Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/maintenance-releases-25-0-2-24-0-8-and-23-0-12-are-out/
Nextcloud Hub 3 (25.0.2), 24.0.8 and 23.0.12 are out! And: PHP 7.x is dead, long live PHP 8.x!
As always, minor releases include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
You can find the full changelog of fixes and improvements for these releases on our website.
We also released a new version of our desktop client, 3.6.4. Besides a number of bug fixes, this version improves support for the ‘edit locally’ feature in Hub 3, which lets you open a file from the browser onto your desktop. The file will be locked while you edit it on your desktop, and after you save and close your editor you can unlock it.
Note: There will be no more releases of Nextcloud Hub 2 (23.0.x). Upgrade to Nextcloud Enterprise to continue to get security and stability updates or move to Nextcloud Hub 2 (24.0.x) or Nextcloud Hub 3 (25.0.x). Don’t forget that 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.
Note²: PHP 7.4 is no longer officially supported by the PHP community. Nextcloud has supported PHP 8.0 and newer versions for some time now, and we strongly recommend you move to a newer version of PHP. Version 8.0 is already out of active support (!) and has only 11 months of security updates left. Nextcloud Hub 3 (25.0.x) still does support PHP 7.4, but we recommend you use PHP 8.1 and our upcoming Hub 4 release will deprecate 7.4 support and a release after that will drop it, while Hub 4 is on track to support PHP 8.2 which was released today.
Ready to move to Nextcloud Hub 3?
Nextcloud Hub 3 was released last October and we highly recommend that you upgrade to benefit from the latest features. Check out the release announcement here.
End of public support for Nextcloud Hub 2 (23.0.x series)
Nextcloud Hub 2 (23.0.x) is no longer maintained. We will continue to release security and bug fix updates only for Nextcloud Enterprise 23 and older. If you are a home user, move to Hub 2 (24.0.x) or Hub 3 (25.0.x) as soon as possible. If you use Nextcloud in a commercial setting, check out our Nextcloud Enterprise as that is likely more suited for you. As always we strongly recommend you update to ensure you have a secure and reliable content collaboration platform that respects your digital sovereignty!
This is, of course, also true for apps: Keeping them updated has security benefits, besides the new features and other bug fixes.
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 generally painless and reliable. As the updates not only fix feature issues but also security problems, it is a bad idea to not upgrade!
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 a system administrator.