Release Notes 1.0b1

Confluence 1.0b1

Confluence 1.0b1 was released 19th December 2003.

That's right - we finally got it out the door! cheers from around the room erupt as developers across in the Atlassian offices crack open a beer.

New Features

  • It's soooo much faster as we've implemented caching at multiple levels - trust me, it now flies in development. Here's hoping it flies for you too. (For those with a development bent, turn on profiling via the URL to see abeautiful profiling stack trace on stdout)
  • The last login date is now tracked, pages and spaces changed since your last login are highlighted in green (as these are presumably pages you want to view), you can see a diff of the currently viewed page against the date you last logged in and there are various related reports of spaces/pages changed since your last login.
  • Parent/child page hierarchies have been implemented. You can specify the parent for any pages and the ancestry is reflected in the breadcrumbs list. The full hierarchy is shown (including the current page's position) on the Page Information screen, and there is a related macro to show the children in various different types of trees (see the Notation Guide for details)
  • Search has been completely overhauled - search now works across pages, comments and space descriptions and the results now display descriptions with highlighted search terms (this is really cool!)
  • Page renaming and link refactoring now works across comments, space descriptions and pages - neat!
  • The Notation Guide has been significantly improved with more useful examples, a list of the available macros and a tabbed interface. Also the edit/create pages now have a 'quick notation guide' to the most commonly used operations
  • There is a new 'Create Comment' permission - so that you can make spaces which are publicly viewable/commentable, but not editable.
  • The UI of the 'create link' and 'external link' links within a rendered page have been improved with subtle icons
  • Page comments now have a sexy icon of their own, and can be shown/hidden at will. You can also permalink to any given comment and comments are fully indexed.
  • Undefined and orphaned pages reports have been tightened significantly so that they now report truly undefined/orphaned pages
  • You can create a list of URLs ignored from external referrers - this is useful where your server is known by multiple IP / domain name combinations, or you want to ignore all internal referrers (Admin / General configuration)
  • {color} macro to color blocks of text
  • Logging in to Confluence now takes you to your intended destination, not the Dashboard
  • There is an option to choose whether the default link for a space goes to the space homepage or the space summary (people internally and externally seem to be divided about which it should go to - so you can choose for yourselves)
  • You can now edit and add SMTP servers through the web interface
  • The administration interface has been completely overhauled and tightened
  • Added a Mail Queue administration page
  • Added a View System Information page
  • Added a pretty error page, and the ability to submit but reports (including exports) directly to us
  • The permissions viewing and editing pages have been greatly simplified and improved across the application
  • Confluence now has a licensing system, so you will need a license key to evaluate (these can be generated online as with JIRA).
  • Image embedding can now include parameters (such as height, width, alignment etc) - see the Notation Guide for details.
  • https:// links are now treated just like ftp:// and http:// external links
  • Various rendering bugs have been fixed.
  • Many other minor fixes, improvements and performance tweaks
Last modified on May 27, 2016

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