updated 09:10 am EDT, Fri October 26, 2007
FileMaker and Leopard
FileMaker, producers of its ubiquitous namesake database software, have issued a compatibility notice to coincide with the release of Mac OS X Leopard. The company says it is aware of two major issues with Leopard and FileMaker Pro 9/Pro 9 Advanced: the first is that Instant Web Publishing, which normally lets users view and modify databases via a web browser, is completely non-functional in Leopard. Secondly, users must currently specify particular regions to get the program to run, due to issues with language support. The English version must currently have the "International Formats Region" in Mac OS System Preferences set to United States; choosing another, such as United Kingdom, will not work.
FileMaker says it currently expects a free downloadable update for Pro 9 and Pro 9 Advanced to be released on November 19th. Critically however, the company says that FileMaker Server 9 and Server 9 Advanced are presently incompatible with Leopard, and no date for a Server fix is available. The company says it is attempting to find a solution. No Leopard updates are scheduled for programs below version 9.