With our MBS 6.0pr5 plugin we included the FileMaker Runtime Shrinker for Mac OS X. Download it on our prerelease plugin download page. This is a little tool which can shrink your FileMaker runtimes significantly. The application looks like this:
As you see we have 4 options:
When we click the shrink button with all options and leaving only one language, we get the runtime smaller and the result dialog:
As you see we save 54 MB (32%) for a FileMaker 14 runtime here.
We already had questions for a Windows version. FileMaker runtimes on Windows include a lot of DLLs and most are required as far as we see. You still can yourself delete some localization files if you like. Also you don't need to include the Microsoft Runtime folders on Windows 7 as far as we see. Those libraries do ship with Windows 7, but please test that yourself.
Please give it a try and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.
if you want to share this news with friends, please point them to our website/blog so they can download the latest version. This app will probably need updates regularly for newer versions of FileMaker.
And also check the code signing script included with our plugins, too.
You may want to sign the app to avoid the warning about unknown developer.