Open-Xchange releases Unstable Preview (v6.18.2-Rev9) of Minor Release v6.18.2

This is a developer preview of Open-Xchange Server 6 (OX6), minor release v6.18.2. The release is available for all Open-Xchange development partners and all customers with a valid Open-Xchange license.

This release provides various improvements to the user interface including design changes, usability improvements, new features, and bug fixes:
- New Convenient Panel Design
- New Icon Set for more Flexibility
- ICal Behavior – Appointment edit generates Mail
- Search for Categories
- New Icon Set for more Flexibility and new Panel

Please Note:

- Setting default Folder Tree Layout
OX introduced a new layout for the folder tree. This allows the user to decide, if he wants to have a user friendly simplified way to display the folder tree, or if he wants to work with the expert tree containing all modules and folders in one combined tree. In OX versions prior 6.18.1 only the expert tree was available. With the final launch, Open-Xchange will provide a plug-in to define the folder tree layout only during the first login with 6.18.1.

- New Panel Design
The new panel is more streamlined, modern and clearly structured. The most frequently used functions are just a fingertip away. As default they are shown as increased icons. Thanks to this new structure and the increased main icons the functions are more clearly visible and can be recognized at a glance. The panel can be expanded or collapsed per module. That's extremely helpful, as you might want to leave it expanded for a module, the functions you frequently need and leave it collapsed for other modules that you do not use extensively.

- New Icon Set for more Flexibility
The new release v6.18.2 provides users with a complete technical redesigned icon set for the user interface. All icons are available as vector graphic to provide an improved theme-ability of the Open-Xchange user interface. Additionally, it was necessary for the new convenient panel design, to create new icons with different size.
Please Note: With the new icon set, the default and the "Light Breeze" theme will be provided with these new icons. Customers are still able to provide their own icons for each theme if they want to. If you have added your own icons/theme, please check your user interface after the update. Maybe it is necessary to re-create your own icons or to add new one.

The Open-Xchange preview server gives you access to the latest developer version, and shows you in advance all the new features you can expect with the next software release. With this possibility, it isn't necessary to install the Open-Xchange Server."

This is a non-stable developer preview version of a future release and meant for reviewing projected API changes. It is not feature-complete and not ready for productive environments.

Shipped packages and version:

- Open-Xchange Server 6 (OX6)
Version: v6.18.1-Rev9 (2010-12-06)
The version number is the same for the groupware server and the groupware front-end.
When reporting bugs, please make sure to include this version number in your bug report.
The version number number can be found
a) in the Login dialog
b) in the About dialog (Question icon in the upper right -> About)

- OXtender for MS Outlook
Version: v6.18.10 (2010-11-30)
File name: OXtender_for_Microsoft_Outlook_<language>_6.18.10. msi
When reporting bugs, please include the version number in your bug report.
The version number can be found
a) in the splash screen when starting Outlook
b) Extras -> OXtender for MS Outlook -> About

- OX Client Updater
Version: v6.18.3 (2010-11-22)
When reporting bugs, please include the version number in your bug report.
The version number can be found via Windows action bar -> OXUpdater Icon -> RMB -> “About”

- OXtender for Business Mobility
File names: open-xchange-usm
open-xchange-eas When reporting bugs, please select “6.18.2” from the version field.

Complete Release Notes:

Installation of this Preview:
Please follow the instructions given at

and replace stable with 6.18/Beta in the installation instructions.

The Open-Xchange OXtenders can be found at: