Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7")
The Confluence team is proud to present another incremental milestone, called M7. We are currently aiming at shipping M8 in two weeks and M9 in four weeks. M9 will be almost feature-complete and therefore similar to a beta release. After a couple of betas and release candidates we intend to ship Confluence 3 in late May. As always, things can still change a little, so there is no fixed date. But if you are a plugin developer, you want to have your plugin tested well before the big marketing buzz kicks in. We try to remain as backward-compatible as we can for Confluence 3, but if something slipped through the cracks we need your feedback, and we need it now. So do have a look at this milestone release and tell us what you think.
Macro Browser and Rich Text Editor
You can now choose the kind of right-click context menu you want in the Rich Text Editor. A new button on the toolbar, handily called "Toggle context menu", toggles between the browser's default context menu and our TinyMCE one.
You can also tell the TinyMCE context menu that it isn't wanted via the "Disable context menu" option.
The filtering logic has been added to AUI as a new commented method of AJS, "filterBySearch" - feel free to use it.
This milestone shows a number of improvements from the Community Team.
In the spirit of making the profile page actually page you want to visit, it's been given a facelift and has now come closer in line with out stardard UI.
It also includes your current status is clearly visible at the top of the profile page.
For now you have a Status Updates section on the right hand side of the profile page, the next milestone will see this will be replaced with the new Recently Updated Macro (see below) so it will include other kinds of activity as well. It's here now because otherwise you wouldn't have anywhere to delete or clear your status, eventually will be moved to another tab and/or page.
User Status Updates
- Delete And Clear Status
You can delete status entries from the list on the right. Someone hacks in your status, you can now always delete it. You can also clear your current status, so any location showing your current status will show nothing. This won't remove it from your history but your current status will now be considered cleared.
- Status Icon
A new status Icon was introduced by the Design team. The lightbulb has been replaced with some sexy quotes ( ).
- Immediate Updates
Recently Updated Macro
To build up activity in the old recently updated macro the process would simply query the lastModified date of all the relevant content, then sort it accordingly. The side effect of this was, if two people edited the same page, you would only see the one edit in your list. Not only that, if you wanted to follow a certain user's activity and someone edited a page after them, you wouldn't see any update!
We've worked very hard on this and changed the way Confluence stores changes to documents and now tracks all changes every time a document, page, profile, status, anything, is updated.
This screen shot shows two edits from two different people on the same document, something that wasn't previously possible. These changes were critical for implementing a proper follow feature for 3.0.
A number of bugs have been fixed by the community team, here are a list of some of the main ones:
- CONF-14773 Expanding and collapsing the personal sidebar will no longer affect the comments on that page/blogpost.
- CONF-14870 Delete links for user status items are now properly integrated with the new XSRF protection and actually work.
- CONF-14778 Printing pages from a personal space no longer includes the sidebar
Other bug fixes:
- CONF-14689 Comment edits now send notifications
Plus a number of other fixes.
PDF export team
Removed the PDF Export++ option. The new PDF export is what you get when you select just PDF Export. The old PDF export was removed.
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Fonts are too large in the page index macro when exported to PDF
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Note macro missing colored background in PDF export
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - content by label macro looks ugly when exported to PDF
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Bookmarks macro is producing really large font when exported to PDF
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Attachments macro is showing velocity junk when exported to PDF
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Panel macros (warning, note, info) could use some extra padding in PDF export
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Spaces macro renders as a single bullet item list when exported to PDF
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Recently-used-labels macro with a table style doesn't look like a table at all
Release Notes 3.0-m7 ("Milestone 7") - Blockquote text too large in pdf export