Confluence 2.8.1 Release Notes
21 May 2008Confluence 2.8.1 is a recommended upgrade which fixes some security flaws as well as other bugs in Confluence 2.8. Please refer to the security advisory for details of the security vulnerabilities, risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
Two of the bug fixes resolve problems with rendering a wiki page in Internet Explorer 6. Additionally, these fixes will significantly improve performance in some configurations of Confluence 2.8.
We have created some performance testing scripts, which will be particularly useful for large or mission-critical Confluence installations.
Using a custom space logo caused some problems, particularly with Resin application server, where the page would sometimes hang and then display incorrectly. This is now fixed.
There's a complete list of fixes below. Click a specific issue to see details of the fix.
Don't have Confluence 2.8 yet?
Take a look at the new features and other highlights in the Confluence 2.8 Release Notes.
Upgrading from a Previous Version of Confluence
Upgrading Confluence should be fairly straightforward. Please read the Confluence 2.8.1 Upgrade Notes. We strongly recommend that you back up your
confluence.home directory and database before upgrading.
Updates and Fixes in this Release
|CONF-12153||Rollover help text for comment action links is misleading||Jun 14, 2008||Feb 28, 2017||Unassigned||Neeraj Jhanji||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11774||IE6 clients download spacer.gif from wrong URL many times||May 09, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Matt Ryall||Matt Ryall||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11625||Attachments view can't collapse||Apr 30, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Unassigned||Paul Ngu||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11621||Numbered Lists getting cut off in tables when using IE 6 and IE 7||Apr 30, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Unassigned||Fennie Ng [Atlassian]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11612||Add note to top of DOC and archived CONFnn spaces about documentation versioning||Apr 29, 2008||Feb 28, 2017||Sarah Maddox [Atlassian]||Sarah Maddox [Atlassian]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11605||Bad link in description for Plugin Repository plugin||Apr 29, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Cheryl Jerozal [Atlassian]||Aren Cambre||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11585||Mailbox Import errors not escaped||Apr 28, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Chris Broadfoot [Atlassian]||None||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11582||Macro for printable icon should not include <li> tags||Apr 27, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Matt Ryall||Matthew Jensen||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11524||XSS vulnerability in viewinfo.action||Apr 21, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Anatoli Kazatchkov||None||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11512||requests to fake.gif (defined in menu.css) causes SocketException in server when requested by IE6||Apr 19, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Matt Ryall||Roberto Dominguez||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11491||Invalid tooltip on Edit | Remove | Reply in comments section - always says "Permanent link to this comment"||Apr 16, 2008||Feb 28, 2017||Agnes Ro||Wojtek Seliga||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11485||backslash missing in ConfluenceActionSupport.properties||Apr 16, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Anatoli Kazatchkov||Arne Schirmacher (Pix Software GmbH)||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11482||Mail server MBean does not unregister correctly after changing name||Apr 16, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Anatoli Kazatchkov||Andrew Lynch [Atlassian]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11479||Add left-hand pagetree navigation to Confluence documentation DOC space||Apr 16, 2008||Feb 28, 2017||Apr 16, 2008||Sarah Maddox [Atlassian]||Sarah Maddox [Atlassian]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11468||Drop services and JavaWrapper from installer, or fix documentation||Apr 15, 2008||Apr 27, 2016||Adnan Chowdhury [Atlassian]||Per Fragemann [Atlassian]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11463||Error message styles lost in setup||Apr 15, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Agnes Ro||Agnes Ro||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11462||Run as Service should not be a default - installer||Apr 15, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||James Dumay [Atlassian]||Ivan Benko [Atlassian]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11456||Installer deletes old Confluence installation without warning||Apr 15, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Don Willis||Charles Miller||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11452||Users can move attachments to a space they have no permission for||Apr 15, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Unassigned||Stafford Vaughan [CustomWare]||Resolved||Fixed|
|CONF-11444||As 'Administrator' (not system admin) I cannot change parameter in General Configuration||Apr 14, 2008||Feb 17, 2017||Don Willis||Andy Brook (Javahollic Software)||Resolved||Fixed|
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