Homestead Release – Ethereum Blog

Ethereum Team announces their next major release of Homestead scheduled to occur around April 15th of this year which will move the Ethereum network out of Alpha to Beta.


What is Homestead?

Homestead is the second major version release of the Ethereum platform, which includes several protocol changes and a networking change that gives us the ability to do further network upgrades:

  • EIP-2 Main homestead hardfork changes
  • EIP-7 Hardfork EVM update: DELEGATECALL
  • EIP-8 devp2p forward compatibility

Source: Homestead Release – Ethereum Blog