Runtime Revolution has released 1.1.1 beta 1 of their Revolution cross-platform development tool. They’re making trial versions of the beta for Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows, Unix and Linux available as a
Revolution lets developers write their software once and deliver it on most computing platforms. With its integrated language, application prototyping and fast development capabilities, Revolution for Mac OS X saves users time, money and effort, Kevin Miller, Runtime’s managing director, said. And it integrates with the Aqua user interface and Mac OS X’s underlying Unix-based foundation.
Revolution’s built-in feature set includes support for popular graphics and multimedia formats (including QuickTime and QuickTime VR), sockets and Internet protocols such as HTTP, sophisticated text handling, and standard user-interface controls that reflect the native appearance and behavior on all platforms.
A Revolution Standard license (for finished product, not the beta) starts at US$349. Additional licenses incorporates the Professional Edition, which includes technical support, a more powerful database access features and all updates for a year for $995; K-12 educational licenses, which start at $25 (minimum 10 copies); and the downloadable Starter Kit Edition, which is completely free for unlimited use, but limits the amount and complexity of code. The Standard and Starter Kit licenses provide access to ODBC databases only. Every edition (except educational licenses) permits developers to distribute the software they create with Revolution on every supported platform, royalty-free.