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Image Upload Server setup instructions with Bonjour (outdated)

Outdated instructions

April 2019: NOTE this web page written in 2015 is outdated, as it shows testing the Upload Server with Bonjour. Please see the updated Upload Server instructions for Activator Plug-in 5.

With the functions of Troi Activator Plug-in 3.0 and later your FileMaker Pro database can become an (Image) Upload Server. The Activator Plug-in can receive the uploaded (JPEG) images with user text and even (GPS) location information.
You can test the upload locally with the Safari browser.
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Troi Serial Plug-in Release notes 1999-2017

In this post you find the older release notes for Troi Serial Plug-in for FileMaker Pro.

Version 4.5.1 (for FileMaker 12 to 15) (March 2, 2017)

  • Updated the code in several places and added improved namespace handling to make the plug-in more robust.
  • Fixed a bug in the Serial_Receive function, where in some cases not all data would be returned directly.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved export of symbols of the compiled plug-in: now only the symbols that are required are exported.
  • (Mac OS X, 32-bit only) Fixed a possible interference with other plug-ins, during the registration phase.
  • Updated debug example file and made several small improvements to the example files.

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Developer Distribution License Information

For each of our plug-ins we offer a developer license specially intended for developers of databases. This developer license allows you to include the plug-in in question with ALL databases or FileMaker custom apps that your company sells to organizations of up to 25 users (contact us if any of your customers has more than 25 users).
The developer license also allows you to distribute the plug-in with runtimes made with FileMaker Pro Advanced.
Please note: Certain restrictions apply. You need to use the built-in registration function of the plug-in. This enables the plug-in only for your database. See the “For solution developers” folder in the downloads for instructions on how to implement this.
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Troi Architecture Check App

FileMaker Pro (Advanced) 14 and later, FileMaker Server (Advanced) 14 and later, 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 are easily spotted as they 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 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 Mac OS plug-in is 64-bit compatible. Therefore we have created a simple dropper app called “Troi Architecture Check” to determine for which architectures a plug-in is compiled.
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Troi File Plug-in Release notes 1998-2017

In this post you find the older release notes for Troi File Plug-in for FileMaker Pro.

Version 8.6.1 (for FileMaker 12 to 15) (January 20, 2017)

  • (Windows) Improved the handling of certain ZIP files with the TrFile_UnZIP function: the plug-in will now implicitly create a folder when items in the ZIP file are in a subfolder, but that subfolder itself is not present.
  • Improved TrFile_MetaData( “-GetPDFDescription”): the plug-in can now better parse newer PDF versions, like PDF 1.7. And if there is a parsing error the plug-in returns the partial data.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved TrFile_MetaData( “-GetMovieDescription”): when a movie contains a Timecode track, the Timecode at the beginning and end of the movie and the Timecode of the current frame is returned again as part of the description.
  • Improved the multi-threading behavior of the TrFile_Metadata function. Multiple running scripts on FileMaker Server at the same time will now work better.
  • Improved the multi-threading behavior of the TrFile_Substitute function. Multiple running scripts on FileMaker Server at the same time will now work better.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the TrFile_Substitute function.
  • Fixed a bug in the TrFile_SetContents and TrFile_AppendContents functions where extra spurious characters could be written. This could happen when a text which contained combining unicode characters (for example a combining diaeresis, combining to ä) was written to a file using encoding: -Encoding=ASCII_Windows.
  • (Mac OS X) Improved stopping of the drag and drop handling and removed a potential memory leak.
  • (Mac OS X) Fixed a potential crash in the TrFile_DragAndDrop function, when restarting drag and drop multiple times.
  • (Windows) Added an exception handler, which handles (fatal) exceptions in the plug-in. It will save information on the exception to a dump file in the Temp directory. The dump file will be named similar to this:
    “Crashdump Troi File Plug-In v8.6.1-20161231-212603-5488-3164.dmp”.
    When running FileMaker Server the plug-in also writes the exception in the “Troi Plugin FMServer.log”:

    • 2017-01-01 21:26:03 [Troi File Plug-In] Exception raised. code = -1073741819
    • 2017-01-01 21:26:03 [Troi File Plug-In] Created crash dumpfile:
      C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\Crashdump Troi File Plug-In v8.6.1-20170101-212603.dmp
    • 2017-01-01 21:26:03 [Troi File Plug-In] **** FATAL ERROR: EXIT PROCESS ****
  • (Mac OS X) Improved export of symbols: now only the symbols that are required are exported by the plug-in.
  • Improved the internal registration of function calls of the plug-ins, making it more robust on more platforms.

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