[FX.php List] Development under FM8

Stephen Knight stephen at fmwebschool.com
Tue Apr 18 09:48:51 MDT 2006

I spoke to FileMaker not to long ago about this.  I am working with them to
help supply FMSA developer licenses to parties that are interested in
working with the software and later becoming a potential customer.
FMWebschool receives absolutely "nothing" for providing this service.  Our
only hope is that by providing this service, more individuals will get
excited about custom web publishing. 

If you would like a developer copy:

I am working with FileMaker to help individuals get Developer copies of
FMSA.  If you would like a copy of the developer version email me back
channel.  I will need your mailing address, and the state where you live.

In Kindness
Stephen K Knight
800.353.7950 / 386.453.5843
FMWebschool, we bring the web to life 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:fx.php_list-bounces at mail.iviking.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Futter
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 9:04 PM
To: FX.php Discussion List
Subject: Re: [FX.php List] Development under FM8

On 18/4/06 10:18 AM, "Steve Winter" <steve at bluecrocodile.co.nz> wrote:

> In my initial exploration this morning I think I've discovered that 
> there is no way to test/develop custom web content using FX.php without
> Please tell me I'm wrong...?

You are, unfortunately, 100% correct. Thankyou FileMaker.

> I travel a lot of the time with my work, and am used to having a 
> complete setup on my laptop (Apache, php, FMD, web companion) which 
> enable me to test and develop content where ever I am, then upload to 
> the appropriate server...it seems that this isn't now going to be

You'll only be able to manage it if you can connect to your remote FMSA
installation to retrieve data for your testing pages.

> Could I bite a very expensive bullet and install FMSA and FMD on my 
> laptop simultaneously...?? Mind you, I think I'm going to need another 
> FMSA license anyway by the loos, and more hardware, so I can set up a 
> development server... not so happy about that at $1,800 NZD for the 
> software alone...!!
> How are others handling this new situation...?

We made the mistake of buying separate copies of FMS and FMSA, thinking that
it would mirror our existing set up with FM Server (v5.5) and FM6U. Of
course, we soon discovered it doesn't work that way at all. Luckily, we are
just in our testing phase, and the existing solutions are all PHP anyway, so
I just point my local test pages at the FMSA box. I don't do any off-site
development for FM, at least not for the web, so I don't have your exact
problem. But I certainly do empathise.

But of course, since you can't connect the web server module to FMS - it has
to be FMSA - we may be forced to buy a second license for FMSA. Grrr ....

Kevin Futter
Webmaster, St. Bernard's College

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