Confluence 6.11.0-beta Release Notes


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Atlassian presents Confluence 6.11.0-rc1. This is a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on providing add-on developers an opportunity to test their add-ons and make any required changes in advance of an official release.

Confluence 6.11.0-rc1 is available to download now.

Development releases are not production ready. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release, and could contain features that are incomplete or may change or be removed before the next full release.

No upgrade path. Because development releases represent work in progress, we cannot provide a supported upgrade path between development releases, or from any development release to a final release. You may not be able to migrate any data you store in a Confluence development release to a future Confluence release.

Atlassian does not provide support for development releases.

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Highlights of 6.11.0-rc1

Released 6 August 2018

Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017. 

Highlights of 6.11.0-beta1

Released 31 July 2018

A better way to edit files

Confluence already lets you upload a wide range of files to share and discuss with your team. We’ve now made it easier to make changes to your files without the hassle of downloading and uploading multiple times.

You can now edit any file attached to a Confluence page using a desktop application, then save the file back to Confluence in a few clicks. And it’s not just available for Microsoft Offices documents; it works for Photoshop files, Keynote presentations — any attached file with a compatible application installed on your computer.

This feature replaces the Edit in Office function, which had some tricky limitations. It was restricted to Microsoft Office documents and only worked if you had the right browser, operating system and app combo running.

Read more in our guide to editing files.

Easier ways to generate support zips

We've made it easier for you to create support zips from your site. A new REST API allows you to generate a support zip, and then download the zip remotely. You can even generate support zips from multiple nodes in your Data Center cluster with a single request.  

We hope that this API will save a huge amount of time when you're investigating an issue, and also opens up opportunities for automating support zip generation. 

Find out how to generate a support zip via REST for Server or for Data Center

Scheduled XML backups disabled for Data Center

Having a robust backup strategy is essential. For small or test instances, the scheduled daily XML backup may be adequate, but once you're running at scale we recommend you back up your database, install and home directories regularly. 

In this release, we've disabled the daily XML backup for sites with a Data Center license.  

New diagnostics info coming soon

After upgrading to Confluence 6.11, you may see some new messages in your application log, and a new atlassian-diagnostics.log file, which is also included in support zips. This is related to new diagnostic information we're working on, for things like low memory or disk space, or slow HTTP requests, long running tasks, or macro rendering. No action is required for these messages for now.

We plan to fine-tune the thresholds and provide a UI for this diagnostic information in an upcoming Confluence release.

Supported platforms changes

In this release we will be adding support for:

  • Oracle 12c R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Infrastructure changes

Head to Preparing for Confluence 6.11 to find out about changes that will impact add-on developers. 

Known issues

No known issues at this time.

Last modified on Aug 6, 2018

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