Tuesday, July 7, 2009

REAL Software Ships REALbasic 2009 Release 3; Adds OpenGL for 3D Images and Animation

AUSTIN, Texas, USA (July 7, 2009) — REAL Software, creator of REALbasic, a cross-platform development tool for creating software for Mac, Windows and Linux, is now shipping REALbasic and REAL Studio 2009 Release 3. This release boasts more than 100 improvements and 31 new features, including the addition of OpenGL support for 3D images and animation.

"REALbasic is powerful enough to allow me to develop 2D applications requiring a complex interface faster than any other compiler," commented Stephan Keith, a REALbasic Developer. "With the introduction of OpenGL to REALbasic, and its extraordinary interface development tools, I should be able to develop 3D applications 50% to 70% faster over those using traditional C-programming methods."

The new OpenGLSurface control does require a knowledge of the OpenGL language. However, there are some open source projects that are implementing a RB3D-compatible API on top of the OpenGL for developers who currently use RB3D.

REALbasic was recently named 'Best Programming Language' during The Code Project's First Annual Members Choice Awards.

The complete list of improvements and new features in this release can be found in the release notes in the product download section, http://www.realsoftware.com/download. REALbasic and REAL Studio are available in a free 30-day trial edition. REAL Software recently published an Introduction to REALbasic video on YouTube.com.


Steve Garman said...

I like the look of this release, though I'm mostly using the professional IDE for Linux where I'm used to using Win32 so the comparison may not be fair.
Are you able to tell us which release is likely to contain
1) Cocoa builds
2) Up-to-date SQLite
3) Report generator

REAL Software said...

Cocoa and the report generator are coming later this year. If you would like to test these features during their beta cycle, please join the beta program: http://www.realsoftware.com/account/beta.php

Adrian Platts said...

I do miss the days when we could see what had changed in a release without having to download the whole package for every release.