[oxse-announce] Open-Xchange releases OX App Suite v7.2 and OX 6 7.2 Backend

Open-Xchange Server Edition Maintenance Announcements oxse-announce at open-xchange.com
Thu Apr 11 13:15:20 CEST 2013

Dear Customers and Partners of Open-Xchange,

Open-Xchange is pleased to announce the release of OX App Suite v7.2 and a new backend for Open-Xchange Server 6 v7.2.

With the shipment of the new v7.2, Open-Xchange provides the new OX Text. OX Text, at its core, is a web-based word processor. Its main focus is on reducing the complexities of text editing while promoting collaborative document creation. Collaborative document creation leads to more efficient working practices, the reduction/elimination of document version headaches and document emailing nightmares.

OX Text is available with an independent valid license key. OX Text isn't part of the regular OX App Suite product offering. Please contact your Open-Xchange Account Manager for further information.

This update includes new versions of:
- Open-Xchange Server 6 Backend v7.2, the common basis for OX HE (Hosting Edition) and OX SE (Server Edition)
- OX App Suite v7.2
- OX Text

Open-Xchange has created an announcement list for all information relevant to OX App Suite. Through the mailing list details of all upcoming releases and other relevant information will be provided. In the meantime it is possible to subscribe for appsuite-announce at open-xchange.com at the following page: https://lists.open-xchange.com/mailman/listinfo/appsuite-announce or directly at the Open-Xchange License Database.

- Requirements for OX Text - Open-Xchange provides a new technical component "OX Real Time" which is necessary to to edit content in a group environment. "Real Time" requires the provided HTTP based connector for the communication between the HTTP server and the backend. This new connector is based on the Grizzly project. Download and configuration instructions are available at http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Grizzly

- With v7.2, Open-Xchange provides a new LDAP Contact Storage Integration Bundle. The new solution is available together with the current LDAP bundle. Open-Xchange will then discontinue support for the current bundle with OX App Suite v7.2.1, planned in May 2013. Further configuration information is available at the Open-Xchange Knowledgebase under: http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=ContactStorageLDAP

- Open-Xchange discontinues Support for Open-Xchange Server v6.20.7 for all Open-Xchange Server Edition and Hosting Edition. As already announced, Open-Xchange will discontinue maintenance and support for Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition v6.20.7 on November 30, 2013. Customers with a valid OX Advanced Server Edition maintenance subscription will continue to receive security patches until that date. Customers with valid maintenance can change their system to “Open-Xchange Server Edition for Univention Corporate Server“ (OXSE for UCS) at any time free of charge. Further information at http://knowledgebase.open-xchange.com/download-install/advanced-server-edition/migration-ase-en.html

Shipped packages and versions:
- Version 7.2.0-Rev 4 (built 2013-04-10)

Complete Release Notes: http://software.open-xchange.com/products/appsuite/doc/Release-Notes-v7.2.0.pdf

This release provides improvements to the user interface and bug fixes. A detailed description of all new features can be found at http://software.open-xchange.com/products/appsuite/doc/Feature_Overview_OXAppSuite_7_2.pdf

For OX App Suite update and installation please follow the instructions given at http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:UpdatingOXPackages to install the updates.

For OX Text installation (valid license required) please follow the instructions given at http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=AppSuite:Text_Installation_Guide

For Open-Xchange Server 6 update and installation to backend v7.2 please follow the instructions given at http://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=UpdatingOXPackages#Updating_Open-Xchange_Server_Packages_6.22.x to install the updates.

Best regards,
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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