With the beginning of the Confluence 2.7 development cycle, we’ve decided to trying something new: milestone releases. Every two weeks, we’re rolling up a milestone release and putting it out through our Early Access Program. We’re doing this for three reasons:

  1. It’s good discipline for us to do frequent releases.
  2. It allows us to use these milestone releases on our internal system more easily.
  3. It gives plugin developers a head-start on upcoming changes.

That last item is the primary reason I’m writing here. We’ve just posted Confluence 2.7 M2. Plugin developers are encouraged to download and test your plugins against the new software. We’re hoping that this program will help you avoid the headache of updating all of your plugins in the days following one of our new releases.
You’ll find the Confluence 2.7 M@ Release Notes here.
Two quote from the release notes:

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.
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.

However, with that warning in mind, you can go take a look at the very freshest version of Confluence you’ll find anywhere!

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