The new 10.0.6 version of ownCloud brings you several small changes. This is a hotfix release – due to an error in the build process, it was necessary to bump the version number to 10.0.6, skipping 10.0.5. You can read the full Changelog for the two versions on our website, but we also summarized the important parts for you:
Huge performance improvements
We are accelerating your ownCloud with this version. There are changes in many areas which contribute to the performance of your server:
- The database is faster, because we created new indices on the sharing table. This reduces database load when many shares have been created.
- A new DAV endpoint accelerates file and folder access in the WebUI and for Clients.
- Caching improvements lead to more performance; e.g. when a user is not found in the database.
- And many more.
LDAP app rework
Additionally to the performance improvements of this version, there has been a rework of our LDAP Integration app. We reflected a lot on the exchange of queries between LDAP and ownCloud. The results of this reflection, accelerated by huge steps forward in our caching procedure, are bringing you huge performance and stability gains. This is a great improvement for everybody using LDAP.
To learn more about the LDAP rework, read this blogpost by Tom & Jörn.
Technology preview for PHP 7.2 support
ownCloud catches up with new web technologies. This has mainly been introduced for the open-source community to test and give feedback. PHP 7.2 is not yet supported nor recommended for productive scenarios. ownCloud is going to fully support PHP 7.2 with the next major release.
Fixes and improvements for the Mail Template Editor
Some known issues with the Mail Template Editor are resolved. It works again and has support for app themes now. We also added some additional templates, which you can customize.
We are currently modularizing our server core to keep it slim and agile. That’s why we will move the Mail Template Editor out of the core. Right now it’s still bundled with the core, but it will be a separate app on the ownCloud Marketplace in the near future. The same has already happened with other parts of ownCloud, like the LDAP Integration app, the Activity app, and the PDF viewer app.
This gives admins more control over their ownCloud – they can granularly define what they want on their server and what not. Updating ownCloud is also easier with a modular core. Finally, it enables shorter release cycles – we don’t have to wait for a core release to bring you new Mail Template Editor features.
Removed the old Dropbox API v1 backend because of new external storage app
Since September 28th 2017, Dropbox cut off their API v1 support. This broke the ownCloud Dropbox integration. Please switch to the new External Storage: Dropbox app with Dropbox API v2 support to continue providing Dropbox external storages to your users.
Thanks to Hemant Mann (GitHub profile) and the ownCloud community, the app was rewritten and updated so you can keep on using Dropbox as external storage.
With the 10.0.6 version, we remove the backend for the old Dropbox app. This keeps our server core clean and tidy.
ownCloud 9.1 support ends in February
Please keep in mind that ownCloud version 9.1 runs out-of-life in February. See our Maintenance and release schedule.
Please plan an upgrade to ownCloud 10. You won’t receive maintenance and security updates anymore!
Get the new version now!
Before upgrading, please read the release notes: https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/release_notes.html
Note that the stable packages will be updated shortly.
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