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In 1997, then using Delphi 3, I had already created 32-bits Windows applications for HRIS, ERP and CRM. In 2007, using Ruby on Rails, an AJAX powered CRM site running on Apache & MySQL was created and I am now using Visual Studio .Net 2008 to create web-based projects and Delphi 7 for Win32 applications using SQL2005 & DBFCDX.

So, why then am I reviving the Original Clipper... Clipper... Clipper via a Blog as CA-Clipper is a programming language for the DOS world ? Believe it or not, there are still some clients using my mission-critical CA-Clipper applications for DOS installed in the late 80's and up to the mid 90's. This is testimony to CA-Clipper's robustness as a language :-)

With the widespread introduction of Windows 7 64-bits as the standard O/S for new Windows based PCs & Notebooks, CA-Clipper EXE simply will not work and it has become imperative for Clipper programmers to migrate immediately to Harbour to build 32/64 bits EXEs

Since 28th January 2009, this blog has been read by 80,621(10/3/11 - 39,277) unique visitors (of which 29,317 (10/3/11 - 13,929) are returning visitors) from 103 countries and 1,574 cities & towns in Europe (37, 764 cities), North America (3, 373 cities) , Central America & Caribeans (6, 13 cities), South America(10, 226 cities), Africa & Middle-East (12, 44 cities) , Asia-Pacific (21,175 cities). So, obviously Clipper is Alive & Well : -)

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TIA & Enjoy ! (10th October 2012, 11:05)


Monday, November 7, 2011

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.3 setup Released on 31st October 2011

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.0.3 setup is published at the following
URL:

http://hmgextended.com/files/CONTRIB/hmg-2.0.3-setup.zip

and the lite MinGW-based archive is placed at the following URL:

http://hmgextended.com/files/CONTRIB/hmg203-mingw.zip

There is the following changelog for this build:

2011/10/31: HMG Extended Edition 2.0.3 Published.
* Enhanced: The Button control with Icon picture supports a theme style at the
changing button's icon picture in WinXP.
Requested by Simon Norbert <simon.n@...>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo in folder\samples\basic\button_2)
* Enhanced: COMPRESS and UNCOMPRESS commands supports an optional
RESULT [TO] clause.
Syntax:
- COMPRESS "MyBase.dbf" TO "Backup.zip" ;
BLOCK {|cFile, nPos| ProgressUpdate(cFile, nPos)} RESULT lSuccess
- UNCOMPRESS "Backup.zip" EXTRACTPATH ".\" RESULT TO lSuccess
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo2.prg in folder \samples\Basic\Zip)
* Enhanced: PRINT GRAPH (bar type) supports a multiple colors when the graph
have
one serie only and you did specify a color array for each value.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Changed: The others MCI Player internal functions are defined as
pseudo-functions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: Unneeded hbprinter code was removed at starting of DO REPORT
command.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see demo in folder \samples\Basic\DO_REPORT)
* Updated: Modified an image aspect ratio in the PRINT GRAPH command.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: MiniPrint library (see source in folder \Source\MiniPrint):
- Changed: used themed ButtonEx control for toolbar buttons.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: WinReport library (see source in folder \Source\WinReport).
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello
(see demo in folder \samples\Advanced\REPORT_INTERPRETER and
help file WinReport.chm in folder \Doc)
* Updated: Socket library source code by Matteo Baccan <baccan@...>:
- Added SetSendTimeout( nMilliSec ) method in tsmtp.prg.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \Source\Socket)
* Updated: HbSQLite3 library source code (see in folder \Source\HbSQLite3):
- update for using SQLITE3 version 3.7.8
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- Fixed: wrong behaviour at lNoHScroll := .T. and double press
Ctrl+End.
Problem was reported by Krzysztof Stankiewicz <ks@...>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.1.0dev (SVN 2011-10-25 13:06):
* Updated: most important differences between Harbour and xHarbour
(see xhb-diff.txt in folder \harbour\doc);
* Updated: MySql library source code (see in folder \Source\HbMySql);
* Updated: HbZipArc library source code (see in folder
\Source\HbZipArc).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* Updated: HMGS-IDE v.1.1.0.1 Project Manager and Two-Way Visual Form
Designer:
- Fixed : Problem at compiling of console application.
Reported by Franz <franz@...>
* New: 'HMG Achoice' sample.
Based upon a contribution of Dhanny del Pilar
<dhaine_adp@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\ACHOICE_2)
* New: 'Dbf to/from Sqlite converter' sample.
Based upon a contribution of S.Rathinagiri <srgiri@...>.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\dbf2sqlite)
* New: 'Get Windows Version string' sample with 64-bit OS detection.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\WinVersion_2)
* Updated: 'My Dbf Browse' sample: minor change.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\BROWSE_8)
* Updated: 'Edit Extended' sample: revised advanced saving function.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Basic\EDIT_EXTENDED)
* Updated: 'Barcode Reader' with serial input sample:
- added C-casting to pacify warnings.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\BarTools)
* Updated: 'MiniSql Basic' sample for compatibility with MySql library
changes.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\MiniSql)
* Updated: 'Report Interpreter' sample:
- New: Added 'Barcode labels' sample.
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\REPORT_INTERPRETER)
* Updated: 'DBFview v.0.78' sample: revised Windows 7 UI look.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@...>
(see in folder \samples\Applications\DBFview)

This release of MiniGUI is considered stable and ready for production use.

--
Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

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This is the original Welcome Page for Clipper... Clipper... Clipper, which I am republishing for historical and sentimental reasons. The only changes that I have made was to fix all the broken links. BTW, the counter from counter.digits.com is still working :-)

Welcome to Chee Chong Hwa's Malaysian WWW web site which is dedicated to Clipperheads throughout the world.

This site started out as a teeny-weeny section of Who the heck is Chee Chong Hwa ? and has graduated into a full blown web site of more than 140 pages (actually hundreds of A4 size pages) ! This is due to its growing popularity and tremendous encouragements from visiting Clipperheads from 100 countries worldwide, from North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Thanx Clipperheads, you all made this happen !


What is Clipper ?

You may ask, what is this Clipper stuff ? Could Clipper be something to do with sailing as it is the name of a very fast sailing American ship in the 19th century ?

Well, Clipper or to be precise, CA-Clipper is the premier PC-Software development tool for DOS. It was first developed by Nantucket Corporation initially as a compiler for dBase3+ programs. Since then, CA-Clipper has evolved away from its x-base roots with the introduction of lexical scoping & pre-defined objects like TBrowse. As at today, the most stable version ofClipper is 5.2e while the latest version, 5.3a was introduced on 21 May 1996.

As at 11th November, 1996, an unofficial 5.3a fixes file was made available by Jo French. See the About CA-Clipper 5.3a section for more details. BTW, Jo French uploaded the revised 5.3a fixes file on 20th November, 1996.

Latest News

The latest news is that CA has finally released the long-awaited 5.3b patch on 21 May, 1997.

For 5.3b users, you must a take a look at Jo French's comments on unfixed bugs in 5.3b.

BTW, have you used Click ? If you're a serious Clipperprogrammer and need an excellent code formatter, Click is a natural choice. How to get it ? Simple, access Phil Barnett's site via my Cool Clipper Sites.

32-bits Clipper for Windows ?

Have you tried Xbase ++ ? Well, I have and compared to Delphi (my current Windows programming tool of choice), I'm still sticking to Delphi.

Anyway, you should visit the Alaska Home Page. Give it a chance and then draw your own conclusions !.

The Harbour Project

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