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Portknox Update Oktober

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QOwnNotesAPI added

One of the most requested addons is the advanced API for QOwnNotes. As soon as you enable the API in your Portknox cloud, you are able to use versioning and access to your trashed notes. Here is a screenshot of the QOwnNotes desktop app (it works on all plattforms):

On mobile devices you can use CloudNotes (iOS) or Notes (Android).

Contacts update to 2.0.1

The 2.0 relase brings impressive performance to the Contacts app. The inital loading is really fast now, furthermore contacts are only loaded if needed, which makes the app even more speedy. 

It is also now possible to sort by names (can be found in the settings):

There are many more improvements, check out the release notes.

Calendar update to 1.5.6

This minor update fixes bugs with timezones, UI and the sharing. Here is the full changelog.

Deck update to 1.2.4

Another minor update with UI and bug fixes.

Nextcloud update 12.0.3

All clouds will get the update to the most recent maintenance release.

Please note that we update customer clouds in batches, if your cloud does not have the new apps yet, give us some more days :)

Always up2date applist

At our applist you can see which app in which version is installed on Portknox. We have now automated the way our applist is generated, after every Nextcloud or app update the list gets regenerated. Right now it's possible to activate 43 apps!

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Nextcloud Mail v0.7 released – local attachment support and moving mails

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Another Nextcloud Conf, another Mail release :) Its already in the Nextcloud Appstore! Time to update.

Its now possible to move mails into folders:

Moving mails

Here is the 0.7 changelog:

Added

  • Helper view for keyboard shortcuts #91 @Gomez
  • Generic moving of messages (drag and drop)
  • Account menu labels
  • Support for a automatically generated default account
  • Better loading/error/retry views
  • Local attachment support
  • Shortcut c to compose a new message

Changed

  • php5.6 to php 7.1 are supported
  • No longer stack Aw, Wg, Fwd
  • App store now lists the app in 'Social & Communication'
  • Improved message synchronization

Fixed

  • Use IDBConnection instead of removed IDb
  • Missing files in release package
  • Loading messages with undisclosed recipients
  • Problems with UTF8 encoding
  • Account color dot on Safari
  • Database column width for long passwords
  • Error when adding a new account
  • Undefined index warning
  • Do not show 'noSelect' folders
  • Selected account when composing a reply
  • Remove noreferrer from HTML messages
  • Some issues with drafts

Whoever wants to join the Mail app team is welcome, and the best is: you don’t have to be a developer. We need people for translating, testing etc. Don’t hesitate to contact us on IRC or jump in and clone the repository.

Portknox Update Mai

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Collabora Online with Portknox.net clouds

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with collaborative editing. Within the next few days you will be able to order Collabora Online in our online shop.

 if you want to learn more about Collabora Online check out this video:

Nextcloud 12

We have already started working on the upgrade to Nextcloud 12, soon all new customers will get this latest version installed. As always all existing customers will be updated to Nextcloud 12, we plan to finish the upgrade process within June.

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Portknox Update April

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Nextcloud update v11.0.3

Within the next few days all Portknox clouds are updated to Nextcloud 11.0.3. Read about the changes here.

Calendar update v1.5.2

This are the most important fixes:

  • advanced color-picker #4
  • support for Internet Explorer 11 #329
  • added second step for deleting calendars #341

As usual we use Canary Deployments and first update only a few clouds, we will increase the number within the next days. 

Our applist is already updated, you can see all changed app versions there.

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Portknox Update March

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 Two Factor U2F added

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Its now possible to activate Two Factor Authentication with U2F devices like the Yubikey. Another way to further secure you cloud. Please read documentation before app activation.

Tasks updated to 0.9.5

This minor update fixes some bugs with Nextcloud 11. Here is the full changelog.

Two Factor TOTP updated to 1.1.0

Polishing and some minor fixes. Here is the full changelog.

Please note that we update customer clouds in batches, if your cloud does not have the new apps yet, give us some more days :)

Nextcloud update 11.0.2

We are happy that all customer clouds have been updated to Nextcloud 11. At Portknox every single customer has his or her own installation (with own domain / url) which is much safer than only having an account in a big shared instance (which is what most of the other providers do). Even if keeping all of the clouds up-to-date takes more effort - it's worth it! The Nextcloud security scan rates Portknox clouds with A+, the highest score achievable:

 

Always up2date applist

At our applist you can see which app in which version is installed on Portknox. We now automated the way our applist is generated, after every Nextcloud or app update the list gets regenerated. Right now its possible to activate 36 apps!

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Portknox Update February

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Direct Menu added

This top rated app provides easy access to all apps in the header. Go to your apps menu, activate it and give it a try. (There are plans to add this menu directly into Nextcloud core.)

Contacts update v1.5.3

This minor update brings back the addressbook export. Here is the full changelog.

Calender update v1.5.0

My most used app gets many UX improvments and bugfixes. Check the full changelog.

Nextcloud update 10.0.3

We are updating Nextcloud to version 10.0.3 (changelog) which is a requirement for your upgrade to Nextcloud 11. As usual we slowly update all clouds, by the end of next week all clouds should be up2date.

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Nextcloud/ownCloud Mail v0.6 released – with alias support

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We worked hard during the Nextcloud Conference to get version 0.6 of the Mail app ready! 😎

It is now possible to add aliases to your email accounts! This feature was implemented by our GSOC student Tahaa Karim. He also worked on Signature support which is far but not yet merged. If someone wants this feature any help is appreciated.

The most recent version of the Mail app only works on ownCloud 9.1 and Nextcloud 10. Older installations need to use version 0.5.3. As most of the Mail developers have moved to Nextcloud, extensive testing only happens there. We also moved our git repository to the Nextcloud organisation, and the app version 0.6.0 was built from the code there.

It has already been uploaded to the ownCloud app store and can also be downloaded from Github.

Here is the 0.6 changelog:

Added

  • Alias support @tahaalibra
  • New incoming messages are prefetched @ChristophWurst
  • Custom app folder support @juliushaertl
  • Improved search @ChristophWurst
  • Scroll to refresh @ChristophWurst
  • Shortcuts to star and mark messages as unread @ChristophWurst
  • Shortcuts to select previous/next messsage @ChristophWurst

Changed

  • Minimum server is Nextcloud 10/ownCloud 9.1 #84 @ChristophWurst
  • Use session storage instead of local storage for client-side cache @ChristophWurst
  • When deleting the current message, the next one is selected immediatelly @ChristophWurst

Fixed

  • Client error while composing a new message @ChristophWurst
  • Delay app start until page has finished loading @ChristophWurst
  • Auto-redirection of HTML mail links @ChristophWurst
  • Update folder counters when reading/deleting messages

Special thanks goes out to your testing member plastikschnitzer!✌️ If you wanna help test new Mail releases, just drop us a message or leave a comment.

Bulk create testusers for ownCloud / Nextcloud

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Maybe someone need it, too. A small shell script to create hundreds of users and groups:

#!/bin/bash
set -e
export OC_PASS=test12

for ((j=1;jdo
for ((i=1;i do
./occ user:add pomes_$i-$j --password-from-env -g bdo_$j
done
done

Thanks @nickvergessen for the occ tip :)

Update 4.4.2017:

- Now with groups

ownCloud, Nextcloud and Portknox.net the hosting provider

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As many of you have already noticed, Frank Karlitschek has started a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud and started bootstraping a new firm around it - the Nextcloud GmbH.

Many customers have asked us what this means for Portknox.net - the hosting provider and partner. Actually, we have not decided yet whether to stay with ownCloud or switch to Nextcloud and we will take the time it needs to make the right decision.

Nextcloud is planned as a drop-in replacement, this means it is possible to migrate to it from ownCloud later on. Right now we will not change anything, instead we finish the migration of all customers to ownCloud 9, which is the perfect base for a switch to Nextcloud. But we will decide at some point as it does not make sense to support or ship two different cloud systems. We stay specialized, focused and up-to-date, to provide the best solution for our customers.

I am sure we will make the right decision, as I know most of the developers from ownCloud and Nextcloud personally. Furthermore we are deeply involved and follow the progress of both projects.

Let's see what happens and hope competition is a good thing!

ownCloud Mail v0.5 released - With .ics event import

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Another major ownCloud Mail release, another blog post. Biggest new feature is the reworked attachment section with .ics event import. It has already been uploaded to the ownCloud app store and can also be downloaded from Github.

Here is the 0.5 changelog:

Added:

  • Ability to import ics attachments into the calendar @ChristophWurst

Fixed:

  • Bring back menu toggle button for mobile @ChristophWurst
  • Narrow address collector column width to 255 for compatibility with MySql/InnoDB @drfuture
  • Don't send messages in flowed text format @ChristophWurst
  • Show first folder of an account incase of invalid folder id @tahaalibra