AppSuite:Versioning and Numbering

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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 v7.10
<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 v7.10.6
<build number> The Rev-number (Revision) shows the progress of the development in single steps OX App Suite v7.10.6-Rev1
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 App Suite

Editions

Abbreviation Description Target usage
OX App Suite Open-Xchange App Suite The modular email and productivity suite designed for Telcos, Hosters, and Service Providers

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Please Note: Minor and Major Product Releases in bold

GA Product Major Release Minor Release Public Patch Releases Shipped Packages
2024-01-04 OX App Suite v7.10.6 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev57
2024-01-09 OX Abuse Shield v2.10.1 Check.gif OX Abuse Shield v2.10.1
OX Abuse Shield Cloud Control v2.10.1
2024-01-10 OX App Suite v8.20 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v8.20.3
Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v8.20.0
2024-01-22 OX App Suite v7.10.6 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev58
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.6-rev40
2024-01-26 OX Guard v2.10.7 Check.gif Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.7-rev10
2024-02-07 OX App Suite v8.21 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v8.21.2
Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v8.21.0
2024-02-08 OX App Suite v7.10.6 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev59
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.6-rev41
Open-Xchange App Suite Office v7.10.6-rev12
2024-02-19 OX Drive app v2.17.3 for Windows Check.gif OX Drive app v2.17.3-rev1 for Windows
2024-03-06 OX App Suite v8.22 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v8.22.0
Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v8.22.0
2024-03-13 OX Sync app v1.5.4 for Android Check.gif OX Sync app v1.5.4 for Android
2024-03-18 OX App Suite v7.10.6 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev61
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.6-rev42
2024-03-22 OX Guard v2.10.7 Check.gif Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.7-rev11
2024-04-03 OX App Suite v8.23 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v8.23.1
Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v8.23.0
2024-04-11 OX Drive app v2.4.6 for Apple macOS Check.gif OX Drive app v2.4.6 for Apple macOS
2024-04-22 OX Drive app v4.0.0 for Android Check.gif OX Drive app v4.0.0 for Android
2024-04-26 OX Drive app v4.0.1 for Android Check.gif OX Drive app v4.0.1 for Android
2024-05-06 OX App Suite v7.10.6 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev62
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.6-rev43
Open-Xchange App Suite Documentconverter API v7.10.6-rev7
Open-Xchange App Suite Documentconverter v7.10.6-rev12
Open-Xchange App Suite Imageconverter v7.10.6-rev9
Open-Xchange Mobile API Facade v1.14.6-rev1
Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.7-rev12
2024-05-08 OX App Suite v8.24 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v8.24.1
Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v8.24.0
2024-05-16 OX App Suite v7.10.6 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev63
2024-05-23 OX App Suite v7.10.6 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev64
2024-05-24 OX Drive app v4.0.2 for Android Check.gif OX Drive app v4.0.2 for Android
2024-06-05 OX App Suite v8.25 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v8.25.3
Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v8.25.0
2024-06-05 OX App Suite v7.10.6 Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) v7.10.6-rev65
Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.6-rev44
2024-06-12 Open-Xchange Drive Restricted v1.1.2 Check.gif Open-Xchange Drive Restricted v1.1.2-rev1
2024-06-13 OX App Suite v7.10.6 (Security Public Patch) Check.gif Open-Xchange App Suite Frontend v7.10.6-rev45


Maintenance expires

Product-, Release- and Component Name Maintance expires

Maintenance expired (Archive)

Product-, Release- and Component Name Maintance expired
Open-Xchange rolled out HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for its web services at open-xchange.com on 2023-06-01. This mechanism will further improve the security of connections and mitigates potential downgrade attacks. It enforces that HTTP clients use HTTPS rather than the unencrypted and unauthenticated version of this protocol. We further intend to use HSTS-preloading, which means clients will use HTTPS straight away and will not attempt to use HTTP. 2023-06-01
Open-Xchange introduced the new OX Drive app v3 for Apple iOS beginning of 2022. This new OX Drive app for Apple iOS, now called "OX Drive by Open-Xchange", is an intelligent file synchronization app for iOS phones and tablets. With this new generation app, Open-Xchange provides a seamless integration into Apple’s app ecosystem and into the system’s own file browser, the Files app. This new OX Drive app replaced the previous OX Drive app v2. We would like to notify you that support for the OX Drive app v2 for Apple iOS will be discontinued from the 3rd of April. With this date, Open-Xchange will remove the app from the Apple App Store. Existing users can continue to use the app but no new users will be able to download it. At the same time Open-Xchange will also stop providing further updates and support it. The new OX Drive app is available at https://apps.apple.com/de/app/ox-drive-by-open-xchange/id1585939206. Existing users of the legacy app can also easily upgrade to the new version by following the "New app available" entry in the navigation panel. 2023-04-03
We would like to notify you that the OX Mail App for iOS and Android will be discontinued on the 3rd of April. With this date, Open-Xchange will remove the apps from the stores. However, existing users can continue to use the OX Mail App as long as the Mobile API Facade component is running. Please be aware that Open-Xchange will also stop providing further updates and support for the OX Mail App and the Mobile API Facade component. 2023-04-03
In the past, Open-Xchange provided documentation and support for operating OX App Suite in the Amazon Web Services environment. In addition, parts of the Amazon Web Services service portfolio was also supported. We would like to notify you that support for the following Amazon Web Services products will be discontinued after release v7.10.5 of OX App Suite. For the duration of the support & maintenance period for release v7.10.5 nothing will change: Amazon Linux 2 & AWS RDS for MySQL and MariaDB Since OX App Suite v7.10.5
Open-Xchange announced the discontinuation of support for Debian Stretch (Debian 9) on 29th of July 2022. We encourage administrators to update to the latest operating system version. For details of all supported platforms and databases please refer to the requirements page at: https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:OX_System_Requirements#Server_Platforms Since 29th of July 2022
In accordance with the supported browser policy, Open-Xchange announces the discontinuation of support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy, with the next release. For details of all supported browsers please refer to the requirements page at: https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:OX_System_Requirements#Desktop_Browser_.28Minimum_display_resolution:_1024_x_768.29 Since OX App Suite v7.10.5
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. Since 2020-12-31
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. Since OX App Suite v7.10.4
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. Since 2020-06-30
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.
Since 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 Since 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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