Highlights of what’s new in 0.6.20
The 0.6.20 release has both user-facing and internal enhancements, including fixes and updates to Motoko, the Motoko base library, and Candid.
The most significant new features and capabilities include updates in the following functional areas:
A new notification message that the DFINITY Canister SDK sends anonymous usage data to DFINITY Stiftung by default has been added to
dfxcommands. The notification message is only displayed once, the first time you run any
dfxsubcommand. For example, the first time you run
dfx newto create a new project, the notification is displayed before any other project creation messages.
The purpose of this notification is to inform you that
dfxis configured to collect anonymous information about
dfxcommand activity and errors. Collecting anonymous data is enabled by default in an effort to improve the developer experience based on usage patterns and behavior.
If you want to prevent the collection of data about
dfxusage, you can explicitly opt-out by setting the following environment variable:
To find out more about the data collected and what your consent means, see the DFINITY Canister SDK Terms and Conditions.
dfxcommands that support the
--networkoption have been updated to support URLs when specifying the network value.
--networkoption required you to specify a network name that matched a network aliases configured in the project’s
The Candid web interface has been updated to provide easier navigation and a better user experience. The updates to the Candid web interface include the following new features and improvements:
A new Console drawer provides quick access to method output and a list of all available methods as links for fast navigation.
Canister methods and their related form elements are more clearly separated and annotated.
Method output is selectable and easier to toggle between text, UI, and JSON formats.
The layout is now responsive to provide an optimized display when viewing service using mobile devices or other media.
This section covers any reported issues that have been fixed in this release.