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  ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Date:   2003-01-11 13:01:57
From:   jodeo
First, it appears I've done it! On Tomcat, no less. If you have the Tomcat instructions from developer.apple.com and the MM instructions for CFMX, you can get there from here. Being a rather new-to-unix person I took a LOT for granted. Below are some lessons learned.

Things you need to know:

1. gnutar: You must use this to untar the Tomcat .tar.gz file. (Initially, I renamed the file, dropping the .gz, and used the standard tar command. Bad.)

2. If you're reinstalling after a failed first (or 2nd or 3rd... ) attempt of ColdFusion, DON'T reuse earlier files. Do a clean install. I tried taking shortcuts and only got errors sooner.

3. DON'T BLOCK POP-UPS!!! I'm using Safari and at first use I went to Safari Menu > Block Pop-Up. When you first go to the CF admin page, YOU GET A POP-UP. Unless pop-ups are blocked.

Now... I just need to find about about getting a serial number for Mac...


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    2003-01-11 15:38:00  dicklacara [View]

    A prior user posted that any valid serial numbers for JRun and CFMX for J2EE are accepted by the Mac Versions.

    I Checked with Macromedia and this does not violate their License. The Macromedia policy is to give the user flexibility on which platform to deploy.

    There are, however, two considerations:

    1. OS X is not (yet) a supported Production platform for CFMX for J2EE

    2. Macromedia has no way of measuring the platform on which you install -- therefore it can't determine the interest in the OS X platform, which would lead to them releasing a Production version.

    I posted this earlier, but it is worth repeating:

    ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
    Subject: How to get a CFMX Production Version on the Mac
    Date: 2003-01-08 09:45:55
    From: Dicklacara

    According to Macromedia people, those of us who want a production version of CFMX on OS X should
    contact Macromedia via their wish form:


    Please make sure to include the time frame you are looking to deploy OS X in production servers.

    Keep those cards and letters coming!

    Seriously, the main reason that there is a Developer version available is because of requests to the wish form!