OrbitDB 0.24 released


OrbitDB v0.24.1

Now with js-ipfs 0.44 support!

We’re releasing v0.24.1 today! There’s a couple fun changes in this release! Here’s the tl;dr:

  • JS-IPFS 0.44 support
  • Store operations are now queued
  • Docstore gets a new operation
  • Oplog events are emitted

This wouldn’t have been possible without our community. So, thank you to:


JS-IPFS 0.44 Support

Until now the newest versions of js-ipfs were not supported. This was primarly because of js-ipfs api’s move to async iteration starting in version 0.41. Now js-ipfs versions 0.41-0.44 are supported.

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-store/pull/86
  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db/pull/782

Store Operation Queue

All included stores (and any store extending orbit-db-store v3.3.0+) now queues operations. Any update sent to a store is executed sequentially and the store’s close method now awaits for the queue to empty.

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-store/pull/85
  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-store/pull/91

Docstore putAll Operation

A new method was added to the docstore named ‘putAll’. This method allows for multiple keys to be set in the docstore in one oplog entry. This comes with some significant performance benefits. Something to note is any nodes running an older version of the docstore will ignore any changes made by putAll operations.

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-docstore/pull/36

Oplog Events

It is now possible to listen for specific store operations as they are added to the store. To learn more about how to use this you can review the documentation and look at event log.op.${operation}.

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-store/pull/87

orbit-db tests

Tests now use orbit-db-test-utils package to deduplicate test utilities. It had already been used in most subpackages like orbit-db-store but now it’s used in the orbit-db repo!

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-test-utils/pull/11
  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db/pull/794

orbit-db-store sync method

A method on orbit-db-store named sync is now an async method and only resolves after oplog heads have been added.

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-store/pull/38
  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db-store/pull/84

Electron Renderer FS Shim

Fixes a bug related to the native filesystem when used in electron.

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db/pull/783
  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db/pull/795


Now import AccessControllers, Identities, and/or Keystore modules from OrbitDB with object destructuring like so:

const { AccessControllers, Identities, Keystore } = require('orbit-db')

Relevant PRs:

  • https://github.com/orbitdb/orbit-db/pull/785

And that’s it! As always, if you have any questions, reach out to us on GitHub at any of the relevant repositories, or on our Gitter.