The latest release of NextCloudPi is out!
That means three releases in ten days. It is important that people start from the newest version as all software updates will be run over Raspbian Stretch from now on. This will also guarantee a life cycle of two years for security updates, and hopefully things will be quiet until the release of Nextcloud 13.
Understandably there is not much else that is new, except the ability for shutting down your Raspberry Pi from the web interface.
Last but not least, please download through bitorrent and share it for a while to help keep hosting costs down.
There are two options for updating
- Backup through nc-backup, install the new image and restore through nc-restore.
- Manually through the following commands
sed -i 1d /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Raspbian 9 Stretch
Most of the improvements in this version are internal so not really much that is of the interest of NextCloudPi, other than a fix for a vulnerability named Broadpwn that affects the wifi Broadcom chip that the Raspberry Pi 3 uses.
Other than that, we have newer versions of all packages, and some incompatibilities that NextCloudPi had steming from mixing Stretch and Jessie packages have been solved ( example, other example ). As it was mentioned before, Raspbian releases have two year cycles so we will have support for at least two years of automatic security updates
Here is the official announcement
The Raspberry Pi does not have a power off button that shuts down the system gracefully, so it is handy to be able to do so from the web interface. This way we don’t have to plug in a keyboard, or log in through SSH.