Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-18-0-1-is-out/
New updates have been made available for Nextcloud Hub: 18.0.1 is here!
Nextcloud 18.0.1, with over 70 fixes, brings more stability, UI improvements and security to your server. As always this release is designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
Note: Running web facing software without regular updates is risky. 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!
Get it through the automatic updater
If you are waiting for the updater, Nextcloud 18.0.1 will be made available directly to all instances that are currently running Nextcloud 18.
If you haven’t updated to 18 yet, and you are still running Nextcloud 17 on your server, keep in mind that we will roll out Nextcloud 18.0.1 incrementally. We make it available to some 10-20% of our user base through the updater, increasing that percentage every few days after that.
Don’t want to wait but have the convenience of the updater? Switch to the Beta channel! You can then update to 18 and switch back to stable without issues.
Nextcloud 18.0.1: over 70 improvements
This first minor release to our latest and greatest (see announcement) brings a wide range of minor improvements that fix corner case bugs, updates or deals with small design flaws. Fixes include:
- A hub bundle added for easier hub installation of existing installations
- Timeout of app downloads has been increased – this should help with installing large apps (documentserver_community) on slower connections
- Various transfer ownership, polishing and fixes
You can find the full 18.0.1 changelog on our website.
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.