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

Major Minor LTS Release Date
7.3 7.3.0 No March 2020
7.2 7.2.10 Extended May 2019
7.2 SR5 MUk Yes2 March 2020

Chromeleon 7 CDS - New Release Strategy

Major Minor LTS  Release Date Tested Windows® OS releases
7.3 7.3.0

No

March 2020 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition
7.2 7.2.10 MUa Extended2 August 2020 Windows 10 (64 bit) Enterprise Edition Professional Edition

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

Windows 8.1 (64 bit) Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) Professional Edition
7.2 7.2.9 No September 2018 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 7.2.8 No April 2018 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 7.2.7 No November 2017 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 SR5 MUk YES2 March 2020 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
7.2 SR5 March 2017

Chromeleon 7 CDS – Previous Release Strategy

Major release Recent release Release Date OS
7.2 SR5 MUb July 2017 Windows 10 (64 bit)
Enterprise Edition
Professional Edition

Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
SR4 MUb3 June 2016 Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition

Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition
SR3 MUa3 October 2015 Windows 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 MUc3 April 2016
SR1 MUb3 June 2016 Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition SP1
Ultimate Edition SP1
7.2 MUd3 July 2016 Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition SP1
Ultimate Edition SP1

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition
7.1 SR3 March 2014 Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition
7.0 SR1 May 2010 Windows Vista SP1 and above
Business Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows XP (32 bit)
Professional Edition

Thermo Scientific Dionex Chromeleon 6 Chromatography Data System

Release4 Recent release Date OS
6.80 SR165 December 2017 Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
Professional Edition
Ultimate Edition

Windows 2008 Server R2

Windows 2008 Server SP1

Windows 2003 Server SP2
DU15b April 2016 Windows 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
DU15a May 2015
SR15 October 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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