Today, May 13, 2016, ownCloud has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.0 for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 is modest release that introduces a handful of new features, such as notifications for server events and sync issues, which will appear when the system administrator would like to put the ownCloud server in maintenance mode, or when the user can accept a new share.

In the same manner, users will get desktop notifications from the ownCloud client when a sync issue or a file conflict is being detected, allowing you to take action immediately instead of finding out much later (or never) that some of the files have not been synced due to various reasons.

UI improvements, performance optimizations, and bug fixes

Starting with version 2.2, the ownCloud desktop client now displays an activity spinner and avatars in the sharing interface in file managers, and provides users with a much simpler and easy to use sync folder creation dialog. Additionally, there’s also support for verifying if the ownCloud server supports checksums for uploaded and downloaded files, and if it supports it, the feature will be used by the client.

Among other interesting changes, ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 makes the syncing functionality more reliable under certain conditions, add locking improvements for Microsoft Windows operating systems, fixes the tray icon for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) distribution, and better handles errors that could occur from the storage located on USB devices.

“The new client also warns for older server versions it can’t work with. Many more smaller fixes were implemented and in security-related features, the client now supports the Windows credential store,” reads today’s announcement. “A number of performance improvements were implemented like speeding up handling of file overlay icons, faster uploading of small files as well as very large ones.”

Download ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 for GNU/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

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