Maintenance releases 21.1.0, 21.0.4 and 20.0.11 ready for update!

Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/maintenance-releases-21-1-0-21-0-4-and-20-0-11-ready-for-update/

Nextcloud 22.1.0 and the earlier releases come with nearly 100 fixes for a variety of issues users encountered over the last months. We strongly recommend you update to ensure you have a secure and reliable content collaboration platform that respects your digital sovereignty!

Update: we released 22.1.1 with a few urgent fixes around Circles. See the changelog for details.

Nextcloud 22.1.0, 21.0.4 and 20.0.12: what’s new?

The 22 release introduces a minor feature which allows users to set multiple email addresses, and select one as primary address. Confirmation via link is required. Additional addresses are being considered in e.g. share dialogues. Besides this, there have been a lot of improvements to Circles, the usual minor UI and performance fixes and security updates.

With this release, we adopt semantic versioning. This will make it more clear what is contained in a release. As we introduce a minor feature, the multiple-email support, we therefor release this as 22.1.0, not 22.0.1.

What does not change is that minor releases include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.

You can find the full change log of fixes and improvements for 22.1.0, 21.0.4 and 20.0.12 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!

Move to 22?


Nextcloud Hub 22 brings a wide range of improvements for the modern digital office with new workflows, important new collaboration features in Talk, Groupware, and Files for effective self-management for teams.

The biggest improvements Nextcloud Hub 22 introduces are:

  • ⭕ User-defined groups with Circles that makes it easier to manage teams where you can share files or assign tasks to circles, or create chat rooms for a circle
  • 🗂️ Integrated chat and task management where you can simply share a deck card into a chat room or turn a chat message into a task
  • 🔃 Easy approval workflow, where an administrator can define a new approval flow in the settings and users can, on a document, request approval
  • 📝 Getting your document signatures easy with integrated PDF signing with DocuSign, EIDEasy, and LibreSign
  • 📚 Integrated knowledge management Nextcloud puts knowledge available to everyone at a moments’ notice, providing easy search, sharing, and portable access
  • 💌 Groupware improvements bringing a trash bin feature in Calendar and more. Nextcloud Mail features improved threading, email tagging, and support for Sieve filtering

There are many more new features and changes like notifications in the app navigation, integrated compression in the Files interface, and significant performance improvements to universal search.

Nextcloud Talk 12, available since July 20, adds to this:

  • 📇 Deck integration (create task from chat message, share a task into a chat)
  • 👂 Send voice messages (web and mobile)
  • 🗺 Share your location and contacts (mobile)
  • 👀 Privacy settings in your profile
  • ♻️ Delete messages up to 6 hours after you sent them
  • 💌 Outlook integration with Talk

and much more!

Get it now!

When will the update be offered?

As you might know, Nextcloud does staged roll-outs to end user servers through our updater. We will make Nextcloud 22.1.0 available to about a quarter of our user base coming Monday, provided no blocking issues are found the coming days. After that, we’ll increase that number weekly to 100%.

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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I would love to update to 21.0.4, especially for security reasons, but still:
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I understand that the update to the next major release version is delayed, but is it possible to make minor releases available on the same day the news are published for the web updater?

Is there a specific date planned already, when the update will be made available?
(And I know I can download the new version as zip file, but what do I have the web updater for?! :wink: )

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yeah i already told them yesterday in dev-chat and created a bug in did production branch deployed without errors? · Issue #634 · nextcloud/updater_server · GitHub .

i think the deployment had maybe a error…

Could you try to switch to beta channel and back to stable and see if update is offered?

Updated to 22.1.0 some minutes ago.
All went well like in the last 100 updates (no joke).
From maintenance view the VM is a dream. Kudos to @enoch85 , @szaimen and all people working on it.

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The beta channel offers 22.1.0 RC1 at the moment. At least for me… :wink:

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Thanks a ton @rakekniven!

Yes, Beta channel offers only 22.1.0 RC1 for me, too.
Tried that already, but forgot to mention that in my first post. Sorry.

I took the opportunity and did my first full manual upgrade. I upgraded from 21.0.3 to 22.1.0 and it worked without any problems. It is of course a bit more work and I agree with the previous posters that maintenance upgrades, which also include security updates, should always be available immediately via the integrated updater.

If anyone wants to try it, here are the official instructions. Just make sure you have a current backup before you start. But since you should always have a current backup anyway… Have fun! :slight_smile:

Tried changing back and forth but stable still don’t offer an update (I’m on 21.0.3)

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As you can read in the first post:

Sorry, should have specify it. I was looking for 21.0.4 update. Which shouldn’t be staged roll-out right?

Also I’m never upgrading to a .0 major release on a production server anyway, I wait for .1 :wink:

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No. That’s how Nextcloud updates were delivered since v.15 (at least for me)…

User-facing internet services at NC are an (un)holy mess.
Starting with this forum that looks like dial-up internet site for weeks.

If you are a “free” user, there is only one way to get the latest update reliably - do it manually.
If you use VMs - install Hansson’s VM, his update script does a good job…

This “quarter of users per week” note is a fairytale having nothing to do with reality.
At least in real life…

The “we are victims of our own success” BS from PR is getting really long in tooth…

Does the command line updater offering you the new version?

Neither web updater, or cli updater offer any new updates in stable channel (eg. from 21.0.3 to 21.0.4)

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You could use ncupgrade to update your instance to 21.0.4:
https://codeberg.org/BernieO/ncupgrade

Sure, Also doing manual is possible. But besides being able to update from the web updater, it’s also that it sends a notification that there is an update available.
At least security updates and patches should be available immediately for all users.

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Does anyone here know if the Group Folders issue is fixed?

In that case I might update the Nextcloud VM release this week. :slight_smile:

Wat issues? I upgraded and activated it as a non-tested app and have notseen any problems so far.

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