February 25, 2021
Nextcloud 20.0.8 and 19.0.9 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!
As always, minor releases include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
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!
This is a reminder that public support for Nextcloud 18 has ended and will no longer receive minor fixes or security updates.
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!
At a virtual presentation streamed worldwide, the Nextcloud team introduced the availability of Nextcloud Hub 21.
The biggest improvements Nextcloud Hub 21 introduces are:
📺 Watch the live Nextcloud Hub 21 post-announcement Q&A on YouTube!
Of course, there is MUCH more, and you can read all about it in our announcement blog for Nextcloud Hub 21.
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.