First 19 update, plus 18.0.7 and 17.0.8

Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/first-19-update-plus-18-0-7-and-17-0-8/

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We have made available our first minor update for our latest Nextcloud Hub v19, as well as updates 18.0.7 and 17.0.8. Time to update! Keep in mind that Nextcloud 16 is no longer supported and you are strongly urged to upgrade. Nextcloud Hub 19 already has accrued about 15% of our userbase, being deployed on tens of thousands of servers. This is your chance to join and benefit from the many improvements!

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What’s new:

    🔒 Password-less authentication and many other security measures
    📝 Talk 9 with built-in office document editing courtesy of Collabora, a grid view & more
    🚀 MUCH improved performance, 📆 Deck integration in Calendar, 🙇 guest account groups and more!

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As always, these minor releases are focused on stability and security improvements and are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
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What’s new

First, a final reminder that with the availability of Nextcloud Hub v19 we ceased maintenance of Nextcloud 16. If you still run this older version, either upgrade to Nextcloud 17 or contact our team for long term support.

Otherwise, the list of changes for 19 shows 76 pull requests merged. Changes range from small design fixes to S3, LDAP and notification improvements. There is also some performance work and better error reporting.

With 35 changes, a subset of these improvements was also brought back to Nextcloud 18. 17.0.8 has 25 bugfixes and improvements.

You can find the full change log of fixes and improvements for 18.0.7, 17.0.6 and of course 19.0.1 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 – the most successful release

We always recommend you to get the latest and greatest! Our updater statistics shows that Nextcloud Hub is the most deployed release, with the vast majority of our user base already on version 18 and thousands already moving to 19!

Note that if you are still on 15 or 16, these releases are now unmaintained and you should upgrade as soon as possible or, if you can’t, get long term support from Nextcloud GmbH so you can continue to receive security and stability updates.

Stay safe: keep your server up-to-date!

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.

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