JRun and ColdFusion MX 6.1 work just fine with JRun on OS X using Java 1.3.1, which is good, since, as far as I can tell, there’s no way to get it to work with the newest installation of Java, which is Java 1.4.1 (if you know of a way, please let me know). If you are not intermingling Java and ColdFusion too much, it’s a great setup, but what do you do when you need the combination of ColdFusion MX 6.1 and Java 1.4.1 and OS X? According to Sean Corfield, the answer is Jakarta Tomcat. I installed Tomcat this morning, and so far, so good. If you need access to 1.4.1 and you are working with ColdFusion MX 6.1 on OS X, Tomcat currently appears to be your best option. Macromedia even provides a set of ColdFusion installation instructions for Tomcat.
By Christian Cantrell
August 18, 2003