The core developers have tagged a new 2021.08.05.0 Hotspot firmware release which updates the currently blessed snapshot and includes some fixes for state channel handling for packet routing. The release also includes support for fetching more seed nodes from DNS and some fixes for other applications using blockchain-core (router and ETL).

This is an optional but recommended release for Hotspot owners and manufacturers to continue syncing with newly blessed snapshots. We also believe this release will improve an issue with ‘bursting’ packets on router that has been observed.

Plan

We have been beta testing 2021.08.05.0 since Aug 5th, 2021 3:30 PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 10:00 AM PT, Aug 6th, 2021.