5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2012 12:08 PM by EfficientBizz_disabled

    Bugs when creating a Runtime

    intex

      Summary

      Bugs when creating a Runtime

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      Advanced 12, but the bugs 2 and 3 appeared in prior versions too

      Operating system version

      all

      Description of the issue

      Bug 1: In the Build Runtime dialog the input field for five character extensions, which are now possible, is too short. You only see 4 characters. The field has been changed in length on Windows, but not on Mac OS X.

      Bug 2: The file FMStrs.dls in the Runtime App, folder "Ressources/English.lproj" and all other languages still gets a protected attribute. Without changing that manually to no protection, you can´t easily delete the app on Mac OS X.

      Bug 3: Missing finish
      Why does a Runtime still incorporate all the graphical stuff of a full version. There is no layout mode in a runtime, there shouldn´t the graphics for it anymore.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Build a runtime with FMP12 Advanced and look inside the generated app.

      Expected result

      Bug 1: 5 Character length input field on Mac OS X.

      Bug 2: Unprotected FMStr.dls file in language ressources

      bug 3: only those graphics in the Runtime ressources, that make sense and are used.

      Actual result

      see above

      Workaround

      Standard Mac and Windows 7 machines

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        • 1. Re: Bugs when creating a Runtime
          TSGal

          Martin Bohmer:

          Thank you for your post.

          The input extension is slightly smaller under German language due to the "Bindkey" translation to "Bindungsschüssel".  It will still accept five characters.  In English, it is slightly larger, but if you select an extension like "mmmmm", it will take up more room than "iiiii", and with the former, you will only see three characters.

          The protected attribute for FMStrs.dls has been previously reported in a previous release, and our Development and Testing departments are aware of this issue.  No other information is available at this time.

          All graphics are included as the entire FileMaker engine is placed in the Runtime file.  At this time, the Layout graphic attributes are fully included, even though they may not be accessed in a Runtime solution.

          TSGal
          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Bugs when creating a Runtime
            intex

            TSgal:

            1. It can´t be that difficult to make the input field long enough even for "WWWWW" ...

             

            2. FMStrs.dls was already protected in version 11 and therefor was a pain in the ass. A major upgrade should eliminate such small bugs.

             

            3. I don´t believe what you write. This is just no love, no finish for the product. Steve Jobs would kill somebody for that. It would be a job of half an hour or less to eliminate those unused graphics in the runtime. I don´t understand, that for years we have to do that for ourselves. So please, give your product more love, more finish, think it to the end.

            • 3. Re: Bugs when creating a Runtime
              TSGal

              Martin Bohmer:

              I've sent the information for the Extension input field to Development and Testing for review.  I'll keep you posted.

              The FMStrs.dls was previously forwarded.

              I have sent the suggestion regarding Layout Mode graphics not being included in the Runtime solution to our Development and Product Management for consideration in a future release.

              TSGal
              FileMaker, Inc.

              • 4. Re: Bugs when creating a Runtime
                intex

                Fine, thanks.

                • 5. Re: Bugs when creating a Runtime

                  TSGal:

                  I agree with Martin. I would appreciate if you have his entire message forwarded to yours Product Managers!

                  3. I don´t believe what you write. This is just no love, no finish for the product. Steve Jobs would kill somebody for that. It would be a job of half an hour or less to eliminate those unused graphics in the runtime. I don´t understand, that for years we have to do that for ourselves. So please, give your product more love, more finish, think it to the end.