ownCloud Server 8.2 Brings Renewed User Interface And More Control

ownCloud82RoundownCloud Server 8.2 is available for download. With this release come a revamped user interface and many improvements for ownCloud administrators. Get the latest release now or read on to find out what’s new and improved!

Get Going Faster Than Ever

It is now easier than ever to get your ownCloud up and running. On the download page we offer a fully pre-configured virtual machine image which you can easily run in a tool like VirtualBox. Thanks to ownCloud Proxy you can have a stable url and an easy way through firewalls blocking you from accessing your ownCloud.

For users of our ‘Stable’ release channel: we have moved away from the openSUSE Open Build Service instance to our own on download.owncloud.org. You can find ownCloud Server 8.2 Linux packages here and for automatic updates to new releases, find our new stable repository here.

Also please note that the behavior of the packages has changed. Rather than attempting to automatically upgrade ownCloud, it puts ownCloud Server in maintenance mode and leaves the actual upgrade to the system administrator. This makes it far easier to catch and deal with issues which might happen on upgrade, rather than forcing the admin to go in and look for what went wrong after things broke.

We have published a post with tips and information on how to upgrade and we highly recommend reading it. As always, the upgrade with the built in updater app is scheduled to come through some time next month.

More Intuitive for End Users

This release introduces significant design improvements. The user interface was cleaned up, giving a stronger focus on the content you are looking for. The new sidebar makes it easy to view details on a file without cluttering the interface, providing a larger preview, file activity overview, sharing state and older versions in one place.

The Gallery app replaces the Pictures app for browsing and viewing images. Supporting a wider range of image formats, better performance and bringing more features, Gallery presents a significant step up. You can now sort and zoom in and out on images, quickly switch between the Gallery and Files apps and more.

new files menu
new files menu
brand new sidebar
brand new sidebar
updated text editor
updated text editor
much improved gallery
much improved gallery

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Learn more about end user features in ownCloud Server 8.2 on our website.

More Control for Administrators

ownCloud Server 8.2 makes it possible for ownCloud Administrators to send their users notifications, useful to let users know about a maintenance window for example. Admins can now also set limits on trash and version retention, ensuring that trashed files and versions get deleted after a set number of days or are not purged for a certain period.

The occ command line tool has gained significant new maintenance and control features. It enables encrypting, decrypting and re-encrypting existing user data and can now set and get system and app configuration values. It can also be used to rescan the file system and update mime types after custom types have been defined.

And as part of our continued work on making ownCloud the most secure open source file sync and share solution, there has been a considerable amount of security hardening.

Announcement Center
Announcement Center
Notification coming in
Notification coming in

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Learn more about improvements in ownCloud Server 8.2 for system administrators on our website.

Developers Built Faster

ownCloud Server 8.2 introduces many improvements to the API, both to make more functionality available for app developers and to improve the existing interfaces. A major change is the addition of a capabilities manager which allow apps to expose capabilities in a more generic way. App authors also now have access to a public API for the doctrine query builder.

Learn more about improvements for developers on our website. To get insight into where ownCloud development is heading, check out the videos from our recent ownCloud Contributor Conference in Berlin. We expect to release more videos over the course of the coming weeks.

Grab your copy of ownCloud Server 8.2 here

Let us know what you think of the new release in the comments below!

10 Responses to “ownCloud Server 8.2 Brings Renewed User Interface And More Control”

  1. Jesse

    1. Please please please stop writing new wonderful versions that break when I update them.

    I love every new update you have. But, I can’t take my business live if all your wonderful updates need to be totally reinstalled in order to work.

    2. And, PLEASE. Become normal. Drop this unusual practice of having a different repository for every version of Ubuntu, every version of ownCloud, and a new key and repo to add each time. You can’t be used by humans or machines if you keep doing this. Other apps don’t do this… MySQL, Apache, Nginx, Monit, Ghost, PHP, do I need to continue?

    3. Please become updatable and normal because you are so cool that you owe it to yourselves!

    • Jesse

      …and the same goes for your awesome, amazing Linux clients.

    • Chris

      Just to give some responses to some of the nonsense posted:

      > 1. Please please please stop writing new wonderful versions that break when I update them.
      > I love every new update you have. But, I can’t take my business live if all your wonderful updates need to be totally reinstalled in order to work.

      You’re not forced to upgrade immediately to a major version, especially not if you’re talking about “business” which probably means you’re rolling out a major version on a productive system? Also even oC 8.0 is supported until 2016-10 so no one is forcing you to use “new wonderful versions”…

      > 2. And, PLEASE. Become normal. Drop this unusual practice of having a different repository for every version of Ubuntu, every version of ownCloud, and a new key and repo to add each time.

      Which is total non-sense. There was only a move from the opensuse build service to an own build service between 8.1 and 8.2. It is total bullshit that a repo and the repo key itself is changed after every release.

      > You can’t be used by humans or machines if you keep doing this. Other apps don’t do this… MySQL, Apache, Nginx, Monit, Ghost, PHP, do I need to continue?

      All those “apps” (expect Monit and Ghost which i don’t know) are not providing an own repository and you need to compile them from source. Do i need to continue?

      > 3. Please become updatable and normal because you are so cool that you owe it to yourselves!

      I’m running oC since 4.0.x on the same instance and upgraded it up to 8.2.1 without ANY update issues. This is achieved by following some easy instructions provided at the documentation, not using the updater app and to not upgrade immediately to the first release of a major version on a productive system.

      P.S. This is my humble opinion about your posts. And no, i’m not related to ownCloud nor i’m a developer.

      • Chris

        Shouldn’t sound that harsh but it makes me angry if false informations are spread and people are saying every update is broken. Thats just not true…

  2. Valentin Mihov

    Please, update the docker images! I am trying to upgrade from 8.1 to the latest stable and it seems the tags are not updated properly… Thanks for the awesome project! I dropped my dropbox subscription because of you 🙂

  3. James

    Web Installer For shared hosts still installs 8.1.3 even though it states
    “Latest stable version: 8.2.0.”
    https://download.owncloud.com/download/community/setup-owncloud.php

  4. Ben

    Next time please don’t mute the mic inbetween talking. It’s really hard to listen to the video

    • Jos

      Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, the video was a little bit rushed I’m afraid, I came back from Holiday only yesterday. Next time I promise we’ll do a better job!

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