Documentation for Confluence 5.4.
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Do not use this release to upgrade your production systems.

For all production use and testing of Confluence, please use the latest official release.
This release is a milestone development release for 2.10 ("Two Ten"). This is a public development release (DR) leading up to Confluence 2.10. 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?

Please note the following

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  • Development releases are not safe. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. For that reason:
    • While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release.
    • Features in development releases may be 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 the eventual final release. Thus, it is possible that you will 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, and usually milestone releases even have been load- and performance-tested for a while.

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.

Additionally, our performance-testing and compatibility testing for databases and application servers is not done to the full extent. So, for example, a milestone release might behave well on a small installation but show severe problems when subjected to many users.

Upgrade Procedure

Follow the normal upgrade instructions to upgrade from Confluence 2.9.x to this release. We strongly recommend that you backup your confluence-home directory and database before upgrading!

Downloads

All development releases are available from Development Releases on the Atlassian website.

Issues resolved or improved in this release

Office Connector

  • Changed the preview link to just "View". Previously it was "View Online" or "View as HTML". It will always be on the right of the actions links. This makes the alignment of the other links nicer.
  • The slide viewer will always be downloading a few slides ahead of the current slide. This should make it appear to be loading slides faster when you advance the slides.
  • Other minor refinements of the slide viewer UI.

RTE

  • Keyboard shortcuts added for insert link/image (ctrl+k and ctrl+m)
  • Keyboard shortcuts fixed for headings (ctrl+1 for heading one and so on)
  • Links pasted into the rich text editor will work (for most browsers and to some extent for all browsers)
  • Initial indent within a code macro is now displayed properly.
  • Extra newlines are no longer added to bodies of most macros Eg {note}inline body{note} will be left alone by round-trip.
  • Less extra whitespace will be added to wiki markup by going to rich text.
  • Draft saving should now work in all browsers again.
  • Editor tabs are now rounded in safari and firefox.

QuickNav

  • A faulty optimisation that was causing problems with multi-word searches has been fixed.
  • Increased range of data boosting to cover a full year (instead of one month)

Did-you-mean

The administration screens for the did-you-mean configuration have been substantially improved.

Default Space Content

The default content used for the home page in a newly created space or personal space has been improved to show recently updated content, and a pagetree of the space.

Plugins

Included most recent bug-fix versions of:

  • LeftNav Theme
  • Userlister plugin
  • ToC Plugin
  • Social Bookmarking Plugin
  • Email Page Plugin
  • Live Search Plugin
  • IM Presence Plugin
  • Dashboard Macros Plugin
  • Contributors Plugin
  • Attachments Plugin
  • JIRA Plugin
  • Advanced Macros

Engine Room

Multiple bug fixes.