After many months of silence, we’re proud to announce the v1.9.0 release of Go Ethereum! Although this release has been in the making for a lot longer than we anticipated, we’re confident there will be some juicy feature for everyone to enjoy!
Warning: We’ve tried our best to squash all the bugs, but as with all major releases, we advise everyone to take extra care when upgrading. The v1.9.0 release contains database schema changes, meaning it’s not possible to downgrade once updated. We also recommend a fresh fast sync as it can drastically reduce the database size.
Some of the features mentioned here have been silently shipped over the course of the 1.8.x release family, but we’ve deemed them important enough to explicitly highlight.