Minor releases for Nextcloud 20, 19 and 18 were made available today!
Nextcloud 20.0.5, 19.0.7 and 18.0.13 are here!
Each of them has over a dozen changes and as usual we strongly recommend you update to ensure you have a secure and reliable content collaboration platform that respects your digital sovereignty!
Note that Nextcloud 18.0.13, marks the end of public support for Nextcloud 18!
20.0.5, 19.0.6, 18.0.12: what’s new?
As always, minor releases include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
You can find the full change log of fixes and improvements for 20.0.5, 19.0.6 and 18.0.12 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!
End of support for Nextcloud 18
The 18.0.13 release marks the end of public support for Nextcloud 18.
Note that Nextcloud 18 is only used by a small minority of our users so it no longer benefits from as much testing as the newer releases, and with ever-changing demands and infrastructure, staying with a current release is the smart move.
If you still run v18 or older versions that are already unmaintained (v17, 16 and so on), we recommend you to upgrade to Nextcloud 19 or 20. If for any reason you would like to keep using older versions, contact our team for long term support from Nextcloud GmbH so you can continue to receive security and stability updates.
We always recommend you to get the latest and greatest! Nextcloud Hub 20 is the latest major version available and soon we will release Nextcloud 21.
The 20 release will bring you and your users a wide range of improvements, where the three biggest features we introduced are:
- 🏁 Our new dashboard provides a great starting point for the day with over a dozen widgets ranging from Twitter and Github to Moodle and Zammad already available
- 🔍 Search was unified, bringing search results of Nextcloud apps as well as external services like Gitlab, Jira and Discourse in one place
- 🗨 Talk introduced bridging to other platforms including MS Teams, Slack, IRC, Matrix and a dozen others
Of course, there is MUCH more, and you can read all about it in our announcement blog.
Stay safe: keep your server up-to-date!
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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