FileMaker updates for Leopard

Compatibility achieved

FileMaker has released an update that brings some compatibility between the database product and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Updated products include FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro 9.0 Advanced.

The update fixes an issue that caused FileMaker to crash when creating files if the system language and region don't match. However, the update does not fix issues with the FileMaker Pro 9 Instant Web Publishing (IWP) feature running on Leopard.

An update to fix Instant Web Publishing is expected in December, the company says.

The update also does not cover the company's server products — an update for FileMaker Server 9 and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced is expected in early 2008. For now, FileMaker Server versions do not properly deploy on Leopard.

However, FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced clients running on Leopard do work with FileMaker Server and Server Advanced running on Tiger or earlier versions of Mac OS X.

FileMaker has detailed the incompatibilities with Leopard, and Specific changes in the update are available on the company's website.

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