OpenProject 4.2 released

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OpenProject 4.2.0 (and 4.2.1) has been released. The release contains major improvements regarding language support and navigation.

Additionally, the release contains several bug fixes, design and usability improvements.

Please note that OpenProject 4.2.1 resolves an installation error with the packager installation. We highly recommend to update to OpenProject 4.2.1.

What is new in OpenProject 4.2?

Integrated language support for OpenProject plugins

With OpenProject 4.2 additional language support is included in the OpenProject core. Translations are now provided not only for the core but also for plugins. Help us translate the OpenProject core and plugins on CrowdIn.

Improved navigation

The navigation has been improved with OpenProject 4.2: Frequently used pages, such as the work package page, have been included in the Modules drop down menu. The administration can now be accessed via the drop down menu below the user name.

Verbessertes Design

OpenProject 4.2 contains several design improvements to provide a better and cleaner user interface.

Usability improvements

A number of usability improvements are included in OpenProject 4.2. For example, users’ email addresses are no longer displayed in the user profile by default after inviting or registration a new user account.

Additional functionalities for API v3

Several new features have been included in the new OpenProject API. The API v3 now enables work package creation, CRUD operations for work package attachments and includes basic auth. Please note that the API v3 is still a draft.


To use OpenProject 4.2 online, create an instance on

Want to install OpenProject 4.2 to use it in your own infrastructure for your personal projects? Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.

Please note that OpenProject 4.2.0 contained an installation error when using packager which has been resolved with OpenProject 4.2.1.

We highly recommend to install OpenProject 4.2.1.

Migrating to OpenProject 4.2

Follow the migration guide for the packaged installation or the migration guide for the manual installation to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 4.2.

Hosted OpenProject environments are updated automatically.


You will find useful information in the OpenProject FAQ or you can post your questions in the Forum.


Please refer to the OpenProject 4.2 Release Notes for an overview of the new and improved features, as well as a list of fixed bugs.

Take a look at the release notes for OpenProject 4.2.1 for the latest version which contains the latest bug fixes.


Besonderer Dank geht an alle OpenProject Mitwirkenden, ohne die diese Version nicht möglich wäre:

  • Alle Entwickler:innen, Designer:innen und Projektleiter:innen, die zu OpenProject beigetragen haben.
  • All the dedicated users who have reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
  • All the dedicated users who provided translations on CrowdIn.
  • The awesome CrowdIn team which sponsored projects for translating the plugins.
  • The members of the OpenProject Foundation for continuously supporting OpenProject.

Wie geht es weiter?

We are continuously developing new features and improvements for OpenProject. The next step will be to allow in-place creation of work packages via the work package split screen. For information regarding new releases, please have a look at the roadmap . To stay up to date with the recent development, feel free to follow OpenProject on Twitter and on like us on Facebook.