CF10 and Tomcat

Mar 15, 2012

So the big deal for the next version of CF is that it will support Tomcat. Right? Guess again.

So I had a twitter conversation with the Adobe CF product manager, Hemant Khandelwai yesterday and he admitted that the version of Tomcat they are planning to ship with CF10 will be a modified version that they are handling themselves. If you were planning to run CF on top of a vanilla Apache Tomcat install, then it will break several things like certain CGI variables and SES Urls. They are apparently submitting their modifications to the Apache Tomcat group but it's not certain they will accept the changes or in time for the release of CF10.

Just giving people a heads up on this in case you ddin't know. Naturally, I'm not happy with this situation, but hopefully Apache will accept the mods in time. 

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Cheyenne Throckmorton

Cheyenne Throckmorton wrote on 08/13/12 7:11 PM

So would you still install Tomcat separately, then deploy CF10 as a WAR file?

I liked installing CF9 in this way on top of the XAMPP stack, at least for local development purposes.

Im guessing if you do the self-contained install, then you are stuck on that "custom" version of adobified Tomcat vs. being able to upgrade Tomcat independently.

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