server

☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data

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current-versionCurrent version v20.0.4
total-releasesTotal releases 29
open_issues_countOpen issues 2713
dateFirst release 2016-06-14
dateLatest release 2020-12-16
updateLast update 2020-12-23

A safe home for all your data.

You want to learn more about how you can use Nextcloud to access, share and protect your files, calendars, contacts, communication & more at home and at your organization? Learn about all our Features.

Enterprise? Public Sector or Education user? You may want to have a look into Nextcloud Enterprise provided by Nextcloud GmbH.

You can also get support for Nextcloud!

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  1. Set up your local development environment
  2. 🐛 Pick a good first issue
  3. 👩‍🔧 Create a branch and make your changes. Remember to sign off your commits using git commit -sm "Your commit message"
  4. Create a pull request and @mention the people from the issue to review
  5. 👍 Fix things that come up during review
  6. 🎉 Wait for it to get merged!

Third-party components are handled as git submodules which have to be initialized first. So aside from the regular git checkout invoking git submodule update --init or a similar command is needed, for details see Git documentation.

Several apps that are included by default in regular releases such as Activity are missing in master and have to be installed manually by cloning them into the apps subfolder.

Otherwise, git checkouts can be handled the same as release archives, by using the stable* branches. Note they should never be used on production systems.

Building

We are moving more and more towards using Vue.js in the frontend, starting with Settings. For building the code on changes, use these terminal commands in the root folder:

# install dependencies
make dev-setup

# build for development
make build-js

# build for development and watch edits
make watch-js

# build for production with minification
make build-js-production

Commiting changes

When making changes, also commit the compiled files!

We still use Handlebars templates some places in Files and Settings. We will replace these step-by-step with Vue.js, but in the meantime you need to compile them separately.

If you don’t have Handlebars installed yet, you can do it with this terminal command:

sudo npm install -g handlebars

Then inside the root folder of your local Nextcloud development installation, run this command in the terminal every time you changed a .handlebars file to compile it:

./build/compile-handlebars-templates.sh

Before checking in JS changes, make sure to also build for production:

make build-js-production

Then add the compiled files for committing.

To save some time, to only rebuild for a specific app, use the following and replace the module with the app name:

MODULE=user_status make build-js-production

Please note that if you used make build-js or make watch-js before, you'll notice that a lot of files were marked as changed, so might need to clear the workspace first.

Code of Conduct. This document offers some guidance to ensure Nextcloud participants can cooperate effectively in a positive and inspiring atmosphere, and to explain how together we can strengthen and support each other.

Please review the guidelines for contributing to this repository.

More information how to contribute: https://nextcloud.com/contribute/