Confluence 7.4 Long Term Support Release Change Log

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This change log aims to give you an overview of what's changed since our last Long Term Support release. As 7.4 is our third Long Term Support release for Confluence, we'll give you a round up of everything that's happened since Confluence 6.13. 

About Long Term Support releases
We recommend upgrading Confluence regularly, however if your organisation's process means you only upgrade about once a year, upgrading to a Long Term Support 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.  

6.13
(LTS)

6.13 is a Long Term Support release. Learn more 
  • Delete user accounts
  • PDF export improvements
  • Support for AdoptOpenJDK 8
  • Migration Assistant for Confluence
  • Add page numbers to PDF exports the easy way (6.13.3 and later)
  • Ability to choose between Edit in Office and Companion App (6.13.6 and later)

Release Notes
6.14
  • Improved search UI
  • Editor upgrade
  • Delete a user's profile picture
  • Add page numbers to PDF exports the easy way
Release Notes
6.15
  • Filter search by space category
  • Changes to the backup and restore screen
Release Notes
7.0
  • Automated Synchrony data eviction
  • CDN support to ease geo-performance issues
  • Pre-upgrade planning tools
Release Notes
7.1
  • Java 11 support
  • Exclude attached files when copying a single page
  • Improvements to the Content by Label, Change History, and Spaces List macros
  • Extended support for Edit in Office
Release Notes
7.2
  • Access Data Center features without setting up a cluster
  • MySQL 8 support
Release Notes
7.3
  • More control when editing files
  • Companion app support for session-based virtual desktops
  • Check who can view a page and share with confidence
  • Advanced permissions management for easier administration
  • Self-protect and sleep easy with rate limiting
Release Notes
7.4

7.4 is a Long Term Support release. Learn more

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 6.13. 

6.13
(LTS)

6.13 is a designated Long Term Support release, meaning it offers backported critical security, stability, data integrity, and performance fixes while this version is supported . Learn more  

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6.14

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6.15

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7.0

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7.1

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7.2

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7.3

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7.4

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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 6.6. 

6.13
(LTS)

Ended support for:

  • PostgreSQL 9.3

Added support for:

  • AdoptOpenJDK 8
Supported Platforms
6.14No changesSupported Platforms
6.15No changesSupported Platforms
7.0

No changes

Supported Platforms
7.1

Added support for:

  • Java 11
Supported Platforms
7.2

Added support for:

  • MySQL 8
Supported Platforms
7.3

Added support for:

  • PostgreSQL 10
  • Oracle 19c
Supported Platforms
7.4

Ended support for:

  • PostgreSQL 9.4
  • MySQL 5.6 
  • Oracle 12c R1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Supported Platforms

Technical upgrade notes

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

6.13
(LTS)

6.13 is a Long Term Support release. Learn more 
  • Styling of PDF exports have been improved. There have been some behaviour changes, so check the full upgrade notes
  • There is a known issue when running Confluence on Linux with AdoptOpenJDK. You may need to install a font configuration package.
  • New Infrastructure recommendations for enterprise Confluence instances on AWS can help you plan a suitable environment, or check whether your current instance is adequate for the size of your content and traffic.
  • 6.13.6 added system property to re-enable Edit in Office, which was replaced by Companion app in Confluence 6.11.

Upgrade Notes
6.14

Important notes:

  • New users are no longer be required to upload a profile picture or watch a space when they log in for the first time.
  • A new scheduled job will check for problems in your CONFANCESTORS table each day.
Upgrade Notes
6.15

Important notes:

  • The Share a link blueprint now requires URLs to be whitelisted.
  • Wiki markup will no longer be rendered in search results
Upgrade Notes
7.0

Important notes:

  • Synchrony tables will be truncated during the upgrade. This upgrade task may take some time to run.
  • Unsupported CDN dark feature has been removed.
  • Ended support for a number of macros and gadgets, and removed them from the macro browser.
  • Change to how you configure your mail server in the Confluence distribution.

Upgrade Notes
7.1

Important notes:

  • Some Java 8 arguments aren't recognized in Java 11. If you plan to switch to Java 11, to avoid startup problems, apply your customisations manually, don't simply copy over your file or Java options.  
  • The spaces list macro now only shows current spaces by default.
Upgrade Notes
7.2

Important notes:

  • We now limit the size of the chart macro.
  • If you plan to upgrade to MySQL 8, you'll need to switch your database driver.
Upgrade Notes
7.3

Important notes:

  • We now limit the number of pages that initially display in the page tree.
  • Companion app 0.6.2 and earlier won't work with Confluence 7.3. Upgrade to 1.0.0.
  • Java 11 now bundled for use with the installer.
Upgrade Notes
7.4

Important notes:

  • We've resolved several issues with Inspect permissions feature that impact sites with complex external directory setups

Upgrade Notes


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Last modified on Jun 26, 2020

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