The latest release of NextCloudPi is out!
Work has been focused on improving user experience during the first setup, and bringing more power to the docker container and ncp-web. Also there is some news!
Last but not least, please download through bitorrent and share it for a while to help keep hosting costs down.
While originally NCP was only oriented towards running Nextcloud in the Raspberry Pi, it has since extended its scope to include all kinds of boards and architectures. We keep running into people online under the impression that we can’t enjoy ncp-web and the rest in an x86 server or an Odroid HC2, just because of the name.
So we decided for NextCloudPlus: we are still NCP and well, it’s Nextcloud with a plus 😉
It was getting confusing to have the information scattered throughout the blog and the wiki, so a single landing page with a simple design has been created, nextcloudplus.com
No more default passwords
The initial setup process have been improved to make it lazy proof. There are no default passwords anymore, and less steps to follow.
If we navigate to nextcloudplus.local, we will be greeted with an activation page
We can now copy the credentials, or print this page and click the activation button. Our instance will be initialized with these random passwords, and we will be redirected to the first run wizard.
The web panel has received a polish, and a number of new features.
An informative landing page that presents an overview of the system, and some configuration advice.
An easy way to inspect config.php
The language bar has been made more visible
The docker container has received a well needed push to make it on par with the SD card version. All remaining ncp-apps have been ported to the docker version, plus we now have in-container upgrades just like the SD card version.
Just set nc-autoupdate-ncp and the container will receive all improvements and fixes just like all other NCP users.
Also, it is now supported to specify any custom external folder to use as a volume, so we can have our data and database in any folder of your choice. For instance, in order to save our files to /media/USBdrive/ncdata, just pass the folder as a volume argument
docker run -d -p 4443:4443 -p 443:443 -p 80:80 -v /media/USBdrive/ncdata:/data --name nextcloudpi ownyourbits/nextcloudplus-x86 $DOMAIN
Spanish has been added to ncp-web, and Chinese is also in the oven