Hot on the trail of the good news yesterday, 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. This is the second minor release of Nextcloud Hub, which has already been downloaded over 150.000 times – we suggest it is time to upgrade and get the latest and greatest!
Note: 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!
You’re probably happy to learn that keeping your apps updated with Nextcloud 18 has become easier: a simple update all button takes care of it.
Nextcloud Hub introduces many new features and improvements. Among those is that we now ship, by default, Nextcloud Talk, Groupware and ONLYOFFICE. If you are upgrading, you will move from the Gallery app to the new Photos, but Talk, Groupware and ONLYOFFICE will not be installed automatically as we don’t want to surprise admins. However, we do recommend to install them yourself!
Read this blog on how to add ONLYOFFICE with just a few clicks to your Nextcloud server, find out what is new in Talk here and stay tuned for more detailed blogs on the many improvements we made in our Calendar and Mail apps.
If you need some time to plan an upgrade to 18, we recommend to update your existing stable release in the mean time to benefit from the about 35 changes in 17 and 2 dozen in 16. Note that if you are still on 15, this release is unmaintained and you should upgrade as soon as possible.
You can find the full 18.0.2, 17.0.4 and 16.0.9 changelogs on our website..
Good news yesterday!
We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share some of the good news we covered yesterday about Nextcloud growth in 2019:
💰 2X order intake
🏭 179 new customers
😍 profitable, independent & growing organically!
📈 400K Nextcloud servers!
💿 250K monthly server downloads
👥 2500 contributors
🔥 2020: Hub release ➡️ 2x lead flow, 3x downloads!
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.
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Minor Nextcloud updates are released, as well as an update to the desktop client.
As always, minor releases include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.