Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.1.7 Released on 30th October 2012

Hi All,

The Harbour MiniGUI Extended Edition 2.1.7 setup is published at the following URL:


and a full MinGW-based self-extracting archive is placed at the following URL:


There is the following changelog for this build:

2012/10/30: HMG Extended Edition 2.1.7 Published.
* Changed: Replacing the selection 'Do Case' with Switch-Case for improvement
of the speed in the some internal functions.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* Changed: Minor correction for a row position of popup window at no-inplace
editing in the Grid control.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see demo.prg in folder \samples\Basic\Grid)
* Updated: Code is updated for compatibility with older Harbour versions.
Requested by Valtecom Jose Martins <valtecom@yahoo.com.br>.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* Updated: The procedure _DefineMenuItem() is updated for compatibility with
last Harbour change of operator optimizations switch -ko.
Contributed by Rossine <qiinfo@ig.com.br>
* Updated: Function IsThemed() is updated for compatibility with Win Vista/Seven.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* Updated: HBPrinter library v.2.35 (see source in folder \source\HbPrinter):
- Fixed: Language detection for compatibility with a recent Harbour
language's support changes.
Requested by Pierpaolo Martinello alice.it
* Updated: MiniPrint library (see source in folder \Source\MiniPrint):
- Fixed: Language detection for compatibility with a recent Harbour
language's support changes.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* Updated: Adaptation FiveWin Class TSBrowse 9.0 in HMG:
- Fixed: Added missed refresh in the Append mode.
Problem was reported by Simon Norbert <simon.n@t-online.hu>
- Fixed: Wrong behavior after pressing of key at memo-field's
editing. key executes exit without saving now.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
* Updated: Harbour Compiler 3.2.0dev (SVN 2012-10-25 00:08):
* Updated: most important differences between Harbour and xHarbour
(see xhb-diff.txt in folder \harbour\doc);
* Updated: ADS RDD synced for Advantage Database Server 10.0;
* Updated: MySql library source code (see in folder \Source\HbMySql);
* Updated: HaruPDF library update to 2.3.0RC2 (from 2.0.8).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(look at ReadMe.txt in folder \harbour)
* New: 'Build PDF from a text file' sample.
Based upon a contribution of Bicahi Esgici <esgici@gmail.com>.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\PDF_PRINT_1)
* Updated: 'HPDF Print' sample is based upon the Haru Free PDF library:
- New: Added SET HPDFPAGE DASH STYLE command;
- New: Added optional clause ANGLE to HPDFPRINT command.
- Modified: Processing BOLD, ITALIC, UNDERLINE and STRIKEOUT font
attributes in HPDFPRINT command.
Based upon a contribution of S.Rathinagiri <srgiri@dataone.in> and
Janusz Pora <januszpora@onet.eu>.
Adapted for Minigui Extended by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\PDF_PRINT)
* Updated: 'Haru PDF' sample:
- Added: Barcode and QrCode sample is based upon HbZebra library.
Contributed by Pierpaolo Martinello alice.it
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\HaruPDF)
* Updated: 'JPG Viewer' sample: added a simple background image.
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Advanced\JpgViewer)
* Updated: Modest sample (database editor and documentor).
Contributed by Grigory Filatov <gfilatov@inbox.ru>
(see in folder \samples\Applications\Modest)

It is a regularly scheduled monthly maintenance release.

This release is considered stable and ready for production use.

With Best Regards,
Grigory Filatov
[MiniGUI Team]

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

HbQt, HbXBP and HbIDE - New Home Changed

Pritpal Bedi bedipritpal.s@gmail.com via googlegroups.com 
Oct 2 (1 day ago)

to harbour-users
Hello Everybody

We discussed, as guided by Viktor, and debated by Francesco Perillo, 
over the use of "hbaddons" namespace, and unanimously, resolved that 
this namespace must remain reserved for Harbour's would-be-in-future 
implementation of "package(s)" protocol. The discussion can be read at 
google groups - qtcontribs.

So the new home to Qt related projects is now SF account:
QtContribs - Harbour Qt Projects


The Mission Statement:
Subsribe to QtContrib Developers List at:

Download and build protocol remains the same:
1. Create "addons" subfolder in Harbour root as: harbour/addons
2. Checkout: http://svn.code.sf.net/p/qtcontribs/code/trunk  in this folder
3. Type: hbmk2 qtcontribs.hbp
4. Receive: hbqt*, hbxbp libraries in Harbour's build lib folder.
5. Receive: hbide.exe in Harbour's build bin folder

Hope to meet you at:

Till then,

Pritpal Bedi
a student of software analysis & concepts

PS: do not forget to show your support by writing a review at SF page.

Monday, October 1, 2012

HbQt, HbXBP and HbIDE is back...

Hello Everybody

Let me enjoy the pleasure to announce the new home for 
HbQt, HbXBP, HbIDE, which, for good reasons, were removed 
from Harbour's repository.


How to get:
Create "addons" subfolder in Harbour root, as 
And checkout with above link into this folder.

How to build:
Access the console as you would be accessing for Harbour.
CD to addons.
Issue: hbmk2 hbaddons.hbp -rebuild.
That's it.
The binaries will be deposited in where Harbour build deposits.

Mailing-lists for developers and users will be announced later.

I am really thankful to Maurizio, Francessco Perillo, Francesco Saverio Giudice
for their whole hearted support. SF "hbaddons" project includes 
Viktor and Przemek as Admins. 

It would important here to mention that the bug of HbIDE 
which throws GPF on EXIT on nix systems, reported by 
Przemek has been fixed. This GPF was also present on 
MSVC since begining, on all versions. The fix is materialized 
in .qth files, where I overlooked QSpacerItem, which is a 
non-QObject derived class but was being handelled as 
if it was a QObject. So, until someone comes across any such 
overlook, I can assume HbQt to be stable.

Hope to see you downloading these components...


Pritpal Bedi

a student of software analysis & concepts

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