Microsoft provided Small Basic released-to-manufacturing earlier this week and posted the bits on the Download Center where developers can access them immediately.
Microsoft Small Basic 1.0 RTM comes after over two years of pre-release versions of Small Basic, and development efforts on behalf of the Redmond company. "There is a huge demand for Small Basic outside the US, and so we want to help beginners in other parts of the world to get started in programming," stated a team member of Small Basic.
Small Basic 1.0 is a minor update to version .95 with the following changes:
- The Icelandic language was added through the great work of a volunteer in the community. The addition of Icelandic brings us to 20 languages. That's pretty amazing and demonstrates both the strong demand for local versions of Small Basic for and also the great support we have from the global Small Basic community.
- Updated Small Basic setup and version information.
- Some editorial bugs were fixed in the strings used by Small Basic.
- End User License Agreement (EULA) has been updated to reflect that Small Basic is no longer considered "Pre-Release" software.
You can download Small Basic 1.0 RTM here.
[Source: Small Basic Virtual Team]