The latest release of NextCloudPi is out!
We come with a big bunch of changes, ranging from performance improvements, aesthetic changes, more DDNS providers and new options for installation.
As usual, there have been many fixes and enhancements. I would like to thank everyone that was involved.
Last but not least, please download through bitorrent and share it for a while to help keep hosting costs down.
Jan from the Nextcloud team was very nice to provide us with this much cleaner and more professional looking logo. Thanks!
As a first step towards enjoying Nextcloud on systems other that the Raspberry Pi, a new way of installing NextCloudPi has been introduced.
We can now install NextCloudPi in any Debian stretch system of any architecture with
# curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nextcloud/nextcloudpi/master/install.sh | bash
Of course, you should inspect the code first.
With this we aim at starting testing on other boards and eventually provide images for them.
An important change is that because we are not only focusing the Raspberry Pi now, the default user for the web interface is now ncp and the default password ownyourbits. This only applies to new images.
spDYN.de DDNS support
More options for DDNS keep coming! spDNS.de is a popular German DDNS provider with a focus on privacy.
Thanks to TimmThaler
For those who don’t know what Berryboot is, I’ll quote their website
For people short on SD cards: Berryboot is a simple boot selection screen for ARM computers like the Raspberry Pi, that allows you to put multiple Linux distributions on a single SD card.
In addition it allows you to put the operating system files on an external USB hard drive instead of on the SD card itself.
So that means that you can now use Berryboot to install NextCloudPi to a USB drive and have it coexist with other images such as Kodi or Retropie.
Check the installation instructions here.
Thanks to Oliver V. for this contribution
Even though there is still work being done, the wizard is now considered feature complete. It will now provide a more complete configuration with fewer questions, and pop up upon the first run of the web interface.
The user will receive feedback of what options are being activated as well as an option to see the detailed logs.
Performance have been improved by including Redis as a data cache and locking system for heavier uses of Nextcloud.
Because we are supporting other systems now, it makes sense to provide these features at the expense of another service running on the system.
This will be specially noticeable in big uploads, and uploads with many small files.
New default theme
Now that we have a new logo, we thought that it was time to provide a NextCloudPi theme! Thanks Paolo and the rest for the help.
If you would like to roll back to the default Nextcloud looks you can do so under the admin > theming section.
We also updated the NextCloudPi Panel and Wizard