With Amazon, Google & Apple all throwing their hats into the cloud it's time to get the word out about ownCloud. For the last couple of months we've been working mostly in a refactoring branch in preparation for ownCloud 2.0 and a few days ago we finally merged that branch into master. New features you can expect from ownCloud 2.0:
- A completely redesigned ui (done)
- Media support (almost done)
- Much better user management (done)
- The ability to extend ownCloud via apps & plugins (in progress)
- Support for Konqueror, Chromium and Firefox (and probably others)
As you can see, we've put a lot of work into this and it's never been more important that it succeeds. Creating a cloud that we control will keep KDE relevant into the next stage of computing. With this, we can not only compete with Apple & Google, we can leave them behind or integrate with them from our own camp. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to play your music from the cloud in Amarok or Tomahawk, view your calendar events on your iPhone and in Kontact and access all of your files from Android or webOS or Gnome or Windows or OS X. You should also be able to back up your home directory and keep it in sync between multiple computers.