Confluence 6.6 Enterprise Release Change Log

Confluence 6.6 Upgrade Notes

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This change log aims to give you an overview of what's changed since our last Enterprise release. As 6.6 is our first Enterprise release for Confluence, we'll give you a round up of everything that's happened since Confluence 5.10. 

About Enterprise releases
We recommend upgrading Confluence regularly, however if your organisation's process means you only upgrade about once a year, upgrading to an Enterprise release may be a good option, as it provides continued access to critical security, stability, data integrity and performance issues until this version reaches end of life. 

Top features

Here's a summary of the great new features awaiting your users.  

6.0
  • Collaborative editing!
    Multiple users can concurrently edit a page together. Changes are automatically saved so that unpublished work is always available.
  • Copy a page and all its child pages (925 votes), and choose where to copy to.
  • Delete a page and all its child pages in one go.
Release Notes
6.1
  • Atlassian Team Playbook blueprints: create health monitors, DACIs, project posters, and more.
  • Its now easier to set up and get started with collaborative editing
  • New Chinese language pack.
Release Notes
6.2
  • Invite people to edit an unpublished page with you - right from inside the editor.
  • Improvements to how you request access to a restricted page.
  • New Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, and Romanian language packs.
Release Notes
6.3
  • Stability and reliability improvements.
  • Fewer out of memory errors when indexing large attachments.
  • Photos now display right side up when inserted into a page.
  • New Estonian, Icelandic and Slovenian language packs.
Release Notes
6.4
  • Easier access to unpublished work.
  • New draft and unpublished changes lozenge to remind you about unfinished work.
  • Page history now shows both the avatar and name of the people who edited a version.
Release Notes
6.5
  • Super simple database setup and configuration for new sites.
  • More stability and reliability improvements.
Release Notes
6.6
  • Ability to deploy Confluence Data Center in Azure.
  • Restore administrator rights using recovery mode.
  • New Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak and Swedish language packs.
Release Notes

Critical bug fixes

Every release contains a bunch of bug fixes. Here's all the ones that were deemed critical severity and fixed since 6.0. 

6.0

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6.5

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6.6*

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Supported platform changes

From time to time we will add or end support for a platform. Here's a summary of the changes since 6.0. 

6.0

Ended support for:

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • MySQL 5.5
  • 32-bit installers for Linux or Windows (you can still upgrade in 32-bit environments, you'll just need to use the zip/archive file method)
Supported Platforms
6.1

No changes

Supported Platforms
6.2

No changes

Supported Platforms
6.3

Ended support for:

  • Oracle Solaris

Added support for:

  • PostgreSQL 9.6
  • MySQL 5.7
Supported Platforms
6.4 No changes Supported Platforms
6.5 No changes Supported Platforms
6.6 No changes

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Technical upgrade notes

This table is a high level summary of the upgrade notes, you should read the full upgrade notes before upgrading. 

6.0

Important notes:

  • Documentation theme will be removed.
  • Space jump macro will be removed.
  • No option to use the old (Confluence 5.8 and earlier) style dashboard.
  • Personal drafts are no longer editable.

Known issues:

  • If you've been using Confluence since version 2.4 or earlier (legends!) you should check the hibernate dialect in <confluence-home>/confluence.cfg.xml file before upgrading to Confluence 6.0 to avoid this error

Security advisory:

Upgrade Notes
6.1

Important notes:

  • There are additional memory, CPU and database requirements if you plan to use collaborative editing.
  • We recommend running Confluence on a minimum 4 core hardware.
  • To reduce out of memory errors, the page index macro now has a page limit.

Known issues:

  • Oracle users must upgrade their driver to 12.2.0.x before upgrading to Confluence 6.1 or later to avoid this issue.
Upgrade Notes
6.2

Important notes:

  • 'Link to this page' has moved to the share button.
Upgrade Notes
6.3

Important notes:

  • The maximum number of people who can edit a page simultaneously is now limited to 12.
  • New database driver recommendations.
Upgrade Notes
6.4

Important notes:

  • Post-upgrade task to index drafts and unpublished changes may take some time in large sites with lots of unpublished content.
  • Database driver changes for Microsoft SQL Server.

Known issues:

  • Some fonts that Confluence relies on are not available in older Linux distributions. See this article for what to do. 
Upgrade Notes
6.5

Important notes:

  • Attachment indexing improvements may have an impact on the size and number of files in your attachments directory.
  • Changes to how we handle permissions when problems detected in the ancestor table. You may want to rebuild the ancestor table after upgrading to ensure you're not affected.
  • If you're using SQL Server, consider switching to the new driver.
Upgrade Notes
6.6

Important notes:

  • If you're still using the jTDS driver to connect to Microsoft SQL Server, we'll switch you to the new driver automatically. If this fails because you're using a datasource or other problem, see this article for what to do.
Upgrade Notes


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Last modified on Oct 29, 2018

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