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Highlights in Confluence 5.5

  • major improvements to task handling
  • fixed missing cursor when editing a page using Firefox
  • adding attachments while editing a page no longer triggers notifications
  • improved JIRA macro

Fixed/Resolved issues reported/requested in-house

  • ADMIN-71 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • ADMIN-70 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    (save button tooltip no longer overlaps the save button)
  • ADMIN-73 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    (invisible cursor when editing pages using Firefox)

Overview of major changes

Confluence 5.5 Introduction video:

Notable changes in this version

(Full release notes: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/confluence-5-5-release-notes-589366874.html#)

  • performance improvements
    • improved loading/display speed of pages on Safari
    • improved performance when quickly clicking multiple tasks to be completed
    • improved performance with viewing/editing pages containing multiple image effects
  • editor improvements
    • create assigned tasks and set due dates directly from within the editor
    • faster/easier access to adding new tasks via the new task button
    • allows importing of markdown syntax (via Insert -> Markdown)
    • markup insertions can be previewed now side-by-side
    • icons for the warning/tip/info macros in the macro browser show the new icons now
    • slightly improved wording/presentation of warning message, when multiple people are editing the same page
  • new blueprints
    • new task report blueprint
  • improvements to profile page
    • newly added task tab providing an overview over the created/assigned tasks
  • improvements to mail notifications
    • no longer sends notifications when adding attachments while editing a page
    • no longer sends notifications when moving a page
    • daily digests mails are now reported to be sent from the Confluence instance (rather than by an anonymous user)
  • improvements to PDF export
    • exporting JIRA macros was improved
  • new macros
    • task report macro
  • removed macros
    • documentation link macro
    • tasklist macro
  • JIRA macro improvements
    • usage of new status lozenges
    • option to display a single issue as a table 
    • sortable table rows
    • chart display support
  • PDF macro improvements
    • improved visual quality of displayed PDF documents
  • mobile support improvements
    • added support for mentions in comments 

Fixes which apply to our Confluence instance in more detail

Editor

CONF-30017 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-23235 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-28564 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-24812 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-31524 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-29942 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-27598 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-33922 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-26430 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-17556 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-33977 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-30629 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-31703 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-31691 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-36154 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-31783 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-31101 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-28188 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-33034 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONFSERVER-29266 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32510 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  CONF-32258 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Templates and Blueprints

CONF-33298 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32255 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Viewer

CONF-28189 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32523 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Page Tools

CONF-27811 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32209 - Getting issue details... STATUS

CONF-36326 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Searching

CONF-24568 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Mail notifications

CONF-17359 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32211 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-25091 - Getting issue details... STATUS

CONF-22859 - Getting issue details... STATUS

PDF Export

CONF-16922 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-22339 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32628 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Word export

CONF-22339 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Word import

CONF-15672 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-34346 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Login

CONF-29144 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Localization

CONF-32424 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Macros

Table of Content macro

CONF-31077 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Jira issues macro

CONF-32525 - Getting issue details... STATUS

PDF Viewer macro

CONF-32845 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-30711 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Page include macro

CONF-24785 - Getting issue details... STATUS

CONF-32789 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-27059 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-18969 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Excerpt include macro

CONF-27059 - Getting issue details... STATUS

CONF-30667 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-33414 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Page Properties Report macro

CONF-31518 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-32367 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-33380 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Office Connector macros

CONF-25421 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-33107 - Getting issue details... STATUS
CONF-30646 - Getting issue details... STATUS

CONF-32501 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Complete list of issues fixed in 5.5.x

Getting issues...

2 Comments

  1. Is there a reason for the advertorial project management video? If it's a prerequisite of using this system then OK, but its relevance to the WIKI (as opposed to the bugtracker) appears to be zero IMO..

    1. The purpose of this overview is multitude and while the Wiki audience is the majority of that purpose, it's not the sole one.

      It's also an overview used in-house and there the provided information is a bit more relevant.

      Also while I agree that in this case the information is of very little use to the Wiki case, I'd like to keep a common style for all changelogs and these introduction videos are provided for each version of Confluence. There are introduction videos in following versions which will certainly be more relevant to Wiki users as well. Adding this introduction video here will make sure that the style is consistent throughout all changelogs.

      Also: Who knows if one or the other moderator doesn't want to start using tasklist to organzie work at some point? I'm not able to read people's minds or look into the future. Are you? (wink)

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