Not sure how well known Real Studio is here, but they are currently rebranding to “Xojo” with a new IDE, documentation and services (app hosting etc) and despite this they seem very much like a sinking ship - Still no 64bits with a long road map until it’s actually implemented (along with iOS development that they’ve been beating like a dead horse), with Android support years down the line if at all.
So despite the fact I still have an on going license I feel very inclined to jump ships to Juce; it just amazes me how a single person can have Juce significantly ahead in term of cross-OS compatibility when a team, financed by regular license subscriptions can allow themselves to be so far behind.
Obviously, RealStudio has a lot of conveniences - I believe with Juce (as with other tools) I’m supposed to have a Mac to compile a Mac executable? (I’m on windows) whereas RealStudio was able to build it regardless (but I might been a bit misinformed here, as I know I read that from LiveCode but Juce’s site seems to imply similar).
Currently I’m having a little search over various Compilers and what not, I understand Juce recommends VC for windows users but isn’t that a bit of a waste /bloat if you intend to compile to all OSs? I’m also wondering how flexible Juce is, as coming from RS the language syntax is completely different so I might as well consider my options since D (and I’m sure others) are supposed to be compatible to C++? Or is that a no-go with this library?