We are pleased to announce the release candidate of EventStoreDB 20.6, which contains mainly bug fixes and improvements on the previous release
This release is not intended to be used in production, we welcome your feedback as we prepare for final release.
You can download the packages from the downloads page under the Pre-Release section.
If you are running on macOS, you will need to run Event Store in Docker, since currently servers using .NET Core’s gRPC implementation require the platform to support server ALPN, which macOS did not until Catalina. As soon as this restriction is lifted by the .NET Core platform, Event Store will release packages for macOS.
Please note Event Store will only expose the HTTP interface over HTTPS.
This requires a TLS certificate, but for ease of use you can use the development mode which uses a self signed certificate intended for development use only. The development mode can be activated by specifying the
--dev option when starting Event Store.
Notable changes and improvements from Event Store Preview 3 to the Release Candidate
- New versioning strategy
- Core Database
- Event Store gRPC Client
- Embedded Event Store Client
New versioning strategy
As of the release candidate, we will be moving to a new versioning scheme in the form of YY.[M]M version. You can read more about our new versioning strategy here.
Max truncation safety feature
Thanks to James Connor for this pull request that added a feature to avoid large unexpected truncations by adding a
MaxTruncation value that will stop any truncations over that size. This can be set via the following command-line argument, and can be disabled by setting it to -1.
The default is 1 chunk of data.
Security configuration changes
As we move to Event Store being “secure by default”, there are a number of changes being made to the configuration options. If you have been testing Event Store in development mode then this shouldn’t affect you. If not, you will need to update your configuration to include a TrustedRootCertificatesPath. Details about this can be found here. EventStore#2335
Please note that if you are developing a client, there have been breaking changes in the protocol from preview 3 release of Event Store.
Appends will now return a response which currently is either a Success or a WrongExpectedVersion.
Stream Reads will now return a response which currently is either a Success or a StreamNotFound.
Combined internal and external http interfaces
We have combined the internal and external http interfaces and therefor the previous configuration options of
IntHttpPort has been combined into
Event Store gRPC Client
Replace byte arrays with ReadOnlyMemory in the gRPC client
Thanks to Martin Othamar for this pull request to help reduce allocations.
Client has been broken up into operational scopes
The Event Store .NET gRPC Client has also been broken up into a client for each operational scope. The clients can be found as individual nuget packages namely,
Embedded TCP Client
The embedded TCP client will still be released in version 20.6.0, but was not released as part of the release candidate due to an issue with dependencies.