REAL Software on Monday announced the release of REALbasic 5.5.5, an update to its development environment for Mac, PC and Linux operating systems. This release emphasizes a continuing effort REAL Software has made to reach out to Windows developers who are experienced with Microsoft’s Visual Basic (VB) environment; it includes improvements to REALbasic’s VB Project Converter, which helps port existing VB applications to REALbasic, where they can be cross-compiled for Mac OS X and Linux.
REAL Software noted in the REALbasic 5.5.5 release that of the 25 percent or so of its user base who are porting applications, 47 percent are porting Visual Basic applications specifically.
Other changes to this release include feature updates and reliability improvements. It’s a free update for REALbasic 5.5 users. REALbasic 5.5.5 is
available for download from REAL Software’s Web site.