October 27, 2020
About 3 weeks after Nextcloud Hub 20 came out we’ve made the first minor release available. This version fixes about 60 issues and should be a safe update for anyone who already upgraded to this release. As a reminder, Nextcloud Hub introduced a wide range of improvements in the core file handling, communication and groupware areas. In a major shift, integration with over a dozen third party platforms including Moodle, Microsoft Teams, Gitlab, Slack and many more was announced.
The three biggest features we introduce are:
Of course, there is MUCH more, and you can read all about it in our announcement blog.
First, a final reminder that with the availability of Nextcloud Hub v20 we ceased maintenance of Nextcloud 17. If you still run this older version, either upgrade to Nextcloud 18 or contact our team for long term support.
Our update statistics show less than 10% of our users is still on 17, with 20 already having more deployed servers. Almost 50% of the Nextcloud servers runs 19, the most used and thus most tested release. We recommend moving to 19 to have the most reliable and secure Nextcloud setup.
As mentioned, the 20.0.1 release introduced some 60 changes. The most notable of these include:
You can find the full change log of fixes and improvements for 20.0.1 on our website.
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!
We always recommend you to get the latest and greatest! Our updater statistics shows that Nextcloud Hub is the most deployed release, with the vast majority of our user base already on version 19 and thousands already moving to 20!
Note that if you are still on 16 or 17, these releases are now unmaintained and you should upgrade as soon as possible or, if you can’t, get long term support from Nextcloud GmbH so you can continue to receive security and stability updates.
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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