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Find ColdFusion installers, updaters, hotfixes, and docs for all recent releases at CFMLRepo.com

Note: This blog post is from 2014. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
This won't be new info for some, but many folks remain confused by the fact, that after Adobe released ColdFusion 11 2018, they can seem to only find ColdFusion 11 2018 installers on the Adobe site. What if you need installers for 2016, 11, 10, or 9, or 8, and so on?

(Update: I wrote this post originally after CF11 came out, but it applies as well and still now that CF2018 has come out, so I have changed the references to that from here on.)

Find CF installers, updaters, and docs for past several releases

The good news is that if one wants to find ANY installers for most ANY version of CF, they can be found on an external repository setup by Gavin Pickin (and added to by myself and others, to include updates, hotfixes, and docs):

Gavin Pickin's CFML Repo

The name, CFMLRepo, may confuse some if they presume it's a repo of CFML. It's not. What it is is that originally it did originally have only CF installers (and updates, etc.) but then some contributed installers for Lucee and such, so he chose the more "generic" name.

(There used to be a longer and hard-to-remember URL, when I posted this originally in 2014, and I had created a shortened url, http://bit.ly/cfdownloads. It's now not "shorter", so I leave this here for posterity.)

Thanks so much to Gavin for creating the repo, and to him and others for maintaining it. Let's hope it remains a viable solution to find downloads for years to come.

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Is http://bit.ly/cfdown... still being updated... It looks that lateast hotfixes for CF9.01 are missing
# Posted By Daniel Schmid | 10/30/14 11:47 AM
Charlie why don't you guys use Tim Cunningham's excellent CFShorty available at cfml.us ?
# Posted By Rick Mason | 10/30/14 12:50 PM
Hi @Rick, very long time no talk.

I was tempted to address that, but I let it go. Since you have asked, I'll answer: it's no slight to the service, but I had what I think are good reasons.

First, I didn't use it for the same reason I regret now having used tinyurl.com. Like cfml.us, sure they're easy to use. But unlike bit.ly, they also don't let you edit the URL if you ever need to. I realize many times it's not important, but the whole point of the story above was that I was burned by not being able to edit it.

Second, and perhaps most important, unlike either of those, the cfml.us shortener doesn't let you create a more memorable name. For instance, I just went ahead and created one using it: http://cfml.us/bQM. Would people remember that more easily than http://www.gpickin.c...? I doubt it. Would they remember it as easily as bit.ly/cfdownload? I really doubt that. :-)

So I was very intentional in choosing this time to use bit.ly.
# Posted By charlie arehart | 10/30/14 1:24 PM
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