ColdFusion Builder Beta 2 on Linux

For those of you who have been running ColdFusion Builder on Linux, you may have noticed that the installer structure has changed since the last public beta, which means that my previous instructions will no longer work.

This means we have to jump through some different hoops to get things to work this time around.

The steps are now the following:

  • Download the Windows version of ColdFusion Builder
  • Download my file and unzip it somewhere
  • Unzip the windows installer like so: 'unzip cfbuilder_windows_public_beta2.exe'
  • Under InstallerData/Disk1/InstData/ you will find
  • Unzip
  • Under Resource1/Z_/dist/ you will find _windows_fe4d6d02bcbb_zg_ia_sf.jar
  • Copy _windows_fe4d6d02bcbb_zg_ia_sf.jar to the same directory you unzipped to (and should now have and plugins.txt in it)
  • Run 'python', and wait.
  • You should now have 2 folders in that directory 'plugins' and 'features', which you can now copy into your eclipse directory to do a plugin install.

As new versions of ColdFusion Builder become public, I will attempt to keep this script up to date.


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  • O?uz Demirkap? | October 21, 2009

    Good details! Thanks for the clarification.

    Let us hope having a real Linux support.

  • mwc | October 22, 2009

    I was having a dispute with this very issue yesterday, and here you are solving it. Thank you!

    Now to make sure it works with eclim… so far so good.

  • stewart gateley | October 24, 2009

    Thank you, I can’t wait to try this out tomorrow. Also, eclim support would be excellent.

  • Rolando Lopez | November 14, 2009

    Thanks for doing this Mark! It works great so far. In order for me to run the python script I had to tell it where the python exec was located by adding the following line at the top of the file, otherwise it would throw and error:


    after that it ran flawlessly.

    Thanks again!

  • Baz | November 21, 2009

    Mark, how in the world do you figure this sh%$ out! Awesome!

  • David Henry | November 28, 2009

    That worked great on my 64bit Mint Linux system (a variant of Ubuntu 9.04). Thank you thank you thank you!

  • Danny Armstrong | February 7, 2010

    I downloaded cf builder beta 3 and the python script didn’t seem to work. I did get it work by simply opening up the _windows_blahblah.jar in archive manager and extracting the contents of /plugins and /features to my local eclipse install.

  • Mark | February 8, 2010


    There is an updated version of this script here for Beta 3 here: