[ColdBox 3.5.0] question regarding COLDBOX_CONFIG_FILE setting

With older versions of coldbox, if my application’s configuration file was not in the conventional location I used to set it in Application.cfc as follows:

Since I upgraded to cb3.5.0, I get the following error:

Could not find the ColdFusion Component or Interface /otherLocation/config/ColdBox.cfc. |

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    Ensure that the name is correct and that the component or interface exists. |

The error occurred in \vmware-host\shared folders\localDevelopment\coldbox\system\web\loader\CFCApplicationLoader.cfc: line 76
Called from \vmware-host\shared folders\localDevelopment\coldbox\system\web\services\LoaderService.cfc: line 51
Called from \vmware-host\shared folders\localDevelopment\coldbox\system\Coldbox.cfc: line 71
Called from \vmware-host\shared folders\localDevelopment\coldbox\system\Coldbox.cfc: line 102
Called from \vmware-host\shared folders\localDevelopment\status\Application.cfc: line 50 |

Looking at the code in CFCApplicationLoader, I noticed that the loadConfiguration function is no longer removing the file extension (line 43).
The code now looks like this:

//Create Config Structure var configStruct = structNew(); var coldboxSettings = instance.coldboxSettings; var appRootPath = instance.controller.getAppRootPath(); **var configCFCLocation = coldboxSettings["ConfigFileLocation"];**

While in previous versions was:

//Create Config Structure var configStruct = structNew(); var coldboxSettings = getColdboxSettings(); var appRootPath = getController().getAppRootPath(); **var configCFCLocation = getUtil().ripExtension(replacenocase(coldboxSettings["ConfigFileLocation"],appRootPath,""));**

I changed my setting to:

and apparently my application works fine now. Is this they way I should be doing my settings now? i.e. is this an intentional change in loadConfiguration?

Yes, the location is an instantiation path now, CFC only, no more XML

Luis F. Majano
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