After careful consideration and analysis of both the server marketplace and customer feedback, Adobe plans to discontinue new feature development for Adobe JRun software, the fast, affordable and reliable J2EE compatible application server. However, Adobe plans to release Updater 7, the next update to JRun, in the second half of 2007, in order to meet the needs of existing JRun customers. Please see the JRun point product specific FAQ for details.
Q. What does the end of new feature development of JRun mean for me as a ColdFusion developer?
A. Very little. Adobe ColdFusion software uses JRun as the bundled J2EE application server in the classic "standalone" configuration and in the "multi-server configuration." While Adobe has announced that there will be no new feature development for JRun as an independent commercial product, it is still very well suited for its current use in ColdFusion and we will continue to update JRun to address ColdFusion requirements. This development announcement will have no impact on the functionality of ColdFusion or any of its features.
Q. Can I still deploy ColdFusion on JRun?
A. Yes. ColdFusion MX 7 and the newly released ColdFusion 8, the 8th major release of ColdFusion, both include JRun as the bundled application server.
Q. Should I move to another J2EE application server?
A. There is no need to change application servers as JRun will be supported as part of ColdFusion for the foreseeable future. ColdFusion also continues to support the leading J2EE application servers from top vendors, so there are plenty of choices available should you wish to change.
Q. What does this mean for my ColdFusion support contract? Can I still get support if I'm deployed on JRun?
A. Yes. ColdFusion, deployed either on the bundled JRun or on other supported J2EE application servers, has a full range of support plans available. See http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/ for more details.
Q. Does Adobe also intend to discontinue development of ColdFusion?
A. No. Adobe's commitment to continued development of ColdFusion is very strong. The recent ColdFusion 8 release is one of the most significant releases in the products more than 10 year history.
Q. Will Adobe continue to support JRun?
A. Yes. Adobe will continue to honor all existing support commitments. However, we will no longer sell new Gold-level contracts for JRun as of August 3rd, 2007. All active JRun Gold support contracts will be honored through to the end of their term. An Adobe Support Renewal representative will contact you 60 days prior to the expiration of your support contract to help you transition to your new plan.
If you are an existing Adobe OEM partner, contact your Account Manager for assistance with your contract terms.
If you have any questions regarding your JRun support agreement, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-833-6687 for North America. Outside North America, contact http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/.
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