Linux News Today: ownCloud Announces Ubuntu-Based Appliance with ownCloud Proxy
If you thought that the ownCloud Server/Client development is slow and boring, think again, as ownCloud has just announced the release of their first ever appliance that lets users install ownCloud in virtual machines.
Being based on the long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) operating system, the ownCloud Appliance comes fully pre-configured and includes the ownCloud Proxy app, which has been introduced during the ownCloud Contributor Conference event that took place at the end of August 2015.
In addition to the announcement for ownCloud Appliance with ownCloud Proxy, the ownCloud developers published details about the release of new maintenance versions of the supported ownCloud Server branches, including 8.1. 8.0, and 7.0. As such, users are urged to update their ownCloud Server installations to versions 8.1.3, 8.0.8, and 7.0.10 respectively.
“After receiving some important last-minute scalability enhancements, ownCloud Server 8.1.3, 8.0.8 and 7.0.10 are now out. Users are urged to upgrade so they benefit from the stability, performance and security improvements. We’re also proud to announce the release of official ownCloud Appliances including the ownCloud Proxy app, which lowers the barrier to installing and running ownCloud a notch further,” reads the announcement.
Here’s what’s new in ownCloud Server 8.1.3
Among some of the new features introduced by the ownCloud Server 8.1.3 maintenance release, which is the latest, most advanced version of the software, we can mention several improvements to the sharing functionality, which now includes a new share dialog auto-complete option, as well as quota warning and shared links fixes, and improvements to the upgrade and installation scripts.
Last but not least, ownCloud Server 8.1.3 offers better support for older versions of the PHP server-side scripting language, Samba file sharing server, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 web browser, certificates, etc. As expected, you can download ownCloud 8.1.3 right now from Softpedia, and you should update your ownCloud installation as soon as possible.