Wednesday, 6 March 2013

ColdFusion 10 support for Windows 2012 and Windows 8 already out the door?

Did I miss something?

No I didn't, but I just got in about an hour before Rakshith made the announcement. So that clears that one up then. You can ignore the rest of this article now!

On the Adobe ColdFusion forums, there's a comment from vamsee_k:
Installers for Windows 8 and Windows 2012 are already on ColdFusion 10 product downloads page and Adobe store.

vamsee_k - despite there being no info in their profile, nor being flagged as "staff" (which Adobe users usually are) - does seem to be Vamseekrishna Manneboina, who is "QE Manager, ColdFusion Engineering Team" (according to this video on YouTube). This is based on the other posts on the Adobe forums seeming to take an official-sounding stance. So if anyone would know what's on the download site, it'd be him!

I downloaded the currently-available Windows 64-bit installer, and it's definitely different from the earlier installer I have been using. However given the recent shenanigans with Adobe changing files without proper "due process" and notifications, this doesn't really surprise me, and really means nothing.

The ColdFusion 10 system requirements page does not reflect any mention of Windows 8 or Windows 2012.

However I cannot, for the life of me, find any notification that this work has been done. All I can see is Rakshith telling us it's in beta, and due in a few weeks.

So that's a bunch of conflicting info, isn't it?

Clarification would be really cool. I shall try to seek some out.