It is my understanding:
- Java 7 is not compatible with OSX 10.6.
- FileMaker Server 12v4 requires Java 7.
As for Pro and Advanced, I don't know. Hopefully someone else will have a more definitive answer.
Your understandig is almost identical to mine, Number 1 is a Fact. Number 2 was implied but I didn't knew for sure because this morning i fixed the console of my FM 12.0v3 Server that is running under Mac OS X.6.8 by installing the Java for Mac OS X.6 Update 15. I thought that because FileMaker didn't stated those issues in the read me, they probably found a way of fixing bugs without the need of Java 7.
A quick check of the Knowledge base provides the answer.
FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced do not have any dependencies on Java but it is possible that a third-party add-on that you are using does.
Thanks ch0c0halic, i appreciate your response, but it doesn't answer my question (That link only applies to Lion). I specifically stated that I'm using Snow Leopard, not Lion. and as I told Joshua, i was aware that Java 7 is only compatible with Mac OS X ≥ Lion. But again FileMaker 12.0v4 read me is not clear about Snow Leopard...It only states that "In the future will be deprecated"...So, my question is not answered yet...Should i Install FM 12.0v4 update on any FileMaker that is currently running on Snow Leopard. Server, Advance or Pro?
It's not clear to me if you are talking about FileMaker Pro / Pro Advanced or FileMaker Server / Server Advanced.
If you are talking about Server: then no. The v4 updater removes all dependencies of Java 1.6 and uses only Java 1.7, which you can not install on OSX 10.6.
If you are talking about Pro / Pro Advanced: the v4 updater has nothing to do with Java so you can freely install it.
Thanks wimdecorte, and you are right if I wasn't clear because I was asking about the 12.0v4 update that comes in those three flavors. But your answer is the kind of answer I like...do it or don't. THANKS.
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Yesterday, I received the FMI email that FileMaker Pro12.0v4 was available, and I only had time to download it for Mac, but not yet installed.
Today, I find that the download for Mac has disappeared, and the FMI updater page lists update 12.0v4 as a Windows-only fix
Anybody know what happened, or, more important, why the Mac version disappeared or isn't offered the very next day?
I am trying to figure out if I evern want to run the updater I already downloaded -- probably not if FMI has intentionally removed it....
I too noticed that the Mac updater is not listed today. The relevant KnowledgeBase article has been updated to read Windows only...http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11593. Whether the updater is temporarily or permanently Windows only, time will tell ...
I sent this thread to Dave Simerly, our FMI Tech Liason, to find out what's going on with the Mac updater disappearing this morning. I downloaded and have it saved from yesterday, but am not going to run it until I hear something from FMI about why they took it down the very next day.
Stephen and Barb, thanks for telling us. I too downloaded the file and was thinking about installing it this afternoon following windecorte's suggestion, but after your message I will stop even considering it. I read the same emails you did, that is why FM surprised me with the change of information or lack of it in the read me. I learned not to act until I'm sure, after living the issues with the server console. As long as the tech people clarify the situation no harm done. Thanks again guys for being here for the rest of us...
I just heard that it's been temporarily removed due to problems. So I would not install the version that you downloaded yesterday; I'd wait until the improved version is released.
I just checked the FileMaker Web site and the FileMaker Pro 12.0v4 update for Mac is there. I downloaded and installed it yesterday. So far no complaints.
Of course it is now several hours after your post, so they may have just put it back up. Hmmm,.... maybe I should download and install this version...
It appears that the Mac updater on the site now is new as of late this afteroon. I'd use that one. Amusingly, the readme, aka the KB article, still describes it as Windows-only ...
BarbLevine kirjoitti 26.4.2013 kello 1.13:
It appears that the Mac updater on the site now is new as of late this afteroon.
But it appears to be the same version (220.127.116.113).
Stefan Schutt, Mouse Up, Finland