Release Notes 2.7-m5 ("Milestone 5")
Do not use this release to upgrade your production systems.
For all production use and testing of Confluence, please use the latest official release.
Confluence 2.7-m5 is a milestone development release for 2.7. This is a public development release (DR) leading up to Confluence 2.7. Development releases are a snapshot of our work in progress, allowing our customers 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.
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.
Milestone releases have not been load- or stress-tested. So, for example, they might behave well on a small installation but show severe problems when subjected to many users.
Follow the normal upgrade instructions to upgrade from Confluence 2.6.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 in this release
View the list of fixes and newly implemented features in JIRA. They contain all the issues resolved during development of 2.7, not just the ones fixed since the previous milestone.
For some reason, an outdated version of the new Dynamic Tasklist 2 was included in this milestone. Since Milestones are not real customer releases, we do ship them with bugs like this. If you want to see the latest and greatest Dynamic Tasklist 2 in action, please simply upgrade to the latest version using the plugin repository from the administration console.
Also, there is an annoying (2.7-specific) bug in this release that causes warnings for all colors used by the color-macro: http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-10001/. It will be resolved by the time the next milestone gets released.
Apart from that, M5 is a nice Milestone release and definitely worth a look for all plugin developers - especially now that we are getting closer and closer to the end of the release cycle, and fewer and fewer major architectural changes will be made.