ownCloud Changelog

New in version 8.1.1

August 17th, 2015
  • Fix infinite loops with propagating etags on reshares
  • Let the encryption storage wrapper always update the file cache
  • Only update database on the first run
  • Add error handlers for avatar setup
  • Fix Search box in user management only appears when making the font bigger or smaller
  • Detect old NSS and OpenSSL versions
  • Double slash for SMB storage id for compatibility
  • Encryption migration improvements
  • Only set is encrypted when encryption is enabled
  • Adding error handling in case setting the password fails
  • Fix mount point detection
  • Allow upgrade of not enabled apps
  • Ensure groups match filter when using memberOf to read users group
  • Fixing 'Undefined index: REMOTE_ADDR'
  • Add repair step for outdated OCS IDs
  • Do not try clearing locked files in cache folder
  • Fix "undefined index" and "file_exists() on a non-object" messages
  • Fixing error logging
  • Add verbosity check and show repair info & steps
  • Many small improvements

New in version 8.1.0 (July 12th, 2015)

  • Much polishing, stability and performance improvements
  • Encryption 2.0
  • Updated Documents
  • New Mount Options for External Storage
  • Federated Cloud ID
  • Integrated documentation
  • LDAP Wizard Improvements
  • Security Improvements
  • App store improvements
  • Release channels
  • ownCloud API work: 190 new calls, 50 replaced
  • Many small improvements

New in version 8.0.4 (June 10th, 2015)

  • occ can now optionally run the update routines without disabling all third party apps
  • Database handling changes which should improve performance on big systems
  • better support for very old cURL versions (for QNAP users)
  • Extended X-Accel-Redirect functionality in nginx
  • Added work-around for file transfers on 32bit systems
  • Improved quota calculation
  • Many fixes and improvements to sharing
  • Several fixes to upgrade process
  • Fix deleted folders on client not showing up in trash
  • fix inability to delete files when quota is 0
  • Change WebDAV error to 500 instead of 403 on denying overwrite of read-only file
  • Fixed enforcing expiration date
  • Fix to Provisioning API
  • Fixing shared document editing by shared LDAP users
  • IE 8/9 fixes
  • Several smaller fixes

New in version 8.0.3 (May 8th, 2015)

  • Fix several Constrain Violation Exceptions
  • Fix misleading Maintenance mode message
  • Timezone fixes for countries with 0.5 and 0.75 offsets
  • Fix usage of default share folder location
  • Improved MSSQL compatibility
  • Reenable trashbin after failed rename
  • Fix disabling of APCu
  • Do not show update notification on mobile
  • Fix "Only variables should be passed by reference" error log spam
  • Add timeout to curl
  • Makes repair errors and warnings visible for the user when upgrading on the command line or in the web UI
  • Cron shall not operate in case we are in maintenance mode
  • Disable the cache updater when doing the encryption migration
  • Fix "Error while updating app" error
  • Internal Server Error after attempting to do "occ files:scan"
  • Several smaller fixes

New in version 8.0.0 (February 9th, 2015)

  • Favorites
  • Federated cloud (Server 2 Server Sharing, Version 2)
  • Improved apps management page
  • Improved updater app
  • Improved search
  • Direct download support, Broker
  • More fine grain storage configuration
  • Provisioning API will be released as part of the community edition
  • Apps can now specify their dependencies in info.xml
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Improved Documents
  • LDAP/AD: command line functions for creating and deleting LDAP configurations.
  • LDAP/AD: subtle configuration wizard improvements, including user name attribute detection.
  • PDF viewer has been updated to a new version of PDF.js
  • Sharing links are now shorter and "look better"
  • Usermanagement improvements
  • Better structured settings and admin page
  • Performance improvements
  • App container can now automatically resolve dependencies
  • Various app API deprecations and features
  • Improved import for contacts
  • App development tutorial for building a notes app

New in version 7.0.4 (December 10th, 2014)

  • Added XMLWriter check
  • Better deleted outdated previews
  • Store storage credential in session only if needed
  • Don't disclose relative directory path for single shared files of user
  • Password reset fixes
  • Fix enable app only for a specific group
  • fixing port configuration in trusted domains
  • LDAP fixes
  • Make group search case sensitive
  • Allow admin to change users display name
  • ldap performance improvements
  • config.php can now be read only
  • Several smaller fixes

New in version 7.0.3 (November 14th, 2014)

  • Some OS X server fixes
  • Several external storage fixes and improvements
  • Close session early to speedup apps page loading
  • Add overwrite.cli.url config option
  • Fix finding old versions in special cases
  • Make versions and encryption aware of copy operations
  • Force loading encryption app in all needed cases
  • Better filesystem scanning error messages
  • LDAP wizard fixes
  • Add configuration switch to enable preview mimetypes
  • Create backup of all encryption keys before recovery
  • Add displayname for admins
  • Better config.sample documentation
  • Better apps descriptions
  • Improve visual feedback if recovery key password gets changed
  • Fix some object store integration issues
  • Improved data directory configuration
  • Fix DAV permissions without create permissions
  • Fix filepicker home icon being partly hidden
  • Do only follow http and https redirects
  • Properly delete old previews
  • Prevent upgrades between more than one major versions
  • Several security fixes
  • Lots of smaller improvements

New in version 7.0.1 (August 5th, 2014)

  • Set maximum width for notification so they don't overlap the whole header
  • Don't preload videos on public sharing
  • Fix preview size calculation under certain conditions
  • Fix to always show all available versions in the versions dropdown
  • Support WebDAV copy operation and make encryption aware of it
  • Make sure to set the expire date if a date is set as default
  • Improved link icon for better UX
  • Fix rendering of blank template
  • Only call exec if is is enabled by PHP
  • Limit app menu icon size
  • Show a warning in the personal settings and admin settins if the encyption keys are not yet initialized
  • Always remove share permission if user is excluded from sharing
  • Add OCS api call to set expire date for link shares
  • Improved db schema migration for sqlite
  • Don't try to execute background jobs that no longer exist
  • Improve look of search on mobile, save space in top bar
  • Set core version after a successful update to make upgrade more robust of app upgrades fail
  • Verify whether download URLs are valid
  • Fix preview animation on uploading
  • Prevent cron.php to trigger apps updating
  • Fix remote share when remote server is installed at the root
  • Fix files sorting
  • Fix calendar import
  • Fix gallery pause icon
  • Several contacts fixes specifically for PHP 5.3
  • Make updater more robust

New in version 7.0.0 (July 29th, 2014)

  • Share More Than Ever:
  • First off – ownCloud 7 is about sharing: Server-to-server sharing makes collaboration between you and somebody on a different ownCloud installation as easy as on a public cloud, while still giving you the privacy and control of a private, hosted cloud.
  • Sharing is more flexible and transparent – files shared with you are no longer confined to a single “shared” folder and the Files app shows what files are shared by who. As administrator you have more control with options like disabling sharing for some user groups and ensuring shared links expire in a timely manner and are protected by passwords for others.
  • Faster, Easier and With More Control:
  • ownCloud 7 also delivers an improved user interface and faster responses, while introducing mobile web browser support. The new, powerful File Activity Notifications can be finely controlled and updates can be sent to you by mail, configured easily with the new Email Configuration.
  • If you manage an ownCloud, you will see improved User Management with easier group handling, search, filtering by group and a single, scrolling list putting all users at your finger tips. You can control access to External Storage by groups and decide how it counts towards the users’ storage limits and you can modify the Email Templates to control the communication of ownCloud to your users.

New in version 7.0.0 Beta (June 26th, 2014)

  • Performance, stability, ease of use but also better sharing, more management and control over your ownCloud and many features for developers to better and more easily build on and connect to ownCloud. All that needs love and attention from you, our user community, so we can fix the issues before the final release in July!
  • If you want to be sure that ownCloud 7 will work for the setup you have, this is the moment to jump in and test if it satisfies your needs. Especially if you have anything out of the ordinary – a Linux system with Apache, MySQL and PHP 5.3, large or many files, many users and so on, you should test before the release.

New in version 6.0.3 (April 29th, 2014)

  • Faster user retrieval in sharing dialogue
  • Regular updates of email (and quota)
  • More reliable Configuration Wizard
  • More accurate reporting
  • FreeIPA compatibility

New in version 6.0.0 (December 11th, 2013)

  • ownCloud Documents
  • User Avatars
  • File Previews
  • Conflict Handling
  • Activity Feed
  • New Design
  • Undelete
  • Calendars
  • External Storage
  • Galleries
  • Themeing
  • PDF Viewer
  • Public APIs
  • Migration and Backup
  • Tasks
  • Application Store
  • Improved performance across the board.
  • Easier development of 3rd party apps, easier access to core functions for app development with the updated ownCloud App API.
  • Share file notification. Send an email if sharing a file or folder.
  • Example files for new users. Load new user’s with files, such as a tutorial on how to use ownCloud, which appears when they first log in.
  • Sharing REST API. Control sharing from mobile apps and desktop clients
  • App management. Improved management of 3rd party apps.
  • Logging
  • LDAP / Active directory integration

New in version 6.0.0 Beta 1 (October 30th, 2013)

  • When planning ownCloud 6, we decided to make the whole LDAP/AD setup easier – and we created the LDAP/AD configuration wizard. This wizard takes the basic owncloud account credentials and provides a smart mechanism for configuring filters, displaying the results of the filters and then automatically creating the query based on your GUI selections. Now you only need 3 settings to integrate ownCloud with LDAP or AD! Of course you can always configure it with more options – we did not remove the detailed configuration capabiliites – we just made it easier on ownCloud adminstrators.

New in version 6.0.0 Alpha 1 (October 10th, 2013)

  • Activity feed. See what is going on in your ownCloud
  • Improved design. Less visual clutter and more space for better focus
  • Performance. Improved performance across the board.
  • Avatars. People can upload pictures of themselves that augment their interactions, so users are easily recognized by others.
  • Previews. Thumbnails for filetypes are shown in the interface.
  • Conflict handling. A new web conflict dialog if a file is uploaded that already exists.
  • ownCloud App API. Easier development of 3rd party apps, easier access to core functions for app development.
  • Share file notification. Send an email if sharing a file or folder.
  • Example files for new users. Load new user's with files, such as a tutorial on how to use ownCloud, which appears when they first log in.
  • Sharing REST API. Control sharing from mobile apps and desktop clients
  • App management. Improved management of 3rd party apps.
  • Bug fixes. A ton of bugfixes went into this release
  • Many smaller improvements

New in version 5.0.0 (March 14th, 2013)

  • New design
  • Restore deleted files
  • New fulltext search
  • Display names
  • New photo gallery
  • Improved calendar and contacts
  • Improved bookmarks
  • New documentation system
  • Improved file cache
  • Improved security checks
  • Security hardening in templates
  • Security hardening: Implemented Content Security Policy
  • Better versioning of better autoexpire
  • Extended external storage
  • New OCS REST API support
  • Improved apps management

New in version 4.0.3 (June 29th, 2012)

  • Added a check if the .htaccess file is working and the data directory is protected or not.
  • Added a check if a user is allowed to edit a bookmark or not.
  • Fix the bookmarklet
  • Fix the timezone in the datepicker
  • Fix mimetype detection for cdr files
  • Fix the filecache for the /Shared folder
  • Fix a potential data corruption bug in the encryption app
  • Don´t show other users filenames during filesystem cache rebuild
  • Fix several XSS bugs
  • Performance improvements for WebDAV and Desktop Syncing
  • Fix quota calculation
  • Improve the LDAP integration and group management
  • Fix problems with the pdf viewer
  • Fix user account migration
  • Implement several CSRF security checks
  • Fix a gallery bug where first picture is repeated in the last picture.
  • Lot´s of calendar fixes
  • Fix problem with “/” in filenames
  • Updated translations
  • Several fixes in Contacts
  • Lot´s of fixes in the Tasks App

New in version 4.0 (May 22nd, 2012)

  • Drag & Drop File Uploading – Enables end users to upload a file from a browser without installing a client. Simply open a browser, log in and then drag from the desktop into the ownCloud window.
  • Shared Calendars and Calendar categories – End users can sync their own calendar, but also share their calendar with others, enabling them to see and schedule appointments while looking at the user’s schedule.
  • File Encryption – new server side encryption increases file security while at rest – not even server admins can look at these encrypted files while they reside on the server.

New in version 3.0 (January 30th, 2012)

  • Cloud Text Editing:
  • ownCloud Version 3 gives users the unique ability to access and edit
  • documents in multiple ways. Users can access files directly if ownCloud
  • is mounted via WebDAV, access them offline if the file is synced locally with
  • the upcoming syncing client, or access and edit files directly from within
  • a browser with the new text editor.
  • The browser based text editor supports 35 programming languages for syntax
  • highlighting, drag and drop text, automatic indent and
  • outdent, unstructured / user code folding and live syntax checker (for
  • JavaScript, Coffee and CSS). The editor is based on the ACE
  • JavaScript Editor. The editor supports basic text fles. Editing more
  • advanced formats like doc(x) and ODT is planned for future releases.
  • Application Store:
  • ownCloud 3 supports installation of new third party applications and addons
  • directly from a central repository of ownCloud applications. Developers who
  • want to offer new features can upload new ownCloud applications at
  • apps.owncloud.com. ownCloud users can browse and install the new
  • applications directly from within the ownCloud Admin interface. Both users and developers can develop and use this new application store!
  • PDF Viewer:
  • ownCloud Version 3 ships with an integrated PDF viewer for convenient viewing and printing of PDFs, even with browsers that don´t have a PDF plugin installed. The viewer is based on the pdf.js library.
  • Photo Gallery:
  • ownCloud Version 3 adds a photo gallery application to help view and
  • organize photos of different file types. Photo albums are automatically
  • created for uploaded photos.
  • PIM Improvements:
  • The calendar application has a completly new and more user-friendly web
  • interface. New features include repeating events and automatic time
  • zone detection. The interface of the contacts application is also improved with thumbnails
  • of contact photos, and the option to export address books or single contacts
  • as .vcf files. It is now possible to create, edit or delete multiple address books in ownCloud.
  • Other Improvements:
  • ownCloud Version 3 contains a new “external” application which can be used to
  • integrate external groupware solutions or webmail interfaces into the ownCloud GUI.
  • The community also enhanced integration between ownCloud and LDAP or Active Directory servers. Administration and setup of ownCloud is now easier because of the new logging feature which makes it easier to monitor and debug an ownCloud installation.