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What's New With R2

Real Studio 2012r2 is Now Available

Issue: 11.1 (January/February 2013)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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In December 2012 Real Studio 2012r2 shipped. No, it's not the big release with the new IDE and tons of new features we've been hearing about, but it is heavy on the bug fixes and there are some handy improvements and new capabilities. In particular, there's a new Crypto module, for creating better hashes, a new WebCanvas control for Web apps, the Web Control SDK for adding third party web controls, and some handy TextArea improvements for Mac Cocoa and Windows apps.

Some of the other improvements include faster remote debugging, support for SSL with PostgreSQL, and dynamic constants for Web apps (useful for multi-lingual Web apps). A complete list of the changes is available within the release notes that accompany the new version or on the Web (http://docs.realsoftware.com/index.php?title=ChangesforRealStudio2012_R2&oldid=43141).

RS Giveth and Taketh Away

As always with every new release, some older features are depreciated or even removed. Usually this isn't a surprise, as these features have been languishing for a while and it was clear they weren't going to be a part of the future.

With 2012r2, we say goodbye to the ResourceFork, RB3D, SpriteSurface, and ToolbarItem classes. This means that older projects that depend on these classes won't work any more, so be forewarned. Resource forks haven't been supported by Apple for a great while now, so that's not a shock, but it may cause problems updating old projects (I have a few of those). The IDE will also not accept items that would have wound up in the resource fork.

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