HMG In short

Harbour MiniGUI / HMG is a free / Open Source xBase WIN32 / GUI Development System for Windows platform. By adding this  graphical library to Harbour compiler and MinGW,  we have now a complete Windows programming tool. In short,  Harbour + MiniGUI + MingW is a free Clipper for Windows.

Furthermore this freedom is not about  giving up the quality; in contrast, this package has more stability and reliability than many commercial products.

Harbour MiniGUI is aimed to be “natural”. The basic idea lying under it, is to let the programmer to express its ideas in a straight way, using a simple code, easy to write and easy to maintain, making its work more productive. It’s main direction is same as original xBase spirit : being powerful, simple and intuitive.

Harbour MiniGUI license is GPL+”Harbour Exception”, so your use of that executable is in no way restricted on account of linking the library code into it.

Like Harbour, HMG has forks :

Harbour MiniGUI “Extended” (  Parts of this project are based upon:  “Harbour MiniGUI”  Copyright :  Roberto Lopez )

OOHG (Object Oriented Harbour GUI) ( Here comes the graphic (nice) of our applications …  MiniGUI (HMG): Windows Library created by Roberto Lopez )

Marinas   (  … with a more simple and user-friendly syntax inspired in MiniGUI library created by Roberto Lopez … )

Harbour In Short

Free Clipper Compiler !                                             

Harbour is a free software compiler for the xBase superset language Clipper.

Harbour team very hardly worked ( and they’re still working ) and had included various extensions of Clipper language; such as class creation, support for date constants, FOR EACH and SWITCH structures, many extensions to RDD and language features and much more.

The main advantage Harbour has over other Clipper compilers is that it is free software. Harbour also attempts to remove some of the limits imposed by the base implementation but the extent of this will depend on your chosen platform.

Most importantly, try Harbour for yourself, decide for yourself why it has advantages for you.

Harbour has a fork : xHarbour.