Last week, packages for a beta of the upcoming ownCloud 8.0.1 update hit some mirrors accidentally, and some of our users have updated to this version already. It still had some problems and we’ll release the update in the coming days as ownCloud 8.0.2 to make sure to replace the earlier faulty version.
8.0.1 and 8.0.2
ownCloud changed its maintenance schedule with the 8.0 release, moving to a monthly schedule for the updates. With the accidental 8.0.1 release still containing a (now fixed) problem, we’ll move to 8.0.2 right away to make the upgrade work for all users.
While we strive to make ownCloud do the Right Thing without requiring our users to read documentation, release notes and special warnings, reality is that with the multitude of ways people use, manage and upgrade ownCloud systems we can’t always make it work entirely smooth. We do thus recommend to follow our upgrade documentation. Especially when using tarballs, be sure to remove existing ownCloud code and apps (keep only your data and configuration!) as remaining outdated files can cause all kinds of problems.
Note that with ownCloud 8, third-party apps get disabled by default during the upgrade process to prevent compatibility problems breaking your installations. Administrators can re-enable all applications in the administrative interface or using the commandline. When an app is incompatible, it can not be enabled, rather than being allowed to impact the functionality of the ownCloud installation.
If you do encounter any problems, check out this forum thread and please file bugs so we can deal with the problems! Last but not least, help with testing is always greatly appreciated. We want all ownCloud users to have a great experience but we can only fix issues and with the wide variety of scenarios and use cases ownCloud is being used we can only do that if you and other users help us!
Find more ways of seeking help and questions and answers in our FAQ.