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:
- Vote for the bug!
- Vote for the Flash Builder bug too (if they do one, they will have to do the other!)
- 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.
- Run it in VMWare / VirtualBox
- 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.