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Railo Free-Oh!

September 9, 2008 ·

Gert Franz just announced the release of Railo 3.0 and one of the important changes for many CFers is that this release combines the previous Community and Professional editions into a single free edition with no restrictions for use (it's a single "web" with no multimedia support, no clustering support and some server administrator restrictions but there's always the commercial Enterprise edition if you need those features). Railo 3.0 features improved compatibility with ColdFusion 8 including cfimage, cfdbinfo, cfpdf, cfzip, attributeCollection=, native JSON support and JavaScript-style operators. In addition, Railo 3.0 now supports Amazon S3 as a native resource type and introduces a task manager feature that can be driven by extensions to the cfthread tag. All-in-all, a very compelling release from Railo!

Tags: coldfusion · railo

6 responses

  • 1 Michael Sharman // Sep 9, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Ah GREAT news!

    So what's the difference between this and the announced Railo 3.1? The packaging with JBoss?
  • 2 Sean Corfield // Sep 9, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    @Michael, Railo 3.0 is free but not open source; Railo 3.1 will be free and open source (via
  • 3 Gert Franz // Sep 10, 2008 at 12:59 AM

    Just on quick note... Railo Community can be used for as many web contexts (webs) as you like, not only one. The only difference is that you don't have all of the features in the Server Administrator and some functionalities as you mentioned.

  • 4 Chris H // Sep 10, 2008 at 2:54 AM

    nice indeed, time to give Railo a try...
  • 5 Sean Corfield // Sep 10, 2008 at 7:54 AM

    @Gert, no idea why I thought it was a single web context since nothing on your site indicates that! Sorry! Posted updated.
  • 6 Gert Franz // Sep 10, 2008 at 8:00 AM

    No worries, thanks for the update. I just posted a follow up with Part II of the new features. Maybe you want to add those as well.