Thank you for your post!
I found a couple similar reports where the Display Profile "Color LCD" was a problem. Changing to Generic RGB (in System Preferences > Displays > Color) may resolve. If you can confirm your results with this I can decide on how to best continue with this issue.
Thank you TSPigeon.
I am aware of the Display Profile thread; these retina macs I'm talking about came with a single iMac profile selected, which I did delete and replace with a profile I created on the fly, named "27OK" in order to avoid the string "imac" or "RGB" in the profile. Did not help.
I have sent Testing and Development a report of your issue and the information provided. They may request further information or a copy of the your file to attempt to reproduce. I will reach back out to you once I have feedback.
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OK I found it.
What really kills performance on Retina iMacs is the use of Advanced graphic - Effects - "Outer shadow" option. And we do use it a lot in our themes.
Thank you for the information! I will forward it on to Testing and Development. They have yet to reproduce the issue.
They have also requested a copy of your database (if possible).
My client has no problem reproducing the issue, on each invoice he's producing, 100 times or so per day.
Old imacs 27 no retina: 15 seconds per invoice
New imacs 27 retina: 45 seconds per invoice
both Macs attached to the same FileMaker Server, both on Sierra.
Way to destroy a reputation, using the most advanced operating system ever made by Apple and the most powerful iMacs ever built by Apple.
What should I tell this client ? Can I tell him that 12.5 will solve the problem ? Can I tell him that Filemaker 16 will solve it ? Can I tell him when and if the money he spent will deliver ?
No, I can't. Can you ? He's listening.
If you need a copy of the database, we can arrange that in private messaging.
After reviewing your additional information, Testing and Development are aware of this issue under MacOS Sierra 10.12.
A possible work around include removing the shadow from your objects.
I will post back here when further information is available.
I'm always amazed how this collaboration Apple Inc. with Subsidiary FileMaker Inc. works
Maybe somebody want to ask Dev. Dept. wether they ever will support Apple TouchBar.
Your Swiss FM Solution is supposed to run 60% faster than others since you pay a +60% higher price for FM-Licenses:
I've been repeatedly running the following calculation in Data Viewer - watch:
Let([ t = Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds );
idlist = ExecuteSQL("SELECT zzz_Record_UUID FROM Clinic"; "";"");
howmany = ValueCount(idlist)];
howmany & " " & Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds )-t
on Filemaker 15 on table Clinic, containing 240'000 records.
The average result with preferences - memory - attempt to set cache to 512 MB was slightly over 5000 ms.
The average result with preferences - memory - attempt to set cache to 64 MB was slightly over 4400 ms.
One expects to have better results with bigger cache, but this is not what I'm getting.
(average calculated while hitting "Evaluate" 20+ times )