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MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Plugins 8.2

NICKENICH, Germany (April 8th, 2008) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 8.2 of the MBS plug-in for REALbasic. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with over 1000 classes featuring over 20000 documented functions.

The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer. Also required are 300 MB hard disc space and around 64 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements of REALbasic and your operation system itself.
While all plug-in parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X (universal), Linux and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully.

Plugin licenses are available for components or for the complete collection. Starting at 20 Euro (+VAT) for one component.

If you buy a current license, you will get free updates for one year. After that year, you can update your license to cover an additional year.

The plugins can be downloaded on MBS' website as one big package or several smaller ones:

The online documentation can be found here:

A few of the new items in version 8.2:

* Added new plugin part: ChartDirector. Create professional charts in REALbasic.
* Added new dictionary like classes: StringToStringOrderedMapIteratorMBS, StringToStringOrderedMapMBS, StringToStringHashMapMBS, StringToStringHashMapIteratorMBS, StringToVariantHashMapIteratorMBS, StringToVariantHashMapMBS, StringToVariantOrderedMapMBS, StringToVariantOrderedMapIteratorMBS, VariantToVariantHashMapIteratorMBS, VariantToVariantHashMapMBS, VariantToVariantOrderedMapMBS and VariantToVariantOrderedMapIteratorMBS.
* Updated to DynaPDF
* Updated PDFLib7 class and PDFLibLite class to version 7.0.3.
* Updated Unikey plugin for MachO targets to newer library.
* Updated RegEx to use PCRE 7.6.
* Added back the FinderSelectionMBS class. Now it works from Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.5.
* Added IMImageMBS.FxImage.
* Added QTPictureMovieTrackMBS.RequestSettingsDialog.
* Added NSSavePanelMBS.FileTypeForHFSType.
* Added NSStatusItemMBS.Window and NSStatusItemMBS.View.
* Added BMPStringtoPictureMBS function.
* Added NSPanelMBS and NSWindowMBS class. Some plugin classes are now subclasses of this new class.
* Added ThreadMBS class methods to enable/disable thread safe object/string locking.
* Added new Set classes working like the new map classes.
* Added new CGS methods.
* Added new ThreadMBS functions to enable thread safe String and Object locking and to disable stack overflow exceptions: PatchRuntimeObjectLocking, PatchRuntimeStackChecking and PatchRuntimeStringLocking
* Thread Patching methods support currently only x86 platforms in RB 2007r5 and RB 2008r1. If you need PPC Mac support, please ask.
* Added UnsanitySmartCrashReporterMBS module (version 1.5b2 with Mac OS X 10.4/10.5 compatibility).
* Examples are now sorted by Plugin part.
* Added new CURL options.
* Added SystemInformationMBS.ProcessorCount function to return the number of CPU cores.
* Added CountOccurancesMBS function.
* Added ClearStringContentMBS method to clear a string.
* Added properties for DRBurnMBS class: DoubleLayerL0DataZoneBlocks, UnderrunProtection, Overwrite and Testing.
* Shared Methods in classes are now available as global methods with classname as prefix in older REALbasic versions.

And a lot of small changes&fixes requested by our users.

Read the complete release notes here:

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