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Last Thursday we made available minor releases for Nextcloud 19, 18 and 17. The last one, 17.0.10 marks the end of public support for Nextcloud 17!
It’s been a busy time full of news in the Nextcloud universe and we’re sorry for this late announcement on the minor releases!
Here’s a sneak peek of the news introduced in Nextcloud Hub 20:
Read the full Nextcloud Hub 20 release announcement for more!
As always, minor releases include stability and security improvements that are designed to be a safe and quick upgrade.
On our website you can find the full changelog of fixes and improvements for 19.0.4, 18.0.10 and 17.0.10.
Note: 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!
You’re probably happy to learn that keeping your apps updated became easier in Nextcloud Hub: a simple update all button takes care of it.
With the availability of Nextcloud Hub v20 we now cease maintenance of Nextcloud 17. If you still run v17 or older versions, either upgrade to Nextcloud Hub 18 or contact our team for long term support.
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.
Read this blogpost for a basic understanding and ways to get started or get help from us!