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From: gmcdonald <gmcdonald@apache.org>
Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 7:56 AM
Subject: IMPORTANT: Major Confluence Upgrade Coming Soon. Please
review test instance now.
Hi All,

If your project has a Confluence Wiki then this is an IMPORTANT announcement
for you and your project. Please read this email carefully.

NOTICE: The ASF Confluence instance is planned to be upgraded this Saturday
22nd June 2013. Judging by the time taken to upgrade the test instance,
please expect the service to be in a down or read only state for the entire
day.

This email is to let you know that a test upgrade has already occurred and
is live for you to play with now. This gives us all an opportunity to test
for stability as well as any upgrade/plugin issues that might have happened
along the way.

Our current confluence wiki is at version 3.4.9 from way back in February
2011 and Atlassian have released a further 45 updates along the way,
including another 2 major versions.
The test instance has been upgraded several times along the way, with
database surgery, operating system and server changes along the way.

There have been casualties. Most notably is the Autoexport Plugin has had to
be disabled permanently as during extensive testing, this plugin stopped
working on version 4.3. Templates and Macros are also affected with major
changes from wiki markup to xhtml amongst other things. Some plugins
survived with upgrades all the way whilst some have been
decommissioned/replaced or have changed to 'paid for' versions that we need
to sort out licensing for. Nothing major that I can tell, but that's where
you lot come in with your testing of your own spaces.

Please familiarise yourself with what's new in Confluence 5.1 at
https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence+5.1+Release+Notes
and also take a good look around our upgraded test instance. Do not worry
about mucking anything up on the test instance as that is what it is there
for. Any changes/additions made will be lost on Saturday when a new
migration will take place. The current confluence version will remain online
in a read only state until the new version is completed.

A jira ticket has been raised at
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6406 where projects can add
comments on any issues they are having with the test instance as compared to
their old site. Just problems only please, do not turn it into a how to use
confluence 5 thread. In addition, if there are any features that you
currently use that do not work in the test instance, please replicate the
feature in the current production TEST space so that I can test them all in
the one place along the way. (Ask if you need create page permissions to
cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TEST )

It may be possible in the future to replace Autoexport by playing around
with the API to export the pages but this is not a priority, nor is it
supported. We warned projects long ago that the Autoexport Tool would be
incompatible with future Confluence versions and that time has now come.

Ok so, please test and report to the Jira Issue mentioned anything amiss
with your space. Go to https://cwiki2.apache.org/confluence and have a play
around. You have 3 DAYS to report anything you find.

Thanks

Gavin (ASF Infra)

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  • Andrus Adamchik at Jun 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Good thing we are off autoexport plugin :)
    On Jun 18, 2013, at 10:09 AM, Mike Kienenberger wrote:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: gmcdonald <gmcdonald@apache.org>
    Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 7:56 AM
    Subject: IMPORTANT: Major Confluence Upgrade Coming Soon. Please
    review test instance now.

    Hi All,

    If your project has a Confluence Wiki then this is an IMPORTANT announcement
    for you and your project. Please read this email carefully.

    NOTICE: The ASF Confluence instance is planned to be upgraded this Saturday
    22nd June 2013. Judging by the time taken to upgrade the test instance,
    please expect the service to be in a down or read only state for the entire
    day.

    This email is to let you know that a test upgrade has already occurred and
    is live for you to play with now. This gives us all an opportunity to test
    for stability as well as any upgrade/plugin issues that might have happened
    along the way.

    Our current confluence wiki is at version 3.4.9 from way back in February
    2011 and Atlassian have released a further 45 updates along the way,
    including another 2 major versions.
    The test instance has been upgraded several times along the way, with
    database surgery, operating system and server changes along the way.

    There have been casualties. Most notably is the Autoexport Plugin has had to
    be disabled permanently as during extensive testing, this plugin stopped
    working on version 4.3. Templates and Macros are also affected with major
    changes from wiki markup to xhtml amongst other things. Some plugins
    survived with upgrades all the way whilst some have been
    decommissioned/replaced or have changed to 'paid for' versions that we need
    to sort out licensing for. Nothing major that I can tell, but that's where
    you lot come in with your testing of your own spaces.

    Please familiarise yourself with what's new in Confluence 5.1 at
    https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence+5.1+Release+Notes
    and also take a good look around our upgraded test instance. Do not worry
    about mucking anything up on the test instance as that is what it is there
    for. Any changes/additions made will be lost on Saturday when a new
    migration will take place. The current confluence version will remain online
    in a read only state until the new version is completed.

    A jira ticket has been raised at
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6406 where projects can add
    comments on any issues they are having with the test instance as compared to
    their old site. Just problems only please, do not turn it into a how to use
    confluence 5 thread. In addition, if there are any features that you
    currently use that do not work in the test instance, please replicate the
    feature in the current production TEST space so that I can test them all in
    the one place along the way. (Ask if you need create page permissions to
    cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TEST )

    It may be possible in the future to replace Autoexport by playing around
    with the API to export the pages but this is not a priority, nor is it
    supported. We warned projects long ago that the Autoexport Tool would be
    incompatible with future Confluence versions and that time has now come.

    Ok so, please test and report to the Jira Issue mentioned anything amiss
    with your space. Go to https://cwiki2.apache.org/confluence and have a play
    around. You have 3 DAYS to report anything you find.

    Thanks

    Gavin (ASF Infra)

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