Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harbour MiniGUI 1.9 Extended Edition (Build 99) Released on 17th August 2011

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI 1.9 Extended Edition (Build 99) setup is published at the following URL:
and a lite MinGW-based build 99 archive is placed at the following URL:
> There is the following changelog for this build:
> 2011/08/17: Build 99 (HMG 1.9 Extended Edition) Published.
> * Enhanced: The ComboBox control supports now an optional UPPERCASE and LOWERCASE clauses.
> Suggested by Simon Norbert .
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> (see demos in folders \samples\Basic\COMBO_1 and \samples\Basic\COMBO_4)
> * Enhanced: The AnimateBox control supports now an optional NOBORDER clause.
> Suggested by Simon Norbert .
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> (see demos in folder \samples\Basic\ANIMATEDEMO)
> * Changed: The main batch file adds the user's libraries before Harbour core and contrib.
> Problem was reported by Mahmoud Fayed .
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> (see Compile.bat in folder \Batch)
> * Updated: C-code for compatibility with a last Harbour changes regarding to:
> 2011-07-17 16:21 UTC+0200 Viktor Szakats (harbour.01
> * deleted things marked with HB_LEGACY_LEVEL3, finishing cleanup
> job started many years ago.
> ; this also means that windows.h and os2.h will no longer be
> included by Harbour headers, HB_OS_WIN_USED is thus ineffective,
> so if someone needs these headers to access system APIs, they
> should be manually included in each source file.
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> * Updated: MPM utility:
> - Changed: maximum length of environment strings set at 254 characters.
> Problem was reported by Bill Broyles
> Contributed by Kevin Carmody <>
> (see in folder \Utils\MPM)
> * Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.1.0dev (SVN 2011-08-13 17:25).
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> (look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
> * Updated: The all samples are revised for compatibility with a last Harbour changes:
> - Added IS*() -> HB_IS*() conversing
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> * New: 'Firebird database access through a ODBC driver' sample.
> Contributed by Hugo Rozas
> (see in folder \samples\Basic\Firebird)
> * Updated: 'CallDll32 function' samples:
> - Added calling function UnloadAllDll() at 'On Release' event.
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> (see demos in folder \samples\Basic\CallDll)
> * Updated: 'Volume Info' sample.
> Contributed by Grigory Filatov
> (see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Advanced\VOLUME_INFO)
> * Updated: Added Bulgarian language translation to the following multilingual samples:
> - Biorhythm;
> - DBFview;
> - Language Indicator;
> - Multilingual;
> - Shutdown.
> Contributed by Danail Dikov .
> This release of MiniGUI is considered stable and ready for production use.
> --
> Best Regards,
> Grigory Filatov
> [MiniGUI Team]

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