And we’d love you to test! I’ve updated nextcloud.com/install (this time… forgot for RC1, sorry!) but of course it is also on https://download.nextcloud.com/desktop/prereleases/
There has been a migration bug fix - if you go from 2.3.3, RC1 could break your config. This one shouldn’t do that! Some other things got merged, too. We still have open PR’s (review help is welcome) but we’re very close - we might simply release this as final, and get the other PR’s in 2.5.1
Remember what I said about RC1 and End-to-end encryption here: RC1 of Desktop Client 2.5 is out
It is still valid: it is slower than unencrypted files; and don’t expect it to work with tens of thousands of files, it wasn’t designed for that. We WILL work on performance in the future, but it requires big changes so that will take time. E2E is designed to let you have 1 or 2 folders with some files that you want to be 100% safe from any possible server-side compromise: it is truly zero-knowledge. That comes at a cost: zero-knowledge E2E is NOT possible while offering a web interface, so you can’t access these files in the browser. And for now: it isn’t fast.