This release smooths the transition to a new Namecoin codebase rebased on the latest version of Bitcoin!
Starting at block height 212500 (around New Year’s Eve) miners will begin applying some checks for edge cases. There is a a small chance that miners running older versions will fork, so all pool operators and solo miners must update. Regular users should update too but the traditional precaution of waiting for six confirmations should be safe as well.
Be safe and make an encrypted backup of your wallet.dat file before updating. Thanks to everybody who helped make this happen!