Nickenich, Germany (May 15th, 2017) – Monkeybread Software releases
version 17.2 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 2,400 classes featuring
over 62,000 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 17.2 update:
For our Windows users we added new WinUserNotificationMBS classes to show user
notifications on Windows 8 and newer. A notification can show a picture and
several text lines to notify user about an event when your app runs in
For macOS we provide similar features using NSUserNotificationMBS class.
For CURL we have new methods to setup queries to Amazon Webservices and we
provide an example for AWS S3 download and upload. Our plugin provides the
authentication based on AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 for the queries, so you can easily
integrate several amazon services. With new socket type functions, you can now
let CURL connect to an IP and use the connection like any other socket with
reading and writing data. CURL encapsulates all the IP protocols (IPv4 and
IPv6), proxies and SSL options for you. Finally we allow you to use the system
root certificates on macOS and Windows for SSL verification.
For DynaPDF we got new examples for PDF/A conversion and normalization. This
includes new functions to replace missing fonts. New functions for printing
allow you to specify more print options and let the plugin show print dialog
to print directly to a printer.
The new JPEGMovieMBS class can create movies cross platform using JPEG image
files. The resulting files can be played in QuickTime player and VLC.
Finally we updated libarchive to version 3.3.1, LibXL to 3.8.0, OpenSSL to
1.1.0e and 1.0.2k, PostgreSQL to 9.6.2 and SQLAPI to 4.1.11, SQLite to 3.18.0,
libtidy to 5.4, DynaPDF to 184.108.40.206 and Xcode to 8.3.2.
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.
Currently you can buy this plugin collection as part of the 2017 Omegabundle:
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: