This release is primarily aimed at helping exchanges resolve issues related to RPC lag times on large size wallet files. Regular users do not need to update from the previous release unless they really want to.
Download the update from GitHub here.
The Windows MSI can be downloaded here
Note that the in-wallet upgrader is still not working at this time. Please do not upgrade from inside the wallet!
Here are the release notes:
Fix wallet being locked while flushing. It now requires a clean shutdown or a backup to migrate the wallet.dat to a different system, #1010 (@jamescowens).
Automatic backups can now be disabled by using -walletbackupinterval=0, #1018 (@denravonska). Trigger a fix spent coins check on start and after block disconnect, #1018 (@denravonska).
This update should help get most of our exchanges back up and running soon, but as stated previously, we do not decide when they open up deposits and withdrawals on their end.