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FileMaker Pro 6

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FileMaker_Pro_6.iso (517.27 MB)
MD5: 829310ce990f38256913ba9b2b871307
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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FileMaker_Developer_6.toast (124.67 MB)
MD5: 0cdfcaf53d6491817810d98f7f43df37
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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fmp_60v4_mac_updater.sit (7.09 MB)
MD5: 2305c48e25beb5d6629ff3f99715b1e8
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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fmp_60v4_osx_updater.sit (7.45 MB)
MD5: 726647da502ccd9d8e225ac1a33d428c
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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fmd_60v4_mac_updater.sit (7.25 MB)
MD5: 3b0adb1ed43f95d634923829672d0652
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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fmd_60v4_osx_updater.sit (7.57 MB)
MD5: 551b297de025f4423c522d2964ebeeca
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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web_companion_60v3_osx_update.sit (772.23 KB)
MD5: d20633290f8f2f558accd26f2b70f18a
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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fm_odbc_v2_osx_installer.sit (5.87 MB)
MD5: 8a3ebf95a7cbbd9c3dd544ba99a50628
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
FMP-6-Getting-Started.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver,

FileMaker Pro version 6.0v1 for PPC Macintosh, Mac OS 8.6 - Mac OS X 10.5x and MS Windows OS's. It is the final of the FileMaker Pro series to also support Mac OS 8 and 9.

The CD .iso's for Pro 6 & Developer 6 plus the updates were uploaded by bertyboy. With thanks.

See Also: FileMaker Mobile 2.1

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

The file-name extension ".fp5" is used for FileMaker Pro versions 5.0, 5.5 & 6.0 database file-names.

Because FileMaker Pro 5.x and FileMaker Pro 6 share the same format, FileMaker Pro 6 can open FileMaker Pro 5.x files without converting them. You can use FileMaker Pro 6 files with FileMaker Pro 5.x. However, the new features that you use in a newer version will not be supported when you open the file in a previous version.

FileMaker Pro files are compatible between the same versions for Mac and Windows.

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MikeatOS9's picture
by MikeatOS9 - 2020, February 14 - 1:57pm

If you get the message in OS 9, that Filemaker Pro 6 can't be opened because of missing "URLAccessLib" you need the URL Access Extension version 2.3 (a small Apple Mac OS 9 update).
Please look at this page:
https://www.macworld.com/article/1021230/urlaccess.amp.html

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, December 20 - 2:17am

I can't remember what the difference is for the "Unlimited" version - there were so many versions at one point that it got confusing.

Unlimited versions of FileMaker Pro began with version 4.0

But to look into the origins of "Unlimited" (it's difference and how it came about) you need to look at two competing products and FileMaker Pro version 3.0 (note, most links here are Internet Archive in origin).

With FileMaker Pro 3.0 came plug-in architecture, meaning 3rd party companies could develop software that could interface with the FileMaker product. And there were two competing products that caught Claris's attention, EveryWare Development Corp's Tango and Blue World Technology's Lasso. These were two companies fighting for the same desktop space and they gave FileMaker Pro the ability to deliver it's database content to the web. Here's a Lasso vs. Tango page. It's from the Blue World site so will be biased, but it gives you an idea of their rivalry.

Blue World must have made all the right moves, because Claris purchased the right to embed their Lasso technology into the next FileMaker release, version 4.0 - Here's a cosy pic of the Claris & Lasso teams getting together at an April '97 trade show in Austria.

Now for the "unlimited" bit. Version 4.0 was released as FileMaker Pro 4.0 and Pro 4.0 Unlimited. The difference was with the new embedded technology from Blue World, Pro 4.0 was limited to 4 web connections at any time whereas Pro 4.0 Unlimited was unlimited and would accept any number of simultaneous connections to it's data. FileMaker Pro 4.0 was crippled IOW, whereas the previous FileMaker Pro version 3.0 using Lasso or Tango, was not.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, December 19 - 10:10am

@WhosIt.There

Thank you! Exactly what I needed to know. Smile

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2019, December 19 - 7:48am

"FileMaker Pro" is the name of the normal database software. In early versions it was called just "FileMaker", but then they added the "Pro" to make it look more important. You can both create and use database systems with "FileMaker Pro", and it has some limited hosting functions to allow more than one person to use the dabs at the same time, as long as each has a copy of FileMaker Pro. (The company name making the software was called "FileMaker Inc.", but recently changed back to "Claris").

The "Developer" version adds a few more bits of functionality for people creating databases, the main extra function (the only extra function in some older versions) is being able to create freely distributable programs called 'Standalone Solutions', which are single-user FileMaker Pro databases that do not require the end-user to own FileMaker Pro to use them (they run in a cut-down version of the program which removes the database creation functions) - the one snag here is that the standalone solution must be created on the target OS (i.e. you have to use FileMaker Pro Developer for Windows to make Windows standalone solutions, similarly if you want to make MacOS solutions you need to use FileMaker Pro Developer for Mac).

I can't remember what the difference is for the "Unlimited" version - there were so many versions at one point that it got confusing. Sad

Another version is "FileMaker Pro Server" which allows more simultaneous uses to access a FileMaker Pro database than the standard version allows.

There's also another version for mobile devices, but from memory it doesn't have any of the database creation functions.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, December 19 - 6:59am

What are the differences between the Pro and Developer versions? Is the Developer version the same as Pro, but with more features available?

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 26 - 1:51pm

Thanks bertyboy. I've updated the page info and removed the double ups.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2017, June 26 - 8:13am

Agree with all of it. As well as removing FM Mobile 2.1 from here. It is a separate product, and compatible with both FMP6 and FMP5.5, so good to keep it separate.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 26 - 2:48am

could be right, about the serial deciding the version, I remember the biggest feature of Unlimited over Pro was the unlimited number of web client connections.

It seems that this is the case, indeed. To test, I installed FMP 6 from the "FileMaker_Pro_6.iso (517.27 MB)" DL and used an "Unlimited" serial on it. Well, to my surprise at my suspicion being proved correct, it installed as the Unlimited edition (screenshot 4 above). There is no difference between either image.

Now we will probably remove one of the .iso's as being a double-up. I will also likely remove the top DL, OS X only installer as now being redundant. Also, the file named "FileMaker_Mobile_2.1.dmg (7.11 MB)". Is this the same as what's added to the FileMaker Mobile 2.1 page? (I was expecting something different for that page but their file sizes seem to suggest they may be the same content). If they are the same, one could also be removed.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2017, June 24 - 10:08pm

for FileMaker, probably, as it's something I have used every day since FMP v3.

I'll upload the other FileMaker v5 software, probably today, until someone can find original media.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, June 24 - 9:59am

@bertyboy

Congratulations, u have definitively the best complete archives here. Thanks. Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 24 - 2:48am

OK. Thanks again, bertyboy.

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by bertyboy - 2017, June 24 - 2:41am

@miketomtom,
I only have the toast image of original media for FileMaker Developer v5.5, which I have already loaded (in the last few hours) to the FMP 5 page.
I also have toast images for FM Server v5, FM Unlimited v5. Then for v5.5 (which brought OSX versions), for FM Pro (both an OS9 and a separate OSX image) and FM Server. These vary between 4MB and 23MB, I don't think any of them are of original media.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 24 - 2:17am

We may have to pick one, install it and see what we get.

Thanks, bertyboy. I will test them sometime soon.

BTW would you happen to also have the CD image for FM Pro 5.5, offhand? Not important, but would be nice to see added if possible.

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by bertyboy - 2017, June 24 - 2:02am

@miketomtom

Alas I cannot be sure, I never owned v6. As I remember Unlimited was meant to come with Web Server Connector to allow it to interface with SSL. I never used it, I always favoured Developer over Pro. I also jumped from v5.5 straight to v7.
You could be right, about the serial deciding the version, I remember the biggest feature of Unlimited over Pro was the unlimited number of web client connections. We may have to pick one, install it and see what we get. Although I now suspect that one of the files could have been mis-labelled before I acquired it.

Added all the patches I have, for OS9 (xxx_mac_updater.sit), for OSX (xxx_osx_updater.sit), for FM Pro (fmp_xxx.sit), for FM Developer (fmd_xxx.sit), for Web Companion, and for ODBC.

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 24 - 1:17am

@bertyboy: The two files, "FileMaker_Pro_6.iso" and "FileMaker_Unlimited_6.0.iso" - I'm not seeing differences between the two, other than the "iso" checksums do not match, so there is a difference there.

However, when mounted they both mount as "FileMaker Pro 6.0" on the Mac side they both have the file size 366.7 MB (384,516,096 bytes).

Both are:
Created: 24 May 2002, 2:52 pm
Modified: 17 June 2002, 10:26 am

The installer checksums match for both, with no difference that I can detect.

Could this mean the only difference will be the serial used? One that could possibly activate the "unlimited features" as opposed to the "Pro" standard version?

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by bertyboy - 2017, June 24 - 1:13am

Added a copy of FileMaker Mobile v2.1 - compatible with both FileMaker 5.5 and FileMaker 6.
The uploaded disc images have OS9 installers for FM6.

I'll have a look for official patches for FM6, I should have them.

The full Smile set of FM documentation comes on the cd images of course (where 80% of the size is the Acrobat Reader Installer in 9 different languages)

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 23 - 11:33pm

I don't think you have much to apologize for there, bertyboy Smile

BTW, ".toast" as an accepted suffix ending to filename, has been enabled for uploads. I guess .toast is OK if it's the same format as .iso or .cdr - may have to check on that.

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by bertyboy - 2017, June 23 - 10:58pm

Apologies to everyone, while FM Pro and FM Unlimited are original media images, the FM Developer is not, it looks like it is just the Mac part.
I've only ever purchased the odd numbered versions, from v3 to v11, although if I win another 12-core Mac Pro on my local auction site tomorrow, I shall jump to v16.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 23 - 10:19pm

Yes bertyboy, not worth the effort if the compression gain is too low Wink

Thanks again for adding the Pro iso.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2017, June 23 - 10:16pm

Tried to zip the .toast images but they came in about 6% smaller so renamed them to .iso

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 23 - 9:54pm

@bertyboy. That is excellent news. I'm surprised tho' that .toast is not one of the allowed filename suffix endings for here. This can be fixed. However, zip and other compression formats are. Zipping the toast's beforehand should see their file sizes shrunk somewhat too making them a smaller upload. Perhaps not by much depending on already compressed content, but by some at least. Much thanks for having these.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2017, June 23 - 8:38pm

I have the full versions of Unlimited, Pro and Developer. Starting to upload them now, but they are big.
They are toast images that I have renamed to .iso so I can upload them.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2017, June 23 - 6:48pm

True, there must be differences between these v1 ... v4 editions.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, June 23 - 10:29am

Ok, I will do that next saturday, then. Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 22 - 9:50pm

Please do add them to the page, MacTouch. They will be good additions, thanks.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, June 22 - 7:47pm

I have downloaded the Classic v1 of FM Pro 6. There is also v4 available. Should we upload these versions to this page ?