MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo plug-ins in version 16.2

NICKENICH, Germany (May 24th, 2016) – Monkeybread Software releases
version 16.2 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 Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,300 classes
featuring over 58,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three
platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web
and console including 64-bit and ARM targets.

Some of the highlights on the 16.2 update:

Our latest plugins have been updated for latest plugin SDK with support to
Xojo 2016r1 and future releases. We reduced linkage to Carbon framework.
Only 10% of the plugin parts still link to Carbon as they need functions
from this framework. And once again our plugins support OS X 10.4 to 10.11.

The new plugin package comes with a new set of archive classes. Those allow
you to read and write various archives including zip, tar, pax and others.
The archive library supports unicode names and file permissions, so you can
now properly handle those in archives.

For Mac we got new midi player class for AVFoundation to play midi notes.

For Windows we have a new task dialog class to show dialogs. You can
customize them with adding buttons, links, radio buttons and a checkbox.
Events allow you to react on clicks and disable invalid options. And we put
a lot of work into getting a nice icon of your choice into the dialog if

Our DynaPDF users can now extract text of only a rectangle part of the
page. If you look for a bug, you may want to try our trace feature. If
enabled, we write all the function calls for DynaPDF with return values to
a text file. Our difference showing feature for PDF pages now handles
transparent areas and recognizes smaller changes.

For ChartDirector we added a scale factor. This way you can request your
charts in a higher resolution, e.g. for display in your Retina/HiDPI aware
application. The multi chart class now keeps references to child charts in
order to make sure they are not released too early.

The encryption plugin now can do RSA encryption & decryption with public &
private keys. Generating keys can now yield time to other threads.

The SQL Plugin now includes an internal PostgreSQL library for Mac and
Linux. Windows users can still point to the DLLs. The MT methods now do
parsing of SQL statement in background thread for improved performance.

The overlay class now handles right clicks and works with CGImages for
better performance. Barcode functions can now generate SVG as string,
WordFile functions handle different parts and we can watch for
Notifications on Xojo windows. ColorSync classes work now on 64-bit again,
NSAlert has now a timeout and BlockMBS class can run synchronously.

Finally we updated SQLAPI++ to version 4.1.9, DynaPDF to version, libJPEG to 9b, LibSSH2 to 1.7.0, OpenSSL to version 1.0.2f,
SQLite to 3.13.0 and CURL to 7.47.1.

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

The plug-ins require Xojo or Real Studio 2006r4 or newer. Also required are
1 GB hard disc space and around 1 GB of RAM in addition to the requirements
of Xojo (Real Studio) and your operation system itself. While all plug-in
parts compile on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, each function may depend on
additional system requirements to work successfully.

Plugin licenses are available for components or for the complete
collection. Starting at 20 Euro ($29 USD) for one component. The
complete package costs 199 Euro ($299 USD) for commercial usage. If you
buy a current license, you will get free updates for one year. After
one year, you can update your license to cover an additional year.

The plugins can be downloaded on MBS’ website as one big package or
several smaller ones:

The online documentation can be found here:

Read the complete release notes here:

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Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a
privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread
Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over
fifteen years as a software developer, Christian’s aim is developing
unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer