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Milestone release advisory

For testing use only

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Do not use this release to upgrade your production systems.

For all production use and evaluation of Confluence, please use the latest official release.

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?

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.

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.

Gadgets & Office Team

Gadgets in the Macro Browser

Want to embed one of those fancy new JIRA gadgets into your page? This has become really easy with the new Macro Browser integration. Just have a look in the "External Content" category to find available gadgets. Confluence comes with the Confluence QuickNav gadget by default, but the administrator can add as many gadgets as you like.

Configure your JIRA gadgets in the Macro Browser

You can now configure your JIRA gadgets using the macro browser. Just pick a JIRA gadget from the Macro Browser, configure it and add it to your Confluence page or blog post.

Office 2007 support

We've fixed a couple of minor issues with the Word 2007 integration. But the really good news is that we've started working on PowerPoint 2007 support! Nothing to see yet, but stay tuned.

Dialogs Team

The new image browsing dialog has been restyled and as a bonus now works in new pages and blogs.

Engine Room

The Confluence REST plugin (prototype API) has now been enabled for this milestone. In addition to spaces (in previous milestone) we now have an API for viewing Confluence content (pages, blogs, comments) with page children expansion supported.

Some very basic documentation can be found here: Prototype REST API

Bugfix Team

Fixed multiple bugs .

Misc

Faster editor load

With a few improvements we have made to the way we load TinyMCE, it should appear faster across all the browsers.

This is an Agnes Ro 20% production

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  1. The link to Prototype REST API suggests I create a page - is it hidden through permissions or in another space?