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Xojo 2014.1.1.0
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Xojo is free for development and learning. To deploy applications, see purchase options.

Xojo (was Real Studio) is a cross-platform software development tool that enables developers of all backgrounds to create software for OS X, Windows, Linux, the Web, and soon, mobile. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category - from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. Secondary-level and college students in schools all over the world are introduced to programming with Xojo.
What's New
Version 2014.1.1.0:

Bug Fixes

  • 32630 - Compiler: Building an OS X application on Windows now works.
  • 32668 - IDE: Cloud Deployment no longer hangs at 99% complete.
  • 32156 - IDE: The type field for WebTextFields no longer shows one entry as E Additionally the Inspector Behavior editor for enum values permits values that have - in the label (which caused this bug).
  • 32913 - Linux: A BevelButton on a TabPanel no longer has its icon displaced.
  • 32629 - Linux: A Transparent Canvas on a non-Transparent (non-direct parent) Container now draws (and refreshes) in the correct position. For example a Transparent Canvas on a Transparent Parent ContainerControl that lives on a non-Transparent ContainerControl would exhibit this bug. This affected the WebStyle editor in the Linux IDE causing things to not draw/refresh properly.
  • 32877 - Linux: Controls on a TabPanel are no longer offset improperly.
  • 32729 - Linux: Remote Debugger Console no longer asserts about an undefined __error_location symbol.
  • 32747 - RegEx: No longer limited to 50 (non-subpattern) replacements.
  • 32952 - Xojo Cloud: Deployment no longer fails if you have " - " in the server name. Total: 9
Docs and Examples
  • 32652 - Examples: Replaced missing Copy File Build Steps for EEWeb.

Version 2014.1.1.0:

Bug Fixes

  • 32630 - Compiler: Building an OS X application on Windows now works.
  • 32668 - IDE: Cloud Deployment no longer hangs at 99% complete.
  • 32156 - IDE: The type field for WebTextFields no longer shows one entry as E Additionally the Inspector Behavior editor for enum values permits values that have - in the label (which caused more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Cgc reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
This isn't free...only free to try. You have to pay to do any of the following:
• A Xojo License Key is required to build a stand-alone desktop, console or web application.
• A Xojo License Key is required to save a project in Text or XML formats.
• A Xojo Database Servers License Key is required if your project is going to use the Xojo Database API to access a database server.
• You will be the only user of your Xojo License Key(s).
• You will not share your Xojo License Key(s) or use someone else's key(s).
• Licenses purchased directly from Xojo, Inc. are covered by a 90-day money back guarantee.
• If tax must be paid for purchasing your Xojo License Key(s) and we didn't collect it, you are responsible for paying it.
• The Xojo IDE will validate your Xojo License Key(s) (should you have any installed) via the Internet.
• The Xojo IDE will transmit your computer name and computer user name to its' servers via the Internet.
• You won't ask others to build apps from your projects to avoid purchasing a Xojo License Key(s).
• You won't build apps from the projects of others so that they can avoid purchasing a Xojo License Key(s).
• You won't create a derivative of the Xojo IDE, frameworks or compiler.
• If you are creating a development tool, you will include the "Made with Xojo" logo.
[Version 2013.4.1.0]

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Markus Winter replied on 07 Apr 2014
The IDE is free. You can run any code (your own or other people's) from the IDE. You can give your code to other people and they can download the IDE for free and run the app.

So it is free to use for learning and app sharing / open source.

However if you want to compile stand-alone apps and sell them then you need a license. Currently you can get one included in a bundle on sale for $20.

Pretty much the equivalent of a car dealer telling you: "You can learn to drive for free in our facility, you can even show others how to do it - we supply the car. However if you want to take a car out onto the highway then please buy your own".
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Markus Winter replied on 07 Apr 2014
Have you ever seen a software that says you can share your serial number???

All commercial software you buy requires registration and/or activation. Xojo allows you to use your serial on two computers (for example a laptop and a desktop). So I'm plainly puzzled by your complaints.
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ChayW2940 commented on 18 Dec 2013
Version 2013.4.0.0 was pulled by the developer while they fix a critical bug. 2013.4.0.1 is expected to be released later this week.
[Version 2013.4.0.0]


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spacejockey reviewed on 23 Aug 2012
It is fun to write programs with this software. While I mostly write software for macs I like the ability to make a Windows version of the app only with minor changes to the code. Cocoa support is quite mature in this version (2012 R1).
l published 2 apps to the Mac App Store which I wrote with Real Studio. To codesign the app, to enable sandboxing and to make an installer package I used a 3rd party tool because I do not like to fiddle with the terminal ;-)
The user forums at Real Software are very helpful too.
[Version 2012.1.0.0]


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Jjpong reviewed on 23 Aug 2012
I've tried out this 2012 R1. I'm disappointed with REAL Software. The Cocoa build is still in beta. If you build your existing Carbon project into a Cocoa application, it's likely to have a lot of problems. For example, if it utilizes RB's database, it may not read data. I used three Carbon apps. They all have serious problems when I build them into Cocoa apps.

REAL Basic (or REAL Studio) was a great IDE application till 2009. It was very easy to use. It still is. Basically, it's now useless. You can never build 64-bit apps. You cannot switch frameworks from Carbon to Cocoa without serious problems. Mac App Store rejected a software update for my audio application a year ago by saying that the application reads/writes files (as opposed to just reading files). So REAL Software puts you in the position where you cannot solve a problem for yourself, and you will be left with no choice but to abandon your software and its users.

I started building Windows applications with Microsoft's Visual Studio last year. I guess my decision was right.

Good-bye, REAL Software.
[Version 2012.1.0.0]

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Markus Winter replied on 07 Apr 2014
You criticize that Cocoa support in Xojo has bugs while still at BETA stage? I'm guessing you don't understand the concept of beta software.

As for the MAc App store: other Xojo developers have no problem getting their apps into the store. But then they follow Apple's rules which state that you are ONLY allowed to write to certain places - a restriction BY APPLE that does not apply to apps you compile and sell directly.

As for using VisualStudio: this solves neither the Cocoa "problem" (which has been solved a while ago when Cocoa support came out of beta and is running very nicely now) nor the Mac App store problem you have.
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Aetnaria replied on 11 Apr 2014
Markus, that review was written over a year ago.
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Markus Winter replied on 12 Apr 2014
@Aetnaria: doesn't exactly invalidate my point about him criticizing a public beta for having bugs, does it?
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Szq reviewed on 24 Aug 2011
Bug after bug after bug after bug.
A bug gets fixed, 2 more introduced. This is the worst example of a development platform I have found. The lock you in to the update plan at $500 a year! You must pay the yearly fee to have the version with the bug fixes. But the version that fixes your bug now introduces another bug, so you sign up again for a year in the hope they will fix that bug.
Many things are broken. Many things STAY broken.
Bugs are voted on to be fixed. Expect some bugs to last for years, or never be fixed.
Find an alternative solution. This one is far too buggy.
I wish I could give it no stars
[Version 2011.3.0.0]


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Mr.Blunt reviewed on 08 Mar 2011
By far the best and most powerful Basic programming suite for the Macintosh. I whipped up my very first program in a matter of minutes without any need for documentation!

Unlike the commenters below I have never seen the old PDF documentation. The new local offline documentation is pretty easy to find examples and navigate. So I cannot complain about the documentation.

I have not used the wiki they refer to because I am normally disconnected from the internet when I program to avoid any potential distractions.

I am glad I did not read or listen to those commenters or I would have missed out on an excellent product. In less than 30 days I have recouped what I had spent on a license for this product and have no regrets on money well spent.

The beauty of this software is the chance to try it before you buy it.
[Version 2011.1.0.0]

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Funkyfellers replied on 20 Apr 2011
People are so quick to criticize everything and it's nice to hear something positive. I've been using RB for quite a while now and while it might not be perfect (what is?), I've managed to create some pretty awesome programs for both personal and work... Being cross platform is a great seller and the vendor has always responded to any questions I've had. I've interfaced to databases, used plugins, made web apps and more. It comes with plenty of examples and is constantly being improved. They admit that the documentation isn't where they want it to be but they are working on it and improving it all the time. I agree with some of the other comments too - if you don't know how to program, don't blame this tool. Visual, XCode or something else won't help there either :)
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Corpsecorps commented on 11 Nov 2010
The WIKI is the sorriest excuse for documentation I have EVER encountered.

The "create a book" PDF bit does NOT make it significantly better because of it's absolutely horrendously poor organization and lacking content. I don't need several hundred pages of mostly white space in PDF format.

I wouldn't buy Real Studio for $3.99 if I'm supposed to learn anything significant from that PATHETICALLY useless wiki.
[Version 2010.4.1.0]

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DevTools-Inc. replied on 14 Nov 2010
I agree. It is like they say:
Look, we did have a very nice PDF-based documentation, and we destroyed it, because we do not need new customers, who want to learn and understand the language.

@REALsoftware: If you do not can/want to use Framemaker, then use InDesign CS5 to create the documentation in the PDF-format! It is very powerful and easy to use (at least easier than Framemaker).

Btw, the REALbasic plugin API is a pure disaster. REALsoftware does obviously not need third party plugin developers.

And only they can explain why the destroyed their own, well known "REALbasic" brand name, and replaced it with "REAL Studio".

I'm sure all this BS (see above) results in less customers for REALsoftware.
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Corpsecorps replied on 18 Nov 2010
Everything has to be "Suite" or "Studio" lately. It's as if combinations of bloated apps are in vogue.

People are likely to confuse "Real Studio" with "Real Player" and the whole flash bit which, with any luck, is on it's way down and out of the picture.

Real Studio looks like it has real potential, but I can't pry enough coherent information out of the wiki to be sure. Yet they expect people to fork over $300 or even $1000 for this without decent documentation?

Sounds like a sucker deal.
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Markus Winter commented on 06 Nov 2010
P.S. Funny thing about the documentation: first everyone clamors for making it a Wiki so that they can contribute (I do), then they complain that it isn't in pdf format - and once again you are missing the point that you CAN print a pdf from the Wiki.

Just click on the "Create a book" link on the documentation wiki and you have an up-to-date pdf version of the wiki

http://docs.realsoftware.com/index.php/Main_Page

But hey, it's SOOOOOO much easier to put the blame somewhere else …
[Version 2010.4.1.0]

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Corpsecorps replied on 11 Nov 2010
Stuff that.
I have significant programming experience (though outdated) and I've NEVER seen such rotten, essentially structureless documentation.
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DevTools-Inc. replied on 14 Nov 2010
@MARKUS: I write code in REALbasic, C/C++ and assembly language. For some languages well designed PDF-files provide the possibility to access the needed information very quickly. That is the reason, why most people prefer PDFs. A wiki is good for online-only activities, but REALbasic is an offline application, and should have a decent offline documentation like in previous versions.

The best thing would be monthly documentation updates in the PDF format, so that we get a well designed PDF-file and not that crap, which REALsoftware offers today. It can not be that difficult.
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Rubaiyat replied on 22 Feb 2012
How can making yourself hard to understand be a good thing?

Only the incoherent think that's normal.
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Jjpong commented on 29 Oct 2010
There are still serious database problems lingering around with REAL Studio 2010 when it's used under Snow Leopard. R4 offers no solutions. RB apps can fail to create database files. It's true that apps built with REAL Studio 2010 do let you generate REALSQLdatabase files. That doesn't mean they contain tables. Using a different app to create database files and put them in the app package isn't necessarily a workaround. No. 1, you can't use RB's encryption key. No. 2, there is no guarantee that apps can execute SQL commands when in fact they can't even create database files on their own. In fact, apps can fail to update database tables. In the meantime, it seems that they've fixed the floating window problem.

Choosing not to make Language Ref available in the form of PDF is one of their worst decisions, by the way. I'm afraid REAL Studio is half-dead.
[Version 2010.4.0.0]

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Markus Winter replied on 06 Nov 2010
You either are the worst programmer I ever encountered who blames his tool instead of considering that he might be at fault, or more likely simply a troll.

REAL Studio is far from perfect (the MoviePlayer control is basically useless) but everything you complained about so far seems to be due to you not being able to understand basic concepts.

REAL Studio makes it easy to program - but when you program an engineering app then you still need to know something about engineering. When you program a database app you need to know how databases work. Etc etc.

It's not the tool's fault if you are clueless.
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DevTools-Inc. replied on 14 Nov 2010
@MARKUS:
You did not understand what JJPONG said. Bad for you.
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Rubaiyat commented on 23 May 2010
Hmmm. Still no Cocoa support.

Remind me. What platform is this software designed for?
[Version 2010.2.0.0]

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DevTools-Inc. replied on 16 Jun 2010
For Windows, because Windows has no Cocoa framework.
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Robk replied on 28 Jul 2010
As of REAL Studio 2010.3.0.0, Cocoa support has been added but it is still in BETA. Once it is out of BETA, I would consider buying REAL Studio. But until then, I will pass.
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Etj replied on 08 Sep 2010
I find these sorts of comments quite odd. Itunes and Final Cut Pro are still Carbon apps also- do you refuse to use them too? RB is moving steadily toward Cocoa, and it will be one of the few cross platform environments that does Cocoa. Given the difficulties involved, I am pretty impressed.
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Rubaiyat replied on 22 Feb 2012
Lousy to no support for pdf as well.

But then who uses pdf on the Mac?
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GreGorGy had trouble on 13 Nov 2007
Still have to pay for another functional "upgrade"

Intel cost me $250 a year ago and now Leopard will cost me another $250 since I have a pro license
[Version R5]

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Ilgaz replied on 14 Apr 2009
IMHO as a Developer, you should think if it is only Realbasic forced you to upgrade to Intel and Leopard and make your own mind about it.
Even users (not developers) of certain products had to upgrade to Leopard for running the latest version of application. E.g. if Developer choose Objective C 2 instead of version 1, there is no way to support Tiger. I personally use some of these apps and I don't put blame on them.
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GreGorGy replied on 16 Apr 2009
Either I have misunderstood you or you have misunderstood me. RB2006 did not support Intel. Several apps simply could not compile and whatever did ran in emulation. I had to upgrade to compile for Intel. Ditto for Leopard. And ditto for Cocoa later this year. TCO for RB is turning out to be a little hefty...

ToruX rated on 06 Jul 2013

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[Version 2011.4.2.0]



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Rubaiyat rated on 22 Feb 2012

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[Version 2011.1.1.0]


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Xojo is free for development and learning. To deploy applications, see purchase options.

Xojo (was Real Studio) is a cross-platform software development tool that enables developers of all backgrounds to create software for OS X, Windows, Linux, the Web, and soon, mobile. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category - from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. Secondary-level and college students in schools all over the world are introduced to programming with Xojo.


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