Maintenance Cycle for UCS

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This article describes the maintenance cycle for Univention Corporate Server. An overview about the Maintenance Cycles can be found in a separate article.

UCS maintenance cycle rules

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The following basic rules for the UCS maintenance cycle apply. UCS product versions are divided into major and minor releases.

A major version focuses on fundamental extensions and interfaces may be changed. Example for a major version is UCS 3.

  • UCS major versions are published ca. every 3-4 years.
  • UCS major versions have a maintenance cycle of at least 5 years.

During its maintenance cycle a major version receives several minor updates through minor versions that are comparable to the Service Packs of Microsoft Windows. Such a minor version focuses on the extension of the product and on bug fixes. Interfaces will only be extended in a compatible way or cleared up upon issues. UCS minor versions allow a simple and automatic update. Example for a minor version is UCS 3.1.

  • UCS minor versions are published ca. every 12 months.
  • UCS minor versions have a maintenance cycle of at least 1 year.
  • The maintenance cycle of a UCS minor version ends 6 months after the release of the following version.

Minor enhancements and fixes for small issues are continually provided by Errata Updates and collected in Patchlevel releases (e.g. UCS 3.1-1). They are public available through the Online-Update in Univention Corporate Server.

  • The maintenance cycle of a patchlevel release ends 6 weeks after the release of the following patchlevel.

Maintenance cycle overview

The following table gives an overview about the currently maintained Univention Corporate Server (UCS) versions.

Major version 3
UCS 3.2 Q4 2013
UCS 3.1 Dec 12, 2012
  • 6 months after the release of UCS 3.2
UCS 3.0 Dec 09, 2011
Major version 2
UCS 2.4 Aug 31, 2010
  • Dec 31, 2013
  • Maintenance cycle for the UCS 2 major version ends
  • With UCS 2.4 the maintenance for the following products ends:
    • Univention Corporate Desktop 3.1 (UCD)
    • UCS Thin Client Services 3.1 (UCS TCS)
    • UCS@school 2.4
  • Successor of UCD and UCS TCS is Univention Corporate Client
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