A few months ago, Gostai decided to open their Urbi operating system for robots with an A-GPL license. To stimulate the community of programmers using Urbi for robotics or in other domains, Gostai is holding an open contest based on Urbi open source. The project does not have to focus on robotics. Topics can be anything (ie – video games or complex systems) as long as participants use the Urbi open source in the project. Software tools will be provided for free use during the contest (ends December 15, 2010).
Excel Software announced RbApp 2.3 for REALbasic developers. The latest release of RbApp helps REALbasic programmers reduce development time and effort on applications with reusable RbApp components. All components are built with pure REALbasic code that has been compiled and tested on Windows XP and Vista or Mac OS X on PPC and Intel computers. The RbApp 2.3 Single User License is $295. The tool includes sample applications, source code examples, a printed and PDF User Guide, and royalty-free distribution of RbApp code compiled into applications.