FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced (184.108.40.206) becomes unresponsive (beachballs) as soon as the Script Workspace is opened. This occurs on Mac OS Mojave 10.14 Beta2 (18A314h).
Running Mac Pro (Late 2013) 64 GB Ram.
Happens every time.
You are running a beta OS. This is not an issue with FileMaker.
The two are not mutually exclusive nor is it necessarily a piece of information that the developers do not want to hear. On the contrary, I'd like to know if my software was not ready for an upcoming OS, and I'd like to know as early as possible!
I totally agree... and on a side note opening the script workplace has always been surprisingly slow even on fast machines... so definitively something has always been wrong...
I always try the beta versions in a secondary Mac and always with a new version Filemaker has problems.
Of course you can say its a beta but the problem is that when the final version is released always you see a message from filemaker don't update yet.... and of course all the clients update as soon as the final release is out there. And the problems begin.....
Any further information already available about older versions of FM like 16 to 13 and runtimes?
well, filemaker 15 seems to work fine!
(script manger and mainly the define buttons or button bar that causes filemaker 17 to crash)
The users don't seem affected in filemaker 17 also the problem is for the development. All the databases I tested in filemaker 17 in Mojave from the part of users are ok.
You may go in Activity Monitor, analyze the process to get a log on where it's running.
PS: Also make sure you don't use ancient plugins.
I tried to install FM 17 and Mojave would not install, I have FM 14 and it just quits as soon as I open a program, I stopped by Apple store in Tacoma, WA and they said Apple is not supporting FileMaker anymore. Is the true.
I would assume they meant that the Apple Store doesn't provide tech support for FileMaker Pro.
They used to do training via Joint Venture, but only if they had someone that was interested. It was never really an officially supported thing like the Apple apps.
Tacoma Store Said Apple No Longer supports FileMaker Pro. Even when we said, It’s an Apple product, They said yes but OS Mojave dose not support it. I have 50 Mac’s with FileMaker as the main Data Base on servers running FileMaker 14, So I can no longer upgrade OS, so I am stuck with ElCapitan. I am going to try 17 with ElCapitan meaning running New FileMaker with Old System.
Sure Makes me sorrow I changed from IBM 25 years ago. When I started Programming Filemaker.
Well, they just don't know what they are talking about. Take any statement from someone at the retail level with a grain of salt. This is from someone who worked at an Apple Store for 9 years. Not that they are lying… they just aren't well informed on these things. It's not their core business.
but OS Mojave dose not support it.
That statement itself is backwards. Apple or the OS doesn't "support" each and every piece of software that runs on it. It's up to the software developer (FileMaker, Adobe, etc) to set their requirements for supported OS, hardware, etc.
It’s an Apple product…
That's not really true. The company FileMaker, Inc. is an Apple subsidiary, but Apple doesn't make FileMaker Pro. Apple doesn't provide support for FileMaker software, FileMaker, Inc. does. It's important not to blur those lines, for the sake of your expectations.
FileMaker hasn't included Mojave on their tech specs page yet:
Technical Specifications | FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced
But they have said that there are known issues that will be addressed with an update in November.
FileMaker 17 Platform compatibility with macOS Mojave 10.14
"FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced and FileMaker Server 17 are supported on macOS Mojave 10.14 with known issues…"
Article on those known issues:
Thank you Sir! For that information, It sure makes me feel better, I have a 50 User, FileMaker 17 Package and I am going to Upgrade all Macs as soon as I get one working, I hope you answered a lot of the community questions as I see a lot of my same concerns. Harold Carr
FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced is supported under macOS Mojave 10.14.x. For more information about FileMaker Pro compatibility with macOS Mojave 10.14.x, see Knowledge Base Article #26087 at:
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