Tuesday, September 25, 2007

ColdFusion 8 Getting Started code available

In the past, we have shipped the entire "Getting Started" application and code in the installer with the server. This bloated the download size (and its already big). So for ColdFusion 8 we had Adobe IT put Getting Started on a cluster of servers available on the net. You can check it out here. This makes our download smaller and ensures customers access to correctly configured servers.

But for those of you who want to look through the example code and/or run on your local machine not connected to the internet, we have made the entire set of files available on Adobe.com. Just go to the ColdFusion Developer Center and click on the "Downloads" tab on that page.

Or if you want a direct download link, you can use this.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Missing syndication URL

I was just checking out my FeedBurner statistics (97 readers - woo hoo!) when I noticed that I didn't have any URL on my blog page pointing to the feed!

I guess I am impressed that you all have been able to subscribe to my blog at all. :-)

Anyway, I added the link to the left panel list of links, and pointed it to my FeedBurner "SmartFeed", which just figures out which format (RSS or Atom) you need somehow. I am impressed with how nicely FeedBurner works and how much you get for free!

I heart FeedBurner

I am impressed with the number of tweaks that Blogger has added since the last time I looked to seriously change something on my Blog page. The interface used to be pretty primitive, with the raw HTML being the best way to get something on the page. Now they have lots of UI that makes it trivial to add content and format the page - and they still give you access to the HTML!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

ColdFusion 8.0 Cumulative Hot Fix 1

ColdFusion 8.0 Cumulative Hot Fix 1 has been posted to the ColdFusion support site.

Fixes include:

  • Debugger steeping issue when Break On Exception is turned on
  • A fix to ensure that user included CSS style sheets come after the CF files so you can override the default styles in Ajax controls
  • A bug with cfzipparam that broke it when using it in a loop
  • A tweak for the cfpdf tag so it preserves the "Enable Usage Rights" flag in the PDF. This is something you can turn on in Acrobat.
  • A bug in CreateObject for components that manifested itself under heavy load
  • A fix for certain cfdocument table rendering
  • A fix for datasources defined in JRun not working in ColdFusion

Also, for those who haven't upgraded to ColdFusion 8 (why not?) we have posted ColdFusion 7.0.2 Cumulative Hot Fix 3 which fixes another dozen issues with CFMX 7.0.2.

Both of these have some good stuff in them and I recommend that (after proper testing with your applications) they get deployed on all of your servers.

Friday, September 07, 2007

More JRun Updater 7 info

Here is more information on what is in the JRun Updater 7 beta release:

JRun 4 Updater 7 is aimed to enable running JRun4 on newer platforms which include the following

  • Apache 2.2 support
  • 64 bit support for Solaris / SPARC
  • Mac-Intel support
  • Microsoft Vista & IIS7 support
  • Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 support on Windows, Solaris and Linux;
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9
It will also consolidate hot fixes and other defects since Updater 6 and upgrade to newer versions of supporting software that include
  • Data Direct 3.6
  • JDK 1.6.0_01 & JDK 1.6.0_02
To be clear, no one who has installed ColdFusion 8 in any form needs this updater, as catching up to what was shipped in CF8 is the whole purpose of the release, but many customers use JRun independently from ColdFusion so we welcome their help in making sure there are no regressions.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

JRun Updater 7 Beta signup

If you want to be part of the beta program for the new JRun 4 Updater (updater 7), we are recruiting ColdFusion customers. Go to this link https://prerelease.adobe.com/callout/default.html?callid=%7b046DAD6A-D2F3-47E5-A745-E1C9F38570DA%7d to sign up.

This updater will roll up all the hotfixes released since U6 as well as synchronizing with any and all changes we made in JRun for the ColdFusion 8 release. This is mostly updates to wsconfig to support new platforms (i.e. 64-bit Solaris) and new OS releases.