Confluence upgrade to 5.6.1 and incompatible add-ons created by Atlassian

This is a general question as it pertains to upgrading. We want to upgrade confluence 5.4.4 to 5.6.1.  Going through the administration section of Confluence and using the "Confluence update check" tool, we have a number of "incompatible" add-ons listed. Per notation on the page, it recommends that we contact the authors.

A number of the add-ons listed however are created by Vendor = Atlassian

Is it fair to say that doing this upgrade will also upgrade the affected or "incompatible" add-ons created by Atlassian?

For example, I have the following listed as "Incompatible" and vendor is Atlassian:

  • Atlassian Developer Toolbox - version 2.0.15
  • Atlassian REST API Browser - version 3.0.11
  • Atlassian Templates: Software Development - version 0.3
  • Atlassian Universal Plugin Manager Plugin - version 2.17.13
  • Code Macro Plugin - version 1.2.4
  • Confluence Roadmap plugin - version 11.1
  • Confluence What's New - version 6.0.1
  • IM Presence NG Plugin - version 2.8.4
  • JIRA Macros - version 5.6.3

I also went back to manage add-ons and updated any of them which had available updates, and then re-ran the checker again to see the same resultes listed if we were to upgrade to 5.6.1

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Hi Mel,

As you might know Confluence 5.6.1 is a pretty new version so it might take a little bit to have them compatible with Confluence 5.6.1. However, that shouldn't be a roadblock to upgrade Confluence 5.6.1. If you would like to play differently, I would suggest you to upgrade Confluence in a test environment, that way you can validate the data.


Understood. Thanks for your input.

IM Presence and What's New still report as incompatible and What's New throws nasty errors.  We're upgrading to 5.6.6 from 5.4.4!


2015-02-23 16:09:14,088 ERROR [] [atlassian.confluence.servlet.ConfluenceServletDispatcher] sendError Could not execute action

 -- referer: https://blah.blah.blah | url: /plugins/whatsnew/get.action | userName: username

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: object is not an instance of declaring class

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