One temporary solution that I'm surprised worked was to change the date on my computer to Oct. 13th. I don't like this solution, but maybe it buys me a little time. I think my clock is automatically updated at certain intervals by IT dept., so this probably will get annoying. I believe the trial end date for this software is Oct. 14th or 15th.
I'm still interested in any suggestions for fixing this issue.
Try backing up and deleting your original Program Files/Adobe/Adobe ColdFusion Builder directory and then reinstalling. Also make sure you have the latest build, from the Labs site and not from the Prerelease site. The Prerelease site does not have the latest beta builds.
When is the second beta supposed to expire? I'm in the same situation where after updating to Beta 2 I just get a message saying that it has expired. I expected the beta to work until they are selling a final release. Is this not the case?
The Public Beta 2 is not supposed to expire now.
If you haven’t already updated to the latest release(Public Beta 2), you might notice that public beta 1 expired on October 15th. You can download the latest public beta 2 directly from Adobe Labs at:
So I would request you to first check if you have the latest bits.
However if your Public Beta 2 also says 'expired' try doing this.
1. Uninstall the current version.
2. Delete the location of your CFB install, By default it will be Program Files/Adobe/Adobe ColdFusion Builder . So you will have to take a back up of any project files and delete this folder.
3. Re-install the latest bits from : http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/coldfusionbuilder/
Note: For Eclipse install use the -clean option.
Do let us know if this doesn't help.
Adobe ColdFusion Team.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the Beta 2 has solved my problems. Thanks for the help. Really enjoying CF Builder!
@900spg, According to the labs site, the Beta 2 build expires in January 2010. It would be nice if they gave a little advance warning, like "your build expires in 7 days" so you can plan the time to do the updates which can be time consuming.
Point Taken. Will file an ER for this.
I second the heads up request. This caused me pain on 2 points:
1) I couldn't remember all of the wonderful eclipse extensions I had installed (figured them out digging through the directories), so it would have been nice to copy/paste the updates sites pre-mortem.
2) I had to go through some machinations to check all of my changes back into svn for easy extraction into a clean project on beta2. I haven't found the bit of magic where you point your new eclipse install to an already-svn'ed directory tree and it picks up right where you left off.
tried all of the above, including wiping the registry key HKLM>Software/Adobe/InstallData>Adobe ColdFusion Builder, but cannot get CFBuilder past the 'your trial has expired' notation.
Please confirm the build number of your CFBuilder install.
For this please navigate to CFB Install Directory/plugins and then look at the full name of the file com.adobe.ide.editor.cfml_1.0.0.****** .
The build number of beta2 install should be 253229.
I am not able to get CF Builder Beta 2 to work in Eclipse. I keep getting the 'expired' message. Tried the suggestions here to no avail.
Anything else to try?