Confluence 1.3.6 is a special maintenance release for customers who are using Confluence with an Oracle database. It contains a number of fixes, originally developed for Confluence 1.4, to Confluence's behaviour against Oracle databases.
1.3.6 is available as a free upgrade for all existing Confluence customers from the archive download page.
Who should upgrade?
We recommend that customers skip Confluence 1.3.6 and upgrade to Confluence 1.4. Confluence 1.4 includes a great many new features and bug-fixes that are not included in 1.3.6. We do, however, recognise that 1.4 is a significant upgrade and some customers wish to continue with Confluence 1.3 for the time being.
Confluence 1.3.6 is recommended only for Confluence customers who:
- are not yet ready to upgrade to Confluence 1.4, and
- are running Confluence with an Oracle database
Upgrading Confluence should be pretty easy. If you are upgrading from Confluence 1.3 – 1.3.4, you can find instructions here. We strongly recommend that you backup your
confluence.home directory and database before upgrading!
Changes in 1.3.6
Confluence 1.3.6 addresses a number of situations in which Confluence could lock up, consume additional resources, or fail to perform backup or restore operations against an Oracle database.