An updater to version 12.0v4 of FileMaker was released today, and even though the installation notes say otherwise, the updater seems to work for both FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced with a single run, which is quite nice. For quite some time I’ve kept FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced on my machine. I tend to work with Advanced on a day-to-day basis, but find it occassionally useful to be able to open files in FileMaker Pro.
When an updater came out in the past, the process of updating both versions required that I run the updater twice, either manually selecting the version to update when queried by the updater software or by zipping up one of them and then the other, hiding it from the updater software. It was pleasantly suprising to find neither of those extra steps necessary this time.
So, thank you, FileMaker, Inc., for making my life just a tiny bit easier today.