Release Notes 2.10-m8 ("Milestone 8")


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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


Bug fixes:

  • CONF-13670 : fixed bug when Html Export used to fail on recently updated macro displaying an attachment.

Office Connector

  • CONF-13613 : fixed several bugs in the pdf preview
  • CONF-13643 : fixed previewing viewfile macro gives error on a new page with attachments
  • Numerous other bugs. See the Office Connector release notes


  • Added recentness boosting to QuickNav.
  • Added the space name to the tooltips for QuickNav results.
  • Fixed bug preventing Did-You-Mean feature being enabled via the admin console.


Bug Fixing

Significant bug fixes since M7 include:

  • CONF-13580: a blocker bug when editing pages with certain types of macros.
  • CONF-13543: a blocker bug causing drafts to not be saved in certain situations
  • CONF-13521: a serious issue with the RTE forcing the use of the base url.
  • Several bugs (CONF-13338) fixed relating to the escaping of attachment filenames.
  • Fixed the HTML around the quick search box that was causing a large right hand margin on some browsers.
Last modified on Nov 14, 2008

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