FrontBase Plugin for REALbasic© 5.1 or later
Version 1.92 Release Notes



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1. Please Note

FrontBase Plugin version 1.92 requires
FrontBase 3.6 or later. This plugin will not work with versions of REALbasic prior to 5.1; please use version 1.7.

2. Overview

Enclosed are the FrontBase Plugins for REALbasic 5.1 and later which allow REALbasic applications to use FrontBase 3.6/4.x and above. This release includes the following 2 plugins.


FrontBase Plugin (C).rbx

FrontBase Plugin (N).rbx


Both plugins support the following targets.



OSX Mac Carbon Mach-O PPC

OSX Mac Carbon Mach-O Intel

OSX Mac Carbon Mach-O Universal

OS9 Mac Classic (PEF)



Note that Linux and Mach-O targets may not be supported by older versions of REALbasic.


The FrontBase Plugin(C).rbx also includes,


OS9/OSX Mac Carbon (PEF)


This allows Carbon applications to be built which will run on both OS9 and OSX.


The FrontBase Plugin(N).rbx also includes,


OSX Mac Carbon (PEF)


This allows Carbon applications to be built which will run native on OSX (PPC) only. Use this if your version of RB does not support Mach-O builds and you are targeting OSX only.


Note that OSX PEF and Mach-O PPC applications will run under Rosetta on Intel machines.


The "FrontBase Plugin" document contains instructions for installing and using the FrontBase Plugin.


The sample projects show how to correctly connect to FrontBase, check for errors and issue a few statements.

Finally, for general information about FrontBase, please download the latest User Guide:



3. Got questions? Want to be an official tester?

Send e-mail to if you have an enquiry or require technical assistance.

Colin Richardson
November 2006.