Today we have made available security and stability updates to Nextcloud 15, 14 and 13. These aim to improve the stability, security and reliability of your server. We restrict minor updates to bug fixes and minor, non-intrusive improvements because both home and enterprise users need to know that these upgrades are safe and reliable. Customers can rely on the stand-by upgrade support from Nextcloud GmbH if needed.
As there are many new and updated apps, remember: Up to date means more secure. And don’t forget to update your apps regularly too!
Improvements in this release
Nextcloud 15.0.4 brings a little over 40 changes, from fixes in file versioning and uploading to small user interface and design improvements, especially in the high contrast and accessibility theme. Nextcloud 14.0.7, with a bit less than 30 changes, is bringing 14 closer to a very mature version.
As always, the changes are small and will make for a safe and reliable update.
The list of changes in Nextcloud 13.0.11 is even smaller. As it nears the end of its public support cycle, we strongly recommend users to migrate to Nextcloud 14. If you are still on Nextcloud 13 and want to continue to keep your data secure, request access to the Long Term Support service of Nextcloud GmbH for further security and stability updates.
Of course the list is much longer, but here are some highlights from today’s release. You can find a full overview of changes in our changelog.
In all versions:
- The drag and drop upload of a Folder into a Nextcloud folder are fixed in the web UI
- A better cleanup of stray locks helps reduce “File locked” errors
- Some versions of dependencies were updated
In Nextcloud 14.0.7 and 15.0.4:
- For Swift’s v2 authentication users: tokens are now cached
- Upload to object store storage has been improved
- A repair job that failed in some corner cases was fixed
- The user’s locale is now defining the file listing order
In Nextcloud 15.0.4 only:
- Versions of shared files are shown for all users again
- A series of small UI and UX fixes were made, especially in the high contrast and accessibility theme
- A multipart uploader is now always used for S3 storages
- As issue that caused the list of deleted files to not appear in the “Deleted files” section was fixed
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.