FileMaker 11 Gets Qualified Green Light for OSX Lion


in Alert, Compatibility, FileMaker 11, Lion

FileMaker Inc. has updated their support articles with a lot of Lion compatibility information. FileMaker 11 was given a qualified green light, but known issues may be deal breakers for some users. The 2 things not supported in FileMaker 11 under Lion right now are (1) The Excel xls format is not supported and (2) Lion’s resume feature doesn’t work. Two other issues noted were: “Within the Inspector, number fields are unable to set a fixed number of decimals to 0 or a negative value” and “When formatting dates, the year may show incorrect dates with Asian character”. An Update for FileMaker Pro 11 is scheduled for August 2011.

FileMaker Server also got a qualified green light from FileMaker Inc. today. However, the big feature not supported right now under Lion is web publishing. An update for FileMaker Server is scheduled for October.

FileMaker Inc. has a table showing older versions of filemaker and issues they know of.

Think about whether you can tolerate those issues before proceeding. My Studio Manager customers should not be upgrading this early in Lion’s life cycle. Let other’s be the guinea pigs.

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