Release Notes 1.2.1

Confluence 1.2.1 is a maintenance release that fixes some bugs that users may have encountered using Confluence 1.2. It incorporates improvements to performance for large Confluence installations, and fixes bugs related to the remote API, over-use of disk space, and a few annoying errors users were experiencing when setting up a new Confluence instance.

1.2.1 is a free upgrade for all existing Confluence customers.

Who should upgrade?

The issues resolved below are all either fixes to problems that have effected small numbers of users, or improve areas of Confluence that may not be used in your installation. As such, we recommend you read through the release notes and decide whether this upgrade is necessary.

If 1.2 is working fine, and none of the issues below are bothering you, there is no need to upgrade.

Upgrade Procedure

Upgrading Confluence should be pretty easy. If you are upgrading from Confluence 1.2, you can find instructions here. We strongly recommend that you backup your confluence.home directory and database before upgrading!

If you are upgrading from Confluence 1.1.2 or earlier, be sure to read the upgrade instructions in the Confluence 1.2 release notes.

Changes in 1.2.1

See also: Issues Resolved for 1.2.1

Remote API Fixes

  • getBlogEntries() will no longer erroneously return SQL Timestamps instead of date objects — Release Notes 1.2.1)
  • getPage() will now successfully retrieve a previous page version — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • renderContent() can now successfully render a page containing the {blog-posts} macro — Release Notes 1.2.1

Setup Fixes

  • Some users were encountering the following error during setup: "Unable to store Trigger with name: 'backupTrigger' and group: 'DEFAULT', because one already exists with this identification." This should no longer occur — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • Some users were encountering a NullPointerException in during setup when connecting to an external datasource. This should no longer occur — Release Notes 1.2.1

Performance and Efficiency Fixes

  • Installations with large search indexes will no longer experience a performance degredation when saving content — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • Backups will no longer leave a redundant exploded copy of the files being backed up in the temp directory — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • Deleting a space was not deleting its attachments from the confluence home directory. This is now fixed — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • Thumbnails are now stored in their own directory, so they won't be included unnecessarily in backups — Release Notes 1.2.1

Other Issues Resolved

  • Confluence now generates significantly higher-quality image thumbnails (Thanks to Mike Aizatsky for the tip) — Release Notes 1.2.1
    (!) Note (!)

    Unless you are running JDK 5.0 (which we do not recommend as it is still in pre-release), this improvement will only be visible if you are running Confluence on Mac OS X

  • URLs longer than 255 characters will no longer cause an exception when saving a page — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • Pages with titles containing quotes no longer break PDF exports — Release Notes 1.2.1
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP2 will no longer corrupt zip-files downloaded from Confluence — Release Notes 1.2.1

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