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Anyone tried REALbasic?

I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.

I am tired of Microsoft constantly changing things and breaking backward
compatibility ON PURPOSE.

I'd like to offer my customers the ability to run my apps on Windows, MAC or
Linux - and REALbasic claims the ability to do that from one set of source
code.

Just wondering if anyone else had tried it.

I hope it lives up to it's promises better than the JAVA "write once run
anywhere" thing did.

Jim Hubbard
Nov 21 '05 #1
31 2758
Go for it Jim.

If you switch to that then we won't have to put up with your disparaging
diatribes anymore.
"Jim Hubbard" <re***@groups.p lease> wrote in message
news:18******** ************@gi ganews.com...
I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.

I am tired of Microsoft constantly changing things and breaking backward
compatibility ON PURPOSE.

I'd like to offer my customers the ability to run my apps on Windows, MAC
or Linux - and REALbasic claims the ability to do that from one set of
source code.

Just wondering if anyone else had tried it.

I hope it lives up to it's promises better than the JAVA "write once run
anywhere" thing did.

Jim Hubbard

Nov 21 '05 #2
That sounds like a great idea!
I urge you to focus on becoming a REALbasic developer. Im certain your
customers will appreciate your choice. Good luck!

"Jim Hubbard" <re***@groups.p lease> wrote in message
news:18******** ************@gi ganews.com...
I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.

I am tired of Microsoft constantly changing things and breaking backward
compatibility ON PURPOSE.

I'd like to offer my customers the ability to run my apps on Windows, MAC
or Linux - and REALbasic claims the ability to do that from one set of
source code.

Just wondering if anyone else had tried it.

I hope it lives up to it's promises better than the JAVA "write once run
anywhere" thing did.

Jim Hubbard

Nov 21 '05 #3
if you don't break something at some point you cant progress forward... and
microsoft does its best to maintain backward compatability through time..
it's not an easy task for any company... and write once and run anywhere has
always been BS because even in JAVA across platforms you have compatability
issues and things behaving differently
Nov 21 '05 #4

"Brian Henry" <br**********@n ewsgroups.nospa m> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP09.phx.gbl. ..
if you don't break something at some point you cant progress forward...
and microsoft does its best to maintain backward compatability through
time.. it's not an easy task for any company... and write once and run
anywhere has always been BS because even in JAVA across platforms you have
compatability issues and things behaving differently


The examples I have tried from the Monkeybread website are far too slow to
be of any real use.

So far.....the only impressive thing I see are the claims on the website.

It's like eating marshmallows when you're hungry for a steak.

Kylix claimed cross-compatibility once-upon-a-time. But I don't know if
they ever delivered. And, the Kylix website shows no real changes since
2002. :(

Jim Hubbard
Nov 21 '05 #5
Hi Jim,

Jim Hubbard wrote:
I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.


you can get REALBasic Standard for free (from now through March 31,
2005):

http://www.realsoftware.com/Realbasic/vb6/

Unfortunately I still haven't received any license key although I
have submitted my data about 24 hours ago.

REALbasic is the only (*) solution if your target machines are
Windows/Linux _and_ Mac OS 9.x because there's no modern Java
for Mac OS Classic. Mono (an open source .NET development environ-
ment) supports Mac OS X only.

(*) there's also Omnis Studio which supports Windows, Linux, So-
laris and both Mac OS but it is rather expensive and requieres
runtime licenses per client

HTH,
Gerald
Nov 21 '05 #6
> I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.


I have - and I love it. I work on a Mac and tried compiling a Windows
version of my software - worked without a problem (haven't tried Linux yet)
:-)

Markus

--

Dr. Markus Winter
OligoChecker 2.16.1 * manage oligos, check which ones are suitable for PCR
on a given sequence, run simulated PCR

A MacOS X version can be downloaded from

http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24811

and a MacOS 8.5 or 9 version from

http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/24813

A Win98/Me/2000/XP version can be downloaded from

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/35458
Nov 21 '05 #7
"Jim Hubbard" <re***@groups.p lease> schrieb:
I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.


I tried it some time ago, but I currently don't use it. Personally, there
are some things in REALbasic I like, but REALbasic has its disadvantages
too. For me, the lack of a component concept makes REALbasic unsuitable in
many scenarios where versioning is important. However, when creating
smaller applications which should run without an installation process (for
example, on CD-ROM) REALbasic is a good choice.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #8
"Brian Henry" <br**********@n ewsgroups.nospa m> schrieb:
if you don't break something at some point you cant progress forward...
and microsoft does its best to maintain backward compatability through
time..


That's a joke in the case of the Visual Basic language, isn't it?

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #9

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi************ ***@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:e4******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP09.phx.gbl...
"Jim Hubbard" <re***@groups.p lease> schrieb:
I am downloading the REALbasic 5.5 demo and was just wondering if anyone
else had tried it.


I tried it some time ago, but I currently don't use it. Personally, there
are some things in REALbasic I like, but REALbasic has its disadvantages
too. For me, the lack of a component concept makes REALbasic unsuitable
in many scenarios where versioning is important. However, when creating
smaller applications which should run without an installation process (for
example, on CD-ROM) REALbasic is a good choice.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>


Thanks Herfried!

Seems like VB.Net could benefit from packing down to a single exe with no
dependencies outside the exe.

Jim Hubbard
Nov 21 '05 #10

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