Monday, January 26, 2009

Can a Clipper 5.2x Application run on Windows NT [Nov 1995] ?

Here's all of the replies I got from comp.lang.clipper to my post " Can a Clipper 5.2x Application run on Windows NT ? My actual post reads as :

Hi to all the clipper Gurus

An existing client of my intends to migrate from Novell LAN to Windows NT. They are presently using several of our Clipper 5.2e apps and asked whether they will run on Windows NT. I will appreciate hearing from anyone as regards their experiences with Windows NT & their clipper apps.

From: (Mike Jones)
Date: 2 Nov 1995 14:55:51 -0000
Organization: Mantis Consultants Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Our clipper app runs fine with the database on a Windows NT 3.50 server. However we had concurrency problems when using Window NT 3.50 clients (newly appended records being overwritten) with both NT and Novell servers. This problem went away when we upgraded to NT 3.51 client. So our advice is 3.50+ is fine as a server, but use 3.51 as a client.


Date: 2nd November 1995

I vaguely remember running a test of a Clipper app we used on an NT server. Didn't have any problems. The response wasn't quite as fast as I would have liked but I don't remember having any difficulties with the system running. We only tested it with about 3 or four users at the same time so I wouldn't say it was a rigorous test...


From: Terry Carmen
Date: 4th November 1995

Clipper apps work just fine with NT.

NT is stable as a rock. In fact, it's more stable than DOS wor Windows every thought of being.

Each DOS app gets it's own virtual DOS machine to run in, and has about 580 K of free RAM, including loading the Netware and CD-ROM drivers.


From: (:crp:)
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 1995 02:48:29 GMT
Organization: Eskimo North (206) For-Ever

Make sure that the client is running NT3.51 . If all the clients are using windoz, you can use Uniform Naming Conventions for your low level fuctions. Do not expect any i

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