[Owncloud] testers needed.

Frank Karlitschek karlitschek at kde.org
Thu Dec 1 08:30:19 UTC 2011

On 26.11.2011, at 01:44, Robin Appelman wrote:

> Hi,
> the last couple of weeks I've been working on a series of larger
> changes that will enable transparent server-side encryption.
> Due to the nature of the changes, merging these changes into master
> without a lot of testing could end up in data-loss
> for unsuspecting users, that's why I would like some help to test these changes.

Fantastic work. I will do some heavy testing over the weekend.

> The changes are on two branches in git:
> - filesystem:
>       Provides the improvements to the filesystem layers that were
> needed to correctly integrate encryption into it,
>       and holds the automatic database upgrading system to make those
> improvements work on existing installations.
>       For this branch it's important that it is tested as upgrade on
> top of an existing installation, just checkout the remote branch,
>       navigate your browser to ownCloud and the automated database
> updates should do the rest.
>       While testing branch may result into database corruption,
> possibly loosing user accounts, calendars and contacts. Stored files
>       will remain safe.
>       After the update is successful the filesytem will be indexed
> and no changes should be visible besides incorrect sorting of
> files/folders
>       and faster loading of folders with a lot of files/sub folders.
> - encryption
>       Provides transparent server-side encryption for files.
>       This branch should be tested as a clean installation in order
> to prevent possible any migration errors here.
>       Upgrading to this branch from an existing installation will not
> work, rerunning the setup is necessarily.

Is it possible to fix this before the final release?
We should be able to provide an easy upgrade path for our existing users.

>       No visible changes should exist for this branch except the one
> listed for the filesystem branch, any file uploaded through the web
> interface
>       or webdav should get encrypted automatically (you can test this
> by trying to open the file directly from the servers filesystem)
> except
>       some blacklisted file types (audio, video, images).
> If you encounter any problems, please list the used sql server, php
> version and whether or not it was upgraded from an existing
> installation.
> Any help testing is greatly appreciated.
> - Robin Appelman

Great work :-)


Frank Karlitschek
karlitschek at kde.org

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