Monero Observer – Monero v0.18.0.0 ‘Fluorine Fermi’ released
20 Jul 2022
Monero’s latest major release v0.18.0.0 Fluorine Fermi is out’ and binaries for both the official CLI and GUI wallets are now available for download:
This major release is due to the August 13th network upgrade, which in turn adds support for Bulletproofs+, view tags, ring size increase to 16, and fee changes.
- Consensus: add Bulletproofs+ to decrease transactions size and verification time (#7170)
- Consensus: add view tags to outputs to reduce wallet scanning time (#8061)
- Consensus: increase ring size to 16 (#8178)
- (CLI) Wallet: fee changes, adjusted dynamic block weight algorithm (#7891)
- (CLI) Wallet: multisig security fixes (#8149, #8220, #8432)
- (GUI) Add support for v0.18 network upgrade (#3872)
- (GUI) Add scan transaction option (#3932)
- (GUI) Fix payment proof button (#3910)
To view the complete list of changes, compare v0.18.0.0 with the previous version (0.17.3.2) on Github.
This [CLI] release was the direct result of 71 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 420 commits containing 25749 new lines of code.
This [GUI] release was the direct result of 55 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 67 commits containing 20610 new lines of code.
Contributor lists for this release are available on Github’. The Monero v18 graphic was designed by gnuteardrops from Monero Graphics.
New binaries (CLI/GUI) can be found on the Downloads page on Getmonero.org.
Before installing anything users should check that the file hashes match those on the signed list, and that the signature is valid. Guides for popular operating systems are available on Getmonero.org (Linux/Windows/Mac)’ and Monero Observer (Linux).
Note that Ledger is incompatible with v0.18 at the time of this report, but should be ready before the v15 HF.
Users are also encouraged to reach out to wallets and exchanges that have not yet been contacted (list), notifying them of the update, before the August 13th network upgrade. Post a comment in #690 tagging @sethforprivacy to check service providers off the list.