Availability of ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion 8 installers

May 29, 2012 / Rakshith Naresh 18 Comments

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[update: Addresses some concerns that were expressed on availability of 9.0.2 for download on the website]

You must have heard about our plans for ColdFusion 9.0.2 and the non-availability of ColdFusion 9 installers which contain Verity post 31st May here.

Full installers for ColdFusion 9.0.2 will be available for download on the website for everyone. Simply put, ColdFusion 9.0.2 is ColdFusion 9.0.1 minus Verity Plus CHF/Security HF Plus JDK 1.6.029.

Post 31st May, you can still get access to ColdFusion 8 or ColdFusion 9 installers with Verity by reaching out to Adobe support. You need to have a valid support contract purchased prior to 15th May to be able to request this.


18 comments so far ↓

  • 1 Damon Miller // May 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM
    a valid contract? So freelance developers who have to developer for or support older systems cannot even download a developer version of CF8/9 ?
  • 2 Charlie Arehart // May 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM
    Damon, after May they WILL still be able to download CF9, but not a version including Verity. There will be the new version, 9.0.2, that will NOT include verity.

    This was intended to be clarified by Rakshith's first sentence above, and the link to the other blog entry explaining it in more detail. You're not the first to have raised questions about this entry (some are taking place elsewhere in forums and mailing lists).

    But to be clear, no, you will no longer be able to download CF8 after May. Then again, you could no longer get CF7 once CF9 came out. That's always been the policy: support is for the current release plus one older release.

    Does that answer your question? There's a lot of confusion on this matter, so I hope our discussion helps other readers, too.
  • 3 Damon Miller // May 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM
    Thanks Charlie. Yes, that clarifies it.
  • 4 Ian // May 30, 2012 at 3:18 AM
    Where are the 9.0.2 downloads? There is no sign of them at all on the adobe.com site.
  • 5 Rakshith Naresh // May 30, 2012 at 4:20 AM
    @Ian: It will be available only post 31st May. The ColdFusion 9 installers will be available till the 31st of May.
  • 6 David Epler // May 31, 2012 at 3:16 PM
    Just a few observations. While it is nice that 9.0.2 was released today, all the 9.0.0 installers were replaced on http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html with the 9.0.2 installers at around 11am EDT on May 31st which is ON May 31st not POST.

    Also the filenames for the downloads are identical to the original 9.0.0 installers. Anyway of getting them named with something that denotes 9.0.2? Lastly would it also be possible to update the heading on the download page to clearly say "ColdFusion 9.0.2 Installers" and move them above the ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hot Fix 2. The current content layout on the page is confusing.
  • 7 Passthedutchie // May 31, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Absolutely right re. version numbers on the download, how on earth are you supposed to keep them organised? Also, the links were not very clearly visible, this could be improved further. Also, we still have CF8 servers deployed that at some point may need to be rebuilt. The patching/upgrading on previous versions was an absolute mess (see http://www.dcepler.net/post.cfm/what-does-a-fully-patched-coldfusion-8-0-1-server-look-like) which makes rebuilding a server a 2 day process. A final build installer for version 8 would be excellent. Patching looks easier in CF10 but up to now it has been shambolic and the worst part of using CF.

    Upgrading may sound easy but the cost to us in not in the license, it goes in the time to test all of our code and is therefore not always feasible.
  • 8 Passthedutchie // May 31, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    LOL, realised I just linked you your own post. Quality article that highlights the mess that was patching so thanks for that.
  • 9 Rakshith Naresh // Jun 1, 2012 at 1:47 AM
    David, file names always reflect the major version of the product. So the names cannot be changed to reflect 9.0.2. Your suggestion on moving up the 9.0.2 installers is worth considering.
  • 10 David Epler // Jun 1, 2012 at 4:44 AM
    Ok, I was just asking since that wasn't always the case. With ColdFusion 8 and prior the updated installers showed the specific version of the installer in the filename such as Coldfusion-8-win.exe for ColdFusion 8.0.0 and coldfusion-801-win.exe for ColdFusion 8.0.1
  • 11 viky // Jun 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM
    Do let me know if I can have any links to download cf 8 developer edition?
  • 12 Charlie Arehart // Jun 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    Viky, if you read the blog entry that you're replying to, note that they say you have to contact Adobe support. You can't ask for CF8 Developer edition here. You can, however, still get both CF9.0.2 and CF10 developer edition for free, at www.coldfusion.com.
  • 13 Justin // Jun 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM
    Does anyone know where you can actually ORDER a version of ColdFusion 9 Standard edition. I found the developer downloads, but what I if I want to buy for a production server?
  • 14 Rakshith Naresh // Jun 7, 2012 at 12:43 AM
    Justin, I will put you in touch with our sales team who will be able to guide you.
  • 15 tunji // Sep 11, 2012 at 1:22 AM
    more reason why people are leaving coldfusion
  • 16 Rakshith Naresh // Sep 11, 2012 at 1:28 AM
    @tunji What is the reason that you are talking about?
  • 17 du hoc uc // Sep 4, 2013 at 2:03 AM
    Where are the 9.0.2 downloads? There is no sign of them at all on the adobe.com site.
  • 18 Rakshith Naresh // Sep 4, 2013 at 2:21 AM
    @du hoc uc: They are available here: http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html#cf9

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