ownCloud 8.1 Features

Olivier Paroz edited this page Jun 18, 2015 · 59 revisions

This collects all the new features of ownCloud 8.1. This will be used for the release announcement. Please add your features that are merged here. If they are not merged yet but you plan to before the feature freeze than add a (planned) comment to it.

Main Features

Minor Features

Incompatible Changes

Administrators

Security
  • The .htaccess and index.html in the data directory is now updated after every update. Administrators are encouraged to verify that they don't have any manual modifications done in there.
  • The SabreDAV browser at /remote.php/webdav has been removed. Only pure WebDAV access is permitted anylonger.
  • Using ownCloud without a trusted_domain will not work anymore (except for whitelisted items such as local loopback addresses)
  • The logging format for failed logins has changed and considers now the proxy configuration in the config file (see https://github.com/owncloud/core/pull/10735)
  • "Download from link" feature has been removed (see https://github.com/owncloud/core/pull/14652)
  • Some security headers should now be sent by the web-server, the default .htaccess file already contains them (see https://github.com/owncloud/core/pull/14651) – if the headers are not set a security warning in the admin menu will get shown.
  • The OC_User_HTTP backend has been removed. Administrators are encouraged to use the user_webdavauth application instead.
  • ownCloud ships now it's own root certificate bundle derived from the Mozilla one. The system root certificate bundle will not be used anymore for most requests.
Deployment
  • Memory cache configuration is no longer automatic, requiring configuration in config.php with the keys memcache.local and/or memcache.distributed (https://github.com/owncloud/core/pull/13368)
  • cURL is now a hard-dependency
  • ownCloud clients below version 1.7.0 will not be able to connect to the ownCloud instance anymore. Users are urged to update their client. - Behaviour may be adjusted using the minimum.supported.desktop.version switch in config.php (https://github.com/owncloud/core/pull/15683)

Developers

Public API
Non public API

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Performance

Schedule