Need for confluence 3.5.x version. I need jar file for recent updates.

Could you please provide me I need jar files for recent updates. I have to display the recent updates of confluence in my application. I tried various jar files but I could not find the relevant files containing the macros which will provide me the recent updates so that I can add them in my application. I downloaded following jar files:





But I didnt find them of my use. Please provide me for confluence 3.5.x version so that I can take the relevant jar to display the recent updates in my application.

Please open the below link:

I need all the files mentioned in this link i.e.



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I have written a web method to get the recent feeds.



Finally. And how did you do it?

On the Confluence Dashboard, there is an option named "Feed Builder"...There we can provide the options like type of content, spaces, sorted by etc. ...After providing these options, I clicked on create RSS Feed...It provides an URL providing all the recent feeds according to the specified options...This URL is used by us to read the data stream from it. And then we converted this data stream into a string and then a document object and retrieved the desired recent data from that .

Ah perfect. Nice one. Completely missed this option. Good Sonal.

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Those are bundled in with the off-the-shelf distributions.

They aren't generally available separately because you should need them separately. You can just download the relevant versions of Confluence and find them inside there of course, but I'm curious to know

  • Why you think you need them
  • What they've got to do with OnDemand, as you've tagged the question with that (bearing in mind you can't upload coding there, so classes and libraries are utterly useless to you there)
  • Why you need a tranche of different versions?
  • If you're developing stuff, then the SDK should be capable of getting the stuff you need - is there a reason you aren't using that?
  • What you're actually trying to acheive


I am developing an application in which I have to display the recent updates data of confluence. I am using wsdl file "" .But this wsdl file has not got any such web method exposed which can provide me the recent updates data. If you can help me know the way to get this data.

I was searching on internet there I came to know that we have got file which contains "Update confluence-dashboard-macros-x.x.jar" which contains the mentioned class files to provide the recent updates data.

That's simply not going to help you. Whatever you're seeing in the wsdl is what is exposed by the SOAP interface. Trying to add classes from internal functions into your application is pointless because the functions are intended to be used inside Confluence. You still need to talk to the Confluence installation remotely.

If you want to display the recent updates in another application, then you need to get Confluence to expose them in a way the other application can understand, and if you can't find that in the SOAP, you probably need to write a plugin to do it. I'd forget SOAP though and do it with REST, as that's the direction Atlassian are taking. If you want to be really rough and do it without any coding, you could just scrape the html from the Confluence dashboard, but that really is a dirty fix.

There is something wrong, your question has the labels for OnDemand and you are talking about jar files from bundled plugins? And also I am not sure what you are trying to achieve by opening up the bundled plugins zip file.

Guess you are going slightly on the wrong path. If there are no exposed SOAP methods, you cannot just use the jar files from confluence to achieve this. Those plugins are supposed to be running inside the confluence, not outside.

If you were not able to find an existing SOAP interface, then you have to write a REST method yourself (in the form of a plugin) and expose this in Confluence and consume the same inside your application.

Ya I know that I need to write the method and use it. But still I need some logic which will be retrieving that recent updates data. As of now I dont know that logic. I tried the combination of various exposed web methods to get the recent data. But I could not. Thats why I was searching the existing macros/class files of confluence so that at least I can get the idea how they are retrieving or creating that recent updates data and I can use that logic to write my own method.

Ah, that makes sense. Why don't you download the Confluence source files itself by going to and check the code?

Thanks for telling me. But I could not find and following class files :


If you can help me, I will be thankful to you.


Sonal Aggarwal

Argh. They are in the download version, so you can extract them from there, and they're useless to you because they are compiled classes.

If you want to use them as example code, then you need to download the source, as Renjith suggests. When you compile that source, you end up with them amongst other things.

Sonal, are you listening to what we are saying? You need to download the source code of confluence to do it. I am still not able to figure out why you are talking about taking the class files from the jar files.

Is it really needed for you to take class files and decompile them? Can't you use the source code? Anyway, if it is not working, can you explain what is the code that you are writing (paste the code) and what is the error you are getting.

Are you a writing a new plugin within confluence? I guess so, otherwise the code from Confluence is of no use.

Yes I am listening...thats why I mentioned that I have taken the jar files. I mentioned earlier as well that I need logic by which recent updates are coming on the confluence so that I can write my own method. By taking the class files, I decompiled them and tried to get the logic. But somehow it didnt help.

No I m not writing a new plugin ..I am writing a new web method to display the recent updates...I am using the existing methods of confluence web service ( for this.

I take the various parameters like login token, space key, content type , modified etc. and then pass it to search method of this web service. But I am not getting the recent updates by this. I passed various search queries like :

(1){recently-updated:spaces=YOUR SPACE NAME|types=page,comment|width=100%}


But I didnot get the results


As I can understand you are trying to use the SOAP methods of Confluence. It can only give the results that it is designed for (or coded for). if there are no existing SOAP interfaces of Confluence that gives this data, then you need to write a new SOAP method to give recent results,you have to do the following:

  • You need to write a plugin
  • Add a new soap method that contains the code that is similar to what code is contained in the recently-udpated macro
  • Then use that in your web method (what ever it means).

Btw, REST is recommended.

This is my understanding. Community can comment.

And on a side note, please post comments as 'comments' not as 'answers'

I have taken the latest jar files but somehow the logic by which recent updates are coming is still not known...

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