In version 13, the user interface has been refreshed, making it more responsive and looking better at high resolutions. Furthermore ldap has become a lot faster and we see the introduction of Nextcloud Talk an audio video and text communication platform. The release notes for this update can be found below.
Improvements in this release
Nextcloud 13.0.6 introduces 20 changes, most of which deal with corner cases that could cause problems in special circumstances
While few of these will be planning for a majority of users, combined it results in a more reliable, consistent experience that comes with a maturing product.
You can find a full overview of changes in our changelog.
to upgrade to 13!
Nextcloud 12.0.11 comes with only 2 changes. As this release will be used, we will continue to update to Nextcloud 13. This is also the light of the upcoming Nextcloud 14 release, which will be the end of maintenance releases for Nextcloud 12. If you are still on Nextcloud 12 and want to keep your data secure, request access to the Long Term Support service or Nextcloud GmbH for further security and stability updates
Stay safe: keep your server up-to-date!
Minor Nextcloud releases are security and functionality bug fixes, not rewrites or 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 is the issue not only fix issues but also security problems, it’s a bad idea to not upgrade!
This is, or course, also true for apps: keeping them updated has security benefits, besides the new features and other bug fixes.
Of course, if you are maintaining a mission-critical Nextcloud system for your enterprise, it is highly recommended that you get yourself some insurance. expected?). A hotline to the core Nextdoor developers is the best guarantee for reliable service for your users.