[RoundCube Announce] Release 0.8 (stable) with new skin is out

Thomas Bruederli thomas at roundcube.net
Tue Aug 7 22:26:59 CEST 2012

Hello folks,

We're proud to finally announce the release of version 0.8 with the
brand new skin, codename "Larry", becoming the new default UI for
Roundcube. After two preview releases and a lot of fine-tuning, the
new design by http://bueroflint.com has now grown up. But to all the
nostalgics out there: don't worry! The old skin still remains part of
the package and will be maintained for at least one more major

Beside the new UI, this version also contains more bugfixes and
mprovements (see ) as well as some code refactorings. Another major
change since the last stable release is the updated license which is
now GPL v3+ with exceptions for skin & plugins. Read more about that
on http://roundcube.net/license

After lots of testing and collecting your feedback, this version is
considered stable and we recommend to update all productive
installations of Roundcube. Get the new version from

Finally, some important notes for sysadmins to deploy the new Roundcube:

* The new skin brings an entirely new look to the webmail application.
Please carefully plan a roll-out of the new version and prepare your
users accordingly.

* We're getting a lot of support requests from users who are under the
impression that Roundcube is a public service such as Gmail or
Hotmail. Unfortunately we cannot help these people and thus we'd like
to encourage everybody to do some branding on your Roundcube
installation. You can replace the logo by config (option 'skin_logo')
and even more important: the new release now has an option named
'support_url' where everyone should fill in an URL to instructions how
to get help for that specific installation of Roundcube.

And last but not least: our recent partnership with the Kolab
Groupware project is finally showing some results. The Kolab team just
published a preview release of their all-new Kolab 3.0 groupware suite
including Roundcube as the new web client. Enriched with nice new
plugins, Roundcube gives easy access to all relevant groupware
functions. Read more about Kolab at

That's definitely worth celebrating, cheers!


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