# v0.8.2 Scaling the Ethereum Blockchain We're pleased to announce the 0.8.2 release of c-lightning, named by @arowser. This is a minor release and includes a few new and experimental features, as well as bug-fixes and performance wins. # Highlights for Users - New config option `--large-channels` (also known as 'wumbo') which enables opening channels of any size. (Note that your peer must also support large channels.) - This release includes a `keysend` plugin, which will enable receiving 'keysend' payments, as first introduced by [Lightning Labs](https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3795). Note that the included keysend plugin is receive only for this release. Nodes which do not want the hassle of spontaneous unrequested payments should add 'disable-plugin=keysend' to their config! - We'll now announce multiple connection endpoints for a single 'type', e.g. multiple IPv4 addresses. - A new [FAQ](https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/blob/master/doc/FAQ.md)! - Big performance improvment in the `pay` command (~1s speedup on average) # Highlights for the Network - c-lightning nodes can now participate in creating larger channels (with the --large-channel config option). - We now wait until the first payment through a channel before updating the feerate; this should help with some spurious closures at channel open or re-connect that were occurring against older versions of other implementations. # Highlights for Developers - A new command `getsharedsecret` for getting the BOLT-compliant shared secret finding for a node and a point. - The API for the 'Bitcoin backend' plugin infrastructure has been documented! - Facilities for building rendez-vous compatible onions has been added to the `onion` devtool - Plugin `options` will now respect the type they were given in the manifest. - Fixes with plugin cleanups and hangs. - Python2 has been removed as a dependence. More details can be found at https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/blob/v0.8.2/CHANGELOG.md Thanks to everyone for their contributions and bug reports; please keep them coming. Since 0.8.1, we've had 236 commits from 10 different authors, with 2 first time contributors: - Dr. Maxim Orlovsky @dr-orlovsky - Dave Scotese @dscotese Cheers, Lisa, Christian, Rusty, and ZmnSCPxj