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DDR creation appears to hang Mac.  It doesn't hang, but appears to.

Question asked by DavidThorp on May 21, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2018 by DavidThorp

Product and version

FileMaker Pro 17.0.1 (with advanced tools turned on).

 

OS and version

macOS 10.13.4

 

Hardware

2017 MacBook Pro 15"  3.1GHz / 16GB / 2TB.

 

Description & How to replicate

Large / multi-file solution.  Create a DDR.  Takes a while (a few minutes) - about the same time as in FMPA 16, so that bit's ok.  But...

 

In FMPA 16 it gives a progress bar and shows how many files it still has to progress at any moment.

In FMPA 17 it gives the rainbow beach ball, and reports to the OS that it's "not responding", making it look like it's hung.

 

Workaround

Well... just wait long enough.

 

And noted above, my testing shows that the time taken to create the DDR in both versions (16 and 17) is about the same, so there doesn't seem to be any issue with the DDR creation process.  It's just that the feedback in the UI is... misleading, disconcerting, etc.

 

This seems a step backward to me.  Where'd the progress window go?  Please bring it back? 

 

David.

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