Release strategy

Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS is used by laboratories in a wide range of different industries around the world. Many of our customers are challenged to improve efficiency and productivity whilst meeting the ever-increasing demands for regulatory compliance, data integrity and flawless operation.

To better meet the wide range of requirements from our customers, Thermo Fisher Scientific employs a release strategy that provides customers with a choice of how to deploy Chromeleon CDS. Starting with Chromeleon 7.2 CDS SR5 and all subsequent releases, the strategy entails:

  • Regular releases for major (7.X) and minor (7.X.Y) feature increments continuously introducing new innovations and enabling customers to stay up-to-date with the newest technologies and latest advancements.
  • Long-term support (-LTS) releases enabling customers to maintain utmost stability and robustness over an extended period with minimized validation efforts. Maintenance Updates (MU) are released regularly.
  • Extended support (-ES) releases enabling customers to use the latest technology and maintain stability. Maintenance Updates (MU) are released regularly.

Support status tables1

Chromeleon 7 CDS - Current Releases

MajorMinorLTSRelease Date
7.37.3.0NoMarch 2020
7.27.2.10ExtendedMay 2019
7.2SR5 MUkYes2March 2020

Chromeleon 7 CDS - New Release Strategy

MajorMinorLTS Release DateTested Windows® OS releases
7.37.3.0

No

March 2020Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition
7.27.2.10 MUaExtended2August 2020Windows 10 (64 bit) Enterprise Edition Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit) Professional Edition
7.2.10May 2019Windows 10 (64 bit) Enterprise Edition Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit) Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) Professional Edition
7.27.2.9NoSeptember 2018Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.27.2.8NoApril 2018Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.27.2.7NoNovember 2017Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2SR5 MUkYES2March 2020Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 SR5March 2017

Chromeleon 7 CDS – Previous Release Strategy

Major releaseRecent releaseRelease DateOS
7.2SR5 MUbJuly 2017Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
SR4 MUb3June 2016Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition
SR3 MUa3October 2015Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows Vista SP2 and above (32 bit)
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition
SR2 MUc3April 2016
SR1 MUb3June 2016Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition SP1
Ultimate Edition SP1
7.2MUd3July 2016Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition SP1
Ultimate Edition SP1

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition
7.1SR3March 2014Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition
7.0SR1May 2010Windows Vista SP1 and above
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition

Thermo Scientific Dionex Chromeleon 6 Chromatography Data System

Release4Recent releaseDateOS
6.80SR165December 2017Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows 2008 Server R2

Windows 2008 Server SP1

Windows 2003 Server SP2
DU15bApril 2016Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit)
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows 2008 Server R2

Windows 2008 Server SP1

Windows 2003 Server SP2
DU15aMay 2015
SR15October 2014
  • 1 For more details about supported operating systems, such as exceptions for specific instruments or instrument combinations, please refer to the release notes, list of supported instruments, and installation guides for the specific release version, along with the relevant enterprise documentation.
  • 2 For LTS and ES releases only the most recent maintenance update is mentioned.
  • 3 The most recent maintenance updates for older versions are supported on a best effort base
  • 4 Older versions of Chromeleon 6 are no longer supported
  • 5 Discontinuance notice: Chromeleon 6.8 CDS version SR16 was the final release of the Chromeleon 6.8 software platform and it was discontinued as of January 1st 2020. We will no longer be able to provide bug fixes although support and services will continue on a best effort basis.
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