Confluence 4.2.6 Release Notes
25 June 2012The Atlassian Confluence team is pleased to announce the release of Confluence 4.2.6. This release includes the option to set default permissions for new spaces, and a simplified dialog for adding spaces. We have also fixed some bugs.
Don't have Confluence 4.2 yet?
Take a look at the new features and other highlights in the Confluence 4.2 Release Notes.
Default space permissions
Confluence administrators can now set the default permissions that will be applied to new spaces. The default permissions are configurable for groups only, not for individual users or anonymous users.
Simplified option for adding a space
In Confluence 4.2.3 we introduced a simple dialog for adding spaces. Now in Confluence 4.2.6, it has become even simpler. Just enter the space name and key, and indicate whether the space is private or not. A private space will be visible only to the person who created it. If you do not make it private, the space will have the default space permissions. Adding a personal space is even simpler – just say whether it is private or not. You can change the space permissions later.
Upgrading from a previous version of Confluence should be fairly straightforward. Please read the Confluence 4.2.6 Upgrade Notes. We strongly recommend that you back up your
confluence.home directory and database before upgrading.
If your version of Confluence is earlier than 3.5.x, then you should upgrade to Confluence 3.5.x before upgrading to Confluence 4.2.x.
Updates and Fixes in this Release