No more Linux scripts for ColdFusion Builder

A few people have asked me about the ColdFusion Builder scripts for Linux for the new 1.0.

I'm sorry to say that I won't be doing a script for ColdFusion Builder on Linux for the 1.0 release.

I tried this morning to run my usual scripts to get a plugin install out of ColdFusion builder, which ran fine, but after installing and attempting to run it, I was met with a dreaded:

!ENTRY com.adobe.ide.editor.cfml 4 0 2010-03-23 09:39:50.110

Whenever I opened a CFML file (which doesn't tell me much about what is going on where).

There is obviously something native built into ColdFusion Builder 1.0, that wasn't present in Beta 3 (I can see some .dll's etc), which is causing this error to occur.  Adobe have also done the right thing, and removed all the debugging so that would be hackers have a hard time working out what is going on where.

If you want to get involved in evangelising ColdFusion Builder on Linux, there are some things you can do:

  1. Vote for the bug!
  2. Vote for the Flash Builder bug too (if they do one, they will have to do the other!)
  3. Bug your evangelists! (But do it in a nice way)  Conference season is coming up, so have a chat with them when you see them around, and let them know that you would buy a copy for Linux.
  4. Run it in VMWare / VirtualBox
  5. Change your OS of choice (ECH!)

At the end of the day, I'm only upset about there being no Linux version, because I think ColdFusion Builder is a great product, and I want it to have as much exposure as it can.  We need to convince Adobe that the Linux market is a viable one, and will have a good return on investment.

If I hear of any changes in the Linux landscape for ColdFusion Builder, I'll be sure to let you know.

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  • Sean Corfield | March 23, 2010

    Have you considered trying to build a Linux version from the Mac OS X version? There certainly won’t be any .dll files in that one (although there may be Mac native code… but I haven’t seen any yet).

  • Mark | March 23, 2010

    Yeah, I’ve done that (in fact, that was my starting point for the Beta 3 scripts). Unfortunately – no go 🙁

  • Frank | March 23, 2010

    bugger….looks like I’m going back to cfeclipse. When will the beta3 stop working??

  • Daniel | March 23, 2010

    @frank 31. March 2010.
    what a shame no nix support from Adobe