Introducing: ownCloud X

ownCloud X marks a new ownCloud generation with a strong focus on security, performance and productivity. Based on discussions with end users, admins and business owners we are improving ownCloud – now with:

Extended Security

We have implemented several new security features. File integrity checks prevent data losses. The ability to split app logs and owncloud.log makes it easier to locate errors and to develop apps. Our improved user management gives you better options on keeping control over your data, Furthermore it is now possible for admins to directly disable and enable users via a checkbox in the user management panel and also disable the „Local“ storage type to prevent possible data leakage.

Extended Collaboration

Several new features are also making collaboration with your users easier; you can now create guest accounts and custom groups to arrange teams as you need them, and multiple link sharing (with different passwords and expiry dates, for example) to further specify who you want to know what.

This is making ownCloud a powerful tool for teamwork in any environment, for a family sharing the pictures of the last holidays,  for a small startup,  a  medium business, or an global organization. Paired with months of software hardening, countless bugfixes the release of ownCloud X sets a new benchmark when it comes to secure file sync and share. The ownCloud Developers are proud of this release.

Extended Performance

One of the key aspects of ownCloud X is the seamless integration into existing IT-infrastructures. We improved the performance of ownCloud in all of the key areas, especially at the database. By providing a central user table the performance-heavy queries are significantly reduced. But on top of that we are now supporting PHP 7.1 and Redis clusters  and a reworked upgrading process that, starting with ownCloud X allows to skip major software versions, the ownCloud X experience will hold up even in the most sophisticated IT-environments.

Extended Marketplace 

On top of that, ownCloud is on the next step to become a more diverse platform with infinite possibilities; we are introducing our new marketplace! With it you can develop apps and use the apps created by other ownCloud developers, sell your service and deploy your integration solution. This further extends the possibilities of the ownCloud platform. For a full explanation of how the marketplace is a big step for extending the ownCloud Platform please take a look here.

These are the biggest steps forward – for the details, what exactly has changed, look at our changelog.

Take the opportunity and install ownCloud X now! Become independent and take back control over your data!

 

You want to become a part of ownCloud X? Join the ownCloud X Launch event on May 23 in Cologne. Call for Papers is open now. Get involved and submit your presentation at events@owncloud.com !

All information can also be found here: https://owncloud.com/de/lp/owncloud-x/#CallforPapers

 

Disclaimer: for production systems we recommend to wait for the first update release. it is to be expected in about 4 weeks.

The reworked settings page, one of more than 200 new features and improvements.
The reworked settings page, one of more than 200 new features and improvements.

7 Responses to “Introducing: ownCloud X”

  1. R B

    You did it again 🙂

    I had http://download.owncloud.org/download/repositories/stable/Debian_8.0/ in my sources list.

    here you write: “Disclaimer: for production systems we recommend to wait for the first update release. it is to be expected in about 4 weeks.”

    but the usual apt-get upgrade installed 10.0.0

    😀 nice one!

    maybe it should be in the “stable” repository at the time you recommend it for production?

    • Chris

      From what i know this was just accidentally pushed to that repos and was reverted only a few hours later.

      • L P

        It was more than hours before it was reverted. I had notification of the update to 10 from the stable repo for more than one day. It was easy to avoid when it was the only update pending. After it got commingled with a larger amount of updates from the standard repositories, I wound up upgrading sooner than I otherwise would have, since it wasn’t held back. Thankfully I have manged to get all of my daily use apps working again, with the exception of the bookmarks app. It might be a good practice to require a dist-upgrade on Debian based systems any time the update crosses a major version boundary.

        The new Marketplace page seems to have no content. I can’t seem to find much in the way of documentation on it to determine if it is a configuration problem or something else.

        • Chris

          > It was more than hours before it was reverted.

          Mhhh, for me it was only a few hours (thats why i had written that). Maybe you we’re hitting some not updated mirrors or similar..

          > It might be a good practice to require a dist-upgrade on Debian based systems any time the update crosses a major version boundary.

          I don’t think this is possible to enforce this by a package.

          > The new Marketplace page seems to have no content. I can’t seem to find much in the way of documentation on it to determine if it is a configuration problem or something else.

          Most likely your system just can’t reach https://marketplace.owncloud.com/

  2. vip

    Hope files_mv will be in market, there’s still lack of ability to manage files via web interface.

    • Chris

      Mhhh, there is already the possibility to move files around by just doing a “Drag’n’Drop” on folders. It is not that comfortable like files_mv but still works for basic stuff.

  3. RoseHosting

    Nice! The Collabora integration is great. The new Marketplace is great too.

    Keep up the good work!

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