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MBS REALbasic plug-ins version 9.5

NICKENICH, Germany (August 11th, 2009) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 9.5 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 1500 classes featuring over 29000 documented functions.

The plug-ins require REALbasic 2006r4 or newer. Also required are 500 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 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 ($28 USD) for one component. The complete package costs 196 Euro ($275 USD) for commercial usage.

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 9.5:

  • Added OCR classes.
  • Added QTFrameExtractorMBS class.
  • Added IEPrintMBS, IEImageMBS, IEScrollWidthMBS and IEScrollHeightMBS for the HTMLViewer.
  • Added RegistrationEngineMBS class.
  • Added Windows support for GraphicsMagick.
  • Added SQLite3MBS class.
  • Added SQLAPIMBS class.
  • Added MBS module with version constants.
  • Added CGImageSourceMBS class.
  • Added CGImageDestinationMBS class.
  • Added CGImageMBS.Picture.
  • Added DNSLookupThreadMBS class.
  • Added NSSoundMBS.availableSounds.
  • Added PictureCombineMBS and Picture.CombineMBS methods with premultiply parameter.
  • Added code to DisplayMBS class to handle more than one display on Windows.
  • Massive performance improvements on SQL Plugin. Try benchmark application.
  • Updated GraphicsMagick to version 1.3.6.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version
  • Sparkle classes now better check on the framework they load to avoid crashes if the wrong framework was loaded (e.g. you pass the wrong framework folderitem).
  • Updated CoreGraphics classes: CGPDF*MBS, CGDataProviderMBS, CGDataConsumerMBS, CGColorMBS, CGColorSpaceMBS, CGPointMBS, CGSizeMBS and CGRectMBS.
  • Removed some global methods and made them shared methods.
  • Added parameter to use alpha channel to PictureMBS.Constructor with picture parameter.
  • movie.AddTextTrackMBS now handles unicode text.
  • QTChapterTrackMBS.ChapterText() now handles unicode text better.
  • Improved NSDictionary/CFDictionaryRef to and from Dictionary conversion. The FAQ has now a list of data types support.
  • Fixed bug in AES CFB encryption. The old functions now have the suffix Old and the corrected once have no suffix. Please check your code!

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

Read the complete release notes here:

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