[appsuite-announce] Open-Xchange releases OX App Suite v7.10.3, OX Documents v7.10.3 and OX Guard v2.10.3

Open-Xchange App Suite Maintenance Announcements appsuite-announce at open-xchange.com
Wed Dec 4 15:10:56 CET 2019

Dear Open-Xchange Customers and Partners,

Open-Xchange is pleased to announce the release of OX App Suite v7.10.3, OX Documents v7.10.3 and OX Guard v2.10.3.

OX App Suite v7.10.3

OX App Suite is a modular platform designed for Telco’s, Hosters, and other Service Providers and delivers a wide range of cloud-based services. These include email, file sharing, document management, time management, cloud storage and metrics for monitoring end-user behavior. Enhancements to the OX App Suite platform in this release include:

- GDPR Compliant Export Functionality
To comply with GDPR, organizations have to provide users with the ability to export personal data that they have given to a provider. The export should be in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable and interoperable format that enables them to be able to move to another provider.

- Redesigned Contact Dialog
This redesign provides a more structured and cleaner display of a user’s contact lists. It also includes a new edit dialog that is cleaner and provides better usability.

- Improved Quick Launch Icon Handling
Based on user feedback Open-Xchange has enhanced the Quick Launch functionality. OX App Suite v7.10.3 now lets users set up 5 Quick Launch Icons.

- Increased Flexibility in User Regional Settings
In OX App Suite v7.10.3 the regional setting in the web frontend have been significantly enhanced. A new dropdown has been added to the General Settings section that lets users create a more customized regional setup for their OX App Suite.

OX Documents v7.10.3

For service providers looking to attract customers, OX Documents is the perfect hook. Fully integrated into OX App Suite, OX Documents now includes the following new features:

- Threaded Comments in OX Spreadsheet and OX Presentation
This new comment feature in OX Spreadsheet and OX Presentation allows users to respond to comments. It is now possible to have a conversation with other people about a point within a spreadsheet or a slide within the document itself.

- Better Navigation in OX Text
Users can now see the current, and total number of pages, in OX Text as they scroll through the document. 

- Shapes with Transparencies in OX Presentation 
This version of OX Presentations introduces a new dialog for formatting line and fill attributes of shapes. This new dialog also includes the transparency.

OX Guard v2.10.3 for OX App Suite v7.10.3

With this new release, Open-Xchange integrates OX Guard even more closely with OX App Suite v7.10.3, particularly the signature verification check. Enhancements to OX Guard in this release include:

- Improved notification by signature verification check
When receiving a signed email, if the public key is missing, or unavailable, OX Guard is unable to verify the signature. Now the OX App Suite frontend provides a better, readable, text notification "Unable to verify signature. Missing public key." in the main area of the received mail. 

- Some adaptions to support OX App Suite v7.10.3
With this new release Open-Xchange has made some small changes to integrate OX Guard even more closely with OX App Suite.

What’s New in General and Feature Overviews

Open-Xchange now provides more detailed overviews and Feature Overview documents relating to new product releases. These can be found at https://www.open-xchange.com/portfolio/whats-new/

General Information – Please Note

- Open-Xchange encourages administrators to regularly update to the latest available release. To ensure a stable and up to date environment please note the different versions supported. An overview of the latest supported Major, Minor and Public Patch Releases can be found in the OXpedia at: https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Version_Support_Commitment

- 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 OX App Suite v7.10.2 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 v7.10.3, 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  

- 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. Additionally, Open-Xchange announces the discontinuation of support for Kerberos. With OX App Suite v7.10.3, Open-Xchange official supports the new Debian 10 (Buster). 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

- 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 once more. 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. More details and an overview of the versions currently supported can be found at: https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Version_Support_Commitment

Shipped packages and versions

- Open-Xchange App Suite Middleware (Backend) 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange AppSuite Frontend 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Office (Documents) 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Office-web (Documents Frontend) 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Readerengine 7.10.3-rev2
- Open-Xchange Documentconverter 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Documentconverter API 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Imageconverter 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange PDF Tool 7.10.3-rev2
- Open-Xchange USM 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange EAS 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Documents Collaboration 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Hazelcast Enterprise 7.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Guard 2.10.3-rev3
- Open-Xchange Mobile API Facade 1.8.0-rev1

Complete Release Notes 

- Open-Xchange App Suite v7.10.3:

- Open-Xchange Guard v2.10.3 for OX App Suite v7.10.3:

- Open-Xchange Mobile API Facade v1.8.0 for OX App Suite v7.10.3:

Download and Installation

For details of how to install and update OX App Suite, please refer to the instructions provided at:

For details of how to install and update OX Documents, please refer to the instructions provided at:

For details of how to install and update OX Guard, please refer to the instructions provided at:

For details of how to install and update OX Mobile API Facade, please refer to the instructions provided at: 

Best regards,
Your Open-Xchange Team

Open-Xchange AG, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Cologne, District Court Cologne HRB 95366
Managing Board: Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Carsten Dirks, Michael Knapstein, Stephan Martin
Chairman of the Board: Richard Seibt

European Office:
Open-Xchange GmbH, Olper Huette 5f, D-57462 Olpe, Germany, District Court Siegen, HRB 8718
Managing Director: Frank Hoberg

US Office:
Open-Xchange. Inc., 530 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

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