[oxhe-announce] Open-Xchange Releases Open-Xchange Server 6 v6.18.0

Open-Xchange Hosting Edition Maintenance Announcements oxhe-announce at open-xchange.com
Mon Aug 30 13:33:22 CEST 2010

Dear Customers of Open-Xchange,
Today Open-Xchange releases Open-Xchange Server v.6.18.0. This Update includes new versions of
- Open-Xchange Server 6 (OX6), the common basis for the 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 presents a number of user interface improvements, including new Social OX usability, a more convenient category assignment, general usability enhancements and additional features making the interface easier to use and more appealing:
- Social OX – Publish & Subscribe features
- Convenient Category Assignment
- Significant Performance Improvements on Login
- Call History for the VoIP-integration
- Several features and functions improvements for all modules
- Many administration-, technical- and plug-in extensions
- New version of OXtender for MS Outlook®
- New version of OXtender for Business Mobility
A detailed description of all new features can be found at
Open-Xchange provides with the new version two main improvements which have to adapted by the administrator, necessarily:
- IMPORTANT:New Apache settings
New Open-Xchange user interface versioning requires some Apache directives. Further information about the settings are documented at the Installation Guides for the different platforms. 
-  Persistent Auto login / Enhanced Session handling
Open-Xchange introduces a persistent auto-login mechanism, which allows the user to decide, if he wants (for security reasons) to enter his login and password every time when he opens Open-Xchange, or if he wants to automatically log into OX from his computer ("Remember Me" functionality) as long as the session is available on the server. If the user selects this option, the session information will be stored in two different cookies in the browser and will be valid for a configurable amount of days.
-  JavaScript Auto-Versioning
An automated versioning of the JavaScript files has been implemented. With that enhancement it is no more necessary to clean the browsers cache after each Open-Xchange update, the browser will automatically recognize the new version and reload the necessary files.
Please read the Release Notes for further information under:
Configuration Changes - 
Change #334 - Auto-Login and Lifetime of Session Cookies
Change #347 - GUI Versioning to Remove the Need for clearing Browser Caches after each Update
Shipped packages and version:
- Open-Xchange Server 6 (OX6)
Version: v6.18.0-Rev7 (2010-08-25)
The version number is the same for the groupware server and the groupware front-end. 
When you report bugs, please make sure to include this version number in your 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 for MS Outlook
Version: v6.18.4 (2010-08-25)
File name: OXtender_for_Microsoft_Outlook_<language>_6.18.4.msi
When you report bugs, please include the version number in your 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: v6.18.1 (2010-07-29)
- OXtender for Business Mobility
File names: open-xchange-usm; open-xchange-eas 
When you report bugs, please select “6.18” from the version field.
Complete Release Notes:
For download and installation instructions, please visit
Best regards, 
    Your Open-Xchange Team 
Open-Xchange AG,  Maxfeldstr. 9, 90409 Nürnberg
info at open-xchange.com [mailto:info at open-xchange.com] [mailto:info at open-xchange.com]
Amtsgericht Nürnberg HRB 24738
Vorstand: Rafael Laguna de la Vera, 
Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender: Richard Seibt

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