I've run a coupla articles about how many ColdFusion 10 issues there are outstanding in the Adobe ColdFusion bugbase, and how there seemed to be total inertia in dealing with them:
- 212 untriaged ColdFusion 10 bugs
- Follow-up to "212 untriaged ColdFusion 10 bugs"
- Bug watch:
212206 untriaged ColdFusion 10 bugs
Now this doesn't mean that these 40-odd bugs have been fixed, but it does mean that Adobe have definitely had a first look at them, and actually triaged them: re-categorised them for possible action. This is good work. Well it's a good start. I firmly believe the count of untriaged bugs should be close to zero. But it's great work that they've triaged 20% of the ones I have been recently banging on about.
A few of these bugs (and enhancement requests! It's not all bugs) are ones I raised, or knew about and thought "yeah, nice one... fix/do that", and am pleased at the results of the triage. Let's have a look at a few.
It'd be handy to have an option to set this value (defaulting to its best guess).
This has been marked "to fix".
Use case: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/railo/EJVknC8_6Rk
I was a bit terse with the wording of that one. Basically I think it'd be handy to be able to treat built-in CFML functions as callbacks or basically treat them exactly the same way one might treat a UDF, which currently one cannot do in CFML. I was never expecting them to deal with this, so pleased that they are.
This is a brilliant idea. I added a comment to the ticket thus:
Could this be extended to simply allow arrays of ordered args in any place argumentCollection is used? ie: not simply for <cfinvoke> ? That's be really cool!
If functions can accept ordered arguments instead of named arguments, and one can pass a collection of arguments to a function, then one should be able to pass either a name/value-pair collection, or an ordered one. This just makes sense.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11692302/how-do-i-know-if-this-variable-is-a-file-handle for discussion. Basically there's no way of identifying if a variable is a file handler.This is just a simple one, and probably something that should already have been there. I don't often need this functionality, but I have had a few times over the years. It's been marked "to fix".
3342688 local documentation is not available anymore. So either bring back the local documentation (my preference) or remove the installer option because it's annoying to think you've got it installed and then have to go to forums / bug trackers to find out why it didn't work.This is marked as "fixed". I wonder what the fix is: removing the install option, or re-including the docs as a local install option? I hope it's the latter.
I hope the fix here is implemented in such a way that when ZingCharts is updated, it can simply be dropped into CF and it'll keep working. Also updates like this should be pushed out by the updater as/when they're available. Anyhow at least ZingCharts is getting an update.
This is a very significant one which has been marked "to fix". It's a bit rubbish that Adobe's guidance - when they've messed with the web server connector and it needs updating - is to "remove and reapply" especially if there's actually an "upgrade" option available (which I did not know about). Some of my installs have non-standard connector config, and "removing" the connector also deletes the config (which it should not do anyhow)... something I didn't find out until after I noticed my config had been blitzed. I'm glad they're getting on top of this one.
(3350403) [ANeff] ER for: addition of "Upgrade" button to wsconfig.exe's UI (to update connector w/o losing config)Currently, the wsconfig.exe tool has these buttons: [Add...] [Remove] [Exit]
An Upgrade button should be added as follows: [Add...] [Upgrade] [Remove] [Exit]
wsconfig.exe supports the -upgrade command, but the UI does not. The -upgrade command upgrades the web server connector modules while preserving config files (ex: uriworkermap.properties & applicationHost.config). Description is here: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/10.0/Admin/WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbf364104-7fd9.html
Users should be able to run the -upgrade command via the UI, after installing Updaters. (tho the Updaters should just automatically run the -upgrade command)
So that's all good news!
Just as a reminder: if you want to keep track of the activity on the ColdFusion bug base, follow @cfbugnotifier on Twitter. It checks for new bugs every coupla hours, and updates to existing bug every four hours or so.