Originally published at: https://nextcloud.com/blog/time-to-update-16.0.5-and-15.0.12-are-here/
New minor releases of the Nextcloud server have been made available. As always, these include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
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!
Nextcloud 14: end of its public support cycle.
Remember, Nextcloud 14 is no longer maintained. If you would like to stay in this version and continue to get security and bug fixes you can inquire for a Nextcloud Subscription.
Nextcloud 16.0.5: changes (latest version)
The roughly 100 changes for Nextcloud 16.0.5 are quite minor, with over half being updates to shipped libraries. The rest fixes a wide variety of small issues. For example, the audit log now also covers email shares, it is now possible to have hidden SMB shares (those ending with $), a fix for color contrast, a name change of our current text editor to Pain text editor to avoid confusion with our new Text app and more.
You can find the full 16.0.5 and 15.0.12 changelogs 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.