Now Supports the Ability to Create Plug-Ins for REALbasic With GCC
and Visual Studio C++ Development Tools

AUSTIN, Texas (July 28, 2004) – REAL Software, Inc. announced today
the release of REALbasic 5.5.3. REALbasic is the powerful,
easy-to-use development tool that enables Windows and Mac users to
create software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

“We want to send the message that REAL Software is committed to
quality and committed to providing world-class tools for building
cross-platform software applications,” stated Geoff Perlman,
president and CEO of REAL Software, Inc. “With its new capabilities
for building plug-ins with common development tools and over 100
unique software improvements, REALbasic 5.5.3 keeps us right on

In addition to improving the product’s overall reliability, REALbasic 5.5.3:

– Adds more options for building REALbasic plug-ins. Developers can now use
familiar environments like GCC, Visual Studio and Apple’s Xcode to
create REALbasic plug-ins.

– Provides more reliable cross-platform group project management
capabilities in REALbasic Project Manager.

– Improves support for Apple’s Address Book for Mac OS X.

– Supports XML in console applications and supports RBScript in Linux
console applications.

REALbasic 5.5.3 is a free maintenance update for all REALbasic 5.5
customers. The list of updates and changes to REALbasic 5.5.3 can be
found at
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information or to download the product, please visit (

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment easily suited
to creating all kinds of software, from utilities to enterprise-class
applications. REALbasic is available now starting at $99.95 direct
from REAL Software or at Apple Store, Fry’s and other software
retailers. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for
cross-platform compilation, starts at $399.95 and includes extended
functionality for database and team development. Download a free
trial of REALbasic at

About REAL Software

For everyone who seeks the ability to create their own software, REAL
Software provides REALbasic, a powerful, easy-to-use software
development tool for Macintosh and Windows that creates software for
Macintosh, Windows and Linux. REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996
and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit or call 512.328.7325.

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