January 25, 2021
ColdFusion users should note and apply new Jan 2021 updates for Java 11 and Java 8
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January 25, 2021
ColdFusion users should note and apply new Jan 2021 updates for Java 11 and Java 8
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Folks using ColdFusion will want to be aware that last week (Jan 19, 2021) Oracle has released updates to Java 11 and Java 8, the current “Long-Term Support” versions of the Java JVM/JDK, which are supported by the various current and recent versions of CF. The downloads are available on the Adobe page where Adobe offers JVM updates. More about how to proceed to implement the update, in a moment.

As is typical, the JVM update adds some modest features and addresses bug fixes and security issues. For more, see the release notes for Java 11.0.10 and for Java 8 update 281.

As for which version of Java you should be using, for your version of CF, see a helpful table I created.

As for configuring CF to use a new Java update, there have been many resources from various folks, including from Adobe and others. See this resource I offer with more on the topic.

Finally, do beware that things can go amiss, if you are not careful. I address those possible problems (and solutions) in this post, CF911: ‘Help! I’ve updated the JVM which ColdFusion uses, and now it won’t start!’. Both those resources offer a link to get direct help in solving such problems, if needed.

Updating the JVM that CF uses (the latest version that it supports) is an important responsibility. It may be a bit like flossing if you may not enjoy that, but at least you don’t have to do it as often. 🙂

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2021-02-02 11:01:43
2021-02-02 11:01:43

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2021-01-26 05:00:58
2021-01-26 05:00:58

Thanks for the heads up Charlie.

There seems to be a problem with the Linux 11.0.10 tar.gz file: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/coldfusion/java/java11/1110/jdk-11.0.10_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz

Size listed on the page is 173 MB but downloaded file is around 109 MB, checksums don’t match and extraction fails:

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

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2021-01-26 17:10:08
2021-01-26 17:10:08
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screenm
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Hi,

Let me verify that at my end. Though I checked this before releasing this.

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Priyank Shrivastava
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2021-01-26 17:15:01
2021-01-26 17:15:01
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Priyank Shrivastava
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Hi, I can see the issue. I will ask web team to re-upload the installer.

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screenm
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2021-01-28 22:58:50
2021-01-28 22:58:50
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screenm
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Can either of you confirm for folks if this is resolved? (I’m unable to look into that at the moment, and asking is far easier.)

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Charlie Arehart
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2021-01-28 23:31:00
2021-01-28 23:31:00
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Charlie Arehart
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Thanks for the follow up Charlie, I’ve just downloaded the file again and it has been resolved.

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2021-01-29 05:05:39
2021-01-29 05:05:39
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screenm
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This is resolved

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