Release Notes 3.4-m4 ("Milestone 4")

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!

Downloads

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

Previous Milestone(s)

Previous milestones in the 3.4 release:

Features

Keyboard shortcuts dialog

Confluence now has a keyboard shortcuts dialog. This dialog is accessible by pressing '?' on your keyboard or going to Browse > Keyboard Shortcuts.

New Keyboard shortcuts

  • 'e' to edit
  • 'm' to comment
  • 'l' to label
  • '/' to quick search
  • 'g' then 'd' to go to the dashboard
  • ... and lots more. Go to Browse > Confluence Keyboard Shortcuts to discover more of them...
    Note: There are some known issues with Safari for Mac, but we are ironing them out and they should be fixed next release. Some of these keyboard shortcuts are likely to change.

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Preview in FireFox now works
  • Move page dialog now works

Other Improvements

  • Recently updated on dashboard now tells you what the user did (eg updated, commented) and has a timestamp for each activity.
    Note: The space description no longer renders wiki markup
  • UPM has been upgraded to the latest milestone
  • Browse > Advanced > Space details form has been converted to AUI style forms

Improvements

Bug Fixes

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