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  • Realbasic

    Has anyone here had any experience with the product RealBasic from Real Software?

    Supposedly you can develop a multiplatform application with it. Either PC or Mac.

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    Re: Realbasic

    Yes. It's pretty cool, but much more of a programming language than a multimedia authoring app (though it does at first feel sort of like an authoring environment). I would think it fits a very narrow realm of developers - those too timid or time-strapped to learn C+, and too masochistic to stick with AMS, Director or some such.

    And, it looks like you can only develop with a Mac.
    Eric Darling
    eThree Media
    http://www.ethreemedia.com

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    • #3
      Re: Realbasic

      Thanks for the reply.

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      • #4
        Re: Realbasic

        It looks cool I guess but I can't seem to find out much about it there. I never install trial stuff unless I have a pretty good general overview of what it is I'm installing. But that aside it doesn't seem to have provision for PC on there or am I blind?

        See the thing is that is real simple to develop Mac software on a Mac, the bigger selling point would be if you could do that on a PC> For example even BIGtime programs like Macromedia Flash cannot build projectors for Mac from a PC, you have to actually be on a Mac to build preojectors for Mac. And if Macromedia can't do that then it must be very hard for, as you know, they've got some real slick programmers working on that type of stuff.

        Although there are libraries for Borland C++ Builder which are cross platform VCL (Visual Click Libraries??) I believe.

        Corey Milner
        Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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        • #5
          Re: Realbasic

          Actually that is what caught my attention. They are have a Windows version in Alpha that can create the executables for either Mac or PC. Obviously if you use activex objects you've cut you platforms in half.

          I've played around a bit with it,and it has some nice features. I'm interested in seeing the final version.

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          • #6
            Re: Realbasic

            Ah, but perhaps there's motivation for a company like Macromedia to force developers to purchase two separate platform versions of the exact same product just to make a project cross-platform?

            Bear in mind that RealBasic can and does produce perfectly operational runtimes for Windows from a Mac-only authoring environment! Surely it can't be impossible to go vice-versa?I'm just saying that other reasons can exist besides difficulty in the task.
            Eric Darling
            eThree Media
            http://www.ethreemedia.com

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            • #7
              Re: Realbasic

              Interesting thoughts...

              It'll be interesting to see where the Windows version of there software ends up. If it can produce an executable that is cross platform, it'd be very cool for me.

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              • #8
                Re: Realbasic

                In case anyone is curious. Real Basic for Windows has been released. I've compiled a small sample app on a Windows XP box, and produced executables for Mac Classic (8 or 9) and for OS X. as well as a Windows Executable.

                I know RB has been able to do this for a long time when developing on a Mac, but being able to develop on a Windows Platform and distibute to a Mac is something totally new.

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                • #9
                  Re: Realbasic

                  iShell does it too, BTW. And FWIW, they were able to do it before RealBasic. Develop and distribute cross-platform. Of course, you need QuickTime installed to run the runtimes, but they do provide a handler for that.

                  http://www.tribeworks.com
                  Eric Darling
                  eThree Media
                  http://www.ethreemedia.com

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                  • #10
                    i learned almost everything in AMS 6 and i want to lean a new software to use it with ams to create more powerfull projects.
                    Should I learn RealBasic or Visual Basic 2005/2008 ? or something else ?

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                    • #11
                      I just realized the last message in this thread previous to yours was over FOUR years ago!

                      A lot has certainly changed in the land of AMS since then.

                      What exactly is it you're trying to accomplish that you find AMS inadequate to handle?
                      Eric Darling
                      eThree Media
                      http://www.ethreemedia.com

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                      • #12
                        check out luaCOM:

                        http://www.icynorth.com/luacom/index.html (free)

                        No official help, but the potential to do a lot more with AMS is then available to you and your applications.
                        Intrigued

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                        • #13
                          I use Monto to make my C# apps cross platform

                          http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page

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                          • #14
                            Just my 2 cents... I've had Realbasic for about 2 years (windows version) I think it has great potential, too bad I don't know basic syntax!

                            I've had AMS since version 5, and I have learned SOOO much using AMS. When I purchased it, I knew NOTHING about coding.. now, I'm turning out some really cool apps. All that said, I think AMS is the PERFECT platform to start with, and REALbasic is probably the next level.

                            The only problems I've had in REALbasic is that some of the code has to be tweaked to function properly on a windows platform, which makes it real difficult if you are learning.

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