Dynasty Technologies Inc has released version 3.1 of its component building and assembly product, the Dynasty Development Environment, hard on the heals of Dynasty 3.0. The latest version of the tool, aimed at developers of large scale distributed applications, includes further support for transaction-oriented, client-server and web applications, and support for additonal client systems. That includes support for BEA Inc’s Tuxedo 6.3 transaction processing monitor and Microsoft Corp’s SQL Server XA. Other enhancements come in the areas of object browsing and code debugging with an additional set of standard libraries for component reuse. Dynasty can now generate HTML, with Java generation promised for the next release, due out imminently. The shortened time between new upgrades is due, says the company, to the changing nature of the industry. Dynasty, originally from Illinois, has recently relocated to Redwood City, California, following its acquisition by European Technology and Finance (CI No 3,048). Plans are afoot for a flotation early next year, and the company claims that its current revenues, in the region of $20m, will more than double in the next financial year. It is selling into the retail, financial services and particularly the telecommunications sectors. Dynasty puts the typical cost of a license for its Development Environment Version 3.1 at between $250,000 and $500,000 which it claims is roughly in line with its competitors like Forte Software Inc, but without run time charges. The latest product supports development on Windows 95 and NT as well as application deployment on platforms including Windows 95 and 3.1, NT, IBM AIX and OS/2, Sun Solaris, HP-UX and mainstream internet browsers.