Need Info on porting MS-Windows app. to Unix (Linux).

Need Info on porting MS-Windows app. to Unix (Linux).

Post by Ancil Bethel » Sun, 21 May 1995 04:00:00

I am looking for any information that would help in determining how to do
the following, and whether it's possible to do it or not.

The basic questions are whether, and what part of, C++ written for a
MS-Windows application can be used when porting to a Unix platform running
Openwindows or some other X-Windows system for Unix? What are good sources
of information for learning how this is done? Are there any examples in the
Public Domain?

I have an application that is written in MS-C++ which uses MS-Windows and
FOXPRO. I know next to nothing about MS-Windows applications and MS-C++ but
would like to know if there is some article, book, manual, or expertise
that would be available to guide me.

I can certainly replace the FOXPRO code with another DBMS such as Informix
later on but the windowing I need to duplicate on a UNIX platform I feel is
already written but would need to be setup to use an X-window
implementation such as Motif, or Openwindows.

Any help in this would be greatly appreciated. I would be more than happy
to share whatever I learn from this cry for help.


Ancil Bethelmy


Need Info on porting MS-Windows app. to Unix (Linux).

Post by Meir Moal » Mon, 22 May 1995 04:00:00

I want to develop software using dlls that are supplied with the Borland C++
My dlls will contain function calls to the functions in the Borland's dlls.
I need to know the liecence restrictions for providing/selling my full source
code including the compiled Borland dlls (files *.dll).
 Thank you in advance,
                  Meir Moalem, CS Faculty, Technion, Israel


Need Info on porting MS-Windows app. to Unix (Linux).

Post by Matthew Hannig » Tue, 23 May 1995 04:00:00

>I have an application that is written in MS-C++ which uses MS-Windows and
>FOXPRO. I know next to nothing about MS-Windows applications and MS-C++ but
> [ ... ][

If you're using MS' MFC, then you may be able to port to
Unix with Bristols's Wind/U, which implemenets MFC on Motif.
For the DB, you may want to check out Flagstaff's products,
which are Clipper-like, which I think Foxbase is.

This is not really a comp.lang.c++ question, BTW; try the
ms-windows programming newsgroups.

        -Matt Hannigan


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