we just packaged the first beta release for our upcoming Nextcloud 14 version.
You can find as usually on our download server in the prerelease folder:
There are a lot of changes in this release. Most of them are under the hood and involve restructuring as well as polishing. Many tiny fixes and improvements to the file handling also went in. All in all a release with a lot of small improvements.
As this is the first beta version be well prepared to have a bumpy start with it, but in general it should work quite good. We already did some tests on real instances and they looked promising. Nevertheless this is a beta release
As always: have a backup and know where the docs are to do a rollback (https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/13/admin_manual/maintenance/restore.html for example).
We would ask you for your feedback on this - best is to have it directly on Github - we already added a label for the issues reported especially regarding the Nextcloud 14 beta: “14-beta-feedback” (https://github.com/nextcloud/server/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A14-beta-feedback) so we can actually focus to polish the Nextcloud 14 release.
We also added it to the updater server in the beta channel. This time it will not show up to all users by default, because we enabled this only for ~20% of the update requests. It’s just to prevent a lot of people run into the same problem.
For known bugs and a list of stuff that is scheduled for the beta 2 you can have a look at the overview ticket at https://github.com/nextcloud/server/issues/10410