FileMaker Pro 7 reader report at MacInTouch

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
March 17th, 2004 • 8:33 am

While waiting for my copy of FileMaker Developer 7 (and later of FileMaker Pro 7 Advanced Server, which replaces FileMaker Pro 6 Unlimited), I have been reading the Reader Report at MacInTouch… and I am afraid it sounds very much like more of the same.

In particular, based on what I am reading, FileMaker Inc. have made no effort to further embrace the Aqua interface. This is quite disappointing, especially coming from an Apple subsidiary.

I understand the need to preserve cross-platform compatibility, but you can provide file format compatibility without necessarily restrict all the other aspects of the application’s interface, or how the file format is rendered on each platform.

And I wish there were at least signs that FileMaker Inc. is trying to make progress in that area. But they are not.

There are significant under-the-hood changes that I will have to explore further before I even think of moving my databases to the FileMaker 7 family. But on the whole it sounds like yet another disappointing upgrade for Mac users.

One Response to “FileMaker Pro 7 reader report at MacInTouch”

  1. brian w says:

    Still no ODBC support for OS X! And now I see this, too: FileMaker Pro 7 only supports TrueType fonts. What on earth?? I’ve been a FileMaker diehard for a long, long time but man am I starting to feel trapped.

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