AppSuite:Versioning and Numbering

Versioning and Numbering of Open-Xchange Products

Abbreviations

The Open-Xchange versioning 2015 will be structured in the following way:

<generation>.<major release>.<minor release> Rev<build number>

Abbreviation Meaning Comparison
<generation> The first number is the product generation number. A new generation may contain new architecture, different technology and many more. OX App Suite 7
<major release> The second version number (major release) indicates significant program changes in terms of added functionality. Major changes to design and enhancements of APIs are possible. All APIs shall be backward compatible, which means, that mainly new functions can be added. If Open-Xchange releases a new major release this will be an even number, unstable interim releases have odd numbers. OX App Suite v7.6
<minor release> The third version number (minor releases) indicates an update with consolidated bug fixes and non-intrusive feature enhancements. APIs and database will not be changed if this can be avoided. All changes must be backward compatible. OX App Suite v7.6.1
<build number> The Rev-number (Revision) shows the progress of the development in single steps OX App Suite v7.6.1-Rev3
Public Patch Release / Patch Release A Public Patch Release enables Open-Xchange to publish a feature together with a patch. This in turn enables Open-Xchange to react more flexibly to time requests for certain features, thus relieving minor releases and making it possible to shift them. Delivering a feature with a Public Patch Release requires:
  • It can be implemented without far-reaching side effects. This is especially true for features that are implemented as plug-ins. To a limited extend, features affecting a limited sub set of core functionality can be included. Technical pragmatism is fine to reach the goal (e.g., copy & paste of functionality instead of abstraction into a service). This pragmatism has to be leveled out though as soon as the feature is ported into a more flexible branch.
  • It can be deactivated and is deactivated by default. If a customer installs a Public Patch Release, the familiar feature set does not change. Only if explicitly activating the enhanced features, will they be available to the end user.
  • If features require changes to the data base schema or configuration files, they have to be developed in such a way that they do not impair the running system.
  • Side-effects of Public Patch Releases are evaluated by the respective developers. Together with the QA team, they make a test plan for checking for those side effects and other effects.


Release Levels of Open-Xchange

OX Release Level (new) New Generation Major Release Minor Release Public Patch Release Patch Release
Target Audience All Public/All Maintenance customers & Partners Public/All L3 Support Customers, Value Package Partners
Purpose Provide new technologies Provide functional enhancements including Bug Fixes, accumulate earlier Patch Releases's / major releases. Major changes to design and enhancements of APIs are possible. All APIs shall be backward compatible. Provide common bug fixes for all customers, accumulate previous Patch Release's and non-intrusive feature enhancements. APIs and database will not be changed if this can be avoided. All changes must be backward compatible. Provide fixes for severity level 1/2 tickets, for all Support Customer, small features (developed in such a way that they do not impair the running system), temporary until next Maintenance Release accumulative. Provide fixes for severity level 1/2 tickets, for a specific Support Customer, small features, temporary until next Maintenance Release accumulative
Frequency Open-Xchange Roadmap Decided by Open-Xchange Decided by Open-Xchange As soon as required According to SLA
Support Committment 5 years after First Customer Shippment (FCS) 6 months after FCS (Latest Minor Release at the Major-Release cycle will be official supported) Last Minor Release of a supported Major Release Next Public Patch Release Next (Public) Patch Release
Requested by Product Management Product Management, Professional Services Support, QA, Product Management, Professional Services Entitled Customer (Support, Professional Services), Product Management Entitled Customer (Support, Professional Services)
Compatibility requirements/backward compatibility Database updates, Changes of configuration files Backward compatibility to last major release. In urgent cases there could be database updates or configuration file changes Backward compatibility to last major release Backward compatibility to last major release
Test Efforts OX (QA) Smoke Tests, Always Tests, Bug Fix Tests, Feature Tests, Dependencies Tests, Heuristic Tests, Performance Tests Smoke Tests, Always Tests, Bug Fix Tests, Feature Tests, Dependencies Tests, Heuristic Tests, Performance Tests Smoke Test, Always Tests, Bug Fix Tests, Dependencies Tests, Heuristic Tests, Performance Tests Smoke Tests, Always Tests, Bug Fix Tests - Fix Approval Smoke Tests, Always Tests, Bug Fix Tests - Support: Fix Approval
Test Efforts Customer/Partner Smoke Tests, Bug Fix Tests, New Feature Tests, Integration Tests Smoke Tests, Bug Fix Tests, New Feature Tests, Integration Tests Smoke Tests, Bug Fix Tests, Integration Tests Smoke Tests Smoke Tests, Bug Fix Approval


Open-Xchange Server 6

Editions

Abbreviation Description Target usage
OX:HE Open-Xchange Hosting Edition Designed for organizations that want to provide a scalable, multi-tenant e-mail and collaboration solution to their customers. Focus: Software-as-a-Service offerings
OX:SE Open-Xchange Server Edition Designed for medium and large size organizations, educational institutions and public administrations seeking a customizable communication solution. Focus: System Integrators
OX:SEforUCS Open-Xchange Server Edition for Univention Corporate Server Integration to in-house customer environments

Open-Xchange App Suite

Editions

Abbreviation Description Target usage
OX App Suite Open-Xchange App Suite Community Version Need to revitalize business growth and increase your competitive advantage? OX App Suite integrates smoothly into existing infrastructures and massively scales across multi-tenant architectures securely and reliably. Offer your users a seamless messaging experience to deliver branded, app-economy services and take back the user experience. German engineered and designed for a mobile world, OX App Suite uses open API's to deliver device independent access to email and messaging, social collaboration and digital media via a rich web-based interface. Through a modular App-based portal, HTML5 interoperability gives providers a new basis to up-sell and cross-sell white-labeled services and mobile applications.

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Please Note: Minor and Major Product Releases in bold

GA Product Major Release Minor Release Public Patch Releases Shipped Packages
2020-01-08 OX Drive Check.gif Open-Xchange Driverestricted 1.0.2-rev1
Open-Xchange Drive-client-generic 2.6.3-rev2
Open-Xchange Drive-help 2.4.0-rev1
2020-01-08 OX Mail App for UCS Check.gif OX Mail App v2.16.0
2020-01-14 OX App Suite v7.6.3 (sec) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.6.3-rev49
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.6.3-rev43
2020-01-21 OX Protect v2.0 Check.gif Open-Xchange Notification Center v1.1.0
Open-Xchange Protect (Middleware Core) v2.0.0
Open-Xchange Protect (Middleware Web) v2.0.0
Open-Xchange Protect (Web UI) v2.0.0
2020-01-22 OX App Suite v7.10.3 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.3-rev4
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.3-rev4
Open-Xchange Office (Documents) 7.10.3-rev4
Open-Xchange Documents Collaboration 7.10.3-rev4
2020-01-22 OX App Suite v7.10.2 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.2-rev20
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.2-rev18
Open-Xchange App Suite USM 7.10.2-rev4
Open-Xchange App Suite EAS 7.10.2-rev4
2020-01-22 OX App Suite v7.10.1 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.1-rev26
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.1-rev26
2020-01-29 OX Mail App v2.18.0 for Android and Apple iOS Check.gif Open-Xchange Mail App v2.18.0 for Android
Open-Xchange Mail App v2.18.0 for Apple iOS
2020-01-30 OX Drive app v2.2.8 for Apple macOS Check.gif OX Drive for Apple macOS v2.2.8-rev1
2020-02-12 OX App Suite v7.10.3 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.3-rev5
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.3-rev5
Open-Xchange Office-web (Documents Frontend) 7.10.3-rev4
Open-Xchange USM 7.10.3-rev4
Open-Xchange EAS 7.10.3-rev4
2020-02-12 OX App Suite v7.10.2 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.2-rev21
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.2-rev19
Open-Xchange Office-web (Documents Frontend) 7.10.2-rev8
Open-Xchange USM 7.10.2-rev5
Open-Xchange EAS 7.10.2-rev5
2020-02-12 OX App Suite v7.10.1 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.1-rev27
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.1-rev27
Open-Xchange Office-web (Documents Frontend) 7.10.1-rev7
2020-02-12 OX App Suite v7.8.4 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.8.4-rev67
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.8.4-rev61
2020-02-20 OX Drive app v2.6.14 for Apple iOS Check.gif Open-Xchange OX Drive for Apple iOS v2.6.14
2020-03-03 OX Drive app v2.8.0 for Windows Check.gif Open-Xchange OX Drive for Windows v2.8.0-rev1
Open-Xchange Drive Help App v2.4.0-rev2
2020-03-03 OX Drive app v2.8.4 for Android Check.gif Open-Xchange OX Drive for Android v2.8.4
2020-03-04 OX Guard v2.10.3 and v2.10.2 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.3-rev4
Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.2-rev9
2020-03-05 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.10.3 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.3-rev7
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.3-rev6
Open-Xchange App Suite Office v7.10.3-rev5
Open-Xchange Documentconverter 7.10.3-rev4
2020-03-05 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.10.2 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.2-rev22
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.2-rev20
Open-Xchange App Suite Office v7.10.2-rev5
Open-Xchange Documentconverter 7.10.2-rev7
2020-03-05 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.10.1 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.1-rev28
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.1-rev28
Open-Xchange App Suite Office v7.10.1-rev6
Open-Xchange Documentconverter 7.10.1-rev6
2020-03-05 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.8.4 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.8.4-rev68
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.8.4-rev62
Open-Xchange Documentconverter 7.8.4-rev11
2020-03-09 OX App Suite v7.6.3 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.6.3-rev50
2020-03-25 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.10.3 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.3-rev8
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.3-rev7
Open-Xchange EAS 7.10.3-rev5
2020-03-25 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.10.2 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.2-rev23
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.2-rev21
Open-Xchange EAS 7.10.2-rev6
2020-03-25 OX App Suite and OX Documents v7.10.1 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (backend) v7.10.1-rev29
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.1-rev29
Open-Xchange EAS 7.10.1-rev2
2020-03-26 OX Mobile API Facade Push Certificates Check.gif OX Mobile API Facade Push Certificates v1.0.2
OX Mobile API Facade Push Certificates v2.1.1
2020-04-02 OX Guard v2.10.3 Check.gif Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.3-rev5

Current Product Version Matrix

Open-Xchange products comprise of two major components: Front End and Back End. Each of these components can be rev’ed independently of each other. The following table shows the most recent combinations of Front End version and Back End version that make up a complete product version.

OX App Suite

Version Backend Frontend
v7.10.3 v7.10.3-rev8 v7.10.3-rev7
v7.10.2 v7.10.2-rev23 v7.10.2-rev21
v7.10.1 v7.10.1-rev29 v7.10.1-rev29
v7.10.0 v7.10.0-rev31 v7.10.0-rev29
v7.8.4 v7.8.4-rev68 v7.8.4-rev62
v7.8.3 v7.8.3-rev56 v7.8.3-rev46
v7.8.2 v7.8.2-rev40 v7.8.2-rev32
v7.6.3 v7.6.3-rev50 v7.6.3-rev43

Please Note - Additional Information

Product-, Release- and Component Name Additional Information
Documents Collaboration Service With OX App Suite v7.10.3 the Documents Collaboration Service has been introduced. The Documents Collaboration Service needs to be installed, configured and run. It supports collaboration across Middleware nodes but is also mandatory for a small (even single node) environments. For upgrades from earlier versions than 7.10.2 the Hazelcast Cluster requires a complete shutdown, since the internal OX Documents data has changed. A rolling upgrade is not possible. Please note: For OX Documents, Apache version v2.4.10 or newer is required. Further information can be found at: https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Documents_Installation_Guide_7103#Documents_Collaboration_Service

Maintenance expires

Product-, Release- and Component Name Maintance expires
Open-Xchange is pleased to announce that eM Client now has support for OX App Suite built into the standard eM Client product. As a consequence, Open-Xchange will discontinue the special "eM Client for OX App Suite" version. Support & maintenance for this version will end 31st of December 2020. We know that making product changes can sometimes be challenging, so we have teamed up with eM Client to make this change as easy as possible. Please visit https://www.emclient.com/emclient-for-ox to learn about the upgrade path and license options. By switching to the official eM Client product, you will benefit from increased update cycles and remove problems related to specific license checks. 2020-12-31
As a result of customer feedback, Open-Xchange will extend the active support commitment for OX App Suite v7.8.4 until 2020-06-30. Open-Xchange wants to allow extended upgrade time to OX App Suite v7.10.x for its customers. Please note, after 2020-06-30, Open-Xchange won't provide any new patches for OX App Suite v7.8.4 version. Additionally, Open-Xchange extends the official support of 7.10.2 until 2020-06-30. 2020-06-30
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange announces the discontinuation of support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6 with the next upcoming release of OX App Suite, planned for the next release. Additionally, Open-Xchange announces the discontinuation of support for Kerberos. next upcoming release of OX App Suite

Maintenance expired (Archive)

Product-, Release- and Component Name Maintance expired
We would like to notify you that support for the following products will be discontinued from the 31st. March 2019. Open-Xchange Server 6, OX Hosting Edition, OX Server Edition, OX Mobile Web Interface and OX Notifier.
Open-Xchange Server 6, OX Hosting Edition and OX Server Edition, was the first generation of scalable email and collaboration software produced by Open-Xchange for hosted environments. Our second-generation product, OX App Suite, launched five years ago in early 2013, and as a consequence we have decided to discontinue support of Open-Xchange Server 6 and end all maintenance activities.
Please note: Open-Xchange Server 6 packages will still be available on our software repositories and will work with the middleware version v7.8.4. but we will not provide any support and maintenance activities. Of course, Open-Xchange is going to keep the Open Source software of those products available to the public.
2019-03-31
Up until now Open-Xchange has provided support for installations of OX App Suite 7.10.x on Debian Jessie. OX App Suite v7.10.x requires OpenJDK 8; OpenJDK 8 is a backport on Debian Jessie and Debian Jessie is currently in LTS (Long Term Support). Recently we have found out that the support for this backport in Debian Jessie has now been discontinued. This means that Debian Jessie no longer supports the required OpenJDK 8. Due to the above situation we regrettably have to inform you that support of OX App Suite v7.10.x and any future version on Debian Jessie must be discontinued from the 2019-03-31. Open-Xchange encourages administrators to regularly update to the latest available platform releases. To ensure a stable and up to date environment please note the different versions supported. An overview of the latest supported platform release can be found in the OXpedia at: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:OX_System_Requirements#Linux_Distributions 2019-03-31
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange discontinues support for Apple iOS 10 with OX App Suite v7.10.1. Since OX App Suite v7.10.1: 2018-11-29
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange discontinues maintenance and support for Connector for Microsoft Outlook, Open-Xchange Updater (with all components inside) with the major release of OX App Suite v7.10. Since OX App Suite v7.10.0: 2018-07-04
Open-Xchange discontinues support for Apple iOS 9 with OX App Suite v7.10. Open-Xchange supports Apple iOS 11 now. Since OX App Suite v7.10.0: 2018-07-04
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange discontinues maintenance and support for OX Mail v1 by end of Q2 2018. Further information can be found about OX Mail v2 in all product communications. Since OX App Suite v7.10.0: 2018-07-04
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange announces the discontinuation of support for Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11) and Debian Wheezy with an upcoming release of OX App Suite, planned for Q4 2016. We encourage administrators to update to the latest operating system version, Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12) and Debian Jessie. For details of all supported platforms and databases please refer to the requirements page at: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:OX_System_Requirements#Server_Platforms Since OX App Suite v7.8.3: 2016-11-30
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange discontinues support for the following platform operating systems: Apple iOS 8, Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7. Since OX App Suite v7.8.3: 2016-11-30
In accordance with the supported platform policy, Open-Xchange announces the discontinuation of Internet Explorer 10 support for OX App Suite web frontend. This comes in with the release of OX App Suite v7.8.1. For details of all supported browsers please refer to the requirements page at:

http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:OX_System_Requirements#Desktop_Browser_.28Minimum_display_resolution:_1024_x_768.29

Since OX App Suite v7.8.1: 2016-03-31
Open-Xchange will discontinue support for Apple iOS 7 with the next major release of OX App Suite v7.8.0 Since OX App Suite v7.8.0: 2015-10-07
Open-Xchange will discontinue support for Debian Squeeze (Debian 6) with the next major release of OX App Suite v7.8.0. We encourage administrators to update to the latest operating system version of Debian. Since OX App Suite v7.8.0: 2015-10-07
With the v7.8.0 release, Open-Xchange will discontinue support for the Random Token login method (sometimes also called Easy Login). Specifically, this means that the "login?action=redirect" call (see http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=HTTP_API#Redirect) will be removed. Furthermore, the "com.openexchange.ajax.login.randomToken" setting will be removed from the "login.properties" file, and the "login?action=login" call will never contain the "random" token. We strongly encourage users of the Random Token login method to change their custom login implementations and use one of the supported methods. Since OX App Suite v7.8.0: 2015-10-07
Open-Xchange discontinues support for Apple Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with the minor release of OX App Suite, v7.6.2: 2015-03-11 Since OX App Suite v7.6.2: 2015-03-16
Open-Xchange discontinues support for Apple iOS 6 with the minor release of OX App Suite, v7.6.2 Since OX App Suite v7.6.2: 2015-03-16
Open-Xchange discontinued support of all old Android stock browsers on mobile and tablet devices with the release of OX App Suite v7.6.1. OX App Suite is only supported on the new official stock browser, Chrome on Android. Since OX App Suite v7.6.1: 2014-10-15
Support for AJP based communication between the HTTP server and the OX backend server. Open-Xchange already provides a new HTTP connector which is based on the Grizzly project. Download and configuration instructions are available at http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Grizzly Since OX App Suite v7.6.0: 2014-06-25
Open-Xchange discontinued OX App Suite web frontend support for Internet Explorer 9 with the major release of OX App Suite v7.6.0. Since OX App Suite v7.6.0: 2014-06-25
Open-Xchange discontinued Open-Xchange Server 6 and OX App Suite calendar and contact synchronization (CalDAV/CardDAV) support for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) with the major release of OX App Suite v7.6.0. Since OX App Suite v7.6.0: 2014-06-25
Open-Xchange discontinued Connector for Business Mobility support for Windows Mobile 6, 6.5, Symbian (Mail for Exchange 3.x), Apple iPhone iOS 5 and Blackberry with the major release of OX App Suite v7.6.0. Since OX App Suite v7.6.0: 2014-06-25
With OX App Suite v7.4.2, the name of the “Files” app was changed to “Drive”. As part of our product strategy we developed clients for different desktop and mobile devices to provide improved file handling and synchronization. Since OX App Suite v7.4.2: 2014-02-11
Debian 7 (Wheezy) was released by the Debian project on May 4th 2013. Both OX App Suite and Open-Xchange Server 6 support Debian 7 with OpenJDK 7 and MySQL 5.5 with this release of OX App Suite. Please note that the combination Debian 7 / OpenJDK 6 or Sun Java 6 will not be supported as a platform by Open-Xchange. Since OX App Suite v7.4.0: 2013-09-26
Open-Xchange discontinued support for the currently available "showruntimestats" monitoring function (which fetches runtime information from the Java virtual machine and about the Open-Xchange Groupware backend). With OX App Suite v7.4.0, there is a new monitoring function using Jolokia for Open-Xchange. From v7.4.0 onwards, this is located inside the Open-Xchange Bundle and configured by jolokia.properties. Further information can be found at http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Jolokia Since OX App Suite v7.4.0: 2013-09-26
Open-Xchange provided a new LDAP Contact Storage Integration Bundle. Open-Xchange discontinued support for the old bundle with OX App Suite v7.2.1. Further configuration information is available at the Open-Xchange Knowledgebase under: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=ContactStorageLDAP Since OX App Suite v7.2.1: 2013-05-27

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