As I'm sure you have heard by now, we are reducing the price of REALbasic Professional Edition and introducing a new edition as well, REAL Studio. We have heard from so many of you that you depend on the Remote Debugger. As a result, the Remote Debugger will continue to be available in the Professional Edition. We want you all to feel like the value of REALbasic is great for the edition you own.
Why are we making this change after the fact? I think most of the decisions we have made over the years have been good ones. But we occasionally make mistakes like all people do. And when we do, we try to recognize that and correct it.
We have no plans to make any other price changes. In fact, we have made only a few price changes to REALbasic since it first shipped in July 1998.
Some of you may be wondering if our support for Cocoa will be limited to a particular edition. The answer is no. Cocoa will be available in all editions of REALbasic.
However, there will be some new features coming in the future that will be geared towards full-time developers and will be in the REAL Studio edition only.
I apologize if this announcement caused you grief today. Hopefully, the fact that we are listening and have decided to keep the Remote Debugger in the Professional Edition will show you that we do care about your needs.