Release Notes 2.5

The Atlassian Confluence team is proud to present Confluence 2.5. Confluence 2.5 is the tenth release of Confluence. It introduces more flexible page restrictions, and also includes a number of minor fixes.

Confluence 2.5 is a free upgrade for any customer who purchased Confluence after April 27th, 2006.

Upgrading from Confluence 2.2 and later

Upgrading Confluence should be fairly straightforward: you can find instructions here. We strongly recommend that you backup your confluence.home directory and database before upgrading!

Upgrading from Confluence 2.1 and earlier

Users upgrading directly from 2.1 or earlier should also read the 2.2 Release Notes for caveats regarding the 2.1 -> 2.2 upgrade.

Introducing flexible page restrictions

Page restrictions give you the ability to choose who may read and/or edit any given page.

By popular request, page restrictions have been enhanced and can now be assigned to multiple people and/or groups:


 

Other significant issues resolved

Dynamic task list JRE incompatibilities

Many customers have been prevented from upgrading the Java runtime hosting their Confluence instance due to Release Notes 2.5, an issue which would prevent existing dynamic task lists from working with the new JRE. This issue has been resolved in Confluence 2.5 allowing dynamic task list users to upgrade and downgrade between Java versions without experiencing conversion exceptions.

contentbylabel macro supports AND condition

You may now use the operator=AND parameter with the contentbylabel macro to select pages that have all of the supplied labels. (Release Notes 2.5)

The Confluence 2.5 Team

Development
Tom Davies
Matthew Jensen
Samuel Le Berrigaud
David Loeng
Charles Miller
Christopher Owen
Agnes Ro
Matt Ryall
Don Willis

Oversight & Mis management
Mike Cannon-Brookes
Scott Farquhar

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