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Issue 6.3

NEWS

News

Issue: 6.3 (March/April 2008)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 17,050
Starting Page Number: 6
Article Number: 6301
Related Web Link(s):

http://developer.chaoticbox.com/
http://home.earthlink.net/~erockus/
http://www.realsoftware.com/download
http://developer.chaoticbox.com/
http://www.ebutterfly.com/opensource/
http://ljensen.com/releasenotebrowser
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/
http://www.rblibrary.com
http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/RBstuff.html
http://www.maui.net/~mauitom/iSightCamera/iSightCamera_Class.html
http://www.ebutterfly.com/helplogic/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/Releasenotes.html
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.ragesw.com/products/search-engine-rank.html
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8743
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18016
http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/Realbasic/FormattedText.html
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/DecimalPlugin.html
http://www.seeditdownload.se/downloads/beta/

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New MOD Ex Audio Classes

The FMOD Ex Audio Classes are open source REALbasic classes that hook into the powerful cross platform FMOD Ex audio library by Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd. Features include advanced playback options for a wide range of audio formats, 3D audio, multichannel and surround sound support, gapless stream stitching, sub-mixing, and more. Version 0.8b adds full support for multichannel and surround sound hardware, and a completely re-written (and more robust) FMOD Ex start- up routine that gives developers detailed control over FMOD Ex initialization options.

Product:

MOD Ex Audio Classes

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://developer.chaoticbox.com/

Custom Icon Calendar

Custom Icon Calendar allows you to add notes and place an icon on dates to remind yourself. Also it allows you set when you wish the icon to appear. You can also customize the look of the Icon Calendar. You can add a background image, set the color of the calendar (random, use the sliders to adjust the color and Ghosting amount.Weekday, Weekend and Heading coloring,), or display the day of year.

Product:

Custom Icon Calendar

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://home.earthlink.net/~erockus/

REALbasic 2008r1

REAL Software has begun shipping REALbasic 2008 Release 1. The latest version includes introspection, which provides the ability to determine the type and characteristics of an object at runtime. Properties and methods can be accessed in a generic way without having to know the specific type of that object before the code is compiled. The release also contains 39 minor improvements and two additional language features. Variants can now contain array values, and there is programmer control over interface method implementation linkage.

Product:

REALbasic 2008 Release 1

Platforms:

All

Price:

$100 (personal), $500 (Professional)

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

Updated 2D/3D Math Library

OxMath is a modular 2D and 3D math library with common classes like vectors and quaternions, plus more advanced features such as SIMD- accelerated vector-arrays and bounding volume/intersection classes. Time-slice function classes are also included to help create finite or cyclical procedural animations. Version 2.1 features a major API update and includes full and proper documentation. The OxMath Classes are compatible with Mac OS X Mach-O (PPC/Intel/

Universal), Windows, and Linux targets.

Product:

OxMath

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://developer.chaoticbox.com/

Open Source HelpRunner Updated

Electric Butterfly, Inc. has updated the open source HelpRunner module for REALbasic to version 1.2. This new version includes code contributed by Martin Honeywill, offering a more efficient way of loading a CHM's default page if a specific help page is not passed to the OpenWinCHM method. Easily implement native support for Apple Help and Microsoft HTML Help in your REALbasic applications with this free REALbasic module. In your Mac OS X Bundle apps, HelpRunner provides easy-to-use methods for registering your Apple Help Book and opening your Apple Help Book in Mac OS X's native Help Viewer. In your Windows apps, HelpRunner provides easy-to-use methods for opening your CHM help file in Microsoft Windows' native HTML Help Viewer. Includes full source code, example project, and extensive PDF documentation.

Product:

HelpRunner

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

Free (Open Source)

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/opensource/

New Release Note Browser

Release Note Browser lets you type a few characters and see the REALbasic release notes that match them, within or across any combination of versions. This version fixes a parsing bug with FogBugz release notes, introduced in the previous version. The bug resulted in an incorrect version number being displayed for the first release note in the 2008r1b7 file.

Product:

Release Note Browser

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

Free

Website:

http://ljensen.com/releasenotebrowser

Free REALbasic Developer Subscription Offer

Monkeybread Software announces a special promotion with REALbasic Developer Magazine. For a limited time, every customer who orders a new MBS REALbasic Plugin Complete License will receive a code to get a FREE six-month electronic (PDF) subscription to REALbasic Developer Magazine, a 25 USD value, for free!

Product:

MBS REALbasic Plugins / REALbasic Developer Magazine

Platforms:

All

Price:

196 Euros

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

Timed Screenshot Released

Monkeybread Software releases version 1.1 of the application Timed Screenshot, a simple background utility to save screenshots to a folder every few seconds. This application shows REALbasic developers how to use the screenshot functions from the MBS Plugin. Also you can see how to make a background only application (no dock icon).

Product:

Timed Screenshot 1.1

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/

Great White Software Acquires RBLibrary.com

In January Great White Software announced the acquisition of RBLibrary.com. RBLibrary.com is the definitive source for articles about REALbasic from community leaders and experts. Established in 2005 it has a large library of high quality articles about a wide variety of topics for beginner to expert users of REALbasic.

Product:

RBLibrary.com

Platforms:

All

Price:

Varies

Website:

http://www.rblibrary.com

Printing Modules Released

The Grid, StyleGrid, and DataGrid Printing Modules allow you to print the contents of Einhugur's Grid, StyleGrid or DataGrid. The TreeView Printing Module allows you to print the contents of Einhugur's TreeView.

Product:

Grid, StyleGrid, and DataGrid Printing Modules

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/RBstuff.html

iSight Camera Class

This is a REALbasic class that shows the image from the built-in iSight Camera on your Mac. It is a free class-module, but is encrypted. Easy to use and simple. Comes with a demo project.

Product:

iSight Camera Class

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.maui.net/~mauitom/iSightCamera/iSightCamera_Class.html

Major Update to HelpLogic

Electric Butterfly, Inc. has released HelpLogic 1.5 for Mac OS X, the award-winning help authoring solution for cross-platform developers. Easily create help systems for your software and web sites from a single source. HelpLogic's innovative design removes the development headaches usually associated with help authoring, providing an ideal solution for cross-platform software developers, web site designers, and documentation writers. Save time with the integrated Workshop, Visual TOC Builder, HTML Editor, and Link Manager to quickly generate Web-based Help, Apple Help, Microsoft HTML Help, UniHelp, and PDF. Version 1.5 includes more than 40 new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Product:

HelpLogic 1.5

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$99

Website:

http://www.ebutterfly.com/helplogic/

MBS Plugins Version 8

Monkeybread Software has released version 8.0 of the MBS plugins for REALbasic. The MBS plugins comprise a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 900 classes featuring over 18,000 documented functions. While all plug-in parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X (universal), Linux and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully. The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer. Plugin licenses are available on a component by component basis or for the complete collection and include free updates for one year. Version 8 adds dozens of new features (see http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/Releasenotes.html for the details).

Product:

MBS Plugins for REALbasic

Platforms:

All

Price:

varies (20-196 Euros)

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

Track Search Engine Rankings

RAGE Software announced today the immediate availability of RAGE SERank 1.5, a major update to the Mac OS X search engine rank checker for website owners to track and monitor their search engine rankings. RAGE SERank will monitor search engine rankings for any number of keywords and display changes in a website's search engine rankings over any point in time. RAGE SERank 1.5 adds over a dozen new search engines and the ability to check up to 100 search engine results. Search engines, including Google, Yahoo and MSN, are the leading source of targeted website traffic. Knowing where your website ranks for popular keywords can help bring more targeted web traffic and increase the number of customers exposed to your products and services online. RAGE SERank allows Mac users to track where their websites appear in over 50 search engines world-wide, and discover which competitors are outranking their website and driving away potential customers.

Product:

RAGE SERank

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$59.99

Website:

http://www.ragesw.com/products/search-engine-rank.html

TimeBase Plugin 3.0

This plugin provides a class that enables you to set and get the timebase of a movie. Access to the TimeBase also allows scheduling of tasks triggered from the TimeBase, and you can accomplish this with the TimeBaseCallBack class.

Product:

TimeBase Plugin 3.0

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

Varies ($0-$100)

Website:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8743

New WordGuise

WordGuise is a word processing plugin for REALbasic. It supports Mac OS and Windows platforms, and can be used with RB 5.5.5 or higher. The plugin comes with a couple of sample projects.

Product:

WordGuise

Platforms:

OSX, WIN

Price:

Varies ($0-$500)

Website:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18016

New FTP Released

The Formatted Text Project allows REALbasic users to add word processor abilities to their projects. The 14th beta release of the Formatted Text Project is available for download and with this release, licenses may now be purchased. The FTC is now essentially feature complete. There will be one more beta release to handle any remaining bugs, optimizations, and minor enhancements. Beta 14 is a really big release whose goal was complete the undo functionality and work out as many bugs as possible. Another new feature added to beta 14 was the FTEditField. The FTEditField is a subclass of the FTC and configures the FTC to behave more like the built-in RB EditField.

Product:

Formatted Text Project

Platforms:

All

Price:

$450 (for unencrypted module)

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/Realbasic/FormattedText.html

Free Decimal Plugin

Version 1.2 of Decimal Plugin introduces conversion functions, DecimalFromCurrency and DecimalToCurrency. Previous versions allowed conversions between Currency and Decimal datatypes but at reduced accuracy; the new conversion routines do not have this limitation. Any allowable Currency value will convert correctly to a Decimal value. A Decimal value in the range of allowable Currency values will convert correctly.

Product:

Decimal Plugin

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/DecimalPlugin.html

SEEdit Maxi

SEEdit Maxi is an XHTML editor for Macintosh. With SEEdit's fast and powerful Editor Toolbox insertion of code and classes is always just one click away. SEEdit's handy advanced Tag Editor also handles CSS classes and Javascript functions. Other powerful features to assist professionals and hobbyists alike include: Tidy Checker for standards-compliant code; the Quick CSS Tool for rapid CSS development; extensive Multi-language support and Auto Complete.

Product:

SEEdit Maxi

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$39

Website:

http://www.seeditdownload.se/downloads/beta/

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