Confluence 2.5.1 is a maintenance release that resolves issues users may have encountered using Confluence 2.5 or earlier.
2.5.1 is a free upgrade for all customers who purchased their Confluence license after May 7th 2006.
Who should upgrade?
Confluence 2.5.1 is a bugfix release which resolves some significant issues in Confluence 2.5. Customers running older versions of Confluence should review the list of resolved issues below, and upgrade if this release fixes any problems with their current Confluence installation.
Customers running releases older than 2.5 and wishing to upgrade should upgrade directly to 2.5.1.
Upgrading Confluence should be pretty easy. If you are upgrading from another Confluence 2.2.x or a later version, you can find instructions here.
We strongly recommend that you backup your
confluence.home directory and database before upgrading!
Upgrading from Confluence 2.1 and earlier
Users upgrading directly from 2.1 or earlier should also read the 2.2 Release Notes for caveats regarding the 2.1 -> 2.2 upgrade.
Changes in 2.5.1
2.5.1 resolves these issues: