[thelist] ColdFusion 4 -> 6 migration tips?

Paul Cowan evolt at funkwit.com
Tue May 31 06:11:00 CDT 2005

Hi all,

I've got a colleague who wants to change web hosts for their (very 
high-traffic) web site, which is in CF4. However, CF4 seems to be (I've 
never used CF) a technology that seems to pre-date the use of flint tools, 
as every CF person I talk to just shakes their head when I ask them how 
likely it is the code will "just run" on a CFMX 6 server.

Does anyone have any tips/input on this? I've found some reference on the 
Macromedia site to a tool that helps the upgrade path from 5 to 6 by 
analysing code and suggesting what changes need to be made, etc. Is an 
upgrade from 4 -> 5 the best idea, then 5 -> 6? Or are the differences 
insignificant enough that we'll be able to improvise as we go?

Any tips, helps, gotchas, estimate of likely effort greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Paul Cowan

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