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Add release notes for -walletdir and wallets/ dir

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@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ How to Upgrade @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ How to Upgrade
==============
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely
shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the
shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the
installer (on Windows) or just copy over `/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt` (on Mac)
or `bitcoind`/`bitcoin-qt` (on Linux).
@ -62,6 +62,20 @@ Due to a backward-incompatible change in the wallet database, wallets created @@ -62,6 +62,20 @@ Due to a backward-incompatible change in the wallet database, wallets created
with version 0.16.0 will be rejected by previous versions. Also, version 0.16.0
will only create hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallets.
Custom wallet directories
---------------------
The ability to specify a directory other than the default data directory in which to store
wallets has been added. An existing directory can be specified using the `-walletdir=<dir>`
argument. Wallets loaded via `-wallet` arguments must be in this wallet directory. Care should be taken
when choosing a wallet directory location, as if it becomes unavailable during operation,
funds may be lost.
Default wallet directory change
--------------------------
On new installations (if the data directory doesn't exist), wallets will now be stored in a
new `wallets/` subdirectory inside the data directory. If this `wallets/` subdirectory
doesn't exist (i.e. on existing nodes), the current datadir root is used instead, as it was.
Low-level RPC changes
----------------------
- The deprecated RPC `getinfo` was removed. It is recommended that the more specific RPCs are used:

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