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ColdFusion 8 Download

Oct 6, 2009 5:17 PM

Figures, my edition of CF8 gets corrupted on my server two days after CF9 launches so when I went to download a fresh copy, I can't find it. Does anyknow know where I can find a download for CF8?

 
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    Oct 6, 2009 8:56 PM   in reply to wmkolcz

    I need one for OSX x64 as well. The download was available about 4 hours ago. but now it's all gone!!!

     

     

    thank you

     
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    Oct 7, 2009 6:39 AM   in reply to J Tims

    At the bottom of the ColdFusion 9 download page you click on the "Related ColdFusion downloads" link.  On this page, all the ColdFusion 8 downloads will be listed at the bottom under the ColdFusion 9 downloads.

     

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=coldfusion

     
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    Oct 7, 2009 10:25 AM   in reply to wmkolcz

    This really has me in a bind also. I needed to uninstall CF 8 to change some drive letters thinking I could just download the server again and put in my serial number - no luck. I have looked all over. I really need to get this server back online. On the additional CF download page I se

     

    Additional ColdFusion 8 Server Installers

     

    but it doesn't list anything. I hope they post it soon. I don't have the disk here. It is in another state

     
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    Oct 7, 2009 10:26 AM   in reply to wmkolcz

    Yeah I should have said that is where they are supposed to be.  It has been where old installers have always been before.

     

    I suspect this is an OOPS on Adobe's part and somebody missed a link or three on that page.  I presume a message in the right Adobe ear would ge that fixed fairly quickly, but I'm affraid I do not know a way to get a message into that ear.

     
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    Oct 7, 2009 11:37 AM   in reply to wmkolcz

    WTF, I also need the 32 bit and 64 bit installers.  Please, somebody from Adobe post these ASAP.

     
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    Oct 7, 2009 11:41 AM   in reply to staver

    WTF, I also need the 32 bit and 64 bit installers.  Please, somebody from Adobe post these ASAP.

    Officially, Adobe neither monitor nor participate in these forums.  Occasionally an Adobe staffer will respond here, but these forums are not an Adobe support channel.  If you need to talk to someone from Adobe, you need to give them a call.

     

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    Oct 7, 2009 11:44 AM   in reply to Adam Cameron.

    I get that.  It's just odd that the second CF 9 comes out, they turn their backs on the large user base of CF 8 users who still wish to obtain their purchased software from the website from time to time.

     

    As soon as I find the link, I WILL post it here.  I'm not sure why they are trying to hide it.

     
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    Oct 7, 2009 11:51 AM   in reply to staver

    I expect it's because someone f*cked up.  Up until they redid the CF page to promote CF9, both CF8 and CF7 were still available for D/L, so it's not like they have a policy of only allowing the most recent version to be D/Led.  They'll still sell and actively support CF8 for a few years yet, I imagine.

     

    I've brought it to their attention. I'll report back with any info I get back.

     

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    Oct 7, 2009 11:53 AM   in reply to staver

    They are not trying to hide it.

     

    Somebody made a mistake.  I do it all the time.

     

    I am sure it will be fixed.  It may take a day or three to work through what ever process it takes to get new content on their web site.  But I'm sure it will be fxed.

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 8:46 AM   in reply to ilssac

    ianskinner wrote:

     

    They are not trying to hide it.

    Somebody made a mistake.  I do it all the time.

    Thanks for the comments guys.  I too was suprised to find the links missing, and wondered if it might have been deliberate.  Silly of me, since that was not the policy with past releases.

     

    Message was edited by: -==cfSearching==- I must have been dreaming

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 9:20 AM   in reply to -==cfSearching==-

    Now there doesn't appear to be anyway to get the CF9 trial installers. All the text on the page, like the listing of files, relate to CF9 but the downloads dropdowns are for CF8 now. This is the main page you get to when you click 'get trial' from the ColdFusion main page. I believe the downloads for CF8 should be on this page

     

    http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html

     

    under the CF 8 header. This page is accessible from the main download page when you click on 'get trial'.

     

    (the comment above I was replying to was edited: the URL I am refering to, where you can download CF8 now is http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=coldfusion)

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 11:41 AM   in reply to John A. Creed

    @digital active,

     

    I think I spoke too soon and they are still in the process of fixing the links. I went to the download page last night and thought it was fixed (ie CF8 links were available).  But the download options looked different this morning.  So I was either dreaming ...or it is still in the progress.

     

    -Leigh

     
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    Oct 8, 2009 1:22 PM   in reply to -==cfSearching==-

    From the CF8 DL section:

    http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html#cf8proddl
    "If your organization is not yet ready to upgrade to ColdFusion 9, you can continue to use ColdFusion 8 to simplify and accelerate Internet application development and deployment."

     

    I called support earlier this week to find out where I could DL CF8. The support rep told me they are no longer allowing CF8 downloads.  You can still purchase CF8 from a reseller (until CF10 is released), but you can't try it before you buy it.  Luckily I was able to find my 64-bit OSX installer.

     
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    Oct 9, 2009 11:45 AM   in reply to boboliv3r

    Do they expect customers to resort to illegal sources just to they can download a free developer version for an OS type they didn´t download in the past?

     

    Experienced the exact same problem today. I had to set up a CF8 dev system on a remote system and our file server only had the 32bit Linux installer instead of the required.64bit.

     

    Guess Railo just gained another supporter.

     
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    Oct 9, 2009 12:25 PM   in reply to wmkolcz

    I'd be slightly concerned as to how your CF8 installer got corrupted in the

    first place, too.  Sounds like you might have a flaky hard drive there.

     

    I have a CF8 Windows installer for both 32- and 64-bit here.  If you have an

    FTP site I can upload 'em to, I'm more than happy to do so.  Email me the

    details: adam_junk@hotmail.com

     

    I don't believe that would violate any licensing rules, as I will not be

    providing you serial numbers, just the installer.

     

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    Oct 11, 2009 9:44 PM   in reply to wmkolcz

    can someone please upload the installers to a free hosting service like rapidshare?

     

    thank you

     
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    Oct 12, 2009 2:10 AM   in reply to jayel.villamin

    Just finished a phone call with Adobe's customer support.

    Apparently they're currently in the middle of a software upgrade and can't even enter new support cases into the system until Wednesday morning.

    By then it'll already be too late for the project I'm working on.

     

    Guess I'll have to find another way to get that 64bit Linux developer edition. Hopefully there's still a copy buried somewhere on one of the other file servers.

     

    Reminds me of the ludicrous stunt by T-Mobile which might cause all Sidekick customers to lose their data without an chance of recovery.

     
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    Oct 16, 2009 11:57 AM   in reply to MikeZ83

    Does anybody have a copy of CF8 for OS X in 32-bit? I'm in the same boat as a few others it seems, and am hoping someone can help me not get screwed by Adobe like this.

     
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    Oct 16, 2009 12:10 PM   in reply to wmkolcz

    Someone at  Adobe please please please point us to a link for CF8 download

     
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    Oct 16, 2009 12:18 PM   in reply to rbarthle17

    I have the 32-bit OS X installer for CF 8 and the updated for 8.0.1. I am at a conference until later tonight (back at my house around 8 p.m. Mountain Time. If you don't get it before then, you can send me a message here on the forums ANSI can set them to upload to an FTP server.

     
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    Oct 16, 2009 12:48 PM   in reply to boboliv3r

    boboliv3r wrote:

    I called support earlier this week to find out where I could DL CF8. The support rep told me they are no longer allowing CF8 downloads.  You can still purchase CF8 from a reseller (until CF10 is released), but you can't try it before you buy it.  Luckily I was able to find my 64-bit OSX installer.

    If that is indeed the case, I have to say I am surprised.  While I would not expect _all_ past versions to be available for download, I think it is reasonable to expect trial versions be made available for any current software that is available for purchase.  To remove CF8 within days of CF9's release breaks with developer expections, based on prior releases.  Obviously my opinion does not change the current situation, but I am really surprised at this decision .. and disappointed.

     

    -Leigh

     
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    Oct 16, 2009 1:02 PM   in reply to craigkaminsky

    craigkaminsy, you sir are a lifesaver! I am sending you a PM now with an FTP server of mine that you can upload it to. Thanks!

     
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    Oct 20, 2009 9:05 AM   in reply to wmkolcz

    Just got a tweet from @ColdFusion and, apparently, the CF8 downloads will be back online tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21. Keep your eyes out, all those who still need CF8 installers!

     
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    Oct 20, 2009 8:46 PM   in reply to craigkaminsky
     
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    Oct 26, 2009 7:34 AM   in reply to wmkolcz

    The link to the cf8 download is http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=coldfusion8.

    Also, if you need cf7 like me, http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=coldfusion7

    I needed 7 because both my 7 & 8 were upgrade vers' and were downloaded instead of receiving the CD.

    Won't make that mistake w/ 9.

     
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    May 31, 2012 3:15 PM   in reply to dave3462

    Does anyone have updated links to teh CF8 download?  The all the links in this thread direct me to the CF10 download.

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 7:06 AM   in reply to kschrade78

    All,

     

    Please remember that: post CF 10 and CF 902 {minus Verity}, Complete Installer launch, Adobe will not provide any CF 8 and CF9 installers on site officially.

    The site will only provide the related Security and other Hotfixes.

     

    But, you can always reach out to the Technical Support at: cfsup@adobe.com, specify the Installer details and we will share the FTP details with you.

     

    Hope this helps.

    Rg,

    Spsb

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 8:11 AM   in reply to spsb84

    spsb84 wrote:

     

    All,

     

    Please remember that: post CF 10 and CF 902 {minus Verity}, Complete Installer launch, Adobe will not provide any CF 8 and CF9 installers on site officially.

    The site will only provide the related Security and other Hotfixes.

     

    But, you can always reach out to the Technical Support at: cfsup@adobe.com, specify the Installer details and we will share the FTP details with you.

     

    Hope this helps.

    Rg,

    Spsb

     

    Is that mentioned aywhere on the official site? An official notification that CF8 is no longer available for download would be better than automatically redirecting to CF10 without explanation IMO. 

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 8:37 AM   in reply to -==cfSearching==-

    Please refer the following for complete and clear description:

     

    http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/availability-of-coldfusion-9

     

    Also, as stated earlier: For any CF801 and CF9 complete installers, please reach out to Adobe Technical Support {cfsup@adobe.com} and we will share the installers.

     

    Hope the same helps.

     

    Rg,

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    Jun 11, 2012 8:55 AM   in reply to spsb84

    Please refer the following for complete and clear description:http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/availability-of-coldfusion-9

     

    Ah, that clarifies things. Thank you.

     

     

    -Leigh

     
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    Jun 11, 2012 8:59 AM   in reply to -==cfSearching==-

     

    Please refer the following for complete and clear description:http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/availability-of-coldfusion-9

     

    Ah, that clarifies things. Thank you.

     

     

    Provided one knows to look there for the info. I still think your initial point of posting something on the old CF8 download page on the Adobe site would be the best place for this, rather than someone's blog.

     

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    Jun 11, 2012 9:44 AM   in reply to Adam Cameron.

    Provided one knows to look there for the info. I still think your initial point of posting something on the old CF8 download page on the Adobe site  would be the best place for this, rather than someone's blog.

     

    Oh I still think they should place a prominent statement on the relevant page, rather than sending customers 'round in circles. However, at least there was some announcement this time, instead of just yanking the product without warning or explanation like last time ..

     

    -Leigh

     
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