Chia Network has just announced the release of Chia Blockchain 1.3.5, supporting the latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release. While I was away I saw that there was some chatter around not working on the latest version of Ubuntu. Normally I would use this as an excuse to take a swipe at using Python instead of a fully compiled language, but I’m in therapy now and trying to be a better person so we’ll just say that it might be a lesson learned in prioritizing platform updates for their runtime environment.
Other than the move to Python 3.10 the other improvements seemed largely aimed at improving efficiency and performance of harvesters, especially in large farms. I don’t have a large farm but was aware of some of the config changes required to not have regular performance problems and it seems like this update might fix a number of those. Kudos to the Chia team!
As always, check out the release notes here and make sure to update as soon as you get a chance.
- Added Support for Python 3.10
- Performance improvements in harvesters during plot refresh. Large farmers likely no longer need to specify a very high plot refresh interval in config.yaml
- Added CLI only
.debpackages to official release channels
- Fixed an issue where some coins would be missing after a full sync
- Enabled paginated plot loading and improved plot state reporting
There is also still an issue with harvesters reconnecting which they say they will fix shortly, so expect a 1.3.6 in the not too distant future.