Nextcloud 17 Beta 1 is out, time for some testing!

Last week we hit feature freeze and now the first Beta of Nextcloud is available in our download servers. As always, we want to make sure that upgrades are smooth as well as day to day usage.

Feature freeze?

Feature freeze means that we will no longer add new features, just improve and stabilize the release further. This is the stage in our development at which we release our first beta and begin to focus on polishing and bug fixing.

What’s new?

Reading it is not the same as checking out yourself 😉 Install the Nextcloud 17 beta 1 right away, find out what’s new and tell us what you think! We appreciate your feedback 😉

A stable release is coming, help us!

As a beta version, Nextcloud 17 needs testing, bug reporting, bug fixing and some polishing to be perfect. The right time to get involved and help us make this release awesome is now!

We have our automated tests and it has gotten some basic smoke testing but no test scheme can replace the myriad of ways you all use Nextcloud, on NAS devices to big iron servers!

As details make the difference we can use your help for small UI improvements, fixes to details – and of course bugfixes!

If you are new to Nextcloud, you’re more than welcome to get involved – simply join us on github or check out this page on our website.

Note that translations are very welcome too! We have millions of users and they don’t all read English! Let’s make sure 17 is ready for as big a number of users as possible.