As posted on our new Operations Status page, the big item in this wallet is resolving an issue that has been unfortunately causing the wallet to trigger our DDoS protection and block many users from using the wallet. This means that we ask that you please update to v1.2.2 right away. As always, you can download it at wallet.radixdlt.com, and if you're currently on v1.1.1, you may have noticed an in-app update feature which will work as well.
Here is Matthew Hine, Head of Product at Radix DLT with some more info. Alternative, keep reading below:
But wait, there's more! v1.2.2 also contains a big much-requested feature: the ability to connect to different archive nodes and networks. You can now choose to connect to either the Radix Mainnet – or Stokenet if you want to do some testing and experimentation. You can do this in the in-app preferences by selecting the Mainnet or Stokenet archive node endpoints offered by Radix.
Importantly, you can also add new archive node addresses manually. This means that members of the community who wish to run their own archive nodes – either for their own use or to offer to the community – can now have easy wallet connectivity. The wallet will automatically detect if the node is connecting to Mainnet or Stokenet. We hope this will help with developer and node-runner testing, as well as providing an avenue for community-driven expansion of archive node options for wallet users.
Note: Please be cautious when choosing an archive node! It is important that you fully trust the archive node that you select! Never connect to an archive node without knowing who is running it and that it is not malicious. While the Radix Desktop Wallet itself provides some protections and always asks the user to review transactions before signing, a malicious node could attempt to alter transactions you request while connected to it, and potentially take your tokens as a result if you aren't careful.
Here's a little more breakdown.