ColdFusion on Wheels Blog


CFWheels 1.3.0 released

After a couple years of work on version 1.2 of CFWheels, we decided to reboot our efforts and simplify.

To mark this new milestone, we are releasing CFWheels version 1.3.0 today. Version 1.3.0 includes many back-ported commits from the 1.2 branch but aims to be a non-breaking upgrade.

If you’re upgrading, review the instructions for upgrading and enjoy some new improvements:

  • Form and view helpers are now more HTML5-friendly. (See the HTML5 data Attributes section of Form Helpers and Showing Errors.)
  • You can now create model components that don’t need a database table behind them. (See the Models Without Database Tables section of Object Relational Mapping.)
  • Application reloading and startup is now thread-safe.
  • 49 new features and bugs were fixed. See the CHANGELOG.

Give 1.3 a spin and submit an issue if you find any bugs. Some plugins may need to be updated, so be sure to work with plugin authors to get 1.3 compatibility going.

There are more exciting changes coming for and from our community. Thank you for your support!


Andy Bellenie to speak at Scotch on the Rocks 2013

Core team member Andy Bellenie is presenting at the Scotch on the Rocks conference this year, held 6-7 June in Edinburgh, Scotland.

There’s an great set of speakers lined up, including Ray Camden (Adobe), Luis Majano (Coldbox), Matt Gifford, Mike Henke, Bruce Lawson (Opera), Guust Nieuwenhuis and many more, not to mention Andy Allan and the guys from Fuzzy Orange who make it all possible.

Andy will be presenting a talk on the use of mindfulness-meditation as a technique for both professional and personal development. He’ll also be flying the flag for CFWheels at the conference and will run a BOF session for newbies and pros alike.

More info on his talk can be found here: http://www.sotr.eu/index.cfm/main/presentation/by/andy_bellenie

And the main conference site is here:
http://www.sotr.eu/


ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.8 Released

Today, we’re releasing version 1.1.8 of the ColdFusion on Wheels framework. The new version includes bug fixes and minor enhancements. Upgrade today for a more stable application.

To upgrade from version 1.1.x, simply download the zip file and replace your application’s wheels folder with the new one.

For a list of fixes, see the CHANGELOG.


Security Fix for ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.x and 1.0.x Released

A security vulnerability has been identified in both the 1.1.x and 1.0.x versions of Wheels. In response, the Wheels team is releasing patches for both the current and legacy versions. Version 1.1.7 is to address current version and version 1.0.6 is to address legacy versions.

At this time, we encourage all users of the framework to upgrade as soon as possible. These new versions contain only the patches necessary to close the security vulnerability. No new bug fixes or enhancement features are contained.

The Wheels team would like to thank Pete Freitag of foundeo.com for reporting and helping to patch the security vulnerability.

Download versions 1.1.7 and 1.0.6


ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.6 Released

Another round of enhancements and bug fixes has been fixed and incorporated into version 1.1.6 of ColdFusion on Wheels. Download it today to increase the stability of your Wheels applications.

Upgrading from 1.1.x is easy. Download the zip file, extract it, and replace your application’s wheels folder with the new wheels folder from the zip file.

Read on for details from the CHANGELOG. Read the rest of this entry »


Welcome Don Humphreys to the core team

Please join me in welcoming Don Humphreys to the Wheels core team. Don has certainly grabbed our attention over the past few months with development of the CFRel and ColdRoute plugins, which bring some significant Rails 3 features to Wheels.

Congratulations Don! We’re looking forward to your contributions to the project.

You can follow Don on GitHub as dhumphreys and Twitter as @dhumphreys88.


Upgrade to ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.5 Today

We’ve released ColdFusion on Wheels version 1.1.5. This release addresses some regression issues with 1.1.4 that some of you reported involving plugins deployed in a subfolder install of Wheels. Thanks to your help, Tony Petruzzi was able to fix this issue quickly.

Wheels 1.1.5 also fixes an issue where values generated by the select() form helper were not being HTML-escaped. This fixes a potential security hole, so we recommend updating as soon as possible.

To upgrade, simply download the zip file and replace the wheels folder in your application with the new wheels folder from the download.

Thanks to those of you who helped report, pinpoint, and troubleshoot these issues. Your help has made the Wheels framework a better tool for everyone.


ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.4 released

Today, we’re releasing ColdFusion on Wheels version 1.1.4. This release fixes numerous bugs and adds a nice feature: Now you no longer need to create a zip file to start working on a new plugin. You just create a folder for it in the plugins folder and start coding your CFC.

To upgrade, you just need to replace the wheels folder in your application with the new wheels folder in the zip file. Read the rest of this entry »


Help us test the ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.4 release candidate

Tony just built a release candidate with changes slated for ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.4, and we’ve made it available for download.

This release includes some stability and bug fixes. But most notably, version 1.1.4 now allows you to develop plugins without needing to have a dummy zip file packaged. Just create the plugin directory and start coding your plugin.

Help us test this out in your environment so we can be sure that 1.1.4 is ready to go!


The cf.Objective() Finale

I will be speaking at cf.Objective() 2011 in a little less than an hour. If you’re around, come by to get a free Wheels t-shirt!

Awesome scotch glass logo design by the team at Hipervinculo.

P.S. To keep things consistent with the CFUnited post from earlier this year, I’m attaching another blurry photo. All photos of t-shirts must look like Big Foot sightings.