6.x Release Notes
Check out what’s new for ScriptRunner for Confluence Server.
The Add/Remove Restrictions built-in scripts has been added for space admins.
SRPLAT-1221 - Bitbucket/Confluence/Jira is no longer prevented from correctly shutting down when ScriptRunner is installed.
SRCONF-1209 - Bulk Add/Remove Labels now has consistent case-sensitivity handling.
Space Admin Permissions Moved to Settings Page
To be more consistent with the rest of the permissions and product settings, permissions to restrict access to the Advanced Space Functionality have been moved to the Settings tab.
Notably, this included some changes to the underlying data schema. These will be invisible to users who follow a normal upgrade path, but it will mean that downgrading to prior releases after upgrading and making changes to permissions could see those changes disappear after a downgrade.
pageTransform for Copy Page Tree and Rename Pages
The Copy Page Tree and Rename Pages built-in scripts have a blank code field that had the
titleTransform closure included in the field’s binding. The closure allows you to make modifications to pages during the copying and/or renaming process.
titleTransform closure is now named
pageTransform. Since the closure can modify more than just the page title, this name better describes it.
SRPLAT-1319 - Custom scripts returning String from
getHelpUrl()did not work.
SRCONF-1407 - Script Jobs did not start after a restart.
SRCONF-1121 - Edit page restrictions prevented unauthorised users from using the Create Page macro.
SRPLAT-1313 - Script configurations can now be saved with a blank inline script.
SRCONF-1453 - The Legacy Page Information macro storage format was incompatible with the ScriptRunner-based Page Info macro.
Retiring Support for Internet Explorer
From Feburary 1st 2021 ScriptRunner will no longer support Internet Explorer. See our full statement for more information.
Ability to Disable Switch User Built-in Script
The Switch User built-in script allows administrator users to temporarily assume the identity of another user.
This script is enabled by default. However, if you have extremely strong compliance requirements, you may wish to disable this feature.
This release adds a toggle to the Settings tab to disable the Switch User built-in script. When the script is disabled, it is not accessible for any user (including system administrators).
For more information, see the Disable Switch User Built-in Script documentation.
SRPLAT-1227 - Documentation links were missing from scripts.
SRPLAT-1217 - The Switch to a Different User script banner broke TinyMCE 4 functionality.
SRCONF-1091 - On the Database Connection Resources page, the checkbox overlapped with text.
SRCONF-1386 - The age picker field validation was fixed.
SRPLAT-1213 - "test on borrow" should be the default for LDAP connections
SRCONF-1009 - Some scripts do not link to proper location in docs
SRCONF-1386 - Fix Age Picker Field Validation
This release backports some fixes for users still on Confluence 6.10.0 through 6.15. We continue to focus our primary development efforts on Confluence 7.x, and encourage our customers to upgrade at their earliest convenience.
Watch Descendants is Now a Native Feature of ScriptRunner for Confluence
We have (finally!) finished migrating the core feature of the Notifications for Confluence plugin into ScriptRunner for Confluence as a native feature. Being able to watch the descendants of a page is a much sought-after feature in Confluence, and we’re glad to make it an important ScriptRunner for Confluence feature. You can read more in the descendants documentation.
If you have the Notifications plugin installed, uninstall the old Notifications plugin, then update ScriptRunner for Confluence. There won’t be too much harm in having the old plugin installed alongside the update, but that creates two Watch Descendants checkboxes, which would be confusing for end-users.
If you weren’t using the Notifications plugin, you only need to upgrade ScriptRunner for Confluence as you normally would.
Warning: No Data Migration
Any pages marked as Watched by the old plugin are still watched, but the information about which ancestor pages have the Watch Descendants checkbox ticked will not be migrated. If you were using the old Notifications plugin, end-users need to click Watch Descendants again on any pages that they wish to watch all descendants of.
Our rationale for avoiding data migration is that most of the problems with the old notifications plugin centered around its own migration tasks from an early data schema to a new one. Rather than put all ScriptRunner for Confluence customers at risk for similar problems, we decided to make a clean break between the old Notifications plugin and the new one.
A Word on Performance
We have tested the Watch Descendants feature against very large page trees under high load. It performs consistently with Atlassian’s load profiles for Confluence, and it performs as well as or better than the old Notifications app, which was itself used in some large production instances of Confluence.
SRPLAT-1213 - Test on Borrow should be the default for LDAP connections.
SRPLAT-11 - An invalid user-configured raw XML script fragment could have prevented the ScriptRunner plugin from enabling.
SRCONF-1021 - The Age Picker field for Bulk Delete Comments now gives you more flexibility to specify which comments to delete.
SRCONF-1051 - The link to a content indexing section led to a page with a missing tab error.
SRCONF - 1020 - The Age Picker field for Bulk Delete Attachments now gives you more flexibility to specify which attachments to delete.
SRPLAT-1139 - Compilation failures in one script caused entire features to fail.
SRPLAT-1131 - You now have the ability to set all Hikari pool configuration parameters when using database connections.
SRPLAT-1094 - Autocompletion requests failed when requesting autocomplete after typing "Check."
SRCONF-1282 - Macros were broken on Windows Server.
SRCONF-1205 - ScriptRunner for Confluence is now compatible with the Confluence 7.5 EAP.
SRPLAT-1119 - Classes in scriptrunner-API/SPI were no longer consumable by dependent plugins.
The version of Groovy used by ScriptRunner has been upgraded from 2.4.15 to 2.5.11.
Improvements and new features (like additional AST transformations, or the new
tap() method) shipped in Groovy 2.5 are now available to ScriptRunner users.
See the Groovy 2.5 Release Notes for more information.
As with any dependency upgrade, breaking changes could potentially affect users' scripts. However, the breaking changes between Groovy 2.4 and 2.5 are relatively minor. The low-level nature of most of these breaking changes means they are unlikely to impact many ScriptRunner scripts if any.
Take a look at the list of breaking changes in the Groovy 2.5 Release Notes for further details.
This version removes all support for the IntelliJ IDEA plugin. See our previous deprecation announcement for our rationale and plans for the future.
SRPLAT - 1063 - The Add Watchers built-in script is now available.
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