Release Notes 2.10-m3 ("Milestone 3")


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Do not use this release to upgrade your production systems.

For all production use and testing of Confluence, please use the latest official release.
This release is a milestone development release for 2.10 ("Two Ten"). This is a public development release (DR) leading up to Confluence 2.10. Development releases are a snapshot of our work in progress, allowing our customers and especially plugin-developers to see what we're up to.

Who should upgrade?

Development releases are not production ready. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release, and could contain features that are incomplete or may change or be removed before the next full release.

No upgrade path. Because development releases represent work in progress, we cannot provide a supported upgrade path between development releases, or from any development release to a final release. You may not be able to migrate any data you store in a Confluence development release to a future Confluence release.

Atlassian does not provide support for development releases.

Our milestone releases aim to provide plugin developers with an opportunity to see the latest changes in the code.

Each milestone release has passed all our automatic tests, and has been used for one week on our official internal Confluence server. Most of the issues solved have been reviewed too, and usually milestone releases even have been load- and performance-tested for a while.

However, since our milestones releases are timeboxed (i.e. they get released every two weeks, no matter how far we have come implementing features and bugfixes), there is always a chance that we have new known bugs, which are scheduled to be fixed in the next milestone, or completely new bugs unknown even to us.

Additionally, our performance-testing and compatibility testing for databases and application servers is not done to the full extent. So, for example, a milestone release might behave well on a small installation but show severe problems when subjected to many users.

Upgrade Procedure

Follow the normal upgrade instructions to upgrade from Confluence 2.9.x to this release. We strongly recommend that you backup your confluence-home directory and database before upgrading!


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

Issues resolved or improved in this release

TinyMCE 3 is in

This milestone contains the long-awaited TinyMCE 3 upgrade. It comes at a cost (we had to disable the emoticons, special characters, color-pickers and fullscreen mode) to make it into M3, but they will be back in M4, and this gives us a much more stable Rich Text Editor two weeks earlier than expected. Please note: we have not yet started working on roundtripping bugs (e.g. stuff that breaks when switching from RTE to WikiMarkup and back). We will start attacking bugs those towards the end of the release cycle and during the 3.0 cycle. But the improvements in the RTE itself are extremely valuable already, including support for safari. If you encounter problems please don't hesitate to ask or raise issues. We want to make this a really solid experience.


Oh, and the new RTE starts up much faster too! Kudos to the relentless work of the Writer-Team (especially David T and Agnes), who have been working for many hours over the past months to get us here.

Quick Navigation

  • Matches titles as you type
  • Shows 3 pages, 3 news items, 2 attachments, 3 people, 2 spaces. If no titles are matched the category isn't shown.
  • People's profile photos are shown
  • Use your keyboard to navigate
  • Now with ∞% more rounded corners

Clear Search

  • Improved search result page and results
    • Lighter 'Showing ...' line
    • Better fit with a grid, softening of filter panel corners and better spacing
    • Emphasis of the titles
    • Clearer, simpler result format
    • Real profile pictures of real people
  • Clear filter instead of clear search
  • Search field at the bottom of the page

Small improvements

Per's first 20% project displays a lock-icon next to documents that have restricted access.


Notes on deploying to your test-instance

With the TinyMCE upgrade, we have renamed the TinyMCE plugin key to match the Confluence version. Hence, you may find that there are two TinyMCE plugins installed which can cause errors when editing (e.g. the pop-ups not working). If so, you will need to disable both and then re-enable the 2.10-m3 version of TinyMCE. This will be fixed for the final 2.10 release with an upgrade task to uninstall the old plugin.

Last modified on May 27, 2016

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