[RoundCube Announce] Roundcube 0.8-beta with new skin ready for testing

Thomas Bruederli thomas at roundcube.net
Sat Mar 3 15:04:28 CET 2012

Hello folks

With the just published version 0.8-beta we proudly release the all
new user interface design of Roundcube, codename "Larry" out into the
wild. It isn't enabled by default but you can easily enable and test
the new look by setting $rcmail_config['skin'] = 'larry'; in your
local config/main.inc.php file. Many thanks again to our volunteer
designer at http://bueroflint.com for the great work!

Some plugins may not yet provide templates and styles for the new
skin, so expect certain things to appear broken. We hereby kindly
invite all plugin developers to adapt their plugins to the new skin.

Said that, we'd also like to mention that Internet Explorer 6 is no
longer supported from this version on. Roundcube itself still works
with IE6 but the new skin doesn't and we'll officially drop IE6
support anytime soon. It has just been around for too long...

Beside the new UI, this version also contains some bugfixes and
improvements (see http://trac.roundcube.net/wiki/Changelog) as well as
some code refactorings.
These can potentially break some plugins if they use calls to renamed
or refactored functions. Please watch your logs and in case you should
notice any errors, please report them to the according plugin

In addition to the technical and visual changes, starting with this
release, Roundcube is now licensed under the GNU General Public
License (GPL) Version 3 or later (with exceptions for skins & plugins)
as we recently announced on our website: http://roundcube.net/license.

Please note that this is a beta release and we recommend to test it in
a separate environment. The new skin most likely requires some more
CSS hacking until we're ready for the 0.8 stable release. Please
report all problems to our bug tracking system at

Have fun!

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