Seafile server 6.0 is now out of beta and production ready! This latest version comes with many improvements, most notably a full screen web UI, Seafile Drive client support, file comments.
You can download it on our official download page.
Here is an overview of major new features in 6.0 version.
A modern full screen Web UI
This new design makes Seafile look more like a web app. Making use of technologies like backbone.js and Bootstrap, the UI is now more responsive and easier to use than ever.
The new UI is also adaptive to screen sizes. If you have a wide screen, the new UI can take the advantage to show more content in one line. If you have a small screen, the new UI can also adapt to it.
We also changed the navigation labels on the left panel to make their meanings clearer.
- Mine -> My Libraries
- Shared -> Shared with me
- Organization -> Shared with all
- Groups -> Shared with groups
- Starred -> Favorites
- Devices -> Linked Devices
Seafile Drive client support
6.0 server includes supports for the new Seafile Drive client, a new way to map Seafile storage as a virtual drive on your computer.
File comments is feature asked by many users. In some old versions of Seafile, there was a feature where you could comment on a file. But it was actually implemented by starting a group discussion with the file as attachment. When we redesigned the group feature in version 5.1, this “group discussion with a file” feature was removed. In this version, we add back and re-design the file comments feature from scratch. Now the comments are directly associated with the file.
You can comment on a file in the file’s preview page. All users shared with the library will receive a notification.
Improve folder download by adding zip progress
When you download a folder in the web UI, a zip file has to be created for download. For large folders, this operation can take long to finish. When the zip file is being created, the web UI stops responding. This confuses some users.
In version 6.0, the zip task will be performed in the background and the Web UI will show the progress. This greatly improves usability.
- [admin] Add group transfer function in admin panel
- Remove number of synced libraries in devices page for simplify the interface and concept
- Update help pages