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OpenProject 12.0: New in-app notifications keep you informed about changes in your projects

We are proud to present to you OpenProject 12.0. This release will change the way you work in OpenProject. We are introducing in-app notifications, which means fewer emails in your inbox. Notifications will now be displayed directly in your OpenProject instance in a new notification center. You can also enable daily email summaries to keep up to date on the latest updates and changes.

Our OpenProject cloud editions will automatically be upgraded today, 15 November 2021.

What is new in OpenProject 12.0?

Introducing in-app notifications

The new in-app notifications help you never miss an important change in your projects again. Now, you receive all important updates directly in the application and don’t get a flood of emails in your inbox anymore. The new bell icon in the header navigation displays the number of unread notifications.

In-app notifications in header

Notification center

The new notification center displays all notifications about changes within your projects. It includes intuitive filter options on the sidebar that let you browse by your involvement in work packages or by project. Clicking on the notification will open the details of a work package in a split view so you can directly edit attributes without losing context. The blue badge indicates the number of unread notifications that concern you within a work package.

Notification center

Improved notification settings

The improved notification settings now allow you to fine-tune for which actions you will be notified. With 12.0, you can now even add project-specific settings for updates you want to be notified about, which override the default settings.

Notification settings

Email summaries

In addition to the in-app notifications, you can also configure daily email reminders to receive a summary of relevant updates at specific times of your choosing. You may also choose to continue receive individual email alerts for other changes to your projects, like the addition of new members or the creation of new wiki pages.

Email summaries

Improved work packages auto-completer

The work package auto-completer for relations now also shows additional information (project name, status, …). It is now much easier to identify the relevant work package.

Work package auto-completer

Export of the project list

With OpenProject 12.0, it is now possible to export the project list with all project-specific information, including project custom fields. You can choose between the formats XLS and CSV for the export.

Export of the project list

Further improvements, changes, and bug fixes

  • Change of roles and permissions settings: more granular rights to edit projects, for example the right to configure the project overview page.
  • Drop official support for PostgreSQL < 13: OpenProject 12.0 will deprecate PostgreSQL versions < 13. This will result in a warning about the necessary migration to inform users trying to upgrade with an older version.

Please see a complete list of all features and bug fixes in our OpenProject 12.0 release notes.

Installation and Updates

To test the features of OpenProject 12.0 right away, create a free trial instance for our OpenProject Enterprise cloud.

Prefer to run OpenProject 12.0 in your own infrastructure? Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.

Want to upgrade from a Community version to try out the Enterprise premium features? Get a 14-day free trial token directly out of your current Community installation.

Migrating to OpenProject 12.0

Follow the upgrade guide for the packaged installation or Docker installation to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 12.0.

We update hosted OpenProject environments (Enterprise cloud) automatically.

Support

You will find more information about the new features in the OpenProject Documentation or you can post your questions in the Community Forum.

Release Notes

Please refer to the OpenProject 12.0 release notes for an overview of all the new and improved features, as well as a list of fixed bugs.

Credits

Special thanks go to all OpenProject contributors without whom this release would not have been possible.

  • Special thanks for City of Cologne and Autoliv for sponsoring the development of project export and improved auto-completion for work packages.
  • Special thanks for reporting and finding bugs go to Tomáš Jukin, C A, Peter Vanhee, Walid Ibrahim, Frank Long, Simon Seiler, Matthew Trescott, Silas Kropf, Kane Z, SO M, Kris M, Christina Vechkanova, Christoph Lechleitner, Daniel Hug, Sven Kunze, Andreas Sturm, broug geo, Jörg Mollowitz, Luca Puchert, David Epping.
  • Every other dedicated user who has reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
  • All the dedicated users who provided translations on CrowdIn.