic to better detect when the node is synchronized with its peers, a better behavior on exit, and some memory usage improvements.

Note that this is the first released version of Tezos that requires the Rust compiler to compile from sources. Indeed, the new protocol environment uses some Rust libraries. Instructions to install the Rust compiler can be found in the manual:

Full changelog and update instructions are available in the version 8 release page:

The Git tag for this release is v8.0 and the corresponding commit hash is 567be003173390a40d3bc267360deade3ef14d49 . Branch latest-release now points to this new tag.


As it says, it contains Edo itself, does it means we should update our node

As it says, it contains Edo itself, does it means we should update our node now ?

Hi @Gisele, you only need to update before Edo activates, if it activates.

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May I ask when this protocol upgrade happens in mainnet?

Should it be announced on nomadic lab’s blog or is there any better place I should follow to catch up with this kind of event?

You can keep up with the Edo proposal here:

Hi, thank you for the link!

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