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FMP 7 --> 8 or 8.5??


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Hi everybody,

It's been a while since I had to deal with FM. Last big thing was upgrading from 5.5 to 7 more than a year ago which was a lot of work! Now the office I'm in thinks about upgrading to 8 or 8.5

So basically - is it more like purchasing, installing, converting files and ready to go...or what drawbacks come with it??

Is there a documentation available how to upgrade?

Is it worth going with 8? Some say 8 is less stable, go with 8.5?

And I assume upgrading to FM Server 8 (8.5) is unavoidable too...

I'm sitting here and try to get back into my own FM developement-work...so any experience is highly appreciated ;-)

Cheers,

Stefan

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Stefan

I say do it - no hesitation.

You did all the work when you converted to 7.

8 is regarded by some as 'what 7 should have been'.

It is worth getting for script variables alone not to mention lots of other goodies.

Go for 8 advanced if you can and you get a data viewer and loads of stuff that you wonder how you lived without before.

There are some very minor issues about which version is best but I say it again - just do it!

Phil

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Thanks Phil!

Meanwhile I did some more investigations and I understand all files will remain *.fp7 if they run on FMP8, no conversion necessary. So basically install FMP8 and files should be ready to use.

I was just wandering: Do I have to upgrade to Server 8 too (I guess I will have to) or do the FMP8 clients run on FM7 Server as well?

Thanks,

Stefan

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ditto -- A strong recommendation from me to upgrade to FMS 8.0v4 and FM 8.0v4 -- many bugs from the early 7 and 8 versions are fixed, and some features (like script variables) are great timesavers.

8.5 -- not sure about. I'd say you might want to wait until the dust settles before going to 8.5.

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FMNP 8.6 introduces the ability to name and reference layout objects. This allows tabs to be selected in scripts -- which makes tabs heaps more useful.

FMP 8.5 has the web viewer too.

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