Confluence 7.4 beta release notes
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 7.4.0-rc1
Released 15 April 2020
No significant changes in this release candidate.
Highlights of 7.4.0-beta1
Released 9 April 2020
About this Enterprise release
Confluence 7.4 is an Enterprise release. This means we'll provide bug fix releases until 7.4 reaches end of life, to address critical security, stability, data integrity, and performance issues.
This release won't contain new features. Instead, we’ve focused on fixing bugs, and hardening existing features.
Inspect permissions with external directories
We've improved how the People who can view and Inspect Permissions features work with complex external directory scenarios. The following scenarios are fully supported:
- Nested groups
- Non-aggregating group membership
- Disabled directories
- Disabled user accounts in one, but not all, directories
- Groups names that contain upper-case characters
Note: when you inspect permissions for a specific group, we only report the permissions granted directly to that group. We'll warn you if the group is nested, but won't show permissions granted to any parent groups (you'll have to inspect these separately). This limitation only applies when you inspect permissions for a group. When you inspect permissions for a user, we display permissions granted by all groups, including parent groups.
Custom plugins and integrations
If you're upgrading from Confluence 6.x and you've built your own plugins and integrations, be aware that Confluence 7.0 contained significant changes that might affect your plugins.
We recommend you review the following developer resources, and test your custom plugins thoroughly before upgrading to Confluence 7.4 in production.
- Preparing for Confluence 7.0
- Confluence 7.0 developer guide
- Atlassian User Interface upgrade guide
- Deprecated code paths removed in 7.0
Supported platforms changes
End of support for several databases
As previously announced, the following databases are no longer supported:
- PostgreSQL 9.4
- MySQL 5.6
- Oracle 12c R1
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Advance Notice: End of support for Internet Explorer 11
To allow us to continue to take advantage of modern web standards to deliver improved functionality and the best possible user experience across all of our products, we have decided to end support for Internet Explorer 11.
Confluence 7.4.x (Enterprise Release) will be the last release to support Internet Explorer 11.
Advance Notice: End of support for several databases
Confluence 7.4.x (Enterprise release) will be the last release to support the following databases:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014
- PostgreSQL 9.5
For more information on all of these notices, see End of Support Announcements for Confluence.
Confluence 7.4 contains changes that may affect apps. Head to Preparing for Confluence 7.4 to find out how these changes will impact app developers.