This major release includes multiple soft forks which will extend the Navcoin DAO and enable the community to not only vote on the allocation of the decentralised fund, but also vote on the network consensus parameters changes as well as a non binding onchain voting mechanism called consultations.
This release only features one merged pull request, but it is an important security patch. It is recommended for all stakers and economic nodes to update immediately to ensure network stability. Everyone else running Navcoin Core is recommended to upgrade as soon as possible, even if you’re not staking.
This patch fixes various issues which were investigated and identified as part of the community fund stability review undertaken by the Navcoin Core developers. It considered a mandatory update due to the included stability patches and will require a reindex or full resynchronisation of the blockchain to take effect. Please read the full release notes for further instruction.
This patch fixes a bug where a cfund database entry that was previously deleted is still persisting, preventing future writes of the entry. This can happen in a scenario where a proposal is included in a block which is invalidated (because of a reorganization) which is then included in a new block as part of the new longest chain. This fix is the main purpose of the 4.7.1 patch release, while preparing this bugfix there were several other PR’s merged which are also included in this release.
Purple Zebra is the culmination of the last few months of work on Navcoin Core and includes 40 closed pull requests, many new features and important security updates & stability fixes. Due to the security patches, upgrading to Purple Zebra should be considered mandatory and performed as soon as possible, especially if you are staking.