ownCloud Client 2.0.0 beta1 released

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ownCloud Client 2.0.0 beta1 released

Daniel Molkentin
Hi,

we have released the first beta of the desktop client. The big highlight
with this release is the support for multiple accounts as well as the
ability to define a size for folders that need confirmation before the
client will sync them ("confirm feature"). In addition, 2.0 also support
long pathes on Windows.

The downloads can be found at

https://owncloud.org/install/#testing-development.

We encourage everyone to test, especially because the multi account
feature, while providing great value, required some pretty significant
changes. Because you never use beta software on production data, we now
provide clients for those who wish to help with giving early feedback,
but wish to leave their primary sync client untouched: the Testpilot
client. Downloads for the Testpilot client are:

Windows:
https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/testing/testpilotcloud-2.0.0.5373beta1-setup.exe
OS X:
https://download.owncloud.com/desktop/testing/ownCloud%20Testpilot%20Edition-2.0.0.2612beta1.pkg
Linux:
https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=isv%3AownCloud%3Acommunity%3Atesting&package=testpilotcloud-client

(Warning: Adding the repository on Linux will also update your regular
client. While we are working on resolving this issue, please consult
your distributions manuals on how to pin the owncloud-client package)

If you find any issue, please report it to
https://github.com/owncloud/client/issues and prefix the subject with
[2.0.0b1]. If you know that it has worked before, please add [regression].

And finally, this is the full preliminary ChangeLog:

  * Add support for multiple accounts (#3084)
  * Do not sync down new big folders from server without users consent
(#3148)
  * Integrate Selective Sync into the default UI
  * OS X: Support native finder integration for 10.10 Yosemite (#2340)
  * Fix situation where client would not reconnect after timeout (#2321)
  * Use SI units for the file sizes
  * Improve progress reporting during sync (better estimations, show all
files, show all bandwidth)
  * Windows: Support paths >255 characters (#57) by using Windows API
instead of POSIX API
  * OS X: Show file name in UI if file has invalid UTF-8 in file name
  * Sharing: Make use of Capability API (#3439)
  * Sharing: Do not allow sharing the root folder (#3495)
  * Sharing: Show thumbnail
  * Updater: Check for updates periodically, not only once per run (#3044)
  * Windows: Remove misleading option to remove sync data (#3461)
  * Windows: Do not provoke AD account locking if password changes (#2186)
  * Windows: Fix installer when installing unprivileged (#2616, #2568)
  * Quota: Only refresh from server when UI is shown
  * SSL Button: Show more information
  * owncloudcmd: Fix --httpproxy (#3465)
  * System proxy: Ask user for credentials if needed
  * Windows, OS X: Allow to not sync hidden files (#2086)
  * Several fixes and performance improvements in the sync engine
  * Network: Try to use SSL session tickets/identifiers
  * Bandwidth Throttling: Provide automatic limit setting for downloads
(#3084)

Known issues for beta1:

* The UI still has some rough edges
* SSL information do not always display reliably (the actual encryption
is unaffected)
* The new hidden files is currently broken on Windows
* Debian 7 and 8 builds are currently broken (OBS issue, will be fixed soon)
* Sharing of files may fail in certain situations.

Cheers,
  Daniel (for the ownCloud client team)

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