I just noticed that one of my favorite plugins, PNG Utilities, has been deprecated by the developer (Chaotic Box). I often used PNG Utilities in my projects to load icon files because it worked well and was free. Although it still works fine with REALbasic 2008 Release 3.1, it will no longer be updated should problems arise in newer versions of REALbasic.
Both the Einhugur and MonkeyBread plugins have equivalent functionality, so I will probably start transitioning to them when I can.
All hope is not lost, however. PNG Utilities has always been an open-source project and the download includes the C++ source for CodeWarrior (Windows), XCode (OS X) and GCC (Linux). Should a problem arise, perhaps the community will be able to step up and provide an updated version.
Or perhaps someone reading this is looking for a plugin project to take on?