REAL Software announced on Tuesday that its REALbasic development environment will support Mac OS X systems running on Intel processors, once they’re available. Yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced to developers at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that Apple will migrate to an Intel-based architecture beginning in 2006.
REAL Software CEO and president Geoff Perlman explained that REALbasic itself is cross-platform by design, which helps REALbasic developers to make the transition. “Most applications will require nothing but a simple re-compile, with no code changes at all,” said Perlman in a statement.
REAL Software plans to release an Intel compiler that will support the creation of Mac OS X applications, and will include that compiler with REALbasic Standard and Professional editions. The company also said it will continue to support the creation of Mac applications built for the PowerPC processor.