Help testing the desktop 2.6.1 RC1 client

For everyone, you can find the links to download the RC1 here:

Originally posted by @camila in Release 2.6.1 #1460

Obviously this is worth a look and may be the opportunity for the more adventurous user to identify issues for your OS environment at your convencience. However, be warned this is ALPHA BETA phase apparently and funny things can happen.

Please think first, act second only and always have the protection of your data in mind. :innocent:

:bomb: Reporting issues

:man_technologist: Mac OS X / :woman_technologist: macOS trials

Please consider the availability and security of the NC server and the data in your NC cloud storage should matter most. It may be advisable to use a more safer environment and not a productive cloud install if possible.

Please note the availabilty of the NC Issue Template App which could help in producing more detailed reports when issues are found.

However, the NC 17 version is not supported by the NC Issue Template App yet:

Before starting some of the more ambitious trials consider to make more extensive logs available by starting the NC desktop app from the command-line (CLI) such as:

Use the Apple Terminal for CLI input and a special GUI window will open:
$ /Applications/ --logwindow

NOTE: Keep the Apple Terminal window open as long as you are using the NC desktop app called by the a.m. command.

Naturally, one may stop i.e. ‘quit’ the installed standard NC desktop app to intentionally start a specific NC desktop trial app version instead of the a.m. standard app by help of the a.m. command.

Ref to the documents acc. to your locale at your convenience as:

EN locale

ES locale

DE locale

or any language which suites you more.

Furthermore, when using the Nextcloud desktop v2.6.1-rc1 app beware of some of the ‘funny’ things which happended during my trials:

NOTE: When you’re working in Terminal, you don’t have a Trash Can to which deleted files are moved pending ultimate disposal. Delete it, and it’s gone. In general, UN*X (like most mature operating systems at CLI level and for good reasons) has no Undo function.

Hope this helps.

Happy hacking. :+1:

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How does this version compare to the Version 2.7.0git that I get via this Ubuntu ppa?
deb bionic main


Nextcloud Desktop client (beta)

One could get informed by the applicable “Nextcloud development” team project page for
Desktop client (beta) , I presume.

Further Information

Furthermore, there is additional information available such as:

Last not least:

  1. Point your browser to the Index of /nextcloud-devs/client-beta/ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/source
  2. Download file Source.gz as appropriate.

A quick look into the file Source.gz after decompression provides:

Package: nextcloud-client
Binary: nextcloud-client, libnextcloudsync0, libnextcloudsync-dev, nextcloud-client-l10n, nextcloud-client-nautilus, nextcloud-client-nemo, nextcloud-client-caja, nextcloud-client-dolphin
Version: 2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1
Section: devel
Maintainer: István Váradi <>
Build-Depends: cmake, debhelper, cdbs, dh-python, extra-cmake-modules (>= 5.16), kdelibs5-dev, libkf5kio-dev, libcmocka-dev, libcloudproviders-dev, libdbus-1-dev, libhttp-dav-perl, libinotify-dev [kfreebsd-any], libqt5svg5-dev, libqt5webkit5-dev, libsqlite3-dev, libssl-dev (>= 1.1.0), zlib1g-dev, optipng, pkg-kde-tools, python-sphinx | python3-sphinx, python3-all, qt5keychain-dev, qtwebengine5-dev, qtdeclarative5-dev, qttools5-dev, qttools5-dev-tools, xvfb
Architecture: any all
Standards-Version: 3.9.8
Format: 3.0 (quilt)
Directory: pool/main/n/nextcloud-client
 2ea79d693323436104e7cff421ca88cd 17175851 nextcloud-client_2.7.0.orig.tar.bz2
 fc0a88ebfa2bcd04233202bf19c03fbf 493820 nextcloud-client_2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1.debian.tar.xz
 3f998d852cd958bee0747f69041f17ad 2889 nextcloud-client_2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1.dsc
 e957560b536849e249fd895fd20a03c9a5954ab5 17175851 nextcloud-client_2.7.0.orig.tar.bz2
 ca566cab851ee40eb1a0831bff84999c5a407b4f 493820 nextcloud-client_2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1.debian.tar.xz
 83922300f3c58f1ff2811d53c964eab8afb0bd83 2889 nextcloud-client_2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1.dsc
 8d355d5d6bebc3ba0fdddf03d696aa2f925240f3b8a31fad523517aa4339c9e6 17175851 nextcloud-client_2.7.0.orig.tar.bz2
 9cfcd23998484eb35e732d29031d0d548e652fe4ce8ca2d925a87edc060d233e 493820 nextcloud-client_2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1.debian.tar.xz
 ab78077ba443b753ffa7748330576e77dce5cb0ed3bee00ecf6733f530e3ac87 2889 nextcloud-client_2.7.0-20191023.030514~bionic1.dsc
Package-List: libnextcloudsync-dev deb contrib/libdevel optional arch=any
 libnextcloudsync0 deb contrib/devel optional arch=any
 nextcloud-client deb contrib/devel optional arch=any
 nextcloud-client-caja deb contrib/devel optional arch=all
 nextcloud-client-dolphin deb contrib/devel optional arch=any
 nextcloud-client-l10n deb contrib/devel optional arch=all
 nextcloud-client-nautilus deb contrib/devel optional arch=all
 nextcloud-client-nemo deb contrib/devel optional arch=all

Please note I have not any responsibilities with Nextcloud GmbH myself and I am not a member of the Nextcloud development team.

Hope this helps. :wink:

If you’re on a Mac which can’t go beyond El Capitan (10.11), don’t install this beta version since it requires at least 10.12. By the way, why the need of Mac OS 10.12 minimum for Nextcloud 2.6.1 when Nextcloud 2.6.0 was happy with Mac OS 10.10 ?

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Good advice and a better proposal too. :+1:

I took the liberty to claim this as new issue support Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitain or earlier #1556

Thank you :slightly_smiling_face:


thank you all taking the time testing 2.6.1 RC1 with us and providing feedback! :slight_smile:

The new requirement for macOS 10.12 High Sierra is due to upgrades for Qt and OpenSSL, we had to implement.

Please see my reply here for details:

Curious, how can RC-1, so a “release candidate” be then classed as Alpha? Am I misunderstanding something?

De gustibus non est disputandum.

In medias res

  1. One should not forget the opportunity for testing over one’s amusing.
  2. The devs tagged this v2.6.1-rc1 certainly.
  3. The rest is amusement over reporting recent test trials and could be classed as banter.


:bomb: Reporting issues

Will I still be able to connect to my Nextcloud 17.00 server after the end of the year if I stay with version 2.6.0 ? My Mac Pro is too old to support Mac Os 10.12.


Updated and edited my first comment:

See at the top of this thread.

Happy hacking.

Naturally, one my combine this trial with more excitements like:

Hip hip hurray!

@camila As always a big thanks and thumbs up to the devs …

Please find the new NC desktop 2.6.1 2019-11-05 available online at:

Dislaimer: I am not affiliated with Nextcloud GmbH

Der neue NC desktop 2.6.1 2019-11-05 ist frisch gepresst online verfügbar geworden auf:

Ohne Haftung.

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Thank you for giving a version which support El Capitan :slight_smile:

There is a mistake on the Nextcloud download page ( ). It indicates the version for 10.10+ but download is for version 10.12+. Perhaps there should be two buttons, one for the legacy (10.10+) and one for the 10.12+ ?

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Look here:

Happy to help.

Please note I am not affiliated with Nextcloud GmbH.

Your are welcome.

BTW A problem solved (i.e. :white_check_mark:) or a little ACK to one or more of my comments (i.e. click on the heart icon :heart:) would show you are satisfied. This could be a kind gesture and would motivate me like authors of other advice to continue in lending a hand freely…

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Meet old friends and new requests for legacy support, I presume.

Apparently, there are several issues with the current NC 2.6.1 desktop App on Mac OS X / macOS.

Please consider to use the bucket list to get some awareness. What do you think?

Happy hacking.