version 14.1 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo and Real Studio.
The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Real Studio development environment with 2,000 classes featuring over 51,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console.
Some of the highlights on the 14.1 update:
For Mac OS X we added MapKit classes using the open source MapKit framework. While Apple offers a MapKit framework directly, it's only available for 64bit application. The MapKit framework we use here is available for 32bit and 64bit and uses google maps internally. We can later update the plugin to either use Google or Apple map service once Xojo builds 64bit applications.
To list processes with details on Linux we added a LinuxProcessMBS class. It can show you which processes are running and query the list of open files.
In order to support proxies better for network connections, we added new classes: For Mac we have a CFProxyMBS class and for Windows a WinHTTPClientMBS class. Both allow to query current system proxy settings and help with detecting the auto config URLs and parsing the configuration scripts.
Our SQL Plugin got a couple of improvements. The SQLPreparedStatementMBS class has been rewritten with new methods to bind parameters by name. You can now decide to raise exceptions for errors in the SQLDatabaseMBS class. The SQLDateTimeMBS class is now working better with existing date objects.
We also updated barcode plugin with color properties for barcode generation, added more CoreImage functions and improved Cocoa file handle and printing functions. DynaPDF has been updated to version 184.108.40.206, LittleCMS to version 2.6.
See release notes for a complete list of changes.