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In the following case it is possible to occur.

If you have deleted CFB 2/2.0.1 plugins installation directory manually without uninstalling using uninstaller,  you may not be able to install next time unless you have

cleaned-up the old stuff lying in your Mac OS X machine.

Only if that is the case please do the following (otherwise it
is never ever recommended to do this ) :

Take a backup and delete the file: /Library/Application
Support/Adobe/Uninstall/{b8c666c3-1efd-11b2-bf3c-e04be4b2b610}.db

Try installing now. You would be able to install now.

ColdFusion Builder Usage Survey

 

Here is a survey to understand the usage of ColdFusion Builder as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing ColdFusion applications.

 

The information gathered here will help Adobe prioritize on areas that need focus or improvement to keep up with the changing needs of ColdFusion developers.

 

Thanks for your time to respond to this survey.

 

New Platform Support for ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 are now supported platforms for ColdFusion 10. The new Windows installers are available for download to all retail and licensing customers as well on the trials download page.

Update: For more details on the specific installers for ColdFusion 10 that added support for Windows 8 and Server 2012, see this subsequent blog post, http://blogs.coldfusion.com/cautions-for-configuring-cf-10-with-iis-8-on-windows-2012-server

The ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 installers have also been updated to support Windows 8. The existing MAC OS X installer for ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 has also been certified to now support MAC OS X 10.8.

Refer this technote for more details about the support.

 

Outstanding contributions to the ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 pre-release

We have had some valuable contributions to the ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 pre-release. The participants showed a lot of interest in ensuring that they give maximum feedback to the product team. This just goes on to the show passion that you have for the product. Thanks to each and everyone one of you who participated in the pre-release program for ColdFusion 10. The product team values every contribution that was made. We will look forward to your contributions as we move towards building the next major version of ColdFusion.

Now to reward the top contributors of the pre-release.The top three contributors each will get a license for ColdFusion 10 Enteprise. The other two contributors following the three contributors will get a license for ColdFusion Builder.

Both the pre-release forum participation and the bugs filed were considered to identify the top contributions.

Here are the top three contributors who will get a license for ColdFusion 10 Enterprise.

Adam Cameron, Aaron Neff and Raymond Camden

The other two contributors who will get a license for ColdFusion Builder are:

David McGuigan and Charlie Arehart

Congratulations to all of you! 

And thanks once again to everyone who took time to participate in the pre-release. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ColdFusion Builder 2 Silent Installation

ColdFusion Builder can be installed from command prompt  silently without any user interactions.This helps in automating the installation in your organization and improves productivity.                                                

 

How does it work?

All the inputs that are required during installation are pre-filled into a properties file and is provided as input to the installer which takes the values from that.
 
When would you need this silent installer? 
1. When you have so many machines to install with ColdFusion Builder and you want to automate it.
This will help reduce the effort that you will have to put in.
2.Silent installation takes only half of the time that is originally required for UI installation.
3.You can just start it and no user interactions are needed during installation.
 
On what platforms it can be done?
Silent installation as of now is supported only for Windows and not for Mac.
 
Which versions of ColdFusion Builder does it apply?
This applies to both ColdFusion Builder 2 and ColdFusion Builder 2 Update 1.
 
How to perform silent installation?
Silent installation steps are:
1.Place installer in a directory (Say file name is ColdFusionBuilder_2_WWEJ_win.exe)
2.Create a properties file in the same dir.You can name it like cfb2silentinstall.properties 
Open the file and put the following key value pairs in it.If you want different path for installation you can change it. Directory need not be present already but the drive(C Drive) has to be already there. Installer will behave weirdly if the drive is not there.
 
For Standalone Installation, properties file should be put with following key-value pairs:
INSTALLER_UI=SILENT
SILENT_INSTALLER_TYPE=standalone
SILENT_INSTALL_FOLDER=C:\AdobeColdFusionBuilder2
 
For Plugin Installation, properties file should be put with following key-value pairs:
INSTALLER_UI=SILENT
SILENT_INSTALLER_TYPE=plugin
ECLIPSE_PATH=C:\Softwareseclipse
SILENT_INSTALL_FOLDER=C:\AdobeColdFusionBuilder2Plugins
 
Note: Please make sure to change the eclipse path with the one that you have on your machine.
 
3. Open the command prompt (with Run as Administrator privileges on Windows Vista/Win 7 platforms) and navigate to the directory containing Installer file and properties file. Invoke the installer from the command as
 >ColdFusionBuilder_2_WWEJ_win.exe -f cfb2silentinstall.properties
If you want to run it from command prompt with any root path you have to give full path of the installer and properties file. For Example,
 >C:downloadColdFusionBuilder_2_WWEJ_win.exe -f  C:downloadcfb2silentinstall.properties
 
4.After invoking from the command, if you check in the task managers processes there should be a ColdFusionBuilder_2_WWEJ_win.exe install process running in the background.
 
5.Depending on the processor you have, it may take 3 to 6 minutes to install. You can know the installation completion by the presence of  Adobe-ColdFusion_Builder_2*.log file under the installation directory or you can also know it by checking processes in the taskmanager. 
 
Note: Licensing the product is not part of this silent installation. You have to provide the license key while launching the product.

Adobe ColdFusion 10 is now available!

I am pleased to announce that Adobe ColdFusion 10 is now available. Thanks to the amazing engineers from the Adobe ColdFusion product team for this remarkable release.

ColdFusion 10 now offers built-in support for HTML5 and helps boost performance using Tomcat integration and enhanced caching. With the new hotfix installer and scheduler, ColdFusion 10 Enterprise edition allows enterprise developers to improve productivity, while strengthening authentication and encryption techniques to make websites more secure. HTML5 and REST support helps boost performance and productivity for web and mobile applications development.

With a multitude of enhancements, ColdFusion 10 reduces complex business logic into a few lines of code, dramatically accelerating the development cycle. ColdFusion 10 bring s in the same capability to HTML5 application development to help deliver rich user experiences through web-sockets, video player, geo-tagging and interactive charting. Leveraging an array of built-in features, ColdFusion 10 gives developers the tools to condense enormous tasks into easily manageable projects and rapidly build and deploy scalable Java EE applications to satisfy large-scale business needs in the enterprise.

Pricing and Availability

ColdFusion 10 is available now in three editions. ColdFusion 10 Enterprise Edition is a high-performance solution for delivering multiple websites and applications on one or more servers, or on existing J2EE application server installations starting at an estimated street price of US$8499. ColdFusion 10 Standard is an easy-to-manage configuration for single applications ideal for small to medium-sized businesses and available starting at an estimated street price of US$1499. ColdFusion 10 Developer Edition, a full-featured server for development use only, is available as a no charge download. Low cost upgrade pricing is available to customers with valid licenses of ColdFusion 8 and ColdFusion 9. ColdFusion 10 is immediately available for purchase online from the Adobe Store, directly from Adobe, and through Adobe’s network of partners and resellers. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion-enterprise.html. For a complementary trial, visit https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=coldfusion.

 

ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1

Along with ColdFusion 10, I am also pleased to announce the availability of ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 update. ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 focuses on keeping up-to-date with the changes in ColdFusion 10 along with bug fixes and performance improvements. 

Support for new tags and functionalities of ColdFusion 10
Improved Server manager to work with built-in Tomcat server
Eclipse 3.7 upgrade to leverage the latest functionalities