Confluence 6.6.0-beta release notes

Atlassian presents Confluence 6.6.0-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 6.6.0-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 6.6.0-rc1

Released 7 December

Confluence 6.6 is preparing for take-off.   This release candidate contains some minor fixes and improvements.

Highlights of 6.6.0-beta1 

Released 27 November

More European languages

Our grand tour of Europe is coming to an end with the addition of 6 more languages. You can now use Confluence in Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak and Swedish, right out of the  box. 

Restore administrator rights using recovery mode

If you're an administrator and find yourself locked out of Confluence, you can now start Confluence in recovery mode to restore your admin user rights. Previously the only way to do this was by modifying the administrator account in the database. 

Recovery mode works by creating a virtual user directory with a temporary admin account. Once logged in, the administrator can create a new account, change the password on the existing account, or resolve the external user directory issue preventing them from logging in. 

See Restore passwords to recover admin user rights for more information (this feature was also made available in 6.5.1).

More performance improvements

We've made some changes to reduce the CPU and memory load of actions that search for users, for example mentioning someone, sharing a page, and selecting a user in a blueprint field or macro parameter. 

SQL Server driver update

We have now replaced the open source jTDS driver for Microsoft SQL Server with the official Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server. 

If you're still using the jTDS driver to connect to Microsoft SQL Server, we'll switch you to the new driver automatically, when you upgrade to Confluence 6.6.

If for some reason this fails (for example, if you're using a datasource connection), you'll need to make this change manually. See this knowledge base article to find out how to switch.   

Android beta available now

A new mobile app for Confluence Server and Data Center is in the works.  If you've got an Android device and want to give it a try, head to Confluence Server mobile app beta to find out what you need to do to join the beta. 

Supported platforms changes

There are no supported platform changes planned for this release. 


Infrastructure changes

Head to Preparing for Confluence 6.6 to find out about changes that will impact add-on developers. 

Known issues

There are currently no known issues. 

Last modified on Dec 7, 2017

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