Updates for ColdFusion 2016 and ColdFusion Builder 2016 are available now

This post is to announce the availability of updates for ColdFusion 2016 and ColdFusion Builder 2016.

ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 3

ColdFusion 2016 Update 3 includes support for Windows 10 Version 1607 and IBM Websphere Application Server 9. It also includes approximately 180 bug fixes(including ~100 external bugs) related to Language, Document Management, Serialization, Net Protocols, Database, Administrator and a few other areas.

For more details, refer this tech note.

ColdFusion Builder (2016 release) Update 3

ColdFusion Builder 2016 Update 3 includes:
    1. Important security fixes
    2. Bugs fixes in the areas of Editor and Security Code Analyzer.
    3. Upgraded PhoneGap libraries(from version 5.2.0 to version 6.0.0)
    4. Dictionary (Code Assist) changes to accommodate the changes/enhancements in ColdFusion 2016 Update 3 and earlier.
    
For more details, refer this tech note.

NOTE: We will be back porting all the important/applicable fixes to ColdFusion 10 and 11 version. Pre-release build for the same will be available in a couple of weeks for your feedback.

ColdFusion 2016 Update 3 early access build is now available

ColdFusion 2016 Update 3 early access build is now available for your testing and feedback. It includes support for Windows 10.1 and IBM Websphere Application Server 9 along with approximately 180 bug fixes.

Please note that this is a test build and should not be used in a production environment.

Refer the documents given below for more details on this update:

1. What's New in this update    
2. Issues Fixed in this update
3. Installation Instructions

The build number after applying this update should be 2016.0.03.300232.

In case, you have configured local site for receiving the update notifications, then please take back up of the URL before changing it to the pre-release URL.

We will look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.

 

ColdFusion 11 Update 7 and ColdFusion 10 Update 18 are now available

This post is to announce the release of new updates for ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion 10.

ColdFusion 11 Update 7

ColdFusion 11 Update 7 includes support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11. Tomcat has been upgraded to version 7.0.64. This update addresses a vulnerability mentioned in the security bulletin APSB15-29 and also includes bug fixes related to connector, database, language, caching and certain other areas.

For more details, refer to this article.

ColdFusion 10 Update 18

ColdFusion 10 Update 18 includes support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11. Tomcat has been upgraded to version 7.0.64. This update addresses a vulnerability mentioned in the security bulletin APSB15-29 and also includes bug fixes related to connector, language, caching and certain other areas.

For more details, refer to this article.

For those who have applied the early access release (pre-release) build of Update 7 or Update 18, follow the steps below to reinstall Update 7 or Update 18, as applicable.

1.     Uninstall Update 7 (PreRelease) or Update 18(PreRelease). 

2.     Reinstate the update URL by clicking on the “Restore Default URL” button in the “Server Updates” section in the ColdFusion administrator.

3.     Switch to the “Available Updates” tab and click on the “Check for Updates” button.

4.     Download and install Update 7 or Update 18.

 

ColdFusion 11 Update 7 is available for early access

Update: Since this post was made, the final version of Update 7 was released and should be used instead.

 

ColdFusion 11 Update 7 early access build is now available for your testing and feedback. It includes support for Tomcat 7.0.64, Windnws 10 and Mac 10.11 along with several bug fixes.

Please note that this is a test build and should not be used in a production environment.

Refer this document for the list of bugs fixed in this update.

Follow the steps below to apply this update.

  1. Navigate to ColdFusion Administrator -> Server Updates -> Updates.
  2. Under Settings tab, check "Automatically Check for Updates" check box
  3. Change the Site URL to https://cfdownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/PR/updates.xml. 
  4. Click Submit to save your changes.
  5. Under the "Available Updates" tab, click on the “Check for Updates” button.
  6. "ColdFusion 11 Update 7(PreRelease)" should be listed under the "Available updates" tab. 
  7. Click on the "Download and Install" button to install the update.
To apply this update manually, click on this link to download the update jar. To run the downloaded jar, execute the following command:
java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix_007.jar
You should use the JRE used by CF for running the update jar (for standlaone CF, it should be <cf_root>/jre/bin)
MD5: 2248f3a1401fe658b40743102c5d5999
For further details on the manual application of the updater follow this help article.
 
The build number after applying this update should be 11,0,07,296112(PreRelease).

In case, you have configured local site for receiving the update notifications, then please take back up of the URL before changing it to the prerelease URL.

We will look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.
 

ColdFusion 10 Update 18 is available for early access

Update: Since this post was made, the final version of Update 18 was released and should be used instead.

 

ColdFusion 10 Update 18 early access build is now available for your testing and feedback. It includes support for Tomcat 7.0.64, Windnws 10 and Mac 10.11 along with several bug fixes.

Please note that this is a test build and should not be used in a production environment.

Refer this document for the list of bugs fixed in this update.

Follow the steps below to apply this update.

  1. Navigate to ColdFusion Administrator -> Server Updates -> Updates.
  2. Under Settings tab, check “Automatically Check for Updates” check box
  3. Change the Site URL to https://cfdownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/PR/updates.xml. 
  4. Click Submit to save your changes.
  5. Under the “Available Updates” tab, click on the “Check for Updates” button.
  6. “ColdFusion 10 Update 18(PreRelease)” should be listed under the “Available updates” tab. 
  7. Click on the “Download and Install” button to install the update.
To apply this update manually, click on this link to download the update jar. To run the downloaded jar, execute the following command:
java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix_018.jar
You should use the JRE used by CF for running the update jar (for standlaone CF, it should be <cf_root>/jre/bin)
MD5: 412eb868a290cd635bed305f5658a0eb
For further details on the manual application of the updater follow this help article.
The build number after applying this update should be 10,0,18,296093(PreRelease).

In case, you have configured local site for receiving the update notifications, then please take back up of the URL before changing it to the prerelease URL.

We will look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.

Why should we use WebSocket Proxy?

This is the first in a series of
posts on WebSocket proxy configuration.

ColdFusion uses dedicated port
(8575/8577) to start its internal WebSocket Server by default. Earlier, these
ports were required to be always accessible from outside. This setup works well
for intranet applications. But for public facing web applications, it is not
advisable to keep port open and let it be accessible from outside.

ColdFusion 11 has introduced
proxy support for WebSocket. There is a new proxy module that can be configured
with IIS and Apache Web Server which intercept ColdFusion WebSocket requests
and redirect the requests to the ColdFusion’s internal WebSocket Server.
Now, web applications communicate to WebSocket server over the same port on
which web application is running.

How to start WebSocket proxy
service?

In order to start WebSocket proxy
service follow steps mentioned below:

  • Login to ColdFusion Administrator.
  • Navigate to Server Settings > WebSocket.
  • Select “Use Proxy” option under Enable WebSocket Service.
  •  Submit Changes.
  • Restart ColdFusion Application service.
  •  

    How to configure WebSocket proxy
    with ColdFusion?

    We have shipped WebSocket Proxy
    Configuration tool along with ColdFusion 11 which can be used to configure WebSocket
    proxy with IIS and Apache Web Server on all supported platforms.

    WebSocket Proxy Configuration tool
    can be located at:

    •  <cf_install_root>/cfusion/bin/wsproxyconfig.exe(for
      windows platform
      )
    •  <cf_install_root>/cfusion/bin/wsproxyconfig.sh(for
      non-windows platform
      )

    Supported web servers with
    WebSocket proxy:

    • IIS
      8 or above
    • Apache
      Web Server 2.2.*

    Upcoming posts in this series:

    • How to configure WebSocket proxy
      with IIS
    • How to configure WebSocket proxy
      with Apache Web Server
    • Tuning ColdFusion 11 WebSocket
      proxy configuration with IIS 8 or above

     

    ColdFusion 11 Update 4 pre-release build has been refreshed

    ColdFusion 11 Update 4 pre-release build has been refreshed to address an issue with the Elvis operator.

    Follow the instructions available in the blog post mentioned below to install this update:

    http://blogs.coldfusion.com/coldfusion-11-update-4-is-available-for-early-access

    We look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.

    NOTE: Users who have already applied ColdFusion 11 Update 4 pre-release build, they need to uninstall it and re-download the latest build of ColdFusion 11 Update 4. The build number after applying this update should be 11,0,04,293127(PreRelease).

     

     

    ColdFusion 11 Update 4 is available for early access

    Update: Since this post was made, the final version of Update 4 was released and should be used instead.

    ColdFusion 11 Update 4 early access  build is being made available for your testing and feedback/suggestions

    Follow the instructions below to apply this update:

    1. Navigate to ColdFusion Administrator -> Server Updates -> Updates

    2. Under Settings tab, check “Automatically Check for Updates” check box

    3. Change the Site URL to https://cfdownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/PR/updates.xml

    4. Click Submit to save your changes

    5. Under Available Updates tab, click on “Check for Updates” button.

    6. “ColdFusion 11 Update 4” should be listed under “Available updates”. 

    7. Click on “Download and Install” to install the update.

    We look forward to your valuable feedback and suggestions.

    Documents:

    Issues_Fixed (list of bugs fixed in this release)

    Release_Notes (covers what’s new in this update)

     NOTE: 

    1. In case, you have configured local site for receiving the update notifications, then please take back up of the URL before changing it to the above provided URL.

    2. ‘Read More’ link available under Administrator -> Server Updates -> Updates -> Available Updates, is not live yet. Hence, it will not work.

    ColdFusion 11 Update 3 and ColdFusion 10 Update 15 are available now

    This post is to announce the availability of new updates to ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion 10.

    ColdFusion 11 Update 3

    Most awaited update of ColdFusion 11 is available now. It includes support for JDK 8, Tomcat 7.0.54 and other platforms/servers/databases besides ~195 bug fixes (internal and external) in AJAX, Charting, Caching, Database, Language, Mobile Support, Net Protocols, Security and other areas.

    For more details, refer this article.

    ColdFusion 10 Update 15

    This update includes a fix for vulnerability mentioned in the security bulletin APSB14-29.

    For more details, refer this article.

    ColdFusion 11 Update 3 build has been updated

    Update: Since this post was made, the final version of Update 3 was released and should be used instead.

    ColdFusion 11 Update 3 prerelease build has been updated. ColdFusion build number should be 11,0,03,292480 after applying the latest update.

    In order to apply this update follow the instructions given in this post.

    For more details refer Issues_Fixed and ReleaseNotes documents.

    Users who have already applied ColdFusion 11 Update 3(PreRelease build) should follow the steps below to re-apply the update:

    1. Navigate to CF Admin > Server Update > Updates > Installed Updates.

    2. Uninstall ColdFusion 11 Update 3.

    3. Re-download the ColdFusion 11 Update 3.

    4. Install it.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback.

     

    NOTE: This is prerelease build of ColdFusion 11 Update 3 and it is not recommended to apply it on the production servers.