Confluence 3.0.2 Release Notes
6 October 2009Confluence 3.0.2 is a recommended upgrade which fixes some security flaws and other issues.
Please refer to the security advisory for details of the security vulnerabilities, risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
Critical issue affecting non-clustered implementations of Confluence 3.0.2
Non-clustered (i.e. you do not have a clustered license) implementations of Confluence 3.0.2 are affected by an issue that can cause Confluence to crash. Please read the Confluence 3.0.2 Upgrade Notes for details on the issue and instructions on how to address it.
Editing and Visual Improvements
A bug in the Rich Text Editor lead to the generation of line break and other character formatting problems after saving a page. This bug has been fixed.
The sizes of some headings were considered too similar to be visually distinguishable on a page, especially when the headings were separated by intervening text content. This was particularly the case for heading sizes 2 and 3. Hence, the sizes of headings were modified to make them visually more distinct.
The format of colors used in Confluence's user profile areas has been modified slightly to make headings more prominent and form labels clearer.
The blog posts macro was missing the 'Restrict to These Authors' (author) parameter from the macro browser. However, this parameter is now available in the macro browser.
Other Enhancements and Fixes
Some customers' users experienced long delays while logging into Confluence, especially when their user accounts belonged to groups containing a large number of other user accounts. This issue was fixed.
Customers were able to generate Confluence page PDF exports directly from external web sites by adding the 'Export to PDF' link (accessible via a Confluence page's 'Tools' menu) to their external web pages. Unfortunately, this function was broken by the introduction of the form token handling security enhancement feature introduced in Confluence 3.0. In Confluence 3.0.2, however, this issue was resolved.
Some customers experienced an issue in which automatic content indexing would stop. This problem has been resolved.
When browsing Active Directory groups in Confluence, it was not possible to view group members if the LDAP Distinguished Names (DN) did not include the username. This bug was fixed.
There's a complete list of fixes below. Click a specific issue to see details of the fix.
Don't have Confluence 3.0 yet?
Take a look at the new features and other highlights in the Confluence 3.0 Release Notes.
Upgrading from a Previous Version of Confluence
Upgrading Confluence should be fairly straightforward. Please read the Confluence 3.0.2 Upgrade Notes. We strongly recommend that you back up your
confluence.home directory and database before upgrading.
Updates and Fixes in this Release