Confluence 2.8.2 Release Notes

3 July 2008

Confluence 2.8.2 is a recommended upgrade which fixes some security flaws and other bugs. Please refer to the security advisory for details of the security vulnerabilities, risk assessment and mitigation strategies.

This release fixes the 'remember me' problem encountered when using Confluence with Tomcat 5.5.26 or Tomcat 6, where logins are not remembered.

Confluence administrators will see a new link on the user profile screen, allowing them to move directly to the user management screen for that user.

This release also addresses some performance bugs:

  • Label links, as well as the label summary pages, now include the 'nofollow' attribute to prevent search engines like Google from indexing them.
  • We have increased the size of the UI templates cache, which should reduce the number of times Confluence needs to load resources.
  • CSS caching has been improved. (Refer to CONF-11755 if you'd like to know the details.)
  • When generating a URL for the multiple label filter, Confluence now sorts the labels in the URL alphabetically, ensuring that there is just one URL for each filter instead of possible multiple URLs. This should reduce the load on the server when search engine crawlers visit the Confluence site, because the crawlers no longer need to index multiple URLs.

The JIRA Issues macro now has improved caching. When trusted communication was first introduced, Confluence did not cache results for anonymous users or results retrieved using trusted communications. With Confluence 2.8.2, caching is implemented for both those cases. This fix should improve the performance of your JIRA site, because Confluence no longer needs to access the JIRA site as often.


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 2.8.2 Upgrade Notes. We strongly recommend that you back up your confluence.home directory and database before upgrading.

Updates and Fixes in this Release

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Unable to locate JIRA server for this macro. It may be due to Application Link configuration.

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