Run Times "depreciated" - whatzit really mean

Discussion created by hoib on Jun 4, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 7, 2016 by TorstenBernhard

There was a long and rather exhaustive thread last May when FMI announced that FM run times were declared "depreciated". Believe me, I'm not looking to rekindle that fire!


But could someone in the know please give me and perhaps others a brief outline of exactly what "depreciated" means?  From reading through last May's thread, I'm thinking  one provision is that if for instance the decision is made to pull the plug on run times in, say, FM16, everything set up in FM15 and earlier would still work. But any new feature sets introduced in FM16 would be off the table so to speak. The run time isn't killed per se, still works, but new processes (tables, fields, layouts, scripts) you wish to incorporate would need to be developed in FM15 or earlier. You would not be able to use any of the shiny new bells and whistles. Are there perhaps any other more obscure consequences of run times being declared "depreciated"?


And again, the pull the plug decision is a highly guarded secret, right?


Thanks for any insight.