Release Notes 2.0-RC1


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Confluence 2.0-RC1 is the first release candidate for Confluence 2.0 (previously known as Confluence 1.5). It resolves almost 150 issues since the 1.5-RC2 release.

Who should upgrade?

Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. We make them available for customers who are willing to risk an unpolished release in order to have early access to new features. Developer releases are not suitable for running on production systems.

If you want to be running the most stable and most reliable version of Confluence, you should stick with the official, numbered releases.

Upgrade Procedure

Upgrading Confluence should be pretty easy. If you are upgrading from Confluence 1.4 or higher, 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 1.3.x or earlier, be sure to read the upgrade instructions in the Confluence 1.4 release notes.

Important Notice

If, after you have upgraded Confluence, the "Recent Changes" list on the dashboard is empty, this may be because you need to re-build your site's search index. You can do this under Administration → Content Indexing → Rebuild Search Index


All development releases are available from Development Releases on the Atlassian website.

New Features in Confluence 2.0-RC1

The 2.0-RC1 has largely concentrated on fixing bugs and polishing existing features. If you are upgrading from Confluence 1.4 or earlier, you should read the 1.5-DR2 Release Notes for a description of the major new features in Confluence 2.0.

Consult JIRA for the full list of issues resolved for 2.0-RC1.

Notable Features and Improvements

  • You can now place markup such as bold or italics within a word if you are using the WYSIWYG editor
  • The following characters are now permitted in page titles: ! & ( ) * ~ $ _ Pages can not, however, start with ~ or $.
  • The most recent change comment for a page is now included in the page's searchable text
  • rel="nofollow" added to links to printable versions of pages, to prevent them from being indexed by search engines
  • The Recent Changes list on the dashboard now correctly reflects whether you are viewing all spaces, a team, or your favorite spaces
  • Further improvements to the edit page UI including:
    • Improved label editing
    • Inline page previewing
    • Hiding of lesser-used functions such as moving a page or editing page permissions
  • Attachment downloads now support HTTP conditional get
  • Space exports now include that space's labels and page-level properties
  • Support for labels in the SOAP and XML-RPC remote APIs has been completed
  • Determining if a user exists via the remote API is now supported
Last modified on May 27, 2016

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