Software update: Nextcloud 12.0.11 / 13.0.6

Sep

2

2018

Nextcloud has released updates for versions 12 and 13 of their eponymous software. With this program it is possible to run cloud storage in-house. Nextcloud arose after a large number of developers at ownCloud have run away and started again. All components, including enterprise functionality, are offered as open source and the earnings model is equal to what Red Hat does, namely providing paid support for large customers. Nextcloud also promises a so-called drop-in replacement, which makes it possible to easily switch from ownCloud to Nextcloud.

In version 13 the user interface has been refreshed, making it respond more fluently and looks better at high resolutions. Furthermore, ldap has become a lot faster and we see the introduction of Nextcloud Talk , an audio video and text communication platform. The release notes for this update can be found below.

Improvements in this release
Nextcloud 13.0.6 introduces 20 changes, most of which deal with corner cases that could cause problems in special circumstances.

While few of these will be problems for a majority of users, combined results in a more reliable, consistent experience that comes with a maturing product.

You can find a full overview of changes in our changelog.

Time to upgrade to 13!
Nextcloud 12.0.11 comes with only 2 changes. As this release will be used, we will continue to update to Nextcloud 13. This is also available in the Nextcloud 14 release, which will be the end of maintenance releases for Nextcloud 12. If you are still on Nextcloud 12 and want to keep your data secure, request access to the Long Term Support service or Nextcloud GmbH for further security and stability updates.

Stay safe: keep your server up-to-date!
Minor Nextcloud releases security and functionality bug fixes, not rewrites or 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’s a bad idea to not upgrade!

This is, or course, also true for apps: keeping them updated has security benefits, besides the new features and other bug fixes.

Of course, 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 is not working as expected?). A hotline to the core Nextcloud developers is the best guarantee for reliable service for your users.

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Version number 12.0.11 / 13.0.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
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