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ownCloud Client 1.8.0 Released

Today, we’re happy to release the best ownCloud Desktop Client ever to our community and users! It is ownCloud Client 1.8.0 and it will push syncing with ownCloud to a new level of performance, stability and convenience.

The Share Dialog

The Share Dialog

This release brings a new integration into the operating system file manager. With 1.8.0, there is a new context menu that opens a dialog to allow the user to create a public link on a synced file. This link can be forwarded to other users who get access to the file via ownCloud.

Also the clients behavior when syncing files that are opened by other applications on Windows has greatly been improved. The problems with file locking some users saw for example with MS office apps were fixed.

Another area of improvements is again performance. With latest ownCloud servers, the client uses even more parallized requests, now for all kind of operations. Depending on the synced data structure, this can make a huge difference.

All the other changes, improvements and bug-fixes are too hard to count. Finally, this release received around 700 git commits compared to the previous release.

All this is only possible with the powerful and awesome community of ownClouders. We received a lot of very good contributions through the GitHub tracker, which helped us to nail down a lot of issues and improved the client tremendously.

But this time we’d like to specifically point out the code contributions of Alfie “Azelphur” Day and Roeland Jago Douma who contributed significant code bits to the sharing dialog on the client and also some server code.

A great thanks goes out to all of you who helped with this release. It was a great experience again and it is big fun working with you!

We hope you enjoy 1.8.0! Get it from https://owncloud.org/install/#desktop

  1. Eric
    March 17, 2015 at 17:29

    Congrats on the release!

    Sadly kde dolphin is not supported, as usual…😦

  2. Tsokar
    March 17, 2015 at 22:16

    Hi !
    Great work ! The client is getting better and better !
    However, I still experience a very annoying issue with the “No Etag” error which shows up with tons of files. I read the bug reports, but I wasn’t able to solve the issue (I don’t own the server, I am paying for it).
    Because of this error, I cannot use owncloud for my daily work which is a shame…

    • dragotin
      March 17, 2015 at 22:26

      Sorry for that bad experience. Maybe you can create a client log file with a narrowed down set of files that have that problem and open a github issue with the log. I am sure we can figure out the problem. Thanks for your support!

  3. March 18, 2015 at 17:58

    On my Windows 7 and Windows 10 Client no additional context menue appears. What have I’m done wrong?

  4. March 19, 2015 at 09:43

    After a reboot the menu appears on both machines🙂

  5. szelesmalom
    March 22, 2015 at 07:46

    Hi!
    Im very happy with ownCloud, thx for the good work!

    But, multiple client usage is still impossible, since client v1.5.
    Why cant we get this back ?

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