Zebra 1.6.1 Release

The Zcash Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Zebra version 1.6.1. This release adds an OpenAPI specification for Zebra’s RPC methods and improves the startup and shutdown logs with information about Zebra’s storage usage and other useful database information, such as column family sizes in a human readable format.

With this release we have made some improvements to the getblock RPC method in response to user feedback as well as taking the opportunity to improve its performance. We have also fixed a bug that caused hangs in the zebra-scan service. 

This release also includes some of the necessary changes to enable regtest network mode in zebra although this is still a work in progress. Our thanks go out to Zingo Labs for their contributions to this feature.

We have also updated our CI to use the official lightwalletd image, instead of the fork that we were using previously.