20 August 2009Confluence 3.0.1 is a recommended upgrade which fixes some security flaws and other issues.
Please refer to the security advisory for details of the security vulnerabilities, risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
Critical issue affecting non-clustered implementations of Confluence 3.0.1
Non-clustered (i.e. you do not have a clustered license) implementations of Confluence 3.0.1 are affected by an issue that can cause Confluence to crash. Please read the Confluence 3.0.1 Upgrade Notes for details on the issue and instructions on how to address it.
Attachment Handling Fixes
When a hierarchy of pages was moved from one space to another, the attachments on child or descendent pages of the parent page were not correctly moved. Instead, users would have to move one page at a time between spaces in order to maintain page attachment integrity. This issue has now been resolved.
Sporadic issues associated with attachment migration occurred when upgrading from either Confluence 2.9.x or 2.10.x, to 3.0. These have now been fixed.
A bug was identified in which excerpted content would not be rendered in a blog post macro until the source page containing that content had first been viewed. This phenomenon could occur when excerpt include macros were used in a blog post. It could also occur when excerpt macros were used in a blog post in conjunction with the
content=excerpts blog post macro parameter. This problem has now been fixed.
An issue was found with the tasklist macro whereby special characters used in its title were not correctly escaped. This has now been resolved.
Rich Text Editor Fixes
An issue was found in which the Rich Text Editor's link removal feature (available from the right-click context menu) did not work with external links. This has now been resolved.
In the Firefox web browser, the spell checker is now automatically enabled by default in the Rich Text Editor. Users no longer have to first disable the right-click context menu and then enable and select 'Check Spelling' from the Firefox's own right-click context menu.
An issue was identified, which prevented the ability to escape from the quote text effect once it had been selected. This has now been addressed, such that a paragraph is automatically added after selecting this text effect.
Other Enhancements and Fixes
When a Confluence administrator first installs Confluence, runs through the Confluence Setup Wizard and then reaches the database configuration step, the database password is now hidden and is no longer shown in clear text.
It is now possible to filter network RSS feeds by different content types. This is achieved by implementing parameter modifications to the RSS feed link in your RSS newsreader. For more information, please refer to Subscribing to a Network RSS Feed.
Some customers experienced problems importing their site backup from a previous version of Confluence into version 3.0. This has now been resolved in Confluence 3.0.1.
An issue was identified in which multiple blog posts posted on a single day would be listed out of chronological order. This has now been fixed and multiple blog posts posted on a single day are now ordered according to their time of creation.
A problem was identified when accessing Confluence content in Internet Explorer that caused file downloads to fail over an SSL connection. This problem has now been fixed in this release of Confluence.
An issue was found in the page tree views on instances of Confluence running on Weblogic 10.x. This has now been resolved.
There's a complete list of fixes below. Click a specific issue to see details of the fix.
Don't have Confluence 3.0 yet?
Take a look at the new features and other highlights in the Confluence 3.0 Release Notes.
Upgrading from a Previous Version of Confluence
Upgrading Confluence should be fairly straightforward. Please read the Confluence 3.0.1 Upgrade Notes. We strongly recommend that you back up your
confluence.home directory and database before upgrading.
Updates and Fixes in this Release