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by Matthew Richards

posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013

posted in Community

On the heels of the community's recent launch of ownCloud 6 Community Edition, today we launched our latest desktop client, the fastest, most flexible client yet.

Some real good detail is available here, but let's just say that most of what we did in 1.5 has led to significant performance gains. For instance, if syncing is interrupted, it picks up where it left off instead of starting from the beginning. For simple data syncs, the new client needs only one trip to the server instead of three.
And file delete now works in a completely different way, again vastly speeding performance.

Other improvements, like handling error conditions (the new client smartly recognizes, for instance, "read only" and will not repeatedly try to sync there) have a side benefit of - you guessed it - speeding performance.

But 1.5 is not ALL about the Fast and the Furious, the new client allows you to sign out, taking your password off the remote device. In total there are more than 50 new features or fixes in 1.5.

Download it here and try it for yourself!

And, as always, we are here if you have comments or questions.

2 Comments on this post:

  1. H. J. Neuhaus

    1st: ownCloud is great software!

    2nd: for the Linux client (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) update is blocked by the Update Manager:

    “Other updates
    library for user level bidirectional client only file synchronizer
    libocsync0 (Size: 60 kB)

    The ownClowd client is based on Mirall – github.com/owncloud/mirall
    owncloud-client (Size: 1.0 MB)

    Changes for the versions:
    Installed version: 1.4.2-0
    Available version: 1.5.0

    This update does not come from a source that supports changelogs.”

  2. Having installed owncloud on its own server it looks very promising. Tomorrow I hope to add an SSL cerrtificate and open up the https access. So far all the clients I have used have been web based except for one linux client on Lubuntu 12.04 to see what it offers. I would now like to roll out a few more clients but all the other terminals (6 off) are PXE based LTSP clients running Xubuntu 12.04. I did try and run the Suse based owncloud-client during an earlier phase of my learning curve, but it corrupted. Is there anywhere I can search for advice and arm myself before I try again? Thanks to everyone for bringing this technology to us.

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