ownCloud updates & app approval process
We've published our last updates for the year just before christmas and if you've got your ownCloud server, it is time to update. We only publish CVE's 2 weeks after availability of updates but I can already tell you that there are good reasons to upgrade, though nothing groundbreaking.
If you are still on 8.0 or older, I'm going to publish a blog early in the new year about why you should upgrade, but trust me: stay on the latest or latest-1, further back really offers few benefits other than "if it works, don't break it". Now that last IS a good, valid reason to keep things but if you do run in problems: upgrade before spending too much time on fixing the problem is the smart thing to do.
In different news, we've got a new app approval process. Your feedback is very welcome, we'd like to hear from app developers if this is an improvement for them.
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Have a great new years' party ;-)
So how well is OwnCloud working from a windows server at this point? even though it's not officially supported.
not at all, it will refuse to run as we removed a bunch of old code abstracting the file system away to make it all work on Windows. This code was unmaintained, slow and buggy but without it data loss is immediate (rather than just 'likely, at some point').