Re: question about moving to linux !!
From: Sylvain Hamel (sylvainh_at_meghamel.net)
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 09:02:51 -0500
Thank's, I really appreciate your help on this !!
"Richard Steven Hack" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Fri, 9 Jan 2004 13:46:06 -0500, "Sylvain Hamel"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Is SCO Foxbase running on Suse Linux ?????
> You might want to look at this:
> From their Overview page:
> Product Overview
> Recital Linux Developer is the only multi-user database available for
> Linux that provides language and data compatibility with FoxPro,
> FoxBASE and Clipper -- all in one easy-to-install and
> easy-to-administer package.
> The FoxPro, FoxBASE and Clipper language and data compatibility
> provides a ready means to migrate existing applications to Linux
> Recital Linux Developer applications are highly scaleable. We have
> several mature sites that are running over 400 concurrent users, and
> many that have over 100 concurrent users.
> The Recital 4GL has evolved over time to become object oriented and
> network extensible providing support for distributed applications.
> Recital Linux Developer includes a powerful SQL 92 engine.
> Recital Linux Developer will also open up your entire information
> systems environment by providing access to multiple data sources on
> Windows, Linux, Unix and OpenVMS systems.
> Access to Recital, FoxPro, dBase, Clipper and C-ISAM data is handled
> through standard xBase command syntax and user designed forms.
> Network access to Oracle, Ingres, Informix, and DB2 data is handled
> with ease using the Recital Server Interface Gateway technology.
> Key Features
> Rapid Application Development environment with integrated database.
> FoxPro, FoxBASE and Clipper compatible.
> Includes a high performance SQL-92 engine.
> Active Data Dictionary.
> Row level locking.
> Optimistic/Pessimistic locking.
> Java enabled.
> Terminal independent with full color support.
> Data connectivity to MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Ingres, Informix, SQL
> Server 2000 and others.
> Support for POP3 and SMTP E-mail.
> Import/export XML Support.
> A quick Google indicates that somebody claimed to have indeed got SCO
> FoxBase to run on Red Hat although with difficulty apparently. I could
> only find one such reference however, and no details at all, just a
> Some people have used a product called Flagship which converts FoxBase
> code to Clipper code, but I don't know if you want that. Check it out
> here http://www.fship.com/
> I also found a Web site called Fox Populi here
> http://www.foxpopuli.narod.ru/ix.htm which apparently has FoxPro V2.6
> for UNIX (the site is in Russian, but has English references to
> Recital and Flagship).
> I'd say your odds of getting FoxBase to work on Linux is not good.
> There are a number of xBase C libraries and such for Linux to allow
> Linux programs to access xBase files, so your best bet is to get
> someone to translate the FoxBase code to a more standard Linux
> language such as Perl (there is a Perl library for xBase files) and
> then move up to Linux using Perl or C or whatever to replace FoxBase.
> But if you're going to that much trouble, I'd suggest converting the
> app maybe to the database in Open Office or MySQL.
> A last resort might be that supposedly the current Microsoft FoxPro
> runs on WINE although it violates the Microsoft EULA. You might try
> converting FoxBase to FoxPro and running it that way - on WINE.
> Richard Steven Hack
> "Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger" -
> and YOU have not killed me!