Release Notes 3.1-m6 ("Milestone 6")
We are pretty close to Beta now, so if you are a plugin author and haven't checked out the latest milestones of 3.1, you should do it now. The API won't change much anymore, from now on it's mainly bugfixing.
Gadgets & Office Team
Editing user preferences of OpenSocial gadgets in the Macro Browser
You can now edit user preferences of OpenSocial gadgets directly in the Macro Browser. Let's take our all time favorite Hamster gadget as an example:
The UI will be slightly different in the next milestone, as we are going to move the form fields in the center of to the right hand side and make them part of the normal macro parameters.
You can now discover which gadgets are exposed by Confluence and can be used in other OpenSocial containers like JIRA 4 or iGoogle. There is a new "Gadget Directory" menu item in the browse menu which allows you to browse through the list of available gadgets.
There's a new "Insert" menu in the editor that helps you insert links, attachments, images and some default macros without having to already know which little button you're meant to press. (On IE the macro icons look odd, that's a bug and will be adressed soon)
Help us choose the right macros!
We picked a few macros that we thought users should know about, which are simple enough to use right away, and which represent a decent spread across a range of macros to stimulate your interest in the "add more" button. Our constraint is 5 macros max, since the menus gets too long on stupid goddamn good old IE6 on a 1024x768 screen.
Apart from the edit menu, some bug fixes of note: Problems with links in the RTE have been fixed; pressing escape in the new image dialog doesn't prevent it working next time; and move page works in IE8.
A lot of work has gone into the new page move dialog but it's not quite ready, so we didn't put it into M6.
Work has been continued on the REST API however these were purely back end changes and the API itself has not changed since m5.
New Login Screen design, which looks more consistent with other products like JIRA. Another step forward in terms of making Confluence look better