I seem to be getting more and more questions like: “How can I get better Java support in CF4.5?” and “I need Web Service calls to timeout but am still using CFMX” and “I know CFMX6.1 has a better
At the risk of sounding flippant I’ll point out the obvious: upgrade! I use Microsoft Word extensively, I write entire books using it. The latest Word has much improved comments and tracking features, features I wanted. It did not even occur to me to ask Microsoft to implement those enhancements in Word 2000 (the version I was using), I wanted new features so I upgraded. It seems pretty simple and rational to me.
And yet for some reason some ColdFusion users want new features added to older versions. I expect Macromedia (and Microsoft, and every software company) to update older versions of software if there is a legitimate need (for example, the discovery of critical problems or security issues), but adding new features to old versions?
You need new stuff? Here is a solution: UPGRADE! Duh! Don’t want to (or can’t) upgrade? Then do without or make do. It seems rather simple and obvious to me.