OwnCloud Desktop Client 1.8 released

ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8 recently released, is what brings the files from your cloud seamless to your desktop. You can pick any number of local and remote folders and keep them in sync, ensuring you always have the latest version at hand. The previous desktop client release introduced the ability to except specific files or folders from syncing and to show the sync state with emblems on icons in the most popular file managers on Windows, Linux and Mac. OwnCloud Desktop Client 1.8 release adds some significant improvements to the already impressive list of client abilities.

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OwnCloud Desktop Client 1.8 update

  • New features
    • The new ownCloud Desktop Client 1.8 introduces sharing from the desktop. A new entry in the context menu in file managers allows you to share a file directly from the desktop by public link, with password and expiry date as desired.
    • A second major improvement is the ability of the 1.8 client to handle file locking much faster, reducing editing conflicts with for example Microsoft Office and getting rid of many error messages due to simultaneous editing of files.
    • For Mac OS X users, HiDPI support will be a welcome improvement to the desktop client, improving the legibility on Apple hardware with Retina screens.
  • Stability and performance
    • As with every ownCloud Desktop Client release, there have been many smaller improvements and updates to the underlying infrastructure. Notable is support for using more parallel requests with ownCloud server 8.0.3 (to be released in a few weeks) and higher, leading to much better up- and download speeds.

Install OwnCloud 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.10

echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/xUbuntu_14.10/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list

cd /tmp

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:desktop/xUbuntu_14.10/Release.key

apt-key add - < Release.key

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Install OwnCloud 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.04

echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/xUbuntu_14.04/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list

cd /tmp

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:desktop/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key

apt-key add - < Release.key

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Install OwnCloud 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

echo "deb http://download.opensuseorg/repositories/isv:ownCloud:community/xUbuntu_12.04/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list

cd /tmp

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:ownCloud:desktop/xUbuntu_12.04/Release.key

apt-key add - < Release.key

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Use Nautilus as the default file manager

sudo apt-get install owncloud-client-nautilus

nautilus -q
 
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