Availability of ColdFusion 9

Our contract with Verity will soon end and we will
no longer be able to allow downloads that have Verity in it (CF9/CF8 installers have Verity) post 31st of May. For this reason, we are coming out with a CF 9.0.2
without Verity. Post 31st May, anyone who wants to get hold of CF9 bits will be
given access to CF9.0.2 as we can no longer provide the CF9 bits. CF9.0.2 will
be made available on the website as well post 31st May.

But if anyone needs the CF9 bits with Verity, they need to download now (before
31st of May) from the website here: http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html

The same rationale applies to CF8. Anyone who needs CF8 bits can reach out to Adobe support and get access to the CF8 installer before 31st of May.

10 Responses

  1. Is the only change for ColdFusion 9.0.2 the removal of Verity?

    If not could you please provide details of what other changes will be in 9.0.2. I am really hoping it would include the latest Java 6 JDK and a back port of the hotfix installer and notification that is in 10.

  2. Thank you for the clarification.

    Just a few followup questions. The post says that there will be a new ColdFusion 9.0.2 installer. Will there be a standalone ColdFusion 9 Update 2 available as well that can be applied to existing 9 and 9.0.1 installs?

    If there is a standalone Update 2 provided will it leave Verity intact on a previous 9 or 9.0.1 install and just apply the CHF/Security HFs and JDK. I am assuming this would be the behavior but just want to make sure.

  3. If there will be a CF9.0.2 update, will it include all fixes since the 9.0.1 release as well? Also, will there be a CF8.0.2 update with all fixes as well? Thanks

  4. I do think a standalone ColdFusion 9 Update 2 is absolutely necessary and a *really bad* assumption that administrators have been patching ColdFusion 9.0.1 as hotfixes have been coming out. It is pretty much acknowledged that the patching mechanisms in 8 and 9 are horrible which led to the improvements in 10.

    Granted to patch 9.0.1 right now only requires CHF2 along with APSB12-06 Section 2 and upgrade the JDK but those manual steps repeated across multiple servers takes a lot of time which is why I created Unofficial Updater 2. The community shouldn’t be responsible for producing the patch tooling, Adobe should and that is why a COldFusion 9 Update 2 is needed. It gives the customer any easy way to get fully patched (to that time) with something that has been fully tested by Adobe.

    I would also go so far to say that unless the hotfix installer and notification is back ported to 9, that Adobe should release yearly updates that rolls up all the hotfixes. 9.0.2 for 2012, 9.0.3 for 2013, 9.0.4 for 2014

    I kind of expected the response on an 8.0.2 since according to Adobe docs ColdFusion 8 EOLs 7/31/2012 for core support.

    Lastly, I think Dan has a valid configuration path that should be looked at. I see a situation where I need to deploy a new server to support an existing application that requires Verity still. The install path you are suggesting is that he install CF 9, then Update 1, and manually patch (or use Unofficial Updater 2) as opposed to just install 9.0.2 and use Verity standalone. I am wondering what else is going on under the hood with the Verity removal in 9.0.2 if the route Dan is suggesting isn’t valid.

  5. To those asking that Adobe provide a fall-back option for people to still download CF8 and 9 if they absolutely need it, note that there was a more recent blog entry here from the team clarifying that you may be able to ask for that. See the post for details:


    Since folks reading that entry may not know to look at this one, I’d recommend that comments about the support agreement policy requirement listed there be discussed as comments in that blog entry, rather than here. Just a suggestion.

  6. “… it’s just that I have been answering questions like this in my CF server troubleshooting consulting every day for years”

    Just goes to show how flakey a product CF is if you’ve been fixing it for years! It amazes me that people still use this thing after all the hassle and stress it brings. Mind you, that’s good for the “CF consultants” isn’t it LOL!

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