27 March 2012
This beta release is a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on allowing Confluence users to see the new features in advance. This also provides Atlassian with useful feedback. Beta releases also give plugin developers an opportunity to test and fix their plugins in advance of an official release.
In this release
This release contains minor fixes only. In particular, we have fixed the LabelManager API, so that is is now backwards compatible. (We broke backwards compatibility in beta 1.) Details are in this issue: CONF-24902 - Label Manager updates in 4.2 break compatibility with plugins compiled against earlier releases. Resolved
Please see the new features of Confluence 4.2 described in the Confluence 4.2-Beta1 Release Notes.
Upgrading from a previous version of Confluence
Follow the usual upgrade instructions to upgrade your test instance to this release. We strongly recommend that you back up your Confluence Home directory and your database before upgrading.
A big thank you to everyone who helps us ensure that Confluence keeps getting better and better!