I was wondering what for is Filemaker Server using Java. Does anyone knows ?
Just to name two:
- Tomcat (I believe)
- WebDirect (based on Vaadin)
The new admin console in FMS13 is also rendered using the same WPE core that WebDirect is based on.
The thing that confuses me is that it was a big deal when 13 was announced and we no longer needed Java for the console. Everybody rejoiced and held a glass in the air. Then server 13.2 (I believe) installs Java. After that uninstalling or updating Java on the server completely breaks it.
Different Java usage. The former admin console was an app written completely in Java. The admin console that you see today contains no Java, however the server still uses it to process requests from the browser.
So, does this means that if you only use Filemaker Clients, the server don't use Java ?
FM Server still uses java for some underlying components. As of FMS 13, the admin console no longer uses java for the user interface.
well, if you don't use filemaker server then it really doesn't matter what's on your server.
1.- WebDirect is based on Vaadin?
2.- Vaadin is based on Java ?
3.- WebDirect is app. JAVA ?
Java is used for all underlying work on FileMaker Server. It controls I/O and most functions of FileMaker Server, however, what we were using with FileMaker Server 9 to 12 (and that we ALL hate) was Java Webstart, which is another kind of Java animal.
Java Webstart allows to run a Java app from within a web browser and in my opinion is a royal piece of junk.
That's what FileMaker Server got rid of.
Gracias Ibrahim por la aclaración.
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