As you might already know we hit feature freeze a few weeks ago and now it’s Beta’s time!
We made beta 1, 2, 3. 4 and 5 available the previous weeks while many fixes and improvements were made.
Now we are calling for testing for Beta 6!
We are working hard on stabilizing Nextcloud 19 for a release and it is time to get involved, if you haven’t yet! Our sixth beta has appeared on our servers and you can use our famously easy updater to get it on your server and give it a try, or grab it from our download server.
We want to make sure that upgrades and day to day usage are smooth and as bug-free as possible. Any other feedback, of course, is welcome! After Beta 6 we will have the first release candidate hopefully on May 7.
Time for testing and polishing again!
Nextcloud 19 needs testing, bug reporting, bug fixing and some polishing to be perfect. The best time to get involved is now! Here is what you can help us with- PRs need reviews, specific testing and more!
We have our automated tests and it has gotten some basic smoke testing but no test scheme can replace the myriad of ways you all use Nextcloud, on everything from Raspberry Pi’s and NAS devices to big iron servers!
As details make the difference we can use your help for small UI improvements, fixes to details – and of course bugfixes!
Note that translations are very welcome too! We have millions of users and they don’t all read English! Let’s make sure 19 is ready for as big a number of users as possible! We plan to do a string freeze with the first RC on May 7 to give the translation teams time to catch up but there is no reason not to get to work already!
We appreciate your feedback too- it is a great way to contribute and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new features. Get Beta 6, check yourself what’s new and let us know what you think! As a beta, of course, the main aim of this release is not to reveal the new features of Nextcloud 19, it’s a call for help to continue making Nextcloud awesome!