The verinice.TEAM changes its release planning as of 2019: Two new versions will be released this year, the dates for a spring and an autumn release have already been set. Features for the respective versions will be presented in the verinice.FORUM.
The following release dates are planned:
In the "Roadmap" category in verinice.FORUM, users can take a look at the features for future versions. They can also propose new features themselves or discuss specifications for already proposed features with the team and other verinice users.
The aim of the dates set and communicated at an early stage is to provide planning security and to be able to schedule updates of productive verinice systems in advance. As before, a feature freeze takes place one month before the release to ensure a thorough test phase.
The user's demand for a fast integration of the German Modernized Baseline Security framework by BSI made a new sub-release 1.17.2 of verinice. and verinice.PRO necessary. Detailed information about bugs and the applied solutions are available in our release notes.
A new version of verinice-Client has been provided in our verinice.SHOP for download. Subscribers of verinice.PRO will find the new version 1.17.2 in the respective repositories.
This update is mandatory for users of the Modernized Baseline Security framework.
Starting with version 1.19 verinice will include a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) of the AdoptOpenJDK initiative. AdoptOpenJDK creates JRE which contain all security patches and may be used free of charge. For verinice users nothing will change: verinice will still contain a current JRE and the verinice.TEAM will keep the installation as easy as possible.
Previously (incl. version 1.18) verinice contained a JRE, which was published by Oracle free of charge. However, Oracle changed the Java release cycle and the license for the JRE in 2018, so that it will no longer be possible to deliver verinice with the Oracle JRE from 2019 on.
Further details and background information can be found in the verinice.FORUM (thread in German).