Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro 5 was released in 1999, and OS X 10.0 was released in 2001. Although some users were able to run FileMaker Pro on OS 10, most users updated to FileMaker Pro 6. We are now at FileMaker Pro 9, and it is fully supported on OS X. Unfortunately, the earliest version on my Mac machine is FileMaker Pro 6, and although it isn't supported on Mac OS 10.5.5, I am able to do some basic testing on it.
Hi "gvaughn",You may have a "Classic" version of the FMP installer. "Classic" refers to the Mac OS (9.2.2 & below) prior to Mac OS X. You may need to have "Classic" installed on a PowerPC Mac before installing FMP. You CAN run FMP in "Classic", running on OS X 10.0 to 10.4 on a PowerPC Mac ONLY.I hope this helps you and any other interested readers... Good Luck!!!
Thanks to both of you for the information. I know that FMP5 is quite old, but I'm only using it for an experimental application designed by a friend several years ago using that version. He says it will not work on later versions of FM.
Yes, the installer apparently works only with the Mac Classic OS, and apparently there is a workaround for PowerPC Macs, but it sounds like I'm out of luck with an Intel-based Mac. If anybody knows otherwise, I'd sure appreciate hearing about it.
"I know that FMP5 is quite old, but I'm only using it for an experimental application designed by a friend several years ago using that version. He says it will not work on later versions of FM."
I'm not so sure that it will not work on newer versions... Did you tray it ?
My friend tells me that he would need to extensively re-write/re-code/re-script the application for any version of FMP above 6. I was hoping that I could use v5 on my Mac since I have been using the application and that version of FMP on my PC.
FMPro v5.5 will run on OSX 10.2 thru 10.5.5.
FMPro v5.5 will run in classic under OSX 10.4 or earlier.
FMPro v6 will run on OSX 10.2 thru 10.5.5
FMPro v6 will run in classic under OSX 10.4 or earlier.
Unsure about v5, but I doubt it.
Thanks, David. Your list is very helpful.