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January 31, 2020
Updates for Nextcloud server have been made available. As always, these include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade. If you are waiting for the first minor release for Nextcloud Hub/Nextcloud 18,, stay tuned – we plan to do a mid-cycle update in about 2 weeks.
Running web facing software without regular updates is risky. Please stay up to date with Nextcloud releases of both the server and its apps, for the safety of your data! Customers can always count on our upgrade support if needed!
Nextcloud 17.0.3 and 16.0.8 have relatively few fixes included, reflecting their state. For 17, we have 18 changes while the oldest stable release got not even a dozen. Note that if you are still on 15, this release is unmaintained and you should upgrade as soon as possible. By now we recommend everyone to run 17 in production as this already has the largest number of users and thus receives the most scrutiny and testing.
You can find the full 17.0.3 and 16.0.8 changelogs on our website..
Minor Nextcloud releases are security and functionality bug fixes, not rewrites of major systems that risk user data! We also do extensive testing, both in our code base and by upgrading a series of real-world systems to the test versions. This ensures that upgrades to minor releases are painless and reliable. As the updates not only fix feature issues but also security problems, it is a bad idea to not upgrade!
This is, of course, also true for apps: Keeping them updated has security benefits, besides the new features and other bug fixes.
If you are maintaining a mission-critical Nextcloud system for your enterprise, it is highly recommended that you get yourself some insurance (and job security… who gets blamed if the file handling system isn’t working as expected?). A hotline to the core Nextcloud developers is the best guarantee for reliable service for your users, and the job safety of you as system administrator.