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New updates for Adobe ColdFusion 11, 2106, & 2018 released on ForgeBox but beware of issues

Brad Wood
Feb 18, 2019


We've updated ForgeBox to have new updaters for the following Adobe ColdFusion versions:

  • ColdFusion 2018 Update 2 - 2018.0.02+313961
  • ColdFusion 2016 Update 8 - 2016.0.08+313934
  • ColdFusion 11 Update 16 - 11.0.16+313933

Thanks to Jon Clausen as usual for getting this assembled.  For anyone using CommandBox cfengine like

CommandBox> server start cfengine=adobe@2016

you will automatically get the newest update the next time you restart your server.  However, please note this latest round of updates from Adobe have some serious known issues!  Please be very careful testing this release and make sure you backup your configuration with CFConfig first!

CommandBox> cfconfig export .cfconfig.json

Some of the known issues include breaking uses of queryExecute() as well as deleting all of your scheduled tasks upon upgrade.  Ouch.  Pete Frietag has compiled a list of the known issues here.  Please review them before trying the new updates:

Careful applying CF11u16, CF2016u8, CF2018u2


CommandBox 4.5 Screencast on Advanced Server OpenJDK Management

Brad Wood
Jan 24, 2019


In this follow up screencast, we dive deeper into the advanced features CommandBox 4.5 gives you to manage the Java installations used by your CFML servers.

Screencast #1 (CommandBox 4.5 Server OpenJDK Version)

CommandBox 4.5 release note:

Java Endpoint docs:


CommandBox, Tutorials 0

ColdBox Elixir v3 Released

Eric Peterson
Jan 21, 2019


We are pleased to announce the public beta of ColdBox Elixir v3.

ColdBox MVC, Elixir, Vue.js 0

CommandBox 4.5 Screencast Server OpenJDK Versions

Brad Wood
Jan 21, 2019


In this screencast we show you how to use CommandBox 4.5 to manage the versions of Java your servers use via the AdoptOpenJDK API.

CommandBox 4.5 release notes:

Docs for managing Java versions via CommandBox:


CommandBox, Tutorials 0

ContentBox v4.2.1 Docker Image Released

Luis Majano
Jan 17, 2019


Today we are very excited to bring you the release of our latest Docker container for ContentBox v4.2.1. This is a major re-work of our container images as we now support over 5 different variations of our images, from warmed up servers to alpine versions of ContentBox. We have also added tons of new optimizations and environment variables to control container deployments. Ultimately, we have also updated our images to leverage the latest CommandBox 4.5.0 image!

Learn more about ContentBox at and more about Docker deployment here:

Release Notes


  • Disabled directory browsing for security
  • Added docker hostname to Application name in Application.cfc
  • Added a rolling file appender for all app logs to go to > /var/log/contentbox.log
  • Upgrade to latest CommandBox v4.5.0
  • Updated healthchecks to permit load up times and consistency
  • No runtime flags where ever being used, revamped it to warmup the server correctly and leverage environment variables for execution
  • Removed support for lucee 4.5
  • BE env variable was never working so you can test bleeding edge versions of ContentBox
ColdFusion, ContentBox CMS, Releases 0

ColdBox From Zero to Hero - CFSummit East 2019 POST-Conference Training

Luis Majano
Jan 16, 2019



We are excited to bring our training Bootcamp series as a post-conference workshop for this years Adobe ColdFusion Summit EAST 2019 in Washington, DC from April 11-12th. Please note, that our training this year is AFTER the conference.

This training series will be led by Box creator Luis Majano at the Regus Franklin Square 5 minute walk from the conference center. Register as soon as possible as space is very limited!

ColdBox MVC, Community, Events, News, Training 0

ContentBox v4.2.0 Released

Luis Majano
Jan 14, 2019


Today we are very excited to bring you the release of ContentBox v4.2.0. This is a minor release of ContentBox and it sports tons of new updates, improvements and bug fixes including a major upgrade to ColdBox v5.3 which in itself gives us tons of new updates and features.

Here are the what's new guides for our release:

ColdFusion, ContentBox CMS, Releases 0

ColdBox 5.3.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Jan 14, 2019


What's New With 5.3.0

ColdBox 5.3.0 is a minor version update with lots of fixes, improvements and some new features not only to the ColdBox core but to LogBox and WireBox standalone versions alike. Below are the major areas of improvement and the full release notes. To update your installations just issue the commands below with CommandBox:

  • update coldbox - Update ColdBox Platform
  • update logbox - Update standalone LogBox
  • update wirebox - Update standalone WireBox


The major areas of improvement for the ColdBox core where on tons of fixes, however there are some nice new features discussed below.


  • [COLDBOX-741] - Defining UDF as COLDBOX_FAIL_FAST no longer returns false
  • [COLDBOX-750] - Fixed typo(s) in call of function prePend() on routing
  • [COLDBOX-752] - base url not eliminating double slashes
  • [COLDBOX-756] - Setter for valid extensions is setting the wrong variable
  • [COLDBOX-759] - Cleanup the with closure on group routing to avoid leakage

New Features

  • [COLDBOX-753] - Add new flag to router: multiDomainDiscovery that can be turned on/off


  • [COLDBOX-742] - Add trimming to asset loader to avoid spaces on links
  • [COLDBOX-744] - InterceptorState + EventPool uses syncrhonizedMap that has locking issues: refactor to avoid these issues
  • [COLDBOX-754] - set initiated bit for ColdBox after modules are activated
  • [COLDBOX-760] - Performance improvements for interception registrations and discovery



  • [LOGBOX-32] - Add test and fix for adding a LogBox category after the fact



  • [WIREBOX-79] - Account for leading slashes in mapDirectory()
  • [WIREBOX-80] - Throw a nicer DSL error if ColdBox is not linked
  • [WIREBOX-81] - Performance improvements for the construction of transients
CacheBox, ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, LogBox, News, Releases, WireBox 0

CommandBox 4.5.0 Released

Brad Wood
Dec 24, 2018


We are pleased to announce the general availability of CommandBox 4.5.0.  This minor release contains some major new features in terms of managing your Java installations for servers and come just in time as free Oracle support ends and OpenJDK is on everyone's Christmas lists!

CommandBox, Releases 2

CommandBox 4.5.0-rc (Release Candidate) Ready For Testing

Brad Wood
Dec 10, 2018


We are pleased to announce that CommandBox 4.5.0-rc is available for testing. This is a new minor release with over 25 completed tickets. There are a lot of little fixes and a handful of nice features, several of which I'd like to get a few eyeballs on before setting the release in stone. 4.5 will only be in release candidate for a week or two so please test it soon or all bugs will be deferred until next year! :)

CommandBox, Releases 0