dBase-III and dBASE language on Linux? - 03-16-2005 , 06:56 PM
I have a client who has an old, but very functional application that is
written in the dBASE language. The computer they have it running on is
getting creaky, to say the least. I would like to get it on newer
hardware and preferably running under Linux. I DON'T want to open the
code up and try to re-write or port it. What I'm looking for is a way
to run this code with these data files under Linux. We'll worry about
updating the code another day. Right now I just want to get it all
Thanks in advance for help or recommendations.
Re: dBase-III and dBASE language on Linux? - 03-17-2005 , 06:38 AM
On 16 Mar 2005 16:56:26 -0800, "MisterFitz (AT) netscape (DOT) net"
<MisterFitz (AT) netscape (DOT) net> wrote:
I have no experience with it, but have seen it mentioned many times
(but not specifically for dBASE). Also a web search for "linux dos
emulator" should show other flavors of DOS emulators. I'd give it a
try if you already have a linux machine available.
Re: dBase-III and dBASE language on Linux? - 03-17-2005 , 03:12 PM
On 16 Mar 2005 16:56:26 -0800 in comp.databases.xbase.misc,
"MisterFitz (AT) netscape (DOT) net" <MisterFitz (AT) netscape (DOT) net> wrote:
of his system up and running on a linux box via telnet and an IP
connection, and it seemed to work fine. the problem was that my
boss was used to trying out code from the dot prompt, and
couldn't deal with the hassle of creating make files and other
compiler trivia (he's an accountant, not a programmer).
MAX used to be free to try, and you had to pay if you were going
to distribute compiled programs. their web page seems to be
missing (maybe someone forgot to renew their domain name?) but
copies are available for download. the latest version appears to
be available at
at one point there was a clipper compiler for unix. dunno if
they ever got a linux version running, but CA doesn't appear to
be supporting clipper any more except by providing a knowledge