Number of font installed may affect to the time.
by 'compiled' You mean RunTimes? Does it make any difference when You check the startup with the non-runtime version? Under what OS was the runtime created?
Yes, "compiled" = "RunTime".
The Runtime was created on my MacBook under OSX 10.6.8. The reports of long launch times come from customers running it on their Mavericks (10.9x) and/or Yosemite (10.10x) computers. I don't currently have access to a Mavericks or Yosemite computer on which FMP 12 is installed to check the non-runtime version. Why would it make a difference under which OS the runtime was created?
Why would it make a difference under which OS the runtime was created?
First rule of troubleshooting: don't assume and don't rule anything out until you verify it. So a good test would be to create the runtime on a 10.9 or 10.10 machine and try it.
The other test - as mentioned - is to try opening the real FM file on a 10.9 or 10.10 machine just to rule out that is the runtime app.
I had similar issue's with a Yosemite beta.
- can you do tests on the affected machine with all PlugIn's deactivated? *)
- do you wanna let us know which plugins are involved?
- knowing which Yosemite version could help
*) I remember from the past that 1 Plug was causing a delay of up to 90 seconds on start. The issue disappeared when deactivating the plug. unfortunately Ive forgotten which
I am going to finally answer my own post. After 6 months of thrashing about, the problem turns out to be using an Applescript (from within FMP) to get the computer's serial #. This was being used for copy protection. In versions of OSX prior to 10.9.x (Mavericks) this was accomplished fairly quickly, but starting with 10.9.x and continuing on with Yosemite (10.10.x, which behaved even worse: 2-4 minute launch times), the Applescript just ran really really really slooowly. I have since replaced the call to this Applescript with the get(persistentID) function that was introduced in FMP 12 (and whose existence I had been unaware of until now) and now launch times under Mavericks and Yosemite are less than 10 seconds.