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    Feb 2007

    Default Open-Xchange Releases Open-Xchange v6.20

    Open-Xchange Releases Open-Xchange v6.20

    Today Open-Xchange releases Open-Xchange Server v6.20. This update includes new versions of
    • Open-Xchange Server 6 (OX6), the common basis for products OX HE (Hosting Edition) and OX SE (Server Edition), and the
    • OXtender for Microsoft Outlook
    • OX Client Updater
    • OXtender for Business Mobility

    This release provides various improvements to the user interface including design changes, usability improvements, new features, and bug fixes. The highlights of this release are:
    • New Languages: Italian language support; Language support for Simplified Chinese; Japanese language support includes Kana-based sort orders, selection and search
    • Support for additional platforms: Debian 6; CentOS v5.5; Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (RHEL6)
    • Calendar and calendar team view improvements: User can hide non-working times in team view; Order of appointments on z-index in team view
    • Mail module improvements: User can define the time frame for vacation notices; User can mark mails as read for a whole folder
    • General improvements of the user front-end: Redesigned start page; Embedded edit- and new-windows; User can choose between a full panel with intuitive icons or a space saving one-line panel

    A detailed description of all new features can be seen at

    The Open-Xchange preview server gives you access to the latest released version. Therefore it isn't necessary to install the Open-Xchange Server: https://www.ox.io/

    Please note:
    • For authentications against external services, Open-Xchange has now implemented OAuth, and OAuth will be used whenever the service is supported. Most likely OAuth will become the industry standard for authentication of external services and it is already supported by several services: For example LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Using OAuth has several advantages compared to existing implementations used in the Open-Xchange user interface: With the new authentication method, users only need to authorize once to an external social service. After the initial authentication has been done, all additional updates can then be performed without having to login again (well, at least as long as the credentials at the external service remain unchanged). After the update to the new Open-Xchange major release, users will need to setup their Facebook® and LinkedIn® subscriptions once more.
    • Open-Xchange discontinues Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10) - as you may know, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10) has been superseded by SLES11. Open-Xchange has discontinued support of SLES10, though will continue to fix bugs in the category "blockers" and "critical" for SLES 10 until the major release OX6 v6.20. Starting with the next release OX6 v6.22 (mid of 2011), Open-Xchange Server will support SLES 11 and all other official supported operating systems like Debian 5.0, 6.0, RHEL5 and RHEL6. As users of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server10, we encourage you to update to the latest operating system version. Severe flaws of Java 5, potentially allowing denial-of-service attacks (DoS) have been addressed with Java 6 and thus with SLES11.
    • Open-Xchange discontinue Support of the outdated Java 5, though we will continue to fix bugs in the category "blockers" and "critical" for Java 5 until major release v.6.18.2 Starting with the next releases, Open-Xchange Server only supports Java 6. As users of Java 5, we encourage you to update latest Java version.

    Shipped packages and versions:

    Open-Xchange Server 6 (OX6)
    v6.20.0-Rev3 (2011-03-21)
    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 can be found
    a) in the Login dialog
    b) in the About dialog (Question icon in the upper right -> About)

    OXtender 1 for MS Outlook
    Version: v6.18.11 (2011-03-09)
    File name: OXtender_for_Microsoft_Outlook_<language>_<version >.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: v6.18.4 (2011-03-04)
    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 “6.20” from the version field.

    Complete Release Notes:

    Update to Open-Xchange 6 v.6.20 (Hosting Edition & Server Edition):
    Please follow the instructions given at
    to install the updates.

    Installation of Open-Xchange 6 v.6.20 (Hosting Edition & Server Edition):
    Last edited by Carsten Hoeger; 03-22-2011 at 06:08 PM.


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