ColdFusion Open-Source Update - May 12, 2008

Posted on May 12, 2008

Only one new project and three relatively minor updates this week but the one new project garnered a lot of attention. That project is Oscar Arevalo's new ColdFusion based CMS and portal manager called ColdBricks. In addition, there was a great deal of heated debate on the proposed license change for the next version of FarCry and a lot of talk about the future of Mach-II and Model-Glue. Now that conference season has officially begun, it seems as though the debates are in full swing in the community!

New Releases and Updates

New Project: ColdBricks
ColdBricks 1.0
Oscar Arevalo released his CMS/portal software (and garnered a good deal of attention for it). ColdBricks generates a site that relies on his HomePortals framework.

1ssBlog Updater2 shipped
Ed Tabara has released an update to his blog software.

AmazonS3.cfc Update
Barney Boisvert updates his component for integrating Amazon's S3 storage.

Quick CFBL update and a minor LighthousePro update
Raymond Camden released a small update to his bug tracking software.


ColdBricks 1.0 Documentation
Oscar Arevalo points to some initial documentation for his ColdBricks CMS.

What's in a License Anyway? : FarCry Considers Moving to a Dual License Model
Jeff Coughlin has a very good response to some outcry over FarCry's potential license change.

FarCry License Change Discussion Paper
Geoff Bowers posts a sort of FAQ regarding the heated debate over FarCry's potential license change.

Community and Licensing
Sean Corfield offers his view on the FarCry license change proposal.

GLACIER - Creating a new ColdFusion Framework
Michael Horne is considering releasing his framework based upon some application work he did.

Mach-II Roadmap Redux
Peter Farrell discusses the progress on the Mach-II roadmap from about 18 months ago between 1.5 and 1.6.

When is Mach-II 1.6 going to be released? | Mach-II - We're Community Driven
Peter Farrell says that he expects a beta in early June.

Help: anyone have a server for Model-Glue?
Joe Rinehart is looking for someone to donate a server to run Jira and Confluence for Model-Glue.

Tutorials, Presentations and Reviews

Knowing 1ssBlog better: Addons
Ed Tabara lists the currently available add-ons for his blog software.

What's New in Mach-II 1.6 and 2.0?
Matt Woodward covers some of the information in Peter Farrell's presentation at cf.Objective().

cf.Objective() - What's New in Mach-II 1.6 PDF
Peter Farrell posts a PDF of his slides from his cf.Objective() presentation.

Model-Glue 3 - Example of Custom Event Types
Raymond Camden gives an example of custom events in the Model-Glue 3 alpha.

Running Model-Glue 3 on a box with Model-Glue 2
Raymond Camden shows how to use ColdFusion 8's application specific mappings to override an existing mapping.

Ask a Jedi: Multiple templates and Model-Glue
Raymond Camden shows how to conditionally choose which template to use.

SES Urls in Model-Glue 3
Doug Hughes shows how to use the URLManager to handle SES URLs in the MG3 alpha.


Tony Garcia Another open source ColdFusion CMS that I found out about through Chris Pfeffer's blog is Sava. I'm not sure when it was released, but it looks to be pretty recent.

Posted By Tony Garcia / Posted on 05/12/2008 at 10:49 AM

dt Could you clear up the when and what of the codexwiki release.

Posted By dt / Posted on 05/12/2008 at 10:50 AM

Brian Rinaldi @Tony - thanks. I saw something about that the other day too but I couldn't figure out how to download it (I see the little link at the bottom of the page now...they should make it more obvious). I need to check that one out.

@dt - the codexwiki is in private beta at this point. I don't know when it will be released to the public but recommend pinging either Mark Mandel or Luis Majano about it.

Posted By Brian Rinaldi / Posted on 05/12/2008 at 11:43 AM

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