[appsuite-announce] Open-Xchange releases OX App Suite v7.6.2, OX 6 v6.22.9 and OX Documents v7.6.2
Open-Xchange App Suite Maintenance Announcements
appsuite-announce at open-xchange.com
Mon Mar 16 13:07:24 CET 2015
Dear Customers and Partners of Open-Xchange,
Open-Xchange is pleased to announce the release of OX App Suite v7.6.2, Open-Xchange Server 6 v6.22.9 and OX Documents v7.6.2.
The main focus of this OX App Suite release is improved design and usability for the web front-end in all applications. Included in this v7.6.2 release are HTML Signatures and a Comment field in Calendar invitation mails.
In addition Open-Xchange is also announcing a minor update of OX Documents.
A more detailed overview of all the improvements to OX App Suite, Open-Xchange Server 6 backend and OX Documents can be found at:
Open-Xchange encourages administrators to update regularly to the latest available release. In order to ensure a stable and up to date environment please note the different supported versions. An overview of the latest supported Major, Minor and Public Patch Releases can be found in the Knowledgebase at:
Important - Please Note
- Manage user groups and resources
With OX App Suite v7.6.2 users with special administrative permissions, e.g. context administrators can manage groups and resources. The corresponding admin panes can be found as part of the settings application. A more detailed overview of the new improvement can be found at:
- New Sharing Concept with OX App Suite v7.8.0
Open-Xchange would like to provide you with early notification of an upcoming behavior change for the sharing / publication concept. With OX App Suite v7.8.0, Open-Xchange will enhance the sharing concept from the producer perspective (“Shared by me”) and the consumer perspective (“Shared with me”). The new sharing concept will be based on a completely new guest-user concept to allow users to provide and consume shared materials in an easy and quick way. Please Note: Publications which were created before v7.8.0 will be available and manageable via the user settings menu. New publications can be created via the new sharing concept. Open-Xchange will provide a detailed summary about the behavior change as pre-information before the launch OX App Suite v7.8.0.
- OX Drive help in new software repository
With OX App Suite v7.6.2, the OX Drive online help has been moved to an own software repository at software.open-xchange.com.
All related packages are no longer available in the 'appsuiteui' repository. The new repository is 'drive-help'.
Please add this repository when updating from OX App Suite v7.6.1 to the new minor version. Read more:
- LinkedIn Integration
Regarding the integration between OX App Suite and LinkedIn, we would like to notify you about an upcoming LinkedIn API change, which is used by the App Suite app server. We were informed by LinkedIn this week that LinkedIn will restrict access to parts of their currently available API for all existing users and partners by May 15th. LinkedIn will only allow access to the full API, if you sign up for the LinkedIn partner program. Read More:
- Facebook Integration
Regarding the integration between OX App Suite and Facebook, we would like to notify you about some Facebook API changes which affect the integration between OX App Suite and the Facebook social network. Specifically Facebook has reduced the ability to access the Fetch Contact Data from the Graph API. This does not change the ability for OX App Suite to display Facebook content on the portal it does affect the Contacts module. Due to these new restrictions OX App Suite is no longer able to provide a stable way for users to enhance the address book using the Facebook API. This means that the subscription capability of the OX App Suite Contacts module, from Facebook accounts, will be disabled. Existing content will not be affected. Read More:
- Third party component support announcements
Open-Xchange discontinues support for Apple iOS 6 with the minor release of OX App Suite, v7.6.2. Additionally, Open-Xchange will discontinue support for Apple iOS 7 with the next major release of OX App Suite, v7.8.0.
Open-Xchange discontinues support for Apple Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with the minor release of OX App Suite, v7.6.2.
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.
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:
Shipped packages and versions:
- Open-Xchange App Suite frontend v7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange App Suite backend v7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange OX6 frontend v6.22.9-rev12
- Open-Xchange OX6 backend v7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange USM v7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange App Suite EAS 7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange Driverestricted 7.6.2-rev12
- OX Documents Office-web v7.6.2-rev12
- OX Documents Office v7.6.2-rev12
- OX Documents Calcengine v7.6.2-12
- OX Documents Documentconverter v7.6.2-rev12
- OX Documents Documentconverter-api v7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange OX Drive-help v1.4.0-rev4
- Open-Xchange App Suite Updater v7.6.2-rev12
- Open-Xchange Connector for Microsoft Outlook v7.2.12
- Open-Xchange Updater v6.18.27
- Open-Xchange Notifier v1.0.6
- Open-Xchange Drive for Windows 1.4.6
Complete Release Notes can be found at:
- Open-Xchange App Suite v7.6.2:
- Open-Xchange Server 6 v6.22.9:
For details of how to install and update OX App Suite please refer to the instructions given at:
For Open-Xchange Server 6 update please follow the instructions given at:
Your Open-Xchange Team
Open-Xchange AG, Rollnerstr. 14, 90408 Nürnberg
Amtsgericht Nürnberg HRB 24738
Vorstand: Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Carsten Dirks
Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender: Richard Seibt
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