Welcome to 2019! There are new updates to your favorite cloud productivity software and we recommend you update as soon as you can! Nextcloud 13.0.10, 14.0.6 and 15.0.2 contain important improvements and updates should be safe and quick. Update your server to improve the reliability and benefit from security fixes. Remember, you don’t control your data if it isn’t secure! As always, customers can rely on the stand-by upgrade support from Nextcloud GmbH if needed.
Note: we roll out updates incrementally, so most servers on 14.0.x don’t get a notification for Nextcloud 15 yet. Either be patient (we hope to go to ~50% this week) or switch to the beta channel and reload the page to get the 15.0.2 notification right now. Don’t forget to switch back to the stable channel after updating!
We’ll coalesce the change log of two minor releases, as 13.0.10, 14.0.6 and 15.0.2 were small updates to the previous updates thanks to some last minute fixes we decided should be shipped as soon as possible to users. This includes security-relevant hardenings and fixes, so upgrade now!
The most notable changes:
Note that Nextcloud 12 is no longer receiving security and stability updates. If you really need to stay with Nextcloud 12 for some more time, we strongly recommend contacting Nextcloud GmbH for Long Term Support.
If you are still in Nextcloud 13, it is time to update. The majority of our user base has already moved to Nextcloud 14 or 15 and we will move Nextcloud to our customer-only Long Term Support service for further security and stability updates.
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 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 collaboration platform isn’t working as expected?). A hotline to the core Nextcloud developers is the best guarantee for reliable service for your users.