Upcoming changes for 2019


We are thinking about some changes for year 2019.

We may drop 32-bit support

DynaPDF just dropped the 32-bit Mac target by moving to Xcode 10, which simply doesn't support it any more. We still compile our plugin for 32-bit via Xcode 9, but that may not be forever. So eventually 32-bit will go away.

DynaPDF licensening

The DynaPDF licensing is set to change early 2019 a little bit. The license prices will change for DynaPDF 5. For existing customers, we suggest to order updates before the changes take effect. You can update with old pricing for up to 5 years now to secure the current pricing.

Another change is also coming. Currently you are not charged for skipped maintenance time, but that is set to change. Adding maintenance years will than start with the end of the existing maintenance period. If you bought a license in 2016 and didn't buy maintenance in 2017 and 2018, you may need to pay for two to three years in 2019 to get up to date. (more)

FileMaker updates with support for macOS Mojave


FileMaker Inc. just released update for FileMaker Pro Advanced and Server to add compatibility for MacOS 10.14 Mojave.

FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced and FileMaker Server 17.0.2.252 installer with support for macOS Mojave

FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced and the FileMaker Server 17.0.2.252 installer with support for macOS Mojave.

FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced includes bug fixes and compatibility updates for macOS Mojave 10.14.

The FileMaker Server 17.0.2.252 installer has been updated and includes all the updates from FileMaker Server 17.0.2 and compatibility updates for macOS Mojave 10.14. Because this is a full installer, download the installation disk image and license certificate file from your software download page.

Updates have also been made to the FileMaker data migration tool. Access requires a FileMaker Developer Subscription or FileMaker Business Alliance membership.

Learn more:
FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced
FileMaker Server 17.0.2.252 installer

As this update includes important bug fixes for both MacOS and Windows and performance improvements for layouts, please install the update soon.
As far as we see, the MBS plugin work just fine. Now we only wait for a FileMaker iOS SDK update.

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.6pr2


New in this prerelease of the 18.6 plugins:
  • Changed DynaPDFRasterizerMBS to pre-fill picture in white or black for the flags.
  • Added RotateCoords parameter for DynaPDFMBS.RotateTemplate function.
  • Added more methods to NSURLCacheMBS class.
  • Added NSCachedURLResponseMBS class.
  • Enabled SQLITE_ENABLE_API_ARMOR for SQLite to help reduce crashes with wrong API calls to SQLite.
  • Fixed crash in SQL Plugin when using unnamed fields in SQLite recordsets.
  • Fixed bug with binding empty values on encrypted CubeSQL connection.
  • Removed QuickDraw related picture support.
  • Removed Carbon ColorSync, View, Drag & Drop, Menu, Font, ATS and related classes (Carbon 32-bit only).
  • Removed IconFamilyMBS class and related global methods.
  • The MBS Plugin for Real Studio will be build on demand only.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.6pr2


New in this prerelease of version 8.6 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/ or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

Fixing broken text encodings in Xojo


Sometimes you may see text like this:

Vielen Dank für ihr Verständnis.

That is a German text saved as UTF-8, than imported in another encoding. We need to cleanup that encoding and I got a nice function for this. We simply try to see if the text in another encoding is valid text and convert it back to UTF-8. Here is the function and it's test method: (more)

XDC 2019 Session List


The 2019 Xojo Developer Conference will take place 1st to 3rd May 2019 in Miami, Florida. The Marriott Biscayne Bay is located in the north side of Miami downtown and is a convenient location to reach most of Miami easily. Registration is possible and current rate is $899 for the ticket.



The session list has been published.
An impressive list with a lot of new speakers. Check your schedule and get a ticket soon, if you can find the time to come.

See also XDC 2019 Session List in Bob Keeney's blog.

Removing 32-bit Carbon GUI classes


As everyone now wants to use Xojo 2018 to get 64-bit, HiDPI and DarkMode on MacOS and the next version of MacOS will properly come without 32-bit support, it may be the time to remove some of the last QuickTime, QuickDraw and Carbon GUI classes.

You can still use Real Studio with current MBS Plugins 18.5, but in future, this would require to use Cocoa target at least.

We remove from MBS Xojo & Real Studiolink Plugins for next release: (more)

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.6pr1


New in this prerelease of the 18.6 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.6pr1


New in this prerelease of version 8.6 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin:
  • Fixed loading of static SQLite3 library which failed due to different mutex settings when compiling with newer SQLAPI version.
  • Added more for internal SQLite3 library load for SQLAPI.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.25.66.
  • Added Socket.IsClosed and Socket.IsListening functions.
  • Improved ColorPanel.Choose with passing color and result.
  • Added links to blog articles from help.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/ or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

Birthday of our video page


Twelve years ago we started created tutorial videos and today our video page has birthday. Enjoy a video and learn about our plugins.

Over the years we collected more than 80 videos. We hope you enjoy them!

Watch Xojo Videos - FileMaker Videos

Youtube channels:

We know we could make more videos. So what wishes do you have?
Please email us or post a comment here.

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