Depreciated means it is old technology and will / may be removed. FMI stated that the runtime would still be include through version FMP15. There has not been any statements beyond FMP15, that I know of. FMI does not usually release information about new products and or features. I'm sure FMI will replace it with something equivalent.
Deprecated is the word. It means it will be phased out sometime in the future. Yes, runtimes will still be able to be created in versions previous to the version where they're removed. I assume FMI has some kind of plan to replace the functionality of runtimes but who can tell?
Once again, this forum comes through with the goods. Great replies - exactly what I needed confirmation on.
Please forgive the beginner question: Could someone define "runtime" in this context? I always thought it meant the time during which a program is running -- from when you open it to when you close or quit it.
But that doesn't seem to work with phrasing like "create a runtime" , "killing a runtime", or "the runtime will still be included through version FMP15.'
I'm a single user creating ('developing' would be an overstatement) reasonably simple FM databases for my own purposes.....perhaps 'runtime' is developer-speak. But I see the term frequently around here and have been curious.
You are right, "runtime" in this context is Filemaker speak. It is the name given to a filemaker database which is packaged up by a developer in such a way as to enable it to operate as a standalone App—i.e. it will run independently on a user's computer without the need for Filemaker.
Aha! Thanks so much for this.....
More evidence of my beginner's ignorance: I can't imagine why FM would kill (er, deprecate) something so useful.
Runtime is around for a couple of years and there may be better technical options for providing stand-alone functionality. The missing brick here is the information wether there will be
- a replacement for stand-alone
- no replacement for stand-alone