It may not be an issue with case sensitivity. Is JDK 1.5 available in the system? JDK 1.6 shipped in Mac is pure 64 bit and eclipse and eclipse based products cannot run. CFBuilder is a 32 bit application.
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thank you for your answer. Unfortunately this is not the solution. JDK 1.5 - 32 bit is present and CF Builder is trying to use it (checked the plist).
I have Eclipse 3.3 and 3.4 running (also 3.5, but, with no plugins yet). I tried the CF Builder stand alone installation though, because I did not want to have any incompatibilities between plugins and CF Builder.
Ok in that case, if your java is set to 1.5 by default, you can try the following (just to debug).
invoke ./CFBuilder under CFBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS and see if it opens.
Also console log may have some errors.
Type file on CFBuilder to cross check the architecture.
I am having the same issue and logged in here to see what the deal is.
After I installed cfbuilder my flex builder crapped out as well.
The cfbuilder logs (which were conveniently scattered throughout my system for no reason) report that I am running:
java.vm.version == 1.5.0_19-137
But if I run "java -version" in terminal I get:
daves-macbook-pro-2:~ Dave$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_13"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_13-b03-211)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.3-b02-83, mixed mode)
"Is JDK 1.5 available in the system"
Does it exist? yes
Is it set to default? no
CFBuilder picks up 1.5 by default and runs it. I can run in my Mac with same configuration w.o any issues. Is there any message in the console?
Jul 15 00:42:14 daves-macbook-pro-2 ReportCrash: Formulating crash report for process cfbuilder
Jul 15 00:42:15 daves-macbook-pro-2 ReportCrash: Saved crashreport to /Users/Dave/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/cfbuilder_2009-07-15-004213_daves-macbook-pro-2.cr ash using uid: 501 gid: 20, euid: 501 egid: 20
Process: cfbuilder 
0x1000 - 0x3fff +org.eclipse.eclipse 3.4 (3.4) /Applications/ColdFusionBuilder/CFBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/cfbuilder
sorry, saw your posts too late. What I did in the meantime is, I cloned my system to a case-INsensitive disk, and there CFBuilder will run. Well, at least it will start, haven't had the time yet to really work with it on that system.
If I can find the time, I will revert back to case sensitive fs (HSF+, journaling enabled, case sensitive) and try what you suggested.
Great. I'll try to look for this issue in our labs see if i can replicate. Launcher name is changed and matches the app name now in the version later than the public beta. In such a case it should not be an issue. Also you can try to rename the launcher from cfbuilder under Contents/MacOS to CFbuilder if its not in right case.
I got it working by reverting my jvm & jdk back to java 1.5
What impact if any does that have on other tools installed that rely on version 1.6 being present? Won't that break them? (I ask, because we are users of Aquafold's Aqua Data Studio which relies on 1.6 and going backward there would be a showstopper for us -- this isn't a hypothetical question.)
ColdFusion Builder is designed to pick 1.5 by default without requiring to change system JDK. I'll investigate why exactly its not working in some systems its not being picked.