Tuesday, January 07, 2003

CFMX for the Mac--new implementation of CFMX for J2EE on JRun on the mac

News is traveling fast and furious on some lists about a new announcement of CFMX for J2EE now available to run atop JRun on Mac OS X, at least in a developer (not production) edition. The bottom line is you need to:

a) get the "JRun 4 Developer Version for Mac OSX" at
b) get the ColdFusion MX for J2EE trial for "JRun - Mac OS X - English (Dev
Only)" at http://www.macromedia.com/software/trial_download/

The announcement, though not posted online yet, was shared on one list as follows:

Macromedia debuts JRun 4, J2EE server for OSX
Tuesday, January 7, 2003 @ 12:05am

Macromedia today announced Macromedia JRun 4 for Mac OS X, the first
commercial J2EE compatible application server to support Mac OS X. JRun
can deploy and manage standards-based Java applications, offering
features for accelerated deployment and scalability along with full Java
2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) compatibility. A developer version of JRun 4
is available for free online, while commercial versions are $900 per

Macromedia also announced that the Developer Edition of Macromedia
ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers (CFX for J2EE) now supports
Mac OS X. CFX for J2EE adds ColdFusion scripting capabilities to J2EE
application servers (including JRun 4 for Mac OS X) and enables
Macromedia Studio MX developers to both create and test ColdFusion MX
applications on the Mac OS X platform. The free developer edition is
available online.

I'll add that if in the future MM comes out with CFMX for J2EE to run on other servers, as has been discussed, then when it comes out to run on Tomcat, which is bundled with OS X (I hear), then you won't even need the JRun middleman. No news yet on when that might happen, but it's been discussed publicly as a future plan.

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