One minor difference to keep in mind is Lucee server and Adobe ColdFusion use a typical versioning scheme for java projects which looks like this:
<major>.<minor>.<patch>.<build>[-<preReleaseID>]# Ex of an unstable build22.214.171.124-SNAPSHOT# Or a stable build126.96.36.199
<major>.<minor>.<patch>[-<preReleaseID>]+<build># Ex of an unstable build5.3.4-SNAPSHOT+84# Or a stable build5.3.4+80
The important thing to remember is, when starting a server via CommandBox always use the second format shown above since that is how ForgeBox recognizes each release.
Questions about what versions are available? No problem! Here are some ways you can find out:
View the last few versions via the CLI with the command
forgebox show lucee
Start typing your
cfengine and hit the <tab> key to invoke the tab-completion feature. This actually phones out to ForgeBox as you hit tab to get the current valid list of versions that match what you've typed so far
You can also follow the Lucee bleeding edge, which means every time you start your CommandBox server you'll get the very latest Lucee snapshot release. Please only use this for local development and not production!
server start [email protected]
It is a nice feature of CommandBox to have it automatically grab the latest version of your favorite CF engine every time it starts.
# Latest Lucee 5.3.7 build# Latest Adobe 2018 update# Lucee bleeding edge-- latest snapshot
However, you may have good reason to NEVER want a new version automatically installed. In order to do this, you must specify a COMPLETE version number, including the build number, making sure to use the proper version format. This means you need a major, minor, patch, and build number.
# Pinned exact Adobe versionserver start cfengine=[email protected]+320417# Pinned exact Lucee versionserver start cfengine=[email protected]+48
Lucee has a modular core and comes bundled with a bunch of extensions that approximate the functionality that comes bundled with Adobe ColdFusion. But that means you are loading the Hibernate libraries, PDF libraries or JDBC drivers even if you don't need them. There is a second type of Lucee server called "Lucee Light" which contains all the core engine, but with zero extensions. People creating custom docker builds for example will start with Lucee Light and then add back only the extensions their app needs. To get a feel for all the Lucee extensions available, see this page that lists all official extensions.
We're now publishing CF Engines to ForgeBox based on the Lucee Light builds which allows you to start up a Lucee Light server. These are under a ForgeBox package named
lucee-light and we've also backfilled all the same versions that exist for the normal
lucee engine. Note, the three bullets points above apply to Lucee Light as well, Just replace
lucee-light and you're good to go.
# Latest stableserver start cfengine=lucee-light# Specific version# Bleeding edge
If you have questions about how to install extensions into a Lucee light server, please hit us up on Slack and we can show you several ways to manage that.