ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 2
Subject:   Feeling like we're almost there, there is just one thing...
Date:   2002-08-12 14:04:25
From:   dicklacara
Response to: Feeling like we're almost there, there is just one thing...

Several things:

1) Part 3 describes what you need to do to make the port -- it was published on the 9th at:

2) You can't use the shell script provided by MacroMedia for several reasons:

You need to use the OS X JVM/JRE instead of the one installed.

OS X will not run several non-MacOS C++ programs

You must set environment variables based on OS X rather than Solaris

You must put certain files (e.g. jdbc drivers) where OS X Java can find them

3) I did not try the port with the Solaris version of CFMX so I don't know if that will port, at all.

What is most troubling is that you are setting it up on a Server box!

Are you planning to use the port as a production server?

If so, you will be disappointed:

The Trial version reverts to a Developer version in 30 days.

The Developer version supports localhost and one external IP address

The port will only work with the Macromedia-supplied standalone web server

The standalone web server is not robust enough to support a production environment.

Apache, or any other web requires another non-MacOS C++ program (not available).

The port is not supported by MacroMedia


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  • Feeling like we're almost there, there is just one thing...
    2002-08-13 23:39:32  roman_rm [View]

    Hey Dick,

    Thank you for your reply - I am glad that the article is finally here! I've already started on the article and I thin it will provide me with the information I will need to complete this.

    The server box I am setting this in is definitely not a production environment -- any IT professional knows not to use unsupported software in production.

    I will post my results with Solaris here -- it may be a nice piece of information to add to your research.