The core developers have tagged a new 2021.10.18.0 Hotspot firmware release which includes some bug fixes and a new blessed snapshot at height 1059841. This release addresses a channel selection bug causing unnecessary incorrect witnesses and fixes a potential race condition when initializing var-cache. Furthermore, the updated blockchain-core has improved state channel support for router.

This is an optional but recommended update for manufacturers to get the latest blessed on-chain snapshots for faster hotspot syncing. This also addresses the “invalid channel” errors that some hotspots were seeing.

Plan

We have been beta testing 2021.10.18.0 since Oct 18, 2021 5:00 PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 10:45 AM PT, Oct 19, 2021.