October 11, 2018
Today we have made available security and stability updates to Nextcloud 12, 13 and 14. 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. Update your apps regularly, too!
Nextcloud 14.0.2 brings a little under 40 changes, from improved notifications and more reliable storage to small user interface and design improvements. 13.0.7, having become quite a mature release, introduces only a dozen small fixes
As always, the changes are small and will make for a safe and reliable update.
The list of changes in Nextcloud 12.0.12 is even smaller. As it nears the end of its public support cycle, we strongly recommend users to migrate to Nextcloud 13. If you are still on Nextcloud 12 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.
You can find a full overview of changes in our changelog.
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.