Synapse 1.31.0 released

2021-04-06 — Releases — Dan Callahan

We've released Synapse 1.31.0!

Mainly internal changes this time (type hints, code lints, etc.) but we've also landed some initial work on MSC2946: Spaces Summary. And speaking of MSCs, Synapse 1.31 has an experimental flag which can enable support for the draft MSC3026: "busy" presence state.

Synapse 1.31 can now restrict OpenID Connect logins based on userinfo attributes (Thanks, HubbeKing!).

This release fixes a rare infinite loop when fetching cross-signing keys or handling device list updates, and further improves the speed of federation catchup. It also makes Admin APIs around user reactivation behave correctly when account passwords are disabled.

See the Release Notes for further information.

The Final Python 3.5 Release

This is the last release of Synapse to support Python 3.5 or PostgreSQL 9.5, and the last release of official packages for Debian 9 (Stretch) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial).

Future releases of Synapse will follow upstream end-of-life dates for Python and Postgres.

Accordingly, we anticipate ending support for Python 3.6 and PostgreSQL 9.6 in December of this year. We will also cease producing packages for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic) at that time.

Thank You

Synapse is a Free and Open Source Software project, and we'd like to extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to this release, including ankitdobhal, blakehawkins, dklimpel, fuzzmz, HubbeKing, languitar, sandhose, and ShadowJonathan.