Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-15-beta-1-is-out-time-to-start-testing/
We hit feature freeze this week and today we’ve put the first beta of Nextcloud 15 on our download servers, ready for your testing! As always, we want to make sure that upgrades are smooth as well as, of course, day to day usage. There is still a fair bit of polishing to do as well so we’re looking for all feedback we can get.
Feature freeze?Winter is coming! In all seriousness, 'feature freeze' means that we will no longer add new features, just improve and stabilize the release further. This is the stage in our development at which we release our first beta and begin to focus on polishing and bug fixing. The perfect time to get involved and help us make this release awesome!
What's newToo much to mention! This is a major release so it comes with loads of goodies. But it is still early beta, so let's focus first on polishing it up before we talk about what's new. We have our automated tests and it has gotten some basic smoke testing but no test scheme can replace the myriad of ways you all use Nextcloud, on NAS devices to big iron servers!
Besides testing, your help is also welcome in polishing. Small UI improvements, fixes to details - and of course bugfixes! If you are new to Nextcloud, you’re more than welcome to get involved - simply join us on github or check out this page on our website. Note that translations are very welcome too! Now is the time to translate and make sure 15 is ready for as big a number of users as possible. We have millions of users and they don’t all read English!
If you are on the beta channel, we will make beta 15 available soon, stay tuned!