Message from discussion Favorite FM12 Features?
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From: HelpfulHa...@BusyWorking.com (Helpful Harry)
Subject: Re: Favorite FM12 Features?
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:41:21 +1200
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In article <1ki7hhh.1dqfx5c1qum7zpN%demp...@actrix.gen.nz>,
demp...@actrix.gen.nz (David Empson) wrote:
> Helpful Harry <HelpfulHa...@BusyWorking.com> wrote:
> > In article <jlnn3k$lf...@news.motzarella.org>, Howard Schlossberg
> > <how...@nospam.fmprosolutions.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > So does anybody here have any favorite new features?
> > >
> > > I personally love that Server 12 is noticeably faster, particularly
> > > across the WAN and in Custom Web Publishing via PHP. It's new
> > > architecture should also provide much great stability.
> > >
> > > The new ExecuteSQL() function is pretty cool for helping to clean up the
> > > relation graph a little.
> > >
> > > Anything else you particularly like?
> > I think most people are on Easter holiday.
> Judging by the pattern of web site updates in the US, Good Friday isn't
> a public holiday there? It looked about like a normal Friday to me.
> > LEAST favourite features:
> > - Doesn't run on PowerPC Macs
> That's hardly surprising. The usual pattern is that each new version of
> FileMaker requires at least the major version of Mac OS X prior to the
> one that is current at the time that version of FileMaker was released.
> OS X 10.7 is current now, so FileMaker 12 requires Mac OS X 10.6 as the
> minimum system. 10.6 doesn't support PowerPC Macs, therefore FileMaker
> 12 doesn't need to support PowerPC Macs.
> This is the same pattern Apple follows for supplying security updates
> for old versions of Mac OS X, and in many cases how far back their
> current development tools are easily able to support.
> The pattern for minimum version of Mac OS X is consistent for every
> version of FileMaker Pro back to version 6, except for two cases:
> - FileMaker Pro 9 required Mac OS X 10.4.8 while 10.4.10 was the current
> version. 10.4 had been released more than two years earlier, and was on
> all Intel Macs, so less of an issue to not support 10.3.9.
> - FileMaker Pro 6 still supported Mac OS 8.6 despite Mac OS X 10.2
> having been released recently, but it required 10.1 if you were running
> Mac OS X, which is consistent with the pattern for later versions.
> > - Doesn't run on Mac OS X 10.1
> > - Doesn't run on Mac OS 9
> > ;o)
> Nor did FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10 or 11, so it is a bit late to
> start complaining about those now. :-)
I was only joking, hence the winking smiley. :o\
Helpful Harry :o)