Direct from http://www.harbour-project.org/
Harbour is a compiler for the xBase superset language often referred to as Clipper (the language that is implemented by the compiler CA-Clipper). Harbour is a cross platform compiler and is known to compile and run on MS-DOS, MS-Windows (32,64) , Windows CE, Pocket PC, OS/2, GNU/Linux and Mac OSX.
Why using it?
- Because is a free software 100% compatible with Clipper compilers
- Because remove some of the limits imposed by the base implementation but the extent of this will depend on your chosen platform.
- Because Harbour is proven to be stable, robust and efficient.
- Because Harbour supports RDDs (Replaceable Database Drivers) to allow multiple data sources which allows an application to scale.
- Because Harbour is portable across multiple operating systems with the same code base.
- Because Harbour's architecture is fully open and supports a third-party add on market.
- Because Harbour is open-source and therefore you are not at the mercy of the decisions of a private company.
- Because Harbour is developed by a very experienced and capable team of developers.
- Most importantly, try Harbour for yourself, decide for yourself why it has advantages for you.
- This product will be an harbour for clipper
Harbour: 1.0.1 released (2008-09-18 18:41)
The Harbour Project is a Free Open Source Software effort to build a
multiplatform Clipper language compiler. Harbour consists of the xBase
language compiler and the runtime libraries with different terminal
plugins and different databases (not just DBF).
1.0.1 is the second release of the stable branch of Harbour.
Development on this branch is now restricted to bug fixes and
maintenance issues. You can download it from:
Development of the trunk continues at version 1.1.0 with a major
update to the project to allow multi-threading.