REAL Software CEO and president Geoff Perlman explained that REALbasic itself is cross-platform by design, which helps REALbasic developers to make the transition. ‘Most applications will require nothing but a simple re-compile, with no code changes at all,’ said Perlman in a statement.
This really isn’t a big surprise, seeing as RB can already compile Windows and Linux apps for x86. I do wonder if RealSoftware had any heads-up about the PPC->x86 transition, and whether this has anything to do with the delay of RealBasic 2005 (which was supposed to be released by the end of May). I have a new project in mind for RB, but I’ve been waiting for the imminent release of the new version before starting.