FileMaker Pro 13 Compatibility
(Page updated: November 4th, 2014)
Running plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 13
In general all our plug-ins that worked with FileMaker Pro 11 and FileMaker Pro 12 still work with FileMaker Pro 13. See below for the details on specific plug-in versions.
Running plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 13 and Mac OS X
FileMaker Pro 13 for Mac OS X can only run on Intel Macs. All current Troi Plug-ins are Universal versions, which can run on both Intel and PowerPC Macs. Of course on PowerPC our plug-ins will only run under older versions of FileMaker Pro.
64-bit plug-ins are needed for FileMaker Server 13
FileMaker Server 13 and WebDirect are 64-bit processes, for which plug-ins need to be compiled for 64-bit. On Windows, 64-bit plug-ins have a different extension: fmx64. In the download of a 64-bit compatible plug-in you will find this extra copy of the plug-in.
Plug-ins for Mac OS X can be universal and the extension is always the same: fmplugin. A universal plug-in is a single plug-in that will run on a 32-bit process as well as on 64-bit process. You can not easily see if a OS X plug-in is 64-bit compatible. We have created a simple dropper app called "Troi Architecture Check" to determine for which architectures a plug-in is compiled. You can download the app here.
The same plug-in architecture
The plug-in architecture has not changed in FileMaker 13. So there is no need to change any function calls when converting to FileMaker 13 (as compared to the change in plug-in architecture introduced in FileMaker Pro 7).
Simple plug-in updating
Plug-in updating has been simplified in FileMaker Pro 12 and 13. You now store plug-ins in solution files and install updates from container fields. The Auto Update plug-in is no longer needed. All new versions of Troi plug-ins provide an example file to demonstrate this update process in FileMaker Pro 12 and 13.
Location of installed plug-ins
When you make use of the new plug-in updating functionality the plug-ins will be installed in the same location as with auto-updated plug-ins from FileMaker Server 9 through 11:
TIP If you use auto-update ànd install plug-ins manually: it is best to only install plug-ins in the folders above and no longer use the Extensions folder next to the FileMaker Pro application itself.
Overview of Troi Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro 13
Here is an overview of all our plug-ins that are native
and have been tested to work with FileMaker Pro 13 (and also
FileMaker Pro 12 and 11).
* This is the first version that was tested with
FileMaker Pro 13
Other older FileMaker Pro compatibility pages
The web pages with information regarding compatibility of all our plug-ins with other FileMaker versions are still available:
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