REAL Software Ships REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Macintosh; Improves Productivity, Supports Team Project Development

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In addition to the over 100 features and fixes that have been added, REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Macintosh provides users a wide variety of options for customizing user interfaces, both for REALbasic and for the applications it creates.

REAL Software, Inc., provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced today that REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Macintosh is available now. In addition to the over 100 features and fixes that have been added, REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Macintosh provides users a wide variety of options for customizing user interfaces, both for REALbasic and for the applications it creates.

REALbasic 2006 Release 3 for Macintosh includes the following new features:

  • Version control format. Save and export projects in text

format for use with version control systems such as CVS

and Subversion.

  • Usability and productivity updates. Improved project

navigation, including the following:

     o Automatically save state and option settings from

     session to session

     o Open various editors in separate windows depending

     on set preferences

     o Set default properties and properties lists in

     separate floating palettes

     o Icons and non-printing characters can now be used as

     menu item shortcuts.

Note: Universal Binary support is currently under development and is expected in a forthcoming release of REALbasic. Given the REALbasic Rapid Release Model, this capability will be made available to customers as soon as it is finalized. More information will be distributed as it is available.

Pricing and Availability

Any REALbasic user with a current update plan can download REALbasic 2006 Release 3 now and begin using it at no additional cost. Upgrades start at $49. REALbasic for Macintosh Standard Edition starts at $99. For new users, REALbasic for Macintosh Professional Edition, required for cross-platform deployment, is $500. REALbasic 2006 Release 3 is available now and can be downloaded directly from REAL Software at http://www.realbasic.com/download. Free 15-day trial versions are available at http://www.realbasic.com/demo.

About the REALbasic Rapid Release Model

REALbasic is delivered via a rapid release model, a business model that other companies, including Microsoft, have recently started to adopt. The rapid release model enables new fixes and features to be added, tested and released in a short period of time and improves software quality and reliability. REALbasic's rapid release model speeds new features and fixes to customers every 90 days.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

©2006 REAL Software, Incorporated. REAL Software, REALbasic and the REAL Software cube logo are registered trademarks of REAL Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders in the United States and other countries.

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