PDF Classes 2.5.0 Beta 1

pens128BKeeney Software has introduced the first public beta release of BKS PDF Classes for Xojo. The PDF Classes are 100% native Xojo classes that allow developers to create PDF documents via code in their Xojo applications. The classes work for Mac OS X and Windows. Linux is currently unsupported.

The PDF Classes are for creating a PDF document. Others means must be used to display PDF documents from within a Xojo application.

Version 2.5.0 Beta 1 is the first public release of these classes. The classes cost $200 and contain the full source code. This introductory price is for a limited time only.

More information, including Windows and Mac OS X downloads, is available at http://www.bkeeney.com/allproducts/pdf-classes/

Users that have a valid Fireye Software PDF Classes license can contact BKeeney Software at support at bkeeney dot com to receive a discount.

We’ve Acquired the Fireye PDF Classes

Lenexa, Kansas, USA (December 27, 2013) — BKeeney Software Inc. has acquired the Fireye PDF classes for Xojo and Real Studio.

We are very excited to bring the FireEye PDF classes to BKeeney Software.  The PDF classes represent years of quality work and fill a need in the Xojo developer community in regards to the creation of PDF documents.  We will spend some time modernizing the classes to conform with the new requirements for Cocoa and rerelease for sale once we have completed the work.  We also plan on using these PDF classes to enhance our Xojo related developer products, particularly Formatted Text Control and BKeeney Shorts.

Asher Dunn, the original developer of the Fireye PDF classes said, “I am happy that my work was highly valued by the community.  I think Bob and his staff at BKeeney Software will do a great job maintaining and enhancing the PDF classes for years to come.”

All existing customers will receive version 2 for free.  An email will be sent to all registered users with instructions on how to upgrade to the BKeeney version.  Once a new version is released existing customers will be able to upgrade at a discounted price.  At this point, pricing has not been determined.

The new home for the FireEye PDF Classes is at: http://www.bkeeney.com/allproducts/pdf-classes/

For more information visit http://www.bkeeney.com or send email to support@bkeeney.com

MonkeyBread Software Sale and Raffle Quiz

I know a lot of Real Studio developers use the Monkeybread Software plugins.  We use many of the plugins in our projects and consider them to be part of our standard toolbox.  We use the regular plugins, Chart Director, CURL and depending upon the project the DynaPDF plugin.  We also use the Auto Update toolkit.

The DynaPDF plugin is very powerful and lets you create PDF’s and in the Pro Edition lets you display PDF’s in your Real Studio application.  The plugin is pricey but will worth if if you need it.  Here’s a way to save some cash.  From now until December 24th all DynaPDF plugins are 15% off.  More info on the DynaPDF plugin at http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugin-dynapdf.shtml

Monkeybread is also having a raffle this week where you can win one of ten prizes:

  • A MBS Real Studio DynaPDF Lite license (retail price $669)
  • A MBS Real Studio DynaPDF Starter license (retail price $219)
  • One 30% discount coupon for next order from Real Software.
  • One 20% discount coupon for next order from Real Software.
  • Six Real Studio Developer Magazines coupons for three free issues.