Nextcloud 19 Beta 2 is out - help us test it!

Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-19-beta-2-is-out-help-us-test-it/

Nextcloud 19 is coming – beta 2 is out

As you might already know we’ve hit feature freeze and we made beta 1 available last week. After testing it many issues were fixed and improvements were made.

Today we put the beta 2 for Nextcloud 19 online!\
For this beta we aim to continue testing stability and have apps in the appstore compatible with Nextcloud 19. We want to make sure that upgrades and day to day usage are smooth and as bug-free as possible. Any other feedback, of course, is welcome!

Upgrade to Beta 2 and help us test it!

Nextcloud 19 beta 2 (zip)

Time for testing and polishing!

Nextcloud 19 needs testing, bug reporting, bug fixing and some polishing to be perfect. The best time to get involved is now! Here is a list of pending PR’s you can help us with!

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!

As details make the difference we can use your help for 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! We have millions of users and they don’t all read English! Let’s make sure 19 is ready for as big a number of users as possible!

Feedback

We appreciate your feedback too- it is a great way to contribute and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the new features. Get Beta 2, check yourself what’s new and let us know what you think! As a beta, of course, the main aim of beta 2 is not to reveal the new features of Nextcloud 17, it’s a call for help to continue making Nextcloud awesome!

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Great to see continued development in Nextcloud :slight_smile:
I had a look on my instalation and currently 17 apps are not updated to support NC 19 yet and many of them are blockers for me. But as soon as the important ones get updated I’ll test.

@anon9582441 - please note that beta-versions aren’t meant for production-instances… i’d strongly recommend to have an extra-instance at hand just setup for test-purposes (maybe in a vm or such). and regardless of how and what you decide to do: take backups, backups, backups

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Don’t forget all the app developers. Help them out to get their app compatible with NC 19.

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Guys, your release schedule is just badass. You will overtake some Browsers in versionnumber if you are continueing like that.

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But at least browsers have a rather stable interface for extensions so almost all of them run just like they did say 15 versions before. For app developers in Nextcloud it means they have to keep up at least every few months to get their apps compatible.

So step in and support your favorite apps by checking for compatibility and filing issues if missing.

Can the repair function in occ be modified to re-upload theme images to the primary S3 backend?

I am missing video player icons and move/copy doesn’t appear at all. I have tried several reinstalls - both nextcloud and OS - with no success.

I’ll be tearing through the code later today to see what image the move/copy box uses and see if it exists at all on the S3 backend.

If you want to discuss specific issues, it is better to do that on github. Perhaps it is already fixed? Check out if there is a bug report/feature request, if there have been fixes (then you can test it), …

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@Ascendancer
we already have discussed something similar earlier on the forum -->

There are still null errors. Is NC 19 php 7.4 compatible?

   Trying to access array offset on value of type null at /home/nginx/domain.net/public/3rdparty/scssphp/scssphp/src/Compiler.php#6189
   Trying to access array offset on value of type null at /home/nginx/domain.net/public/3rdparty/scssphp/scssphp/src/Compiler.php#2716

Maybe the fix didn’t yet merged into this beta.
There is one line to mod into this compiler file to fix this issue.
Search on github

With NC 18 the error wasn’t same.
Error PHP Trying to access array offset on value of type null at /var/www/nextcloud/3rdparty/leafo/scssphp/src/Compiler.php#5230

The number is different.

And they are two errors on the same file. Go on github and file an issue before the RC.

Anyone else seeing issues with the Contacts app after upgrading? The groups do now show, I get just a spinner where the user list should be and a “Loading” message on the right where the details would normally be.

Dear Developers,

thanks for the developing such a great tool. However have to tell you, that the group folders app do not obey the trashbin retention time as it was mentioned many time at github. As well, as you can add two identical folder names in the group folder app. So these two “bugs” are quite annoying, if you would like to use NC in a productive environment. The issues and requests are present since a long long time at github. Please see here. The most sad part is that you’ve developed now Version 19 and the issues persists since minimum version 15. So what is your next plan to solve these isssues?

Best rgds

Haydar

I started using GroupFolder app as soon as it been released.
It just don’t work correctly.
So what i’ve done is :
Create a standalone user named « Shares » for exemple
Go into that Shares account and then create folders that you share with users. Now you will have a working trashbin.
But only user “Shares“ can use this trashbin completely

Well, that’s what I thought too. However Group Folders are practical, since you can configure Folders/Shares and link them to the groups. So a admin cannot see at the first run, what’s in there. Group Folders comply absolutely with our company policy. Of course you can impersonate the user or go into the shell of your data directory. But this is prohibited without having a written permission. So my thought is, that official Group Folder app must obey the trash bin time. Otherwise you have lots of junk in the bin. The workflow of files works well, after a certain time files will be moved to the trash bin.

Haydar

Yeah i know but this issue made me keeping my distance with this App.
I have two clients with more than 5TB on Nextcloud, and i don’t want to go every month in the trashbin for freeing some space.

Don’t hesitate to do a PING on the issue on GitHub.