I have a FMP 14 file I would like to send to someone. Does FMI store the prior version trials anywhere that I could download it such as a legacy download area? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I can't find it on the fmi site.
Yes.. That's true - but one can't turn this wheel back.. I wouldn't offer old trial versions as well
You got two alternatives
- create a runtime
- test Your solution with FM15 (trial...)
A trial version acts different - asking all the time to buy a full version, unable to start a file via double-click, etc. The latter was making troubles here - people didn't get it that the full version would let them starting a db-file via double-click...
FileMaker Pro 15 is almost th same (compared to 14.06!), the new pdf engine can cause troubles. FM15 runs smooth, faster than 14, no really visible changes from the user point of view
FileMaker 15 trial should work fine with Your FM14 file - just download that trial
True but a very important lesson I learned a long time ago was: NEVER put a client an a new release of a product version that you have not tried or nor are you familiar with yourself. That will happen soon but I want to get them up so they can test and decide if they want to go forward with buying FMP and maybe move towards some customizations.Thanks for the suggestion though!
Wait a minute. If you have the file just send it. Are you saying the person you're sending it to doesn't have FMP? If so have them download the FMP 15 trial. The file format is the same.
you can download a trial version of FM Pro 15:
Create Custom Apps - Free Trial | FileMaker - an Apple subsidiary
True but a very important lesson I learned a long time ago was: NEVER put a client an a new release of a product version that you have not tried or nor are you familiar with yourself.
Better reconsider if it's about FileMaker: Lucky you if you skipped FM12 since it was a disaster in terms of bugs, FM13 was a almost bug-fixed FM12, FM14 again with a astoundingly high amount of bugs.
I can tell you that I'm very happy with FM15 with it's great performance improvements and most of the bugs fixed.
Ah! The runtime. Why didn't that occur to me.Good idea.
So do you think FMI will discontinue it? That's what I heard.
I discovered the runtime late in the game so that's probably why I didn't think of it?
Is there a pre-flight document for preparing the runtime to send?
Nobody knows if, when, etc. something changes - FileMaker doesn't tell much. Runtimes are deprecated, one day, runtimes won't run anymore (-:
But FileMaker will IMHO introduce a replacement, another method first... at the moment, runtimes are still running
The lst time I downloaded the trial software, the download URL looked something like this:
Try changing the 14 to 13 or even 12.
Vaughan wrote: The lst time I downloaded the trial software, the download URL looked something like this: http://www.filemaker.com/redirects/ss.html?file=PRO14MAC Try changing the 14 to 13 or even 12.
Or 10 or 11...
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