Here you’ll find some information regarding compatibility of Troi Plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 15.
Note that our testing has now finished and has shown no remaining issues for the plug-in versions mentioned in the table below.
Running plug-ins with FileMaker Pro 15
In general all our plug-ins that worked with FileMaker Pro 14 still work with FileMaker Pro 15. However, as FileMaker Pro 15 can run plug-ins in a background thread, plug-ins need to be rewritten for this to work properly. See below for an overview of all Troi plug-ins and their compatibility with FileMaker Pro 15.
64-bit plug-ins are needed for FileMaker Pro 15
With FileMaker Pro 15 (as with FileMaker Pro 14) you can only use plug-ins that are 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 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 an 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 15. So there is no need to change any function calls when converting to FileMaker 15.
Simple plug-in updating
Plug-in updating has been simplified in FileMaker Pro 12 and later. 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 later.
Location of installed plug-ins
When you make use of the new plug-in updating functionality the plug-ins will be installed in this location:
With FileMaker Pro 15:
- Windows 7, 8 and 10:
- OS X:
Macintosh HD:Users:<UserName>:Library:Application Support:FileMaker:FileMaker Pro:15.0:Extensions
With FileMaker Pro Advanced 15:
- Windows 7, 8 and 10:
C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\15.0\Extensions
- OS X:
Macintosh HD:Users:<UserName>:Library:Application Support:FileMaker:FileMaker Pro Advanced:15.0:Extensions
TIP If you 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 15
Here is an overview of all our plug-ins that have been tested to work with FileMaker Pro 15 (and also FileMaker Pro 14, 13 and 12).
FileMaker 15, 14, 13 and 12
|date of first version*||Mac OS X||Windows||remarks|
|Activator Plug-in||June 14th, 2016||4.0||4.0||optimized for background threading!|
|Dialog Plug-in||May 17th, 2016||6.5||6.5||optimized for background threading!|
|Encryptor Plug-in||July 5th, 2016||3.5||3.5||optimized for background threading!|
|File Plug-in||May 10th, 2016||8.5||8.5||optimized for background threading!|
|Serial Plug-in||June 2nd, 2016||4.5||4.5||optimized for background threading!|
|Text Plug-in||May 4th, 2016||4.0||4.0||optimized for background threading!|
|URL Plug-in||May 24th, 2016||4.5||4.5||optimized for background threading!|
* This is the first version that was tested with FileMaker Pro 15
The following plug-in has not been compiled for 64-bit yet:
|date of version||Mac OS X||Windows||remarks|
|Grabber Plug-in||April 19th, 2012||2.3||2.3|