Runtime Releases Revolution 2.7.1

Over 50 New Improvements Added in Update

May 1, 2006. Edinburgh, Scotland. Runtime Revolution Ltd, the leader in
multi-platform rich media and application development tools, announces the
release of Revolution 2.7.1.

The Revolution 2.7.1 update is available for the entire product line,
including Revolution Revolution Studio ($299) and Revolution Enterprise
($899). Revolution Studio and higher can compile applications for the
following platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris.

Launch Document. Allows you to launch a document without specifying an

Improved Backward Compatibility. Now you can save in both 2.4 and 2.7
formats and also subsequent saves preserve the older file format.

Preserve Creator Type. When set under Mac OS X, will preserve the file
creator of any stacks loaded into the IDE and subsequently saved.

Improved Logging. If your program encounters an error, a log can be
generated reporting the errors in a simplified or verbose measure.

The update also includes 47 minor fixes and improvements reported by
Runtime Revolution’s customers.

2.7.1 is an update over the recent, major upgrade of Revolution 2.7.
Revolution 2.7 introduced the following capabilities:

* New object blending capabilities. All objects, including standard system
controls such as buttons and fields, as well as media elements such as
QuickTime movies, can now be rendered using a rich variety of blend modes
and opacity settings.
* Over 20 brand new blend modes. Includes the industry standard porter-duff
and SVG compositing operators.
* Window level transitions. Now you can perform transitions with alpha
channels on an entire window, allowing effects such as rippling
applications on the desktop.
* New image rendering options. Render an image from any object on-screen,
preserving the alpha channel, then transform and save.
* Anti-aliasing Graphics Engine. Revolution’s vector graphics presentation
layer is now anti-aliased.
* Multi-monitor Support. Revolution solutions can now be built to support
multiple monitors, including different backdrops on each monitor.
* Enhanced QuickTime performance. Allows smoother playback and the ability
to move movies live during playback.
* Enhanced dynamic scripting. Preserves state across recompilation,
allowing for faster debugging.
* New Installer with Roll-Back capability. Roll-Back allows you to install
newer versions of Revolution as they become available, and go back to any
previously installed version.
* Improved printing. Quality has been improved when printing complex
documents containing text and certain types of image.
* All new documentation including brand new PDF User’s Guide, rewritten to
describe the entire product – complete with many new examples.
* Bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Upgrades cost $199 (Studio), and $499 (Enterprise) and are immediately
available from the Runtime Revolution Store at

Additional information and training will be available at RevConWest 2006 in
Monterey, California, June 17-19, 2006 Early bird savings on registration
ends May 1! More information on RevConWest can be found here:

About Runtime Revolution

Founded in 1997, Runtime Revolution focuses on bringing user-centric
software development to all major platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and
Unix. The company is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information on
Runtime Revolution, please visit the company on the web at or