We have updated the Windows 64-bit installer for ColdFusion 2016, to support Microsoft Windows Server 2016. The Add-on services installer and the .NET service installer for ColdFusion 2016 have also been refreshed.
You can access the server installer by clicking on the "free trial" or the "buy now" link in the ColdFusion product page at Adobe.com. You may download the aforementioned additional installers at the ColdFusion support page.
The refreshed installer comes with the Update 3 baked-in. After installing the server, you may bring it up to the current update level, by installing Update 4. You can follow the instructions at this technote to download and install Update 4. If you need any help with installing ColdFusion server you may refer the installation instructions at this technote.
The installers for ColdFusion Builder 2016 and ColdFusion API Manager would soon be refreshed to support Windows Server 2016.
This post is to announce the release of the following ColdFusion updates:
ColdFusion 2016 Update 4
ColdFusion 2016 Update 4 upgrades Tomcat to version 184.108.40.206 and fixes 115 bugs (including 52 external bugs) in areas such as Security, Language, Charting and Performance. This update also addresses vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB17-14. For details and instructions on how to apply this update refer this technote.
ColdFusion 11 Update 12
ColdFusion 11 Update 12 upgrades Tomcat to version 7.0.75. It also addresses vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB17-14 and fixes 59 bugs (including 28 external bugs) related to areas such as AJAX, Charting and Language. For details and instructions on how to apply this update refer this technote.
ColdFusion 10 Update 23
ColdFusion 10 Update 23 upgrades Tomcat version to 7.0.75. This update addresses vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB17-14 and includes a total of 17 bug fixes (including 7 external bugs) related to Language, Charting, Scheduler, Document Management and certain other areas. For details and instructions on how to apply this update refer this technote.
The build number after applying thse updates should be:
2106,0,4,302561 for ColdFusion 2016; 11,0,12,302575 for ColdFusion 11. 10,0,23,302580 for ColdFusion 10.
Support for Windows Server 2016 will be introduced with the refreshed full ColdFusion 2016 server installer which will be made available shortly. Update: The new installer is now available, as of Apr 28.
The core support for ColdFusion 10 effectively ends on May 16, 2017. It will, therefore, receive no further updates. For detailed support timelines, see this EOL matrix.
Just about anyone who’s coordinated snacks for group activity knows what it’s like to see participants either show up with nothing or a lot of the same thing. Such snafus prompted the founders of SignUpGenius to create a better way to organize events. The site www.signupgenius.com offers sign-up creation, group messaging, and administrative tools for free, and a premium version also includes reporting, automation, and advanced admin features.
“The site’s simple and powerful online sign-up forms replace paper sign-up sheets and reply-all emails for hassle-free event coordination,” says Jad Talbert, Vice President of Architecture at SignUpGenius. “With Adobe ColdFusion and a small development team, we build easy-to-use products that help users simplify their busy schedules.”
Since it was launched in 2008, SignUpGenius has added features and improved application performance with Adobe ColdFusion to support processing large volumes of simultaneous sign-ups per second, sending millions of reminder emails per month, and processing large reports for users in real time Besides helping the company’s team of eight full-time developers update features quickly, Adobe ColdFusion supports scalable business flexibility.
A multi-instance deployment lets SignUpGenius triple online traffic to each of its servers, which makes it easier for the company to handle busy times and keep applications running smoothly for users. The company is also evaluating the new ColdFusion feature that allows session sharing across servers to improve load balancing. https://adobe.ly/2neByxy
I made a post last week regarding this and now would like to pass this on to wider audience, as well.
The “Core Support” for ColdFusion 10 ends on May 16, 2017. That means, no more Security patches/updates by Adobe for this version of ColdFusion after mid of May 2017. The detailed timelines are mentioned here in the EOL Matrix.
What is Core Support then? Core support is the time frame wherein the product and the support programs are available. This provides, five years of product support from the general availability date of a product.
General availability is the date when the product and the support programs are announced and available for purchase.
Extended support provides an additional two years of Platinum Maintenance and Support services after the end of Core Support. Extended Maintenance and Support provides the extra time you may need, to plan your migration to Adobe’s latest technology. Here is the source.
So, if you are on version 10 or prior then, its the correct time for you to upgrade. This will ensure your eligibility of getting Security updates and patches timely from Adobe, for the supported versions of ColdFusion, as and when released.
Come join the Adobe team as we begin the year with a series of events on the East Coast! Breakfast will be provided, and you'll hear about the latest roadmap and direction of Adobe ColdFusion along with more detailed plans over then next couple of years.
The events will be held from 8:00am to 11:00am at hotels in the following locations.
This post is to announce the release of ColdFusion 11 Update 11 and ColdFusion 10 Update 22.
Update 11 and Update 22 fix approximately 164 and 45 bugs respectively. For the list of bugs fixed in these updates, refer the following documents: Bugs fixed with Update 11 Bugs fixed with Update 22
Follow the steps below to apply the updates:
Navigate to ColdFusion Administrator -> Server Updates -> Updates.
Switch to the "Settings" tab.
Ensure that the update site URL is set to the right value by clicking on the "Restore Default URL" button.
Click on "Submit changes" to save your changes.
Switch to "Available Updates" tab. Click on "Check for Updates".
"ColdFusion 11 Update 11" or "ColdFusion 10 Update 22" should be listed under the "Available updates" tab.
Click on the "Download and Install" button to install the update.
Refer the following technotes for instructions and other details related to the updates:
To run the downloaded jar, execute the following command: java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix_0xx.jar
You should use the JRE used by ColdFusion for running the update jar (for standalone CF, it should be <cf_root>/jre/bin)
For further details on the manual application of the updater follow this help article.
The build number after applying this update should be: 11,0,11,301867 for ColdFusion 11; 10,0,22,301868 for ColdFusion 10.
We would like to inform you that we have moved to a new bug tracking and reporting application called “Tracker". This was necessary as internally at Adobe, we have now transitioned to JIRA for issue/bug tracking for all the products. While functionally Tracker is similar to the BugBase application, there are still few inherent differences, that we thought, we should highlight. The same have been listed below:
1. While logging a bug, you will see a field, Component, which is equivalent to Product Area in BugBase. Any Component in Tracker is a combination of Product Area: SubArea, for example, Administrator: Admin API, Administrator: Code Analyser.
2. You will also see fields "Status, Resolution & Reason Code", which is equivalent to BugBase’s "Status, State & Reason".
3. 'Duplicate ID' for any old bugs would be seen as a part of 'Bug Description'.
4. Voting comments for old bugs would not be seen. However, count of votes is visible for all the old bugs.
There are some issues with Tracker that we are currently working on . While using Tracker, you may face:
Issues in receiving mail notifications for any change in a bug.
Some discrepancies in the number of bugs, that you had logged or voted for.
Some discrepancies in the number of comments in the bug(s).
The field “Reported By” for all bugs is missing.
As always, we request you to test drive our new bug tracking system and send your valuable feedback, so that, we can enhance the overall user experience. We will keep you posted once we fix the issues listed above.
An important security fix for ColdFusion Builder 3 is now available for download. For more information on the vulnerability refer APSB16-44.
You can download the patch from here (md5 checksum : b67914e27ca4fb8e0fc5ecd354e9a330). Apply this patch to secure your ColdFusion Server and Builder installation. Follow the installation instructions detailed at this technote.
The server and express installers for Adobe ColdFusion (release 2016) have been refreshed. The installers are available for download at the ColdFusion product page at www.adobe.com. The new installer includes the following changes:
The API Manager installer is decoupled from the ColdFusion Server installer.
The new API Manager installer incorporates certain new features such as multi-tenancy, enhanced security, configurable policies, a dedicated update mechanism and support for Redis cluster and request/response compression. For a detailed description of these new features follow the links embedded in this technote. The API Manager installer would be made available very soon. We will update this post to share the location where the installer would be hosted.
The ColdFusion installer incorporates ColdFusion 2016 Update 3 and updates JDK to version 1.8.0_112. For details on the changes that went out with Update 3 refer the Update 3 Release Notes document. The build number for this installation should be 2016,00,03,301771.
The features listed below have been retired from the product and no longer ship with ColdFusion. For a detailed overview of the affected areas, refer the "Portlets" and "YUI and Spry" sections of the coldfusion-deprecated-features technote. In case you need to use any of these libraries you can download them from locations mentioned below.
To integrate the downloaded library, follow the instructions below:
Stop ColdFusion sever.
Download the libraries from the links mentioned above.
Extract the downloaded files to the following locations:
Extract portlets.zip file to <cf_root>/cfusion directory. Update the web.xml file at <CF_HOME>/cfusion/wwwroot/WEB-INF to re-introduce the mappings mentioned in the "Portlets" section of this technote.
Extract yui.zip and spry.zip to ColdFusion's webroot at <cf_root>/cfusion. If your scripts directory is mapped to a non-default location (setting at CF admin > Settings > Default ScriptSrc Directory), unpack the zipped package manually and place it in the custom location following the structure in the package.
Restart ColdFusion server.
If you are restoring just the YUI or Spry libraries, restarting the ColdFusion server is not required.
NOTE: THIS POST has been made obsolete with the final release of these updates in Dec 2016. Please see the post announcing that.
The information below, this post and its comments, is left for history sake.
ColdFusion 11 Update 11 and ColdFusion Update 22 early access builds are now available for your testing and feedback. Please note that these are test builds and should not be used in a production environment.
For the list of bugs fixed with these updates, referthe following documents: