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Developer News - Multi-Platform Tool Revolution 2.0 Announced, Will Ship In November

by , 6:00 PM EDT, October 24th, 2002

Runtime Revolution has announced an update for Revolution, its developer tool for coding multi-platform apps. Runtime touts Revolution as being able to produce apps for Classic Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Unix, without having to recode for each platform. The new version of Revolution is 2.0, which adds a host of new features to the development tool. From Runtime:

Runtime Revolution today announced that Revolution 2.0 will ship in November. Revolution is an easy to use, powerful, and fully-featured multi-platform development tool. The new release improves and adds to a number of key areas: a Jaguar-friendly user interface, the built-in documentation, spreadsheet fields, support for XML, Unicode, database access, multimedia, and more.

Revolution's easy-to-use interface builder, powerful and English-like programming language, built-in Internet and multimedia features all combine to make it the ideal for writing software with ease. Revolution has fully supported all major platforms since version 1.0. Developers can write a single application that targets "classic" Mac OS and OS X, Windows, and Linux (and other popular Unix flavors), supporting each operating system's native look and feel -- with no code changes needed.

---- Revolution 2.0 Features ----

Revolution 2.0, scheduled for release in November 2002, continues Runtime Revolution's mission to deliver the best in easy, rapid, application development. Version 2.0 builds on Revolution's proven ease and power, bringing these major new features to Revolution's developer community:

  • Brand new, Jaguar-friendly user interface
  • Transcript Cookbook explaining a range of useful routines
  • Unicode text entry and text manipulation
  • Spreadsheet/table text fields
  • New XML library for creating and parsing XML documents
  • New SOAP support
  • New report printing engine
  • All-new integrated debugger including scripting support
  • Improved database access on all platforms
  • Windows of any size and shape on all platforms
  • Fully Perl-compatible regular expressions
  • MIDI music file creation and playing
  • New sound-recording architecture
  • Hundreds of other changes and enhancements

The company has a test release for Revolution 2.0 that is available for download by registered users of earlier versions. The company is offering free upgrades to anyone who buys Revolution 1.1.1 between October 4th and the release of version 2.0 (note the backdated grace period). Pricing for Revolution 2.0 will be US$299, and the company offers educational pricing as well. You can find more information on Revolution at Runtime's Web site. Version 2.0 is expected to ship in November.

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