Nextcloud 23.0.2, 22.2.5 and 21.0.9 are out, bringing a series of bug fixes. Keen eyes might notice we skipped one release – we pulled them shortly after building when a new problem surfaced. This took a while to get fixed, causing a bit of a delay. But after a lot more testing, the releases are fully cooked and ready for you. This is the first minor release for the 23 series, and for those 22 users waiting to dip their toes in the water – now’s the time! For everybody, as always: keep your data safe, update!
This also marks the final release of Nextcloud 21, so start preparing your move to 22 or 23 if you haven’t yet.
There are no features in these releases, just minor fixes all over. For example, when you edit a document in Nextcloud directly from your file manager (right-click – Nextcloud – Edit) you will no longer see the “link file” option. This does not work in this mode, as the editing session is using a token for security, rather than making you log in.
Like that, the improvements are all usability, stability, translation and documentation fixes and security hardenings. As always we strongly recommend you update to ensure you have a secure and reliable content collaboration platform that respects your digital sovereignty!
You can find the full change log of fixes and improvements 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!
Nextcloud Hub II brings a wide range of improvements for both private users and enterprises.
As you might know, Nextcloud does staged roll-outs to end user servers through our updater. We have not yet made Nextcloud 23.0.x available for 22 users, but will begin the roll-out in the coming 2 weeks.
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 generally 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.