Release Notes 3.4-m1 ("Milestone 1")

Milestone release advisory

For testing use only

Do not use this release to upgrade your production systems.

This release is a public development release ('milestone') leading up to the next Confluence major release. 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.

In supplying milestone releases, our aim is 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 all of our milestone releases even have been performance tested for a while.

However, since our milestones releases are timeboxed (that is, they are 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 that are scheduled to be fixed in the next milestone, or completely new bugs unknown even to us.

Additionally, we have not completed our performance testing and compatibility testing for all supported databases and user management systems. So, for example, a milestone release may behave well on a small installation but show severe problems when subjected to many users.

Upgrade Procedure

Follow the normal upgrade instructions to upgrade your test instance to this release. We strongly recommend that you backup your Confluence home directory and database before upgrading!


All development releases are available from the development releases page on the Atlassian website.



Confluence 3.4-m1 contains some performance boosts (CONF-20264). The green bar below highlights current performance.


Database Support

Confluence 3.4 now has support for:

Lots of bug fixes


Bugs resolved in 3.4-m1 (89 issues)

T Key Summary Status Resolution
Bug CONF-24022 Confluence password regex does not match the password regex set in Crowd Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-23149 contentbylabel macro does not sort ASCII characters properly Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-21157 Recently-Updated macro does not show user information when added to a page in Confluence 3.3 and 3.3.3 Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-21046 Upgrade to Confluence 3.4 throws NoSuchMethodError when using Crowd SSO Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-21000 a link in the admin screen to the knowledge base regarding theServer Base Url change returns no result Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20991 The modification detection (Modz detector) is not working. Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20964 XSS vulnerability in Tasklist macro Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20963 XSS vulnerability in Office Connector Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20958 Confluence features that require password confirmation (websudo, captcha) do not work with custom authentication Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20898 Gadgets Malformed Security Token Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20831 IE8 and IE7 crash if you click Add Page and Add Blog too fast multiple times Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20793 Confluence logs a ClassCastException Tomcat 6.0.27 or later when accessing Oracle. Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20765 Page gadget doesn't render preview or content Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20740 XSS vulnerability in Confluence Space Names Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20738 Ziputility adds files with wrong name Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20720 toggleStar in favourite.js uses elements that could not be found in the document Resolved Duplicate
Bug CONF-20715 User link hovering does not work in the recent changes macro Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20683 Default Theme: Breadcrumbs hidden in IE Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20633 Spaces cannot be unmarked as favourites Resolved Fixed
Bug CONF-20616 Edit in Word does not work when a custom authenticator is configured Resolved Fixed
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