FileMaker Now Works on El Capitan. Sort of.

FileMaker 14 Platform and OS X El Capitan

FileMaker supports El Capitan, but you'll need to update to 14.0.3

And there are still some known bugs: 

  • Email attachments will be missing when Sending Mail through Menu or Script
  • Drop-down calendar does not show when quitting full screen mode from Mission Control
  • Windows act like floating window under Full Screen Mode
  • Application appears to be hung when opening a file that requires an ESS login

And if you don't upgrade to 14.0.3, you will have these problems:

  • Go to Relate Record using an external layout fails to find the last active window
  • Application will crash when quitting if there are >1 windows open
  • The FileMaker application will crash when quiting without a window being open
  • Hitting the escape key while using nested windows will cause incorrect window layout
  • Placement of Drop-down calendar is incorrect
  • Full screen appears to be blank when entering the color sampling mode
  • Some dialog boxes will open in full screen view
  • Application will quit when opening a file from the Launch Center in full screen mode
  • Email attachments will be missing when Sending Mail through Menu or Script
  • Application is in a bad state after displaying a field with a long name in field picker
  • Drop-down calendar does not show when quitting full screen mode from Mission Control
  • Windows act like floating window under Full Screen Mode
  • Application appears to be hung when opening a file that requires an ESS login

Note: FileMaker Server 14 is not supported with El Capitan. 

 

Version 14.0.3 fixes problems for El Capitan and Windows 10.  Here's more information:

Application

  • Windows: Addressed an issue where FileMaker Pro started slowly when certain firewall software was installed.
  • OS X: Addressed an issue where FileMaker Pro did not start correctly when the volume name contained certain characters.

Solution design 

  • Windows: Addressed an issue where the Specify Calculation dialog box option "Validate only if field has been modified" became deselected after an auto-enter calculation for the same field had been modified.
  • Windows: Addressed an issue where, when a script was renamed using an input method editor (IME), the change was not saved.
  • OS X: Fixed an issue where scroll bars appeared prematurely in a layout window when the zoom control area was disabled.

Email

  • Windows: Addressed an issue where email messages did not include the expected recipients, and attachments were not sent. However, if you are still experiencing problems, see the FileMaker Knowledge Base answer 15190.
  • OS X: Addressed an incompatibility issue with Microsoft Outlook 15 where sending an email with an attachment resulted in an empty email body and no attachment.
    • The version information may not be updated until the next time you log in or restart.
    • You must restart your computer before using the software.

 

APIs, technologies, or features to be deprecated

As FileMaker Pro evolves, the list of APIs and technologies it supports may change. FileMaker recommends that you migrate your solution to use other APIs, technologies, or alternative features of the product, because the deprecated features may be deleted from this or a future version of the product.

  • Support for FileMaker Pro runtime
  • Support for OS X Mavericks version 10.9
  • Support for 32-bit FileMaker Pro

Read both articles closely - there is a lot to learn.

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