I just back from a wonderful summer vacation, but I wanted to highlight this developer release announcement that we posted on the Confluence Developer mailing list a few weeks ago:
There have been small but significant changes to the CSS that styles all of Confluence. We’ve modified the typography and layout in fundamental ways.
Macros usually inherit the styles of the Confluence page, in addition to adding their own CSS. Since that core CSS has changed, macro plugins may now look inconsistent or behave in unexpected ways.
We have uncovered several of our own plugins that needed to be overhauled in the light of the new CSS changes. I highly encourage you to test your macros with Confluence 2.6 DR1 and make any changes necessary to ensure that your macros will continue to look and act as you expect when Confluence 2.6 is officially released.
If you run into trouble, or have any questions, please let me know asap.
The official release announcement with links can be found after the jump.

Confluence 2.6-dr1 is a public development release leading up to Confluence 2.6. This development release is being made available specifically for Confluence plugin developers to test their existing plugins against the significant style changes that have been made. For all production use and testing of Confluence, please use the latest official release.

Development Releases are Not Safe

Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. As such:

  • 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 *can not* provide a supported upgrade path between DRs, or from any DR to the eventual final release. Thus, any data you store in a Confluence DR may not be able to be migrated to a future Confluence release.


Confluence 2.6-dr1 can be downloaded from:

Upgrade Procedure

Follow the normal upgrade instructions (http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Upgrading+Confluence) to upgrade to this release. We strongly recommend that you backup your confluence-home directory and database before upgrading.

Release Notes

The release notes for this release can be found here:
The Confluence Team

Confluence 2.6 Developer Release 1