Can somebody confirm that the runtime capability has been deprecated in Filemaker Pro 15 Advanced?
Hello, Can somebody confirm that the runtime capability has been deprecated in Filemaker Pro 15 Advanced?
This feature is still in FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced.
Don't forget to try our Runtime Shrinker:
MBS Blog - Introducing Runtime Shrinker 2.0
Runtimes made with v15 are 64-bit only.
Our shrinker still can remove 14 MB with 32-bit libraries!
Also note, that the Runtime was actually deprecated in 14. It will go away at some point. Just not yet.
I hope the remove comes after/at the time they introduce a FM Go for Desktop.
Seems like, to me, that is what FileMaker for User Connections would be. Give or take some features.
And do not forget "Mac OS SDK" for XCode.
I wouldn't have thought it can be assumed that the runtime feature will go away at some point.
In the FileMaker 14 release notes, FileMaker Pro runtime was listed under:
>APIs, technologies, or features to be deprecated<
..which suggested (to me at least) that it was not actually deprecated at that point, although it was widely taken to mean it had been deprecated - and by some that it had already been removed (which was clearly incorrect).
After much protest and upset from developers, assurance was given that the runtime feature would not be removed in the next version (15); given it was not categorically deprecated at that point, I think it would have been unreasonable if it had been.
In the FileMaker 15 release notes, removal of the runtime feature does not appear.
When I saw this, I assumed that FileMaker had responded to the concern expressed by many developers.
However the situation is still unclear; there is another list of deprecated features which does include the runtime feature:
It would be interesting to know if the omission of the runtime feature from the first page referred to above was an error or can be taken as a sign that FileMaker has in fact changed its mind.
It's still there. Deprecated features in FileMaker 15 | FileMaker
Indeed - as I pointed out, using the same link.
Thanks, Josh. I was looking for this list. As was said many times, "deprecated" does not necessarily mean gone. But be prepared for changes in the future.
You are right, Tom. I missed your link. Thank you!!
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