Release Notes 2.1.2

Confluence 2.1.2 is a maintenance release that resolves some issues users may have encountered using Confluence 2.1.1 or earlier, including issues related to page editing, Javascript errors in Firefox and Safari and PDF exports.

2.1.2 is a free upgrade for all customers who purchased their Confluence license after January 12th, 2005.

Who should upgrade?

Confluence 2.1.2 fixes a number of bugs found in Confluence 2.1.1 and earlier. Customers are recommended to upgrade if they are experiencing any of the issues fixed in this release.

Upgrade Procedure

If you are using MySQL, please apply the patch detailed in this bug report http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-5153. That is, please download 2.1.2, extract it, and copy the above mentioned patch into the unpacked 2.1.2 distribution and then go about your upgrade. We will be releasing a version with this patch bundled soon.

Upgrading Confluence should be pretty easy. If you are upgrading from Confluence 2.1 or 2.1.1, 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 2.0.3 or earlier, please check the release-notes of the other major Confluence releases:

Changes in 2.1.2

See also: Issues resolved for 2.1.2

Improvements

  • JiraPortlet macro now has an optional "baseurl" parameter for when Confluence accesses JIRA from a different URL to regular users – Unresolved Link
  • Children listed at the bottom of pages are now sorted alphabetically – Unresolved Link
  • Confluence warns space administrators when they permit anonymous access to a space, but global anonymous access is disabled – Unresolved Link

Bugs Fixed

  • NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE popup no longer appears when editing certain pages in Firefox – Unresolved Link
  • "Error converting parameters" popup no longer appears when editing certain pages in Safari – Unresolved Link
  • Edit page no longer returns NoSuchElementException error under some circumstances – Unresolved Link
  • "Last week" and "Last month" searches no longer fail when time period spans the new year – Unresolved Link
  • News items marked as favourites are now listed on the dashboard – Unresolved Link
  • Mail attachments no longer show up in recent changes on dashboard – Unresolved Link
  • PDF Export no longer fails with error parsing background-color attributes – Unresolved Link
  • Anonymous users do not cause a crash when exporting a space – Unresolved Link
  • Disabling a servlet plugin no longer causes a NullPointerException – Unresolved Link
  • Notification emails no longer prepend the site's context path twice to certain URLs – Unresolved Link
  • It is now possible to move a page between spaces and change its parent in the same operation – Unresolved Link
  • Dashboard favourite selection now works in Opera 8.5 – Unresolved Link
  • Username links no longer cause a NullPointerException in certain configurations – Unresolved Link

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