What are those RB Storage, RB Filtering, RB Support Plugins in Confluence 4.1?

After upgrading from 3.5.13 to 4.1 i have a bunch of User installed Plugins with the name "RB - Filtering, RB - Support, RB - xyz".

What are those plugins, do i need them? Can i safely deactivate them?

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Hi there. If you're using the reporting plugin, you need them all. They are all share libraries that several of our plugins will use. The used to get duplicated inside every plugin, but now we can share them, hopefully reducing the overall memory footprint of the plugins. Short answer is, yes, you probably need them, unless you uninstall Reporting.

Thanks David, that's potentially saved Thomas a few screaming users, and I've made notes for an install here that uses the reporting too.

Thanks! Great Info!

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These? https://plugins.atlassian.com/plugin/details/878843

Yes, you can disable them, if you're not using them.

Yes, that's quite difficult, if you can't tell why they were installed! I think that's the right approach - turn them off (rather than remove, for now) and see if anyoen breaks anything. I'd also look through the plugin list after switching them off - if there are dependencies, then they should start telling you that they need them.

I do not know actually if i am using them, because they were installed automatically after upgrading to confluence 4.1. As it seems they are from Customware, so i think another Customware Plugin we are using, installed all the RB-* Plugins automatically?

I will try do deactivate and wait if someone complains something not working. :D

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