October 25, 2000

We are proud to announce the availability of REALbasic 3.0a11. Using this
alpha release gives you the chance to learn about new features in REALbasic
early, work with Carbon, and participate in setting the direction for the
next release. It runs on and compiles for both Classic (7.6.1 to Mac OS 9)
and Mac OS Public Beta. It uses Carbon and the Aqua User Interface for both
the IDE and the compiled applications when running in Mac OS X, and
Platinum in Classic.

This release marks the appearance of an important new feature for Mac OS X
— the ability to pass commands to the UNIX shell and get the results, so
you will have the ability to create interfaces for all those built-in UNIX
applications. Plus changes to unify the behavior the display of text in
Edit fields. Tons of bug fixes, especially on the Windows side (including
some profound improvements to some of the fundamentals which should improve
stabilty of built applications substantially)! Plus the return of
architecture targeted versions of REALbasic (i.e., 68k only, Power PC only,
and Fat).


Lorin Rivers 512.263.1233 x712 v
Product Manager 512.263.1441 f
REAL Software, Inc. mailto:lrivers@realsoftware.com
PMB 220 http://www.realsoftware.com
3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 650
Austin, Texas 78746