ColdFusion Builder 3 Updated (and I bet you didn't know...)

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Did you know ColdFusion Builder 3 was updated? There was a tweet and blog post about it: Remote server settings lost after restart, now fixed in ColdFusion Builder 3. Unfortunately, the normal way of doing updates, the method that was actually used already for CFB3, was not applied here. You can't use the "Check for Updates" method to get this update. Instead, you must download the installer and reinstall CFB3 from scratch. Now - I'm happy that the installer was updated - that's something I've wanted to see for CF server for some time. (Even with the new updater, it would be nice if the bits you get were 100% updated.) But I don't understand why the usual mechanism for Eclipse-based projects wasn't used. I'm trying to find out if this will happen in the future for folks who may not want to do a complete update.

In case you need reminding, the link to download CFB is

Quick show of hands - of my readers using CFB3 - how many of you knew about the update?

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Chris Tierney posted on 1/12/2015 at 4:04 PM

Had no idea.... thanks!

Comment 2 by Ryan Potter posted on 1/12/2015 at 4:17 PM

News to me

Comment 3 by Gavin Pickin posted on 1/12/2015 at 4:37 PM

I did, but only by a rumor on twitter, and when I went to Adobe to check, but it was hard to know if the rumor was true or not.

Thanks for confirming.

Comment 4 (In reply to #3) by Carl Von Stetten posted on 1/12/2015 at 5:23 PM

Same here.

Comment 5 by Stephen Walker posted on 1/12/2015 at 6:48 PM

Thanks. Hate that this requires the user to uninstall and reinstall just for an update.

Comment 6 by Andy Myers posted on 1/12/2015 at 10:32 PM

I didn't know until I saw your tweet Ray. Thanks for the heads up.

Comment 7 by Brad Wood posted on 1/12/2015 at 10:40 PM

I knew only from the conversation I say on Twitter last week about it not using the update mechanism.

Comment 8 by k_sea posted on 1/13/2015 at 3:34 PM

They should always use the update mechanism period. I'm using coldfusion builder as an eclipse plugin, it doesn't uninstall -re install well at all.

Now nothing works

Could not create the view: com.adobe.ide.coldfusion.appcodegeneration.extensionview

Could not create the view: com.adobe.coldfusion.servicebrowser.views.servicebrowser


guess I'll switch back to sublime text editor today.

Comment 9 (In reply to #8) by Raymond Camden posted on 1/13/2015 at 3:37 PM

I'm sorry to hear that k_sea. Any chance I can convince you to file a bug report though?

Comment 10 (In reply to #9) by k_sea posted on 1/13/2015 at 4:09 PM

yeah, I'll try to get around to that today... But I woudn't touch CFBuilder if you have it installed as an eclipse plugin if you are reading this.

Comment 11 by Andy Myers posted on 1/13/2015 at 11:19 PM

Is the only way to update it to download the "Trial" again, and answer all the questions about the number of employees in your organisation, plus your timeline for purchasing (even though we've already purchased...), etc?

Comment 12 (In reply to #11) by Raymond Camden posted on 1/14/2015 at 2:13 AM

As far as I know, yes. It would be nice if you could skip the questions when logged in.

Comment 13 (In reply to #0) by Brad Wood posted on 1/15/2015 at 7:43 PM

It's been said on Twitter that you can get direct download links if you ask for them via E-mail. I'll probably be doing that. I don't use downloaders on a matter of principle and, in large part, a lack of trust.

Comment 14 (In reply to #0) by Raymond Camden posted on 1/15/2015 at 7:45 PM

Is that new? Last time I did CFB it was a regular download - as far as I remember.

Comment 15 by nicklepedde posted on 1/23/2015 at 1:19 PM

If you need a link to the download, you can see them in the survey source:

English | Linux:

English | Linux 64-bit:

English | Mac:

English | Windows:

English | Windows 64-bit:

Japanese | Linux:

Japanese | Linux 64-bit:

Japanese | Mac:

Japanese | Windows:

Japanese | Windows 64-bit:

Comment 16 by Raymond Camden posted on 1/23/2015 at 6:49 PM

Adobe released an update for CFB - properly. :)

Comment 17 (In reply to #10) by Andy K posted on 1/23/2015 at 8:19 PM

I had the same issue... had to reinstall everything. PITA.

Comment 18 (In reply to #0) by Brad Wood posted on 2/4/2015 at 4:33 PM

Works for me. You may need to sign into your Adobe account first.