AUSTIN, Texas, USA (October 4, 2006) – REAL Software, provider of
REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced that REALbasic
2006 Release 4 is shipping today. REALbasic now enables more than
100,000 REALbasic users to build Universal Binaries for Mac OS X. A
Universal Binary is a Macintosh executable that runs natively on both
PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
“There is no faster way to convert an existing Mac application to a
Universal Binary — just click a checkbox,” stated Geoff Perlman,
president and CEO of REAL Software. “With more than 100,000 REALbasic
developers worldwide, the Mac community can expect a wave of new
Universal Binary applications in the coming months.”
In addition, REALbasic itself is now a Universal Binary, which yields
much higher performance on Intel-based Macs. In most cases, REALbasic
2006 Release 4 compiles more than twice as fast than the previous
release when running on Intel.
REALbasic 2006 Release 4 also includes:
* Cross-platform toolbars: Allows developers to design one toolbar
and use it on all three platforms.
* Large file support: Removes the 2 GB limit on files and binary
streams, enabling REALbasic applications to work with files of any
* Check for errors: Finds errors in your code without building an application.
* Currency datatype: Intended for financial data, this new datatype
improves parity with Visual Basic.
* Extended 64-bit integer support: Bitwise, Database operators and
Memory Blocks now support 64-bit integers.
* Improved reliability: This release includes over 100 fixes and
improvements to existing features.
This release also includes two new features exclusive to REALbasic
* Database Encryption: REAL SQL databases now support AES 256 encryption.
* New SSL Socket: The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Socket has been
rewritten and now supports switching to and from secure mode on
demand. It also supports secure listening, which is required for
More information regarding REALbasic and Universal Binaries can be
found at www.realsoftware.com/products/realbasic/universal_faq/.
Pricing and Availability
REALbasic 2006 Release 4 is available now. Any customer with a
current update plan can download this release directly from
www.realsoftware.com/download at no additional cost. Upgrades to
REALbasic 2006 Release 4 start at $50 and may be purchased on REAL
Software’s website at www.realsoftware.com/store.
REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment suited
to creating all kinds of applications, from utilities to
enterprise-class applications. REALbasic for Mac OS X or Windows
starts at $99. REALbasic for Linux Standard Edition is offered for
free. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform
deployment, is $500. REALbasic is available now and can be downloaded
directly from REAL Software at www.realsoftware.com/download.
About REAL Software
REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works,
for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for
Macintosh, Windows 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 www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.