2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2013 3:39 AM by bmw

    Understanding 'Deprecated operating systems' before upgrade



      Understanding 'Deprecated operating systems' before upgrade


           I have FMP 12.0.4 and was just prompted to update to 12.0.5.

           On reading the readme I see:


           Here is a list of deprecated items for the FileMaker 12 product line:

      Product Deprecated operating systems, technologies, and features

           FileMaker Pro • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)


           - not understanding what that means - and using Snow Leopard because of hardware limitations - I'd deeply appreciate information on whether this means I should refrain from upgrading?


        • 1. Re: Understanding 'Deprecated operating systems' before upgrade

          From the same knowledge base article:

          "Deprecation does not mean the immediate deletion of an API or technology. However, FileMaker recommends that you migrate your solution to use other APIs, technologies, or alternative features of the product because the deprecated interfaces may be deleted from a future version of the application."

               In other words, 12.0v5 is compatible with Snow Leopard, but future major versions of FileMaker Pro (or minor updates to version 12) might not be, and FileMaker Inc. recommend updating to a later operating system if you intend to use future versions of FileMaker Pro.

          • 2. Re: Understanding 'Deprecated operating systems' before upgrade

                 Yeah, I read what you cite, but its meaning eluded me.

                 So 12.0v5 is not worse than 12.0v4 or earlier for use with Snow Leopard...
                 That is what I needed to understand.
                 Thank you for the clarification.