The latest ownCloud stability and security updates are available, bringing improvements to sharing capabilities and performance enhancements to the ownCloud 8.2 series and LDAP, sharing and many minor fixes to the earlier releases. We recommend to upgrade as soon as possible! Please note the change in upgrade behavior for the Linux packages which require system administrators to manually run the
occ upgrade command. Read on for more details about this end-of-year gift from your friends at ownCloud.
Change to Upgrade Process
Until ownCloud 8.2.1, updates coming in the form of ownCloud packages would work by putting the ownCloud server in maintenance mode, disabling apps, running the
occ upgrade command, and disabling maintenance mode. The admin would then be able to re-enable apps, run their respective upgrade steps and proceed to be a happy ownCloud user.
Not all system administrators were entirely happy with this behavior as it made it harder to track and control progress in case there were many updates besides ownCloud. For ownCloud 8.2.1, the packages thus leave the ownCloud server in maintenance mode. The system administrator can then manually run the commands to finish the upgrade, keeping an eye on the process.
This behavior is now default for all ownCloud packages. We have updated our documentation and strongly recommend to follow the steps therein:
- documentation for upgrading ownCloud 8.2.
- documentation for upgrading ownCloud 8.1.
- documentation for upgrading ownCloud 8.0.
- documentation for upgrading ownCloud 7.0.
Also note that the package repository (location) for ownCloud 8.2 has been changed. You can now find packages on our own servers, see download.owncloud.org.
Improvements and Testing
ownCloud tests releases both through automated means and through manual testing. Our releases come when we have fixed all problems we could find. You can help us find issues which might impact you by joining the Test Pilots and giving releases a whirl before they go out!
Find the ownCloud 8.2.2, 8.1.5, 8.0.10 and 7.0.12 changelogs here.
We had a snafu with a full file system which caused some unforeseen delays so please note that at the time of publishing this, some of the packages and the Appliances and virtual machine images were still building, we will have them up on owncloud.org/install in a few hours.
We wish you a wonderful time during these holidays, wherever you are!